Joe Rendón

México DF (December, 1982).

Studied comunications at the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City, specializing in Filmmaking. He then studied a filmaking at La Femmis, Paris (imparted by NYFA), while at the same time studying the acting career at CasAzul to further develop his knowledge directing actors and as a theater director.

He began working as a Writer / Director in 2007, with music videos and tv-ads, but it’s his short films that really stand out: “Rocco”, “Pepeneitor” y “Omisión”, “Aquellos ojos verdes” who were official selections in national and international festivals including Cannes Short Film Corner in 2012. That same year he publishes his first book, “Postales, la ciudad de la nostalgia” (Postcards from a nostalgic city).

In 2010 he wins the “Estimulo a Creadores” by IMCINE, a government funding to write his first feature length script titled “Desolados”. During 2014 he develops a tvseries for Filmadora Nacional (Después de Lucía) and HBOLatino as head writer. He also wins another recognition from IMCINE with another tvseries (Acapulco 67) in a prestigious workshop to develop dramatic series.

In 2015 he writes and directs a 12 episode web-series “Tenemos que hablar” for Univisión, produced by Dirty Kitchen (Colombia). In 2016 he’s showrunner, head writer and director of the tvseries “Dogma” for Televisa/Blim with TRZ, produced by Leonardo Zimbrón.

In 2017 he co-directed the comedy series “Mita y Mita” (Chocolate Films) that aired in Televisa, Canal 2, during september. He also directed 2 episodes for “Descontrol” (Lemon Studios + W Studios) which will air in Univisión USA in January 2018. In 2017, his first tv series airs in Mexico. “Dogma” (Televisa, 2017), a paranormal thriller of which he was head-writer and wrote 7 scripts, show runner and director of 2 episodes (Chapters 6 and 9). A second season is in development.

In 2018 he recived EFIteatro, a government funding to direct, translate and co-produce Annie Baker’s “The Flick” for the first time in spanish. It had a successful run of 3 months, which earned both Joe and his protagonist nominations from the mexican theatre press for “Adaptation” and “Leading actor”.

He filmed his first full length feature in 2017 titled “Como Novio de Pueblo” produced by Leo Zimbrón and Warner Bros, and had a wide release in Mexico that ran for 8 successful weeks during the first semester of 2019, making it one of the top 10 grossing mexican movies of a record breaking year for the mexican industry.

He’s currently living in Mexico City, developing projects for tv, film and theatre.

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