BIOGRAPHY

A natural wanderer, seeking to collaborate and make any situation an experience, Gerardo is a Director of Photography and filmmaker based in México City and Guadalajara. His work in documentaries, narrative films, advertising and music videos, has led him to explore countries such as Istambul, Nepal, China, Thailand, Brazil, Guatemala, United Kingdom, México and the United States.

His body of work is comprised of collaborations with multicultural directors, being recipient of diverse awards and nominations, including “Best Music Video” by the Latin Grammy Awards (USA 2016), two nominations for “Video of the Year” by the #MTVMIAW 2017 (USA 2017), and winner of “Best Cinematography” by the Pantalla de Cristal Awards (Mexico, 2015, 2016, 2017).

Gerardo is currently working in ads and in preproduction of two feature films:  “Martínez” by director Lorena Padilla, recipient of the TFI Latin America Fund 2018, TFI Pond5 Program, Foprocine 2018, the Script Station, Berlinale Talents, Script & Pitch, Torino Film Lab and Cine Qua Non Lab. Also, “Dos Estaciones” by director Juan Pablo González, supported by Foprocine, Venice Biennale, Cine Qua Non and the Sundance Institute.

In 2018, worked as a 2nd unit cinematographer / cameraman for the feature film “Los Lobos” by director Samuel Kishi, shot in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA, premiered at the 부산국제영화제 Busan International Film Festival BIFF 2019 and winner of the Grand Jury Prize at Berlinale Generation Kplus.

“La Era de la Desconexión”, his feature documentary as a cinematographer was released in 2018 and featured at the Guadalajara International Film Festival FICG|33. Now available on Itunes on demand.

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FILMOGRAPHY

Fiction and Documentary

selection as Cinematographer | Cameraman | Producer | find more at IMDB

Martínez preproduction  (2020). Dir. Lorena Padilla – Feature, ALEXA, MONOFILMS OFF-HOLLYWOOD FILMS LCC| Cinematographer
Supported by
-TFI Latin America Fund | 2018
-TFI Network | 2018
-TFI Pond5 Program | Fall 2019
-FOPROCINE 2018
-Script Station/Berlinale Talents, Script & Pitch/Torino Film Lab and Cine Qua Non Lab

Dos Estaciones preproduction  (2020). Dir. Juan Pablo González – Feature, ALEXA MINI, UT CALARTS  SIN SITIO | Cinematographer
Supported by
-FOPROCINE 2019
-Venice Biennale College Cinema
-Sundance Institute – Creative Producing Fellowship
-Cine Qua Non Screenwriting Lab
-California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) – Faculty Development Fund

Wrong Turn post-production  (2020) US, MX. Dir. Alejandro Márquez Vela – Featurette, ALEXA MINI, ALTERED.LA | Cinematographer

Los Lobos (2019) Dir. Samuel Kishi – Feature, 2nd UNIT Cinematographer
Festivals
-Berlinale Generation, Berlin International Film Festival
-Flash Forward 부산국제영화제 Busan International Film Festival (BIFF)
-Hainan Island International Film Festival #HIIFF 海南岛国际电影节
-Festival de Cine de La Habana
Awards
-Grand Jury Prize at Berlinale Generation Kplus
-Special Jury Award, FIFF, Festival International de Films de Fribourg
-HBO Ibero-American Feature Film Award, Miami Film Festival

The Last Night of Our World (2019) Short, ALEXA MINI, USC School of Cinematic Arts | Cinematographer

King of the Open Field  (2019) UK, México. Dir. James Partridge – Experimental Shortfilm | YAKCINE | Cinematographer
-ShortsMéxico @shortsmexico

Caballerango (2019) USA, México. Dir. Juan Pablo González – Documentary Feature | Additional Cinematography
2018 International Documentary Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) – World Premiere
Supported by:
-Sundance Documentary Film Program with the support of Just Film | Ford Foundation
-National Association of Latino Independent Producers (NALIP)
-Austin Film Society (AFS)
-California Institute of the Arts (CalArts)
-Doc Montevideo Rough Cut Lab
-City of Austin

La Era de la Desconexión (2018) Documentary Feature, ALEXA MINI, Unlimited Films | Irreversible Cinema | Cinematographer

Miguel (2018) Short, ALEXA MINI, CRP Studios | YAKCINE | Cinematographer
-nominee BEST mexican short FICautor
-official selection NYLFF
-official selection Hidalgo Film Fest
-official selection SHORTS MEXICO

A Discovery (2017) Short, ALEXA MINI, Unlimited Films | Cinematographer

G.I José (2017) Short, ALEXA MINI, USC School of Cinematic Arts | Cinematographer
-Relationships First Award at My Hero International Film Festival 2017
-GI Film Festival San Diego Award: Best Student Film

Mi Pequeño Gran Hombre (2017) Feature, ALEXA MINI, Río Negro/Creative Andina | México, 2017 | Cinematographer 2nd UNIT

SunDown (2015) Feature, ARRI ALEXA, Irreversible Cinema | Cinematographer – Scene 86 ReShoot

El Sauzal: Going Full Circle (2015). Corporate Documentary, Sony FS7 | Cinescopio Films | Cinematographer

Riding to The Lightin development (2016) Feature, Red Epic, Irreversible Cinema | Cinematographer 2nd UNIT

Choor (2013). Short Documentary, HDSLR | Cinematographer

Second Wind (2013). TV pilot, EOS C300 | Cinematographer

Minha Alma and you (2012). Short, Fiction, Colour 35mm | Cinematographer 
– selection Short Film Corner, Cannes 2013

Maná, Making el Album (2011). Documentary, HD | Associate Producer
-nominee for Best Musical Documentary for The Latin Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences

Superkid (2011) Short, Fiction, 16mm, Director 

Bowling for Finchley (2011) Documentary, HD | Cinematographer
-selection London International Documentary Festival 2012 
-selection London RUSHES Soho Shorts Festival 2012 

Alchemy (2011) Short, Fiction, Colour 16mm | Cinematographer

Dry Season (2010) Short, Fiction, B/W 16mm | Cinematographer

El Cadáver Exquisito (2010) Short, Fiction, HD | Producer

Quiyahuitl – Rain (2006) Short, Fiction, Colour 8mm | Cinematographer
-shortlisted London RUSHES Soho Shorts Festival 2012

La Sonrisa Divina (2006) Short, Fiction, HD | Cinematographer

Ads + Music Videos

As a Director of Photography. Selected Work

HERRADURA 150 AÑOS – BROWN-FORMAN featuring Cecilia Suárez, Dir. Lola Muro – ALEXA   ANNIVERSARY AD   Wabi Productions   | DP

KENIA OS: Tenia que Llegar, Dir. Arturo Aldapa – RED GEMINI   MUSIC VIDEO   DOBLE A   | DP

CHEF MERITO I Seasonings, Dir. Hector OSO Márquez – ALEXA   BRAND VIDEO   ALTERED.LA  SENSIS  | DP

LA VERDAD: Erick Aragón I Dir. Mario Chavez – RED   MUSIC  VIDEO   TRES+SEIS   | DP

BIPOLAR: Erick Aragón I Dir. Mario Chavez – RED   MUSIC  VIDEO   TRES+SEIS   | DP

WALLMART I ABUNDANCIA, Dir. Alejandro Rayas – ALEXA Motion Controlled  AD STORE CAMPAIGN    Mango Films | DP

MEGACABLE – TODO INCLUIDO, Dir. John McGrath – ALEXA  ADVERT CAMPAIGN  Unlimited Films | DP

WALLMART I Online Store MX, Dir. Luis Kuri – ALEXA LF – ALL DIGITAL ENVIRONMENT  Ad CAMPAIGN    XRTales  PLOOP | DP

SANA DISTANCIA: COVID19 – COMUNICACIÓN CDMX   Dir. Uri Castellanos – Sony Full Frame  ADVERT    NF Producciones | DP

#StreetXmas  C&A, Dir. Héctor Ibarra – ALEXA ADVERT CAMPAIGN Caixa Pro | DP

PUNTO SUR promo, Dir. Vinicio Mendez – ALEXA ADVERT Cinestesika Films | DP

MEGAMÓBIL ILIMITADO, Dir. Fabián de la Fuente – BLACKMAGIC ADVERT CAMPAIGN Unlimited Films | DP

