Joe Rendón

Joe Rendón Studied communications at the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City, specializing in Filmmaking. He then studied filmmaking 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 through his short films that he really stood out, gaining recognition in national and international festivals.

In 2010 he won the “Estimulo a Creadores” by IMCINE, a government funding to write his first feature length script titled “Desolados”.

In 2012 his short film “Aquellos ojos verdes” had a very successful national and international festival circuit, culminating in the Cannes Short Film Corner in 2012. That same year he published his first book, “Postales, la ciudad de la nostalgia” (Postcards from a nostalgic city).

During 2014 he developed a tv series for Filmadora Nacional (Después de Lucía) and HBOLatino as head writer. He also wins another recognition from IMCINE with another tv series (Acapulco 67) in a prestigious workshop to develop dramatic series.

In 2015 he wrote and directed a 12 episode web-series “Tenemos que hablar” for Univisión, produced by Dirty Kitchen (Colombia).

In 2017 he co-directed the comedy series “Mita y mita” (Chocolate Films) that aired on Televisa, Canal 2.

He also directed 2 episodes for “Descontrol” (Lemon Studios + W Studios) which premiered in 2018.

In 2018 he received 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.

In 2019 he co-directed the sketch comedy show “Backdoor” for Comedy Central,Youtube and Amazon Prime. He also developed “Ernestito” for Viacom Studios, and wrote the series “Femex” for BTFMedia.
In 2021 he directed the series “Búnker” for HBO Max.

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