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Gabriel Beristain Poster

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Overview (2)

Born in Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
Birth NameLuis Gabriel Beristáin

Mini Bio (1)

Beristain was born in México City, the son of actor Luis Beristain. His interest in filmmaking began with his collaboration in the Mexico's indie film scene. He studied Economy and Sociology and formed part of the first prom of the Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica de México.

After filming some documentaries, founded a small production company before moving to Europe to continue his film education in the Britain's National Film and TV School.

Gabriel's first feature film as a Cinematographer was the Colombian horror film Carne de tu carne (Bloody Flesh), for which he won the Best Cinematography Award at the Bogotá Film Fest in 1983. Beristain's work in Derek Jarman's Caravaggio (1986) was awarded with a Special Silver Bear Award at the Berlin International Film Festival.

In 1991, after filming the K2 movie in the Himalayas, Gabriel moved to L.A., California, and worked in the cult movies Blood In, Blood Out and Dolores Claiborne. In the Unites States had worked in more than 70 productions, such as the latest Black Widow (Marvel Studios), Harold and the Purple Crayon (Sony Pictures) and he is currently filming The Bee Keeper, starred by Jason Statham and directed by David Ayer.

He worked with renown filmmakers such as David Mamet, Derek Jarman, Roland Joffe, Guillermo del Toro, Antoine Fuqua and David Ayer, just to list some of many of them.

Beside of cinema Gabriel had worked also in TV commercials, music videos (as the famous Aerosmith's trilogy: "Crazy", "Crying" and "Amazing") and TV series such as Hawaii Five-0, Exit Strategy, Magic City and McGyver.

Further to that, a special mention to Gabriel's work with the Marvel Studios productions, where he had been one of the regular Directors of Photography, having worked in renowned films and series such as Blade II, Blade Trinity, the Iron Man's trilogy, Guardians of the Galaxy, Thor: Ragnarok, Thor: The Dark World, Hawkeye, Agent Carter, and Black Widow, among others.

As a Director he started filming some episodes of American TV Series such as Hawaii Five-0 and McGyver, the short film The Caddy, starred by Ron Perlman, and the documentary E.L.I., currently in post-production.

With a huge acknowledge of multiple areas in the industry, Gabriel had worked as an Executive Producer in Havana Kyrie, Sergio and Sergei, and the new projects in development with the film production company Factum Films, co-founded and co-directed among his partners: the actress and producer Mariela Garriga, and the renowned Italian entrepreneur Marco Artesani.

Gabriel still lives in Los Angeles, California, is a member of the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC), British Society of Cinematographers (BSC), Mexican Society of Cinematographers (AMC) and the Directors Guild of America (DGA). He is also a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) and the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA).

- IMDb Mini Biography By: IPD Talent Agency

Family (1)

Spouse Elisabeth Beristain (? - present)  (2 children)

Trivia (2)

Son of Luis Beristáin.
Member of the British Society of Cinematographers (BSC) since 1990, and the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) since 2002.

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