MEGACABLE – MEGA 4.5G, Dir. John McGrath – ALEXA ADVERT CAMPAIGN Unlimited Films | DP

BROWN-FORMAN – TERAN TBWA: NEW MIX, Dir. Christian Lara –  MOMENTOS CONSUMO NAVIDAD RED Panoramica Films | DP

MEGACABLE – MEGATOTAL NAVIDAD, Dir. John McGrath – ALEXA  ADVERT CAMPAIGN Unlimited Films | DP

FIL 2019 – Que nuestras vidas sean libros abiertos  Dir. Purple Lips – ALEXA AD Mango Films | DP

OZ- TOYOTA  Dir. Christian Lara –  CORPORATE VIDEO Panoramica Films | DP

NERF: FORTNITE – HASBRO   Dir. Eduardo Ávila – ALEXA  ADVERT Mango Films | DP

EN CASA CON MIS MONSTRUOS: Guillermo del Toro – MAKING-OF ADs – Dir. Paola Chaurand –  RED Nahuyaca Films | DP

BROWN-FORMAN – TERAN TBWA: NEW MIX, Dir. Christian Lara –  BEACH LIFESTYLE CONTENT RED Panoramica Films | DP

METROCARRIER – TU EMPRESA TE LO PIDE   Dir. Ane Rodríguez and Lore Monteiro – ALEXA  ADVERT CAMPAIGN Mango Films | DP

ENJAMBRE – SIEMPRE TÚ  Dir. Alexis Gómez – ALEXA  MUSIC VIDEO Sony Music | Unlimited Films |  DP

BROWN-FORMAN – TERAN TBWA: ANTIGUO, Dir. Christian Lara –  LIVE&VFX 2019 Bottle promo RED Panoramica Films | DP

BROWN-FORMAN – TERAN TBWA: EL JIMADOR, Dir. Christian Lara –  LIVE&VFX 2019 Bottle promo RED Panoramica Films | DP

METROCARRIER – SDWAN   Dir. Eduardo Ávila – ALEXA  ADVERT CAMPAIGN Mango Films | DP

TEQUILA DON RAMÓN – BOTTLE PROMO, Dir. Fernando Cota – RED  ADVERT Fulminante Films | DP

MEGACABLE – YA SE ARMÓ, Dir. John McGrath – ALEXA  ADVERT CAMPAIGN Unlimited Films | DP

THE WOOKIES – PEQUEÑINES (FT. SHE’S A TEASE, TAYRELL)  Dir. Gil Cerezo – ALEXA MUSIC VIDEO Reynosa Studio |  DP

KINKY: LOCO  Dir. Gil Cerezo  – ALEXA MUSIC VIDEO  Reynosa Studio | Mango Films | DP

NISSAN NIM – Teran, Dir. Anuar José – ALEXA  ADVERT CAMPAIGN Ludica Films | DP

BROWN-FORMAN: DOUBLE BARREL Casa Herradura featuring Emith Smith  RED   ADVERT    Panoramica Films | DP

GALLETAS DONDÉ: NATURALES, Dir. John McGrath – ALEXA  ADVERT CAMPAIGN Unlimited Films | DP

LIFERS  #ITESM   SONY RIII INSTAGRAM-STORIES   ADVERTS – Mango Films | DP

CERVEZA VICTORIA   EEEEHHH PUTIN!!! ALEXA MINI   **BANNED BY MEXICAN SRE**  WORLD CUP ADVERT CAMPAIGN  Mango Films | DP

SIDRAL AGA 2018: Lo Buena vuelve a Tí    ALEXA MINI ADVERT Unlimited Films | DP
Festival de la Publicidad Independiente Argentina FePI – Bronce Categoría Producción Audiovisual Fotografía

COCTELERíA ANTIGUO DE HERRADURA product shot   BROWN FORMAN RED FB ADVERTS Panoramica Films | DP 

CERVEZA VICTORIA  #CURSIPEROCHINGÓN     ALEXA MINI ADVERT Mango Films | DP

FRIKKO featuring Ines Sainz   ALEXA MINI   ADVERT Mango Films | DP

COCTELERíA SLOW MOTIONHigh Speed    product shot   TEQUILA ANTIGUO    RED FB ADVERTS Panoramica Films | DP 

CEMEX: GO APP   ALEXA MINI ADVERT   Mango Films | DP

LO MEJOR DE TI – SIDRAL AGA   ALEXA MINI ADVERT Unlimited Films | DP

METROCARRIER: MIL Y UN SERVICIOS    ALEXA MINI ADVERT Mango Films | DP

CEMEX: LA MEZCLA NOS HACE FUERTES   ALEXA MINI ADVERT Mango Films | DP

IT TAKES A COUNTRY  Hennessy + Canelo Álvarez  SOCIAL ADVERTS Cycle Media & Laundry Service NY  | DP

ENJAMBRE: VIDA EN EL ESPEJO    ALEXA MINI MUSIC VIDEO Unlimited Films  ℗ 2017 EMI | DP

¡QUE SE HABLE DERECHO!   TEQUILA EL JIMADOR RED   MINI FB ADVERTS Panoramica Films | DP

BALTAZAR: LLUVIA   ALEXA MINI MUSIC VIDEO  Unlimited Films | DP
-Vimeo Staff Pick 06/17
-shortlisted MTVMiaw Video of the Year

PORTER: RINCÓN YUCATECO  RED EPIC MUSIC VIDEO  Unlimited Films | DP

ANIVERSARIO PRI EDO MEXICO   RED EPIC ADVERT NF Producciones | DP

SIDDHARTHA: SER PARTE   ALEXA MINI MUSIC VIDEO  Unlimited Films | DP

SIDDHARTHA: FUMA   RED EPIC MUSIC VIDEO  Unlimited Films | DP

SIDDHARTHA: TARDE   ALEXA MINI EPIC MUSIC VIDEO  Unlimited Films | DP
  -shortlisted MTVMiaw

ALCHEMIST GOLD   RED EPIC MUSIC VIDEO  Unlimited Films | DP
  -Pantalla de Cristal Award for Best Cinematography

PORTER: LA CHINA    RED EPIC MUSIC VIDEO  Unlimited Films | DP
    -shortlisted MTVMiaw Video of the Year
-shortlisted Austin Music Video Festival
-shortlisted Cine Las Americas International Film Festival

PORTER: HUITZIL  RED EPIC MUSIC VIDEO  Unlimited Films | DP
  -16th Annual Latin Grammy Award nominee
-Pantalla de Cristal Award for Best Music Video, Best Cinematography, Best Production +6
-IMAS Award Best Music Video (Indie-O Music Awards)
-shortlisted MTV Millennial Awards
-shortlisted Chicago International Movies & Music Festival (CIMMfest)
-shortlisted La Guarimba Film Festival, Italy

BEAR MOUNTAIN: TWO STEP  SONY FS7 MUSIC VIDEO Teonanacatl & Gamomo Lab | DP

ANDARES SPRING CAMPAIGN    CANON 5D ADVERT Unlimited Films | DP   

IANSA AGAVE   RED EPIC ADVERT   Fábula Films | DP

MIA PETEMPICH   CANON 5D ADVERT  Unlimited Films | DP
  -Pantalla de Cristal Award for Best Cinematography

MUTIPLASTIC   CANON 5D ADVERT   Unlimited Films | DP

LUMINARIAS   A7S ADVERT    NF Producciones | DP

CURVA   C300 ADVERT   NF Producciones | DP

ESDAI UP  CANON 5D ADVERT   Buro Mandril | DP

As a Camera Operator & 1st AC Focus Puller. Selected Work

_TV

AON Chivas -in production (2021) USA, MX. Film 45, Amazon Prime, Cobra Films | Camera Operator

DIRT CONQUERS   CANON 5D DOCUMENTARY   REDBULL México | Camera Operator

BIKINIS & BOARDWALKS   EX3 TV EPISODE INDIGO FILMS-Travel Channel  USA | Camera Operator

_Ads

FUERZA ÚNICA PROMO  CANON 5D ADVERT NF Producciones    México | Camera Operator

SINALOA POR EL MUNDO   CANON 5D ADVERT Unlimited Films   México | 1st AC

SUMMER COLLECTION   RED EPIC MANAGEMENT+ARTISTS FOR MAISON MARTIN MARGIELA   UK | 1st AC Focus Puller

MOLINARE TV & FILM LTD. BRANDING LAUNCH   CANON 5D Mind Corporation Ltd. UK | Camera Operator 

