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NOEL'S PRODUCTION RESUME

PRODUCTION EXPERIENCE:
I've worked on many sets, everything from NIKE commercials, UCONN games, a Jeff Ross Comedy Roast, to tour prep for the Goo Goo Dolls. I have obtained and wrangled Extras, Picture Cars and Principals. I have a variety of experience in front of and behind the camera. Here are a few more projects/positions I've worked...

  • • Executive Producer: 'A Bottled Rose' directed by Nick Palmer
  • • Line Producer: 'Crazed' directed by Jason Whittier (pre-production, trailer)
  • • Associate Producer: 'Letting Go' directed by Jason Whittier
  • • Associate Producer: 'Remember Paris' directed by David Wilkes
  • • 1st Assistant Director: 'A Bottled Rose' directed by Nick Palmer
  • • Key Grip: ‘Room for One More’ directed by John Galvin
  • • Best Boy Grip: ‘Ghost Tour,’ short film
  • • Grip: 'Burguesinha' directed by Nick Brokaw, Gabriela Dias - Producer
  • • Grip: Progress Commercial filmed at RedSky
  • • Grip: Viking Services Production with Director Jean-Paul Ouellette
  • • Swing: Plymouth State University Commercial
  • • Key Production Assistant: 'Sweet, Sweet Lonely Girl' directed by Alex Calvo
  • • Key Production Assistant: 'The Missing Girl' directed by Alex Calvo
  • • Key Production Assistant: 'Season of Hope,' directed by Jason Whittier
  • • PA/Runner: Cumberland Farms Commercial for Funny Or Die network
  • • Set Design & Construction: 'A Bottled Rose' directed by Nick Palmer
  • • Set Design & Construction: 'Sigourney Square Park,' directed by Jeffrey McCann
  • • Picture Car Coordinator/Extras Wrangler: 'Sweet, Sweet Lonely Girl' dir. by Alex Calvo
  • • Background Actor: Blindspot, Madam Secretary, Good Wife, Brain Dead, Quantico etc...
  • • Principal Actor in shorts, features, commercials, spokesperson, etc...

My Videos

Amongst Strangers: segment featuring Noël Ramos as "Big Joe."

Cold Hearted: starring Noël Ramos as "Raymond Tavish."

MACE - A Web Series: starring Noël Ramos. Biker Club fight scene.

Blindspot episode: "A Stray Howl" on NBC, starring Jaimie Alexander

Teaser for MACE - A Web Series, starring Noël Ramos

Wayback Burgers Training Video featuring Noël Ramos

Sinners, dir. by
Derek Dubois. Noël Ramos as the School Custodian

Caped Crusader, The Dark Hours. Noël Ramos as a Hush Thug

Bird's Eye Commercial Demo. Commercial Acting Class at Actors Gym

Greenwich Hospital Commercial

HSRI (Spanish)
20,000 Views!

HealthSource Rhode Island (English)


Recommendations for Noël and Unit 2 Productions

At 11:27am on May 1, 2017, Phil HallPhil Hall, Host of "The Online Movie Show" said…

"I had the pleasure to work with Noël Ramos on two endeavors - "The Ghostlight Project" and "The Sparrow Falling" - and I was impressed with the professionalism that he brings to his work as an actor/writer/director. It is a pleasure to share his creative output in this week's podcast episode."

At 2:23pm on May 6, 2017, Kyle GroverKyle Grover, Flosports Live Production said…

"Noël is hands down the best Production Assistant/Grip I’ve ever had the pleasure to work with. He was on our crew as a PA but his vast array of skills were utilized by us in numerous ways. He brought along all of his own equipment and was able to adapt on the fly no matter what the obstacle. My nickname for him was "MacGyver" because his quick thinking and know-how got us through any challenge we ran into. Noël's energy and enthusiasm is contagious and his knowledge and skills are unparalleled. Words can’t properly explain how much of a joy and pleasure he was to work with. Highly, highly recommended."

At 8:15pm on March 25, 2017, Jack LaveyJack Lavey, Flosports Live Production said…

"By far the best production assistant I have ever worked with! I've produced and directed over 130 live events over the past 2 1/2 years and of all the Production Assistants/ Grips i've worked with, Noël is at the Top. Noël came in with all the necessary colors of gaff tape, tools, a full cart, sandbags, cones to block off our 15' mic stands and even found a way to mount a mic using tennis balls he had on hand. He was on time, stayed in great communications, picked out the best snacks and drinks, and made my job in general so much easier that I wish I would have had him for some of my much bigger shoots. If you're looking for the right guy for the job, who not only will take care of what you think you're hiring him for, but will also take care of the things you forgot you needed, Noël is your guy. Not only is he a great worker, but he is also a great guy and person to have around. I only wish my company allowed me to fly him out for my other shoots around the country! thanks Noël!"

