Guillermo del Toro
Guillermo del Toro
was born October 9, 1964 in Guadalajara Jalisco, Mexico. Raised by his Catholic grandmother, del Toro developed an interest in filmmaking in his early teens. Later, he learned about makeup and effects from the legendary Dick Smith
) and worked on making his own short films...
“ Pan's Labyrinth (El laberinto del fauno), The Devil's Backbone (El espinazo del diablo), Hellboy II: The Golden Army, Cronos ” - Dean_C
Alfonso Cuarón Orozco was born on November 28th in Mexico City, Mexico. From an early age, he yearned to be either a film director or an astronaut. However, he did not want to enter the army, so he settled for directing. He didn't receive his first camera until his twelfth birthday, and then immediately started to film everything he saw...
“ Children of Men, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Y Tu Mamá También ” - Dean_C
Arturo Ripstein began his career as assistant director (unbilled) of Luis Buñuel in Ángel exterminador, El (1962). His father, Alfredo Ripstein, Jr. produced his first film, a western written by Gabriel García Márquez titled Tiempo de morir (1965). Ripstein filmography is very praised in Mexico and Europe...
“ Deep Crimson (Profundo carmesí), Principio y fin, No One Writes to the Colonel (El coronel no tiene quien le escriba) ” - Dean_C
“ La furia de un dios, Canoa, Las poquianchis ” - Dean_C
“ Those Who Remain (Los que se quedan), Juan - I Forgot I Don't Remember (Del olvido al no me acuerdo), In the Pit (En el hoyo) ” - Dean_C
“ Rabioso sol - rabioso cielo, Broken Sky (El cielo dividido), A Thousand Peace Clouds Encircle the Sky (Mil nubes de paz cercan el cielo, amor, jamás acabarás de ser amor) ” - Dean_C
Alejandro G. Iñárritu
Alejandro González Iñárritu (ih-nyar-ee-too), born August 15th, 1963, is a Mexican film director. González Iñárritu is the first Mexican director to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Director and by the Directors Guild of America for Best Director. He is also the first Mexican-born director to have won the Prix de la mise en scene or best director award at Cannes (2006)...
“ Amores Perros, 21 Grams, Babel ” - Dean_C
“ Innocent Voices (Voces Inocentes), Gaby: A True Story, Fraude: México 2006 ” - Dean_C
Alfonso Arau has had a long and fruitful career both in front of and behind the camera and is one of the most prominent filmmakers of the Latino community in Hollywood. He was a drama disciple of Seki Sano
--a Japanese teacher, classmate of Lee Strasberg
with Konstantin Stanislavski
in Russia--and traveled the world from 1964 to 1968 with his one-man show...
“ El águila descalza, Like Water for Chocolate (Como agua para chocolate), A Walk in the Clouds ” - Dean_C
With only three feature films, Carlos Carrera is considered one of the best young directors of the new Mexican cinema. He began as an animator at 12 years old and wrote, produced and directed a number of animated-shorts before filming his first live-action movie, a docummentary short titled Vestidito Blanco como la Leche Nido...
“ La vida conyugal, La mujer de Benjamín, The Crime of Father Amaro (El crimen del padre Amaro) ” - Dean_C
Jaime Humberto Hermosillo
Hermosillo is one of the most successful Mexican directors of the last twenty years. Born in Aguascalientes, a small city in central Mexico, Hermosillo's films have dissected the hypocrisy of Mexican middle class and "torn the curtain" behind which many perversities are hidden. He has become an important...
“ Naufragio, The Passion of Berenice (La pasión según Berenice), Dona Herlinda and Her Son (Doña Herlinda y su hijo) ” - Dean_C
“ Cosa fácil, Días de combate, Llámenme Mike ” - Dean_C
“ El infierno, Herod's Law (La ley de Herodes), Un mundo maravilloso, ” - Dean_C
Francesco Taboada Tabone
He wa born in Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico on 25th May of 1975. He studied Communication Sciences in the Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Campus Cuernavaca. Now he is working on his new project about another Mexican revoltionary hero, Francisco Villa.
“ Pancho Villa: La revolución no ha terminado, The Last Zapatistas - Forgotten Heroes (Los últimos zapatistas, héroes olvidados), Tin Tan ” - Dean_C
“ The Violin (El violin) ” - Dean_C
Fons studied film production in the Universitary Center of Film Studies at National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), belonging to the very first generation of Mexican directors who studied to become filmmakers. His short film Caridad (1973) -part of the trilogy Fe Esperanza y Caridad (1973)- is still considered one of the best movies in Mexican cinema...
“ Midaq Alley (El callejón de los milagros), Red Dawn (Rojo amanecer), El quelite ” - Dean_C
“ Héroes verdaderos ” - Dean_C
“ Old Thieves: The Legend of Artegio (Los ladrones viejos. Las leyendas del artegio), El Cielo Abierto, Pulque Song (La canción del pulque) ” - Dean_C
“ Under the Same Moon (La misma luna) ” - Dean_C
“ Tear This Heart Out (Arráncame la vida), Dos crímenes ” - Dean_C
“ Nora's Will (Cinco días sin Nora) ” - Dean_C
“ Un mexicano más, Alarido del terror, El descuartizador ” - Dean_C
The most successful woman director of Mexican cinema studied Sociology at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) and Film Production at the University Center of Film Studies (CUEC) in Mexico City. She began her career as assistant director of Alberto Cortés in Amor a la vuelta de la esquina (1984)...
“ The Good Herbs (Las buenas hierbas), Leaving No Trace (Sin dejar huella), Danzón ” - Dean_C
“ La otra familia, Paradas continuas, Al otro lado ” - Dean_C
“ El último país mágico, ” - Dean_C
“ ¿Cómo ves?, Frida (Frida - naturaleza viva), Reed - México insurgente ” - Dean_C
“ Insignificant Things (Cosas insignificantes) ” - Dean_C
“ El estudiante ” - Dean_C
“ Bajo California: El límite del tiempo, Only God Knows (Sólo Dios sabe) ” - Dean_C
“ Bad Habits (Malos hábitos) ” - Dean_C
“ News from Afar (Noticias lejanas) ” - Dean_C
“ Los confines ” - Dean_C
“ The Burning Plain ” - Dean_C
“ Under the Salt (Bajo la sal) ” - Dean_C
Son of stage actor-director Ignacio Retes and actress Lucila Balzaretti, Gabriel Retes began acting classical theater when he was 12 years old. In early 70s he began directing short films in S8mm. and developed an extensive filmography in that format. His feature film debut, a shocking film about urban violence...
“ Bienvenido-Welcome, El bulto, Nuevo mundo ” - Dean_C
“ Morenita - el escándalo ” - Dean_C
Fernando Lebrija, born in Guadalajara Mexico. He completed a Masters in Fine arts in Film at the American Film Institute. Also a year of postgraduate studies in Screenwriting at UCLA, as well as completing directing course at USC, also in Los Angeles. Before moving to Los Angeles in 2001, Fernando had a successful career as a Television Director-Producer...
“ Amar a morir ” - Dean_C
“ Hidalgo - La historia jamás contada, Sex, Shame & Tears (Sexo, pudor y lágrimas), Lucía - Lucía (La hija del caníbal) ” - Dean_C
“ Tres piezas de amor en un fin de semana, To and Fro (De ida y vuelta) ” - Dean_C
Sistach belongs to the prolific generation of Mexican women directors graduated from the Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica (CCC) in the 80s. She was awarded with the Ariel (Mexican Academy Award) for her live action short titled ¿Y si Platicamos de Agosto? (1980). Sistach has developed an interesting career directing docummentaries in which she explores the feminine nature...