PUERTO VALLARTA TURISTICO PROMO   CANON XLS1 Unlimited Films México | Camera Operator B

_Fiction

A Time Forever Before (2018). Short, Alexa Mini, USC University of Southern California | SCA | 1st AC-Focus Puller

Linoleum (2018). Short, Alexa Mini, USC University of Southern California | SCA | 1st AC-Focus Puller

Ride Into The Light (2016). Feature, Red Epic, Irreversible Cinema, 1st AC-Focus Puller

Somos Mari Pepa (2013). Feature, HDSLR, Teonanacatl | Cebolla Films | FiGa Films | 1st AC, 2nd Unit Camera Operator
-PRESS AWARD, Guanajuato International Film Festival GIFF16
-selection Morelia Film Festival
-selection Berlinale Generation

Deep Breath (2012). Short, Fiction, RED One | 1st AC-Focus Puller

Happy Birthday Mom (2012). Short, Fiction, Colour 35mm | 1st AC-Focus Puller

Arkadaşım Erhan – My Friend Erhan (2012). Short, Fiction, ARRI ALEXA | 2nd AC 

Mind Closure (2012). Short, Fiction, RED Epic | 1st AC-Focus Puller

Brodsky Books (2012). Short, Fiction, 35mm | 1st AC-Focus Puller

Hunting Bears (2012). Short, Fiction, 35mm | 1st AC-Focus Puller

Maya (2011). Short, Fiction, B/W 35mm | Camera Operator
-shortlisted London Indian Film Festival

King to Castle (2011). Short, Fiction, Colour 16mm | 1st AC-Focus Puller

Baby Roulette (2011). Short, Fiction, Colour 16mm | 1st AC-Focus Puller

The Date (2011). Short, Fiction, Colou r16mm | Camera Operator

The Runner (2010). Short, Fiction, B/W 16mm | 1st AC-Focus Puller

TV

As a Producer, Script Or Concept Designer. Selected Work

Vidas & Bebidas (2017-2018).  TV Series, Canal44 UdeG
Concept Design. 12 ep, 30min. Universidad de Guadalajara, México

El Cadáver Exquisito – The Exquisite Corpse (2009-2010).  TV Series, DiPA-Dirección de Producción Audiovisual 
Producer. 14 ep, 25min. Universidad de Guadalajara, México

La Vagoneta (2007-2009). Weekly TV Show, DiPA-Dirección de Producción Audiovisual
Script, 25min. Universidad de Guadalajara, México

La Gaceta (2008-2009). Informative Weekly Capsule,  DiPA-Dirección de Producción Audiovisual
Director-Script, 5min. Universidad de Guadalajara, México 

EDUCATION

MA Filmmaking. London Film School (LFS), Cinematography. 2010-2013

ASC Masterclass OCT 2019 – with Bill Bennett, ASC & Theo Van De Sande, ASC – CDMX 2019

Masterclass: Large Format Cinematography with James Laxton ASC. ARRI Academy

Masterclass: High Dynamic Range with Karl Walter Lindenlaub ASC. ARRI Academy

Webinar: Cinematographer’s Preparation with Jim Denault, ASC, CreativeLive 2019

Talents GDL FICG33 – BERLINALE TALENTS GUADALAJARA Selected Alumni 2018

Webinar: The art and science of optics with Cooke Chairman Les Zellan. Cooke Optics & Visual Impact 2018

Doculab 6. FICG29 – Festival Internacional de Cine en Guadalajara – Film Festival – México- Selected Alumni 2014

Workshop: Writers’ Gym I: Practical Tools for Creative Screenwriting, LFS. 2012

Workshop: Developing the Visual Imagination: Storyboarding for Directors with Dylan Stone, LFS. 2012

Master class: High Definition Digital Cinematography with Terry Hopkins, LFS. 2012

Workshop: A to Z of Documentary Producing with Tracey Gardiner, LFS. 2011

BA Communication Science – Tecnológico de Monterrey (ITESM). 2001 – 2006

Workshop: Cinematography workshop by Tony Mata, ITESM. 2005 

Diploma: Digital Production, Design, and Project