At 12:33pm on November 9, 2016, Tommy FuryTommy Fury, Actor said…

"For those of you who are questioning what Noël Ramos has created here with UNIT 2 PRODUCTIONS. Noel has created something very unique. An environment where other actors can meet, shine, and touch up their skills. They also can find potential actors for their own projects as well. Noel, I would like to thank you for creating Unit 2 Productions. I look forward to working with you again."

At 12:33pm on November 9, 2016, Christophe PetitChristophe Petit, Producer said…

"Hey bud! So we're crewing up for this shoot and I definitely want you in on this one. I like the energy and passion you bring. Also, appreciate all these clever contraptions you come up with. I really dig your innovativeness and thats precisely what I am looking for on this team. I'll give you the highest credit available in the dept, you may end up being our Key Grip! I know how resourceful you are and I LOVE your inventive creative nature. I think you could really bring this production to places we couldn't on our own. I am pumped to work with you again buddy!!! I love all these rigs and cool contraptions you've built. You're like the friggin MacGyver of film production Noel! Seriously impressed with this innovative side of you... I wish more people in Hollywood were like you! Imagine how much cooler movies would come out!"

At 8:34:09pm on October 21, 2016, Walter StoneWalter Stone, Creative Director, Sleep Walk Films said…

"From one MacGyver to another I am blown away by your custom built Hood Mount project. I brag about your ingenuity and enthusiasm all the time. I'm very impressed with your hard work and ingenuity. You saved me on that gig with Erik and the guys at anchorline in NH loved you. I will be hooking you up with gigs, because you are so versatile and passionate."

At 10:22:09pm on October 18, 2016, Sebastian NevilleSebastian Neville, Cinematographer/Producer/Editor said…

"A friend recommended Noël to help me out for a shoot in CT. "He is the "Swiss Army Knife of PAs" I was told. I thought, OK that's good but I'm sure my contact is exaggerating... then came Noël. He was ready to help as a PA but with the tools of a grip guy or even a gaffer. His knowledge around equipment is excellent. He understands how to organize equipment and how to set up lights, more importantly to make changes on the go. A pleasure to work with. Great service. Highly recommended."

At 2:24:00pm on October 18, 2016, Creative Resources GroupCreative Resources Group (CRG), Broadcasting & Media Production/Advertising Agency said…

"Thanks Noël Ramos, glad to have you on set again. The pleasure is all ours! Just love all the great new footage we get to work with, I mean come on, look at your winning smile! :)"

At 5:46:29pm on September 8, 2016, Nolan YeeNolan Yee, Director said…

"I needed an AC for my short film, and was put in touch with Noël Ramos by another local filmmaker, and I couldn't have been happier. Noël is a hard working, prepared, and extremely competent hand. He takes initiative when he sees something needs to be done, and was always at the side of my DP. He went above and beyond in his duties, and rolled with the punches as we worked through on set difficulties, (which will always happen.) If you have the chance to work with Noël, take it."

At 12:52pm on May 15, 2016, Susan BrudnySusan Brudny, Audience member said…

"What a great show last night. Noël was part of an amazing cast for Sigourney Square Park. He had a particular challenge playing an autistic person... Well done! Fabulous chemistry between actors! Loved the storyline. Mixture of emotions throughout the play. The play was great on so many levels! Hit many emotions & had a wonderful nostalgic edge. The happy ending which could have been corny, wasn't. So glad Terri & I came. Oh & the clever construction of the set by Noël Ramos! Very impressive all around!"

At 4:52pm on March 28, 2016, Nick PalmerNick Palmer, Producer/Director said…

"Noel's Streetlight Emulator breathed new life into the scene, giving an authentic seedy feel to the whole thing. With its unique makeshift design, he was able to perfectly emulate the look of a car driving in the night. Mr. Ramos is truly a cinema MacGyver. Thanks for your ingenuity and support Noël! I look forward to a long partnership with Unit 2 Productions."

At 3:14pm on October 15, 2015, John GalvinJohn Galvin, Key Grip said…

"While I was Key Grip on ‘Ghost Tour’, I had my first opportunity to meet and work with Noel. He quickly proved himself to be a great choice for the Key Grip Position when I was directing my own Project, ‘Room for One More’ the next month. His capable, safety based, no-nonsense approach to his responsibilities on set was a great model for the whole team. I will definitely be enlisting him on my future productions." John W Galvin - JWI Entertainment

At 10:49pm on September 30, 2015, Mike MagilnickMike Magilnick, Producer/Director said…

"Noel Ramos was a pleasure to have on set in any capacity. I've worked with Noel in multiple capacities on set. As an Actor he was very thorough and kept clear sight of what his role was and how it impacted his fellow cast members' roles and performances. His knowledge from the crew side helped him to be especially helpful while performing and knowing what we were doing on our end and how it may effect his end. As a Key Grip he was extremely safe and thorough. I never felt the desire to check his work and verify things were being done properly. He managed his department efficiently and clearly. I would hire him on in a heartbeat for any picture, big or small in the future."

At 12:05am on October 1, 2015, Nick PalmerNick Palmer, Director said…

"With a professionalism only matched by his charm, Noel Ramos is an invaluable addition and a boost of creative energy to any film set! I swear by it!"

At 12:59am on July 19, 2015, Erik BloomquistErik Bloomquist, Director said…

"Noel - thanks again for your hard work. You were a huge asset to set. Looking forward to having you on the next one."

At 2:02pm on December 1, 2014, Mark Alan KMark Alan K, Director/Editor/Visual FX said…

"Dedicated and prepared is how Noel arrived on set and I look forward to working with him and his diverse talents on future projects."

At 7:42am on October 5, 2014, Steven P. NemphosSteven P. Nemphos, Extras Coordinator for History Making Productions said…

"Thanks Noel! I appreciate your dependability. It was a HUGE help!"

At 10:19am on December 19, 2014, Philadelphia: The Great ExperimentPhiladelphia: The Great Experiment said…

"Thanks! It was great to have you working with us!"

At 12:11pm on July 6, 2014, Robert LongstreetRobert Longstreet, Star of The Missing Girl said…

"Thank you for all your hard work!!!"

At 6:30pm on July 5, 2014, Alexia RasmussenAlexia Rasmussen, Star of The Missing Girl said…

"You were a very positive force throughout the entire project."

At 12:06pm on July 28, 2014, Lisa LeiLani WynnLisa LeiLani Wynn, Producer of Caped Crusader said…

"It was a pleasure working with you Noël Ramos"

At 5:36pm on May 4, 2014, Michelle RaeMichelle Rae said…

"It was a great pleasure to meet and work with you, Noel! Hope to work with you again soon!"

At 7:23am on August 22, 2014, Allen J. RedwingAllen J. Redwing, Director of The Imposing. said…

"Noel, getting great feedback on our screening form!!! Keep up the great work and congrats!!!"

At 8:08pm on May 21, 2014, Mary Hronicek said…

"It was great meeting & working with you yesterday."


Performance Updates: recent acting endeavors, gigs or auditions:


Noël Ramos posted a performing update
"Just watched the premiere of Blindspot on NBC. I will be back on set Thursday! So proud to be part of this new show! Jaimie Alexander rocks!"

Noël Ramos posted a performing update
"Two shoots in Maine, affectionately referred to as "LA" (Lewiston/Auburn.) Shoot in NYC tomorrow! Who needs Hollywood? :) #NewEallywood! :)"

Noël Ramos posted a performing update
"Just completed my first Print Job! Awesome shoot with a bunch of awesome people."

Noël Ramos posted a performing update
"My role in "Wolves" just added to IMDb. Never imagined I'd have a list like this! Still pinching myself... "

Noël Ramos posted a performing update
"JUST GOT A CALL BACK for a lead role!!! :) Celebrated by making home-made chicken fried rice. YUM!"

Noël Ramos posted a performing update
"I was bumped up twice on commercial shoots produced by CRG, for Bernardi Auto Group!"

Noël Ramos posted a performing update
"I've been so busy, haven't had time to post an update! Just wrapped a principal role, for a film called "Cold Hearted," did BG w/ Kevin Hart and the The Rock & have 2 TV commercials this month!"

Noël Ramos posted a performing update
"There were SEVEN paychecks from acting jobs in my mailbox yesterday!!! #KEEPWORKING"

Noël Ramos posted a performing update
"Back on set tomorrow for another feature! I was hand selected by the Director as a "featured extra" so it has very special significance to me!"

Noël Ramos posted a performing update
"BUSY lately! Broad Squad pilot, Kay's Baptism, November Criminals, Commercials, Short Films, Philadelphia Documentary, Heroes Among Us... AWESOME! :)"

Noël Ramos posted a performing update
"My very first feature film just released a trailer, and I'm in it for a blip! :)"

Noël Ramos posted a performing update
"I was hired for a Wayback Burger training video!"

Noël Ramos posted a performing update
"ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL AUDITION!!! I just got hired to do dinner theater – Joey and Maria's Comedy Italian Wedding!"

Noël Ramos posted a performing update
"BUMPED UP TO FEATURED EXTRA ON A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE produced by Martin Scorsese! It was the most amazing experience yet on this wild ride!"

Noël Ramos posted a performing update
"I GOT THE PART! Although I have successfully auditioned before via a video submission, this latest role is my first won via a LIVE audition!"

Noël Ramos posted a performing update

Noël Ramos posted a performing update
"Confirmed film credits in two upcoming features! "Like Lambs" w/ Liam Aiken, and "The Missing Girl" w/ Alexia Rasmussen & Robert Longstreet!"

Noël Ramos posted a performing update
"The Batman fan-film in which I play a "thug" just SOLD-OUT the 400 seat theater in which we will have our world premiere!"

Noël Ramos posted a performing update
"Received the finished Spokesperson job I did for an Aussie music co. the NIGHT BEFORE going to Australia for IMC/AU! A good omen? Yes! :)"

Noël Ramos posted a performing update
"JUST GOT ANOTHER OFFER! This one is for a role in a very cool historical documentary. I am feeling incredibly fortunate right now!"

Noël Ramos posted a performing update
"WOW! I just got a call from a Director whom I really admire, and he offered me a really cool part in the movie he's currently working on."

Noël Ramos posted a performing update
"Shot my very first paid professional Spokesperson role yesterday! It was awesome!!!"

Noël Ramos posted a performing update.
"Updated and uploaded my Reel! Added some new footage."

Noël Ramos posted a performing update
"Designed a promo photo using one of my new headshots. Also used it as a slate/thumbnail for my Reel!"

Noël Ramos posted a performing update
"Just got headshots done by the amazing Seth Kaye! Retouching them myself, uploaded three already!"

Noël Ramos posted a performing update
"MY FIRST GREEN SCREEN SHOOT TODAY in Paulsboro, NJ at the historic Hill Theatre Studio!"

Noël Ramos posted a performing update
"Filmed a scene for "The Imposing" yesterday in Boston, today: self-taped audition for a CT based commercial!"

Noël Ramos posted a performing update
"I just got hired as an Extra for a corporate video!!!"

Noël Ramos posted a performing update
"THAT'S A WRAP! Caped Crusader: The Dark Hours has officially wrapped. What a pleasure and privilege to be a part of it!"

Noël Ramos posted a performing update
"AGAIN!!! Sinners (in which I have a small part) has been selected a second time, to be shown at the MASSACHUSETTS INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL!"

Noël Ramos posted a performing update
"SINNERS (in which I have a small part) has been selected! Its WORLD PREMIERE will be at the 2014 RHODE ISLAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL!"

Noël Ramos posted a performing update
"My IMDb profile page now features my role as KEY PA and BG for "The Missing Girl," filmed in New London, CT!

Noël Ramos posted a performing update
"THAT'S A WRAP! The star of "The Missing Girl" hugged me and called me a "very positive force." I'm proud to be Key PA for this great film."

Noël Ramos posted a performing update
"Joined the cast of "The Imposing" today, and enjoyed our first rehearsal immensely!"

Noël Ramos posted a performing update
"One more day as PA for a world-famous band setting up their staging, and then I move to another project as PA for a movie shoot! #setlife!"

Noël Ramos posted a performing update
"Sinners" is officially released! I portray the "School Custodian" as well as an uncredited appearance as a "Churchgoer."

Noël Ramos posted a performing update
"Spent all day yesterday in Rhode Island filming a crowd scene for the movie "Almost Mercy," directed by Tommy DeNucci!"

Noël Ramos posted a performing update
"I now have 2 official credits on my IMDB page, thanks to Derek Dubois' film; "Sinners." Proud to be a small part of it!"

Noël Ramos posted a performing update
"Just auditioned today for a very cool movie! Fingers crossed!"

Noël Ramos posted a performing update
"Just wrapped - credited role on a large-scale indie film featuring Hollywood stars who've appeared w/ Carrey, Cage and Hanks to name a few!"

Noël Ramos posted a performing update
"BUSY WEEKEND! Self-recorded auditions for a CT film! Sat headed into NYC, 8am call for a "protest scene." Sun - another shoot back in CT!"

Noël Ramos posted a performing update
"Just got word that I will be an Extra for a feature film where some of my friends are cast/crew! Looking forward to working with them again!"

Noël Ramos posted a performing update
"Another shoot coming up this weekend for Derek Dubois' impressive short film entitled "Sinners." http://youtu.be/j0ebuqiPGWM"

Noël Ramos posted a performing update
"Proud to be a part of the Greenwich Hospital ad produced by Flat Iron Works and cast by Reno Venturi! http://j.mp/RJtRgI"


My Biography


I began my life as an artist when I was very young, taking a serious interest in sculpting and illustration, as well as other media. At the age of 13, I had already created an entire universe of original super heroes. I wrote, illustrated, colored, inked and lettered dozens of complete, one-of-a-kind comic books featuring my characters. After a few more years of intensive self-directed study, I enrolled in formal training as a comic book artist with Dick Giordano and Frank McLaughlin, two of the most well-known artists of their time. Dick was the current President of DC Comics, the makers of my favorite hero: Batman. Frank was the inker on the Justice League of America book, one of DC's most popular titles.

Frank really took me under his wing, and during a tour of his professional art studio, he introduced me to the world of Graphic Design, forever altering my career path. I became a young professional Graphic Artist when McDonald's hired me to paint their famous characters on the windows of several restaurants. I was just 16 years old.

Upon graduating Naugatuck High School with honors at the age of 17, I immediately left home, striking out on my own by moving all the way to California. Just two weeks after arriving there, still months before my 18th birthday, I was hired as a professional Graphic Artist for a company that designed and created Directories and signage for shopping malls.

While living in California, I also began working as a DJ and Live Event Host/Emcee. It was the actual beginning of my performance career, and would lead me into radio work, commercial production and the eventual creation of a music conference that grew into an international event. The Independent Music Conference® would be presented in cities all over the U.S., including Hollywood, and even as far away as Brisbane, Australia.

Almost eight years after moving to Sacramento, I returned to my hometown to open my own Graphic Design business, which flourished for years. At one time I designed the logos for both of the top two radio stations in Connecticut, and my billboards and bumper stickers could often be seen next to each other on the highways.

Then as the technology became easily available to consumers, and the digital video revolution began in earnest during the 80s, I leapt into it by publishing a magazine and created a television show based on it, called "Mixx Video." For two years I hosted the cable access program watched by almost 40,000 cable subscribers. During its run, the show won two viewer's choice awards, and I interviewed dozens of famous musicians, and featured many local artists on the live program.

As the Independent Music Conference grew I began to focus less and less on the performance side of my efforts, until many years later, when I joined a semi-professional singing group called LeVoci as one of three basses. Together we toured Italy and sang in beautiful and historic locations such as the Vatican. Singing in public reawakened my love for performance, but it wasn't until a fateful email some years later that I'd end up in front of a camera again.

Ironically, as if to symbolize the lifelong link between my graphics career and my performance efforts, the email arrived via an unlikely source. It was posted to a discussion list for Graphics and Digital Media people. It was a call for "Extras," needed for a feature film that was to be shot in scenic Great Barrington, MA. I took a chance and sent a recent photo. The reply was immediate and surprising: "Hey Noel, Thanks so much for your response, you are exactly the type we are looking for."

To summarize the whirlwind that I was about to experience: I ended up filming for well over a month, I was bumped up (promoted) to Featured Extra, given a character name: "Agent Fidelio," and promised a listing in the credits! The final scene was shot in New York City, and it was spectacular. The film is called "Like Lambs" and stars such well-known names as Liam Aiken (Lemony Snickets w/ Jim Carrey and Road to Perdition w/ Tom Hanks), Justin Chon (21 & Over, Twilight) and more! It is scheduled to be released in 2016, and I have remained involved with its post-production as a social media promoter.

The encouragement I received from the film's Producers and Directors, prompted me to take acting classes, and I enrolled at the amazing Actors Gym in New Haven, CT. The school's founder, Reno Venturi remains one of my most influential mentors and helped me launch a brand new career.

Now, just two years after that email arrived, I have an IMDb page filled with TV credits, short films, Feature-length films, Commercials, Spokesperson roles, Live Dinner Theater, and more…

My latest recurring role has been as a Background Actor for the new hit television show on NBC called "Blindspot." Watch for "Agent Kyle LaColla" as he works alongside the rest of his team and the stars of the show in the "SIOC," or Strategic Information Operations Center. It seems fitting that I started as "Agent Fidelio," and now I am "Agent LaColla."

If I have to be typecast, it could be worse… :)

NBC TV's Blindspot