“ Violet Perfume: No One Is Listening (Nadie te oye: Perfume de violetas), The Comet (El cometa), El brassier de Emma ” - Dean_C
“ Duck Season (Temporada de patos), Lake Tahoe ” - Dean_C
“ Black Sheep (Oveja negra) ” - Dean_C
“ Rudo y cursi ” - Dean_C
“ Broken Hearts (Corazones rotos), Cilantro y perejil, The Cost of Living (El costo de la vida) ” - Dean_C
“ Nocaut, Salón México , Desiertos mares ” - Dean_C
“ Elisa antes del fin del mundo, The Mountain Hawk (El gavilán de la sierra), Wandering Lives (Vidas errantes) ” - Dean_C
“ La leyenda de la Nahuala, Nikté ” - Dean_C
“ Love, Pain and Vice Versa (Violanchelo) ” - Dean_C
“ Silent Light (Stellet licht), Japan (Japón), Battle in Heaven (Batalla en el cielo) ” - Dean_C
“ Todo el poder, Amar te duele, A Second Chance (El segundo aire) ” - Dean_C
Alejandro Springall studied filmmaking at the London Film School (1987-1991). He returned to Mexico City in 1991, and started working with Mexican producer Bertha Navarro. In 1997 he founded Springall Pictures, his production company. Since 1996 he has been working closely with John Sayes, Maggie Renzi and Lemore Syvan...
“ Santitos, My Mexican Shivah (Casarse está en hebreo), No eres tú - soy yo ” - Dean_C
“ Acosada, Golpe de suerte, Cananea ” - Dean_C
“ Una película de huevos, Otra película de huevos y un pollo ” - Dean_C
“ Una película de huevos, Otra película de huevos y un pollo ” - Dean_C
Cartoonist, painter, musician, and filmmaker, Sergio Arau considers himself a multi-undisciplined artist. Born and raised in Mexico he began his entertainment career as a political cartoonist and founded the still popular Mexico City newspapers, Uno Mas Uno and La Jornada. He made his musical debut by forming the seminal rock group...
“ Naco es chido, A Day Without a Mexican (Un día sin mexicanos) ” - Dean_C
“ Mi último día ” - Dean_C
“ A Beautiful Secret (Un secreto de Esperanza), Inesperado amor, Angeluz ” - Dean_C
“ Efectos secundarios, Casi divas ” - Dean_C
“ Rosario Tijeras ” - Dean_C
“ Miss Bala, Voy a explotar, Drama/Mex ” - Dean_C
“ Sangre, Los bastardos ” - Dean_C
“ Leap Year (Año bisiesto) ” - Dean_C
Director/writer Salvador Carrasco was born in Mexico City and now resides in Los Angeles. He graduated in 1991 with a degree in Film and Television from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, receiving the Founders Day Honors Award. At NYU he wrote and directed three award-winning short films: Alone with His Void...
“ La otra conquista ” - Dean_C
Olallo Rubio grew up in San Diego and Mexico City. Olallo began his media career in 1995, at the age of 17, working as a DJ/host for Mexico's number one rock radio station at the time: Radioactivo 98.5 FM; in 2002, he became the managing director of the station. During Olallo's radio years he fought for freedom of speech by challenging government and corporate censorship...
“ This Is Not a Movie ” - Dean_C
“ X-mas - Inc. (Navidad, S.A.) ” - Dean_C
“ Cabeza de Vaca, Life Kills (Vivir mata), De la calle ” - Dean_C
“ Fuera del cielo ” - Dean_C
“ Te presento a Laura ” - Dean_C
“ Brijes 3D ” - Dean_C
“ Martín al amanecer , Santos peregrinos ” - Dean_C
“ Nothing Like the Holidays, Washington Heights, Adrift in Manhattan ” - Dean_C
Jorge Michel Grau
Jorge Michel Grau obtains a B.A. in Communication from the National Autonomous University of Mexico from 1994-1998 and then graduates with honors in Film Direction from the Centro de Capacitacion Cinematografica (CCC); in his professional career he has started as a producer of documentaries and cultural and educational television programs...
“ We Are What We Are (Somos lo que hay) ” - Dean_C
“ Sofía, Nesio, Soba ” - Dean_C
“ Calacán, Alex Lora: Esclavo del Rocanrol ” - Dean_C
“ Alicia, Go Yonder (Vete más lejos Alicia) ” - Dean_C
“ The Tiger of Santa Julia (El tigre de Santa Julia), The First Night (La primera noche), La última noche ” - Dean_C
“ Conejo en la luna, Morena, Amar ” - Dean_C
Diego Luna Alexander was born on December 29, 1979 in Mexico City, Mexico, to Alejandro Luna
and Fiona Alexander, who worked as a costume designer. His father is Mexican and his mother was British, of Scottish and English descent. His mother died when Diego was only two, in a car accident. He soon became immersed in his father's passion...
“ Abel, J.C. Chávez ” - Dean_C
Angel M. Huerta
Born on September 12, 1977, in Monterrey, México from father Angel Mario Huerta and mother María Cantú. He is an Author, Screenwriter and Director, known for Inspiración (2001) and Seres: Génesis (2010). He now works full time as an Author and Screenwriter. He is also one of Mexico's most successful script doctors.
“ Inspiración , Seres: Genesis ” - Dean_C
Born in Mexico City. Helmer of several school shortfilms, standing out "Necrofilia" and "Sin Sentido", making a world wide recognition at film festivals. His dream has been always to make Horror films, one of his favorite genres, as Science Fiction and Fantasy. He writes his first feature based on a widely known Mexican legend...
“ KM 31: Kilometre 31 (KM 31: Kilómetro 31), Blackout ” - Dean_C
“ Así del precipicio ” - Dean_C
“ Recien cazado, 7 mujeres - 1 homosexual y Carlos ” - Dean_C
Fernando Kalife, based in Monterrey, Mexico, wrote and directed 7 Días (2005), nominated for 5 Mexican Academy Awards. This was U2's first appearance in a film, the movie includes scenes from Vertigo Tour and the band's soundtrack for the movie. His second film, 180º, was edited by Oscar-winning editor Hughes Winborne...
“ 7 días, 180º ” - Dean_C
Gael García Bernal
Gael García Bernal was born in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, to Patricia Bernal
, an actress and model, and José Ángel García
, an actor and director. His stepfather is cinematographer Sergio Yazbek
. Bernal began his acting career as a child, working with his parents in a variety of plays. When he was fourteen...
“ Déficit ” - Dean_C
“ AAA - la película: Sin límite en el tiempo ” - Dean_C
“ Propiedad ajena, Corazón de melón ” - Dean_C
“ El búfalo de la noche ” - Dean_C
“ Hasta el viento tiene miedo ” - Dean_C
Screenwriter, producer and director, he graduated from the International School of Film and Television (Escuela Internacional de Cine y Televisión) in San Antonio de los Baños, Cuba. His first movie "Tiempo Real" (Real Time), is a film made with no cuts, in a single take of 86 minutes, that opened a new category in the Guinness World Records TM being the first film with no cuts...
“ Real Time (Tiempo real) ” - Dean_C
“ Ángel caído ” - Dean_C
“ Persecución infernal, Cicatrices, Punto y aparte ” - Dean_C
“ Seis días en la oscuridad ” - Dean_C
“ Espinas, El libro de piedra, Cañitas. Presencia ” - Dean_C
Eduardo Barraza (Chihuahua, Chih, Mexico 1979) Director, producer, writer and Bootmaker. He has a degree in mass media by the Itesm. Specialized in Film Directing by the New York Film Academy. He and his wife Beny Treviño producer, founded the company Film Chihuahua Studios. In the 2006 presents "Superniño" short-film made only with the help of children's...
“ La sombra del sahuaro, Un diluvio ” - Dean_C