Talent Guide

John Ramos

  • Discipline:Producer
  • Program Year:Documentary Lab 2015, Grants and Awards 2015, Producing Lab 2015


John Ramos grew up in the Gramercy area of New York City, and attended Stuyvesant High
School and Princeton University. After some time working in the financial world, he broke into
producing with Room 314, a microbudget film well reviewed in The New York Times and Variety
that played theatrically in NYC. Following that, he produced the drama One Night, with a
wonderful ensemble cast including Oscar winner Melissa Leo, and the dramedy The Trouble
With Bliss, starring Michael C. Hall, Lucy Liu, Peter Fonda, Brie Larson, and Chris Messina.
More recently, joining Hyrax Films, he teamed with writer-director Cullen Hoback to produce the
documentary Terms And Conditions May Apply, which played in over 40 U.S. venues and was a
worldwide hit as well as a New York Times Critic’s Pick. He is currently working on several projects, including the documentary feature What Lies Upstream, which was selected for Film Independent’s 2015 Documentary Lab. He is most passionate about films that carry a message of social change. He’s also a high-level competitive tennis player and makes time for the sport no matter how busy he is.

Current Project



During the 1991 Crown Heights Riots, a neurotic Jewish boy and a brash Caribbean girl become the unlikeliest of friends. They must find a way to stay together as everything - their families, the community, and their friendship - falls apart around them.