KID MARAVILLA A.K.A. CASEY IBANEZ is a Bachatero born on Valentine's day in Washington Heights. KID MARAVILLA is the fictional creation of Writer-Director CHRISTIAN MORALES. KID MARAVILLA was originally written for the Theatre Stage; whom appeared at the New York City Premier at "THE ONE FESTIVAL 2016" the OFF-BROADWAY Theatre Festival produced by PREGONES/PRTT/TEATRO CIRCULO & went on thereafter to appear at THE MANHATTAN REPERTORY THEATRE in 2016; New York City to 2 sold out performances and rave reviews.
KID MARAVILLA is Bachata Music's 1st. original character in the history of cinema and the genre to appear in it's own dramatic pictoral narrative.
CHRISTIAN MORALES is an American Actor, SAG-INDIE Film Producer, Screenwriter, & Playwright who is a native New Yorker "The Big Apple." A NYC based classically trained Actor in the Stanislavsky System lead by Miranda McDermott at New Media Repertory Co. & Authentically Meisner Trained under the guidance of Ron Stetson & Robert X. Modica of The Neighborhood Playhouse. A first time Film Director and 2-time produced Off-Broadway & Off Off Broadway Playwright for his one man show play NEX1: KID MARAVILLA.
Christian assumes the role of SAGINDIE Producer for the short film screenplay adaptation PRELUDE: NEX1 KID MARAVILLA from his original stage play NEX1:KID MARAVILLA.
In it's first year 2020 debut run; Prelude:Nex1 Kid Maravilla ranked as the Semi-Finalist during the Bi-Monthly Online Film Event; December 2019-January 2020 of The Dumbo Film Festival under it's Short Film Category; ranked in the top 12 of it's category.