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SAIFF 2017

The Language of Ball ( New York Premiere)

Directed by Ramón Rodríguez

United States / 2017 / 9 mins / English / New York Premiere

Code Name Abdul (FEATURE) preceded by The Language of The Ball (SHORT)

Landmark Sunshine Cinema
Sunday, December 17, 2017 5:00 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets

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Director's Bio

Ramón recently was seen as the lead villain role of Bakuto opposite Finn Jones in Marvel’s new Netflix series, IRON FIST and recently wrapped shooting another Marvel mini-series, which for confidentiality reasons can not be disclosed yet.

On the big screen, Ramón has Gabriela Cowperthwaite’s LEAVEY being released in June where he stars opposite Kate Mara, Edie Falco and Common. In addition to that Jordan Roberts highly anticipated film, BURN YOUR MAPS, where he stars opposite Vera Farmiga, Virginia Madsen, and rising child star Jacob Tremblay, which recently premiered at TIFF. Previously, he was also seen in Dreamwork’s exciting homage to the great car culture of the 1960’s and 1970’s, NEED FOR SPEED, opposite Aaron Paul, Michael Keaton and Imogene Poots.
In television, Ramón was previously seen in Fox’s one-hour drama, GANG RELATED, as “Ryan Lopez,” a rising star in LAPD’s elite Gang Task Force, who has also pledged allegiance to a different band of brothers – a powerful Latino crime family.  The series was written by Chris Morgan (FAST & FURIOUS) and directed by Allen Hughes.

Rodríguez began his career doing several Nike commercials then on series television, landing recurring roles on several acclaimed shows, including RESCUE ME and THE WIRE.  In 2009, he broke out in back-to-back action films, including TRANSFORMERS: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN as Shia LaBoeuf’s wisecracking sidekick; Tony Scott’s THE TAKING OF PELHAM 123 playing an MTA dispatcher with Denzel Washington; and BATTLE: LOS ANGELES as the ambitious but inexperienced Lieutenant Martinez opposite Aaron Eckhart.

Rodríguez has also written a screenplay with Rosie Perez that he will direct based on his childhood relationship with his father that is being produced by Edward Norton. He is currently developing his next short as he looks to focus more on directing/producing.


Dates & Times

Code Name Abdul (FEATURE) preceded by The Language of The Ball (SHORT)

Landmark Sunshine Cinema
Sunday, December 17, 2017 5:00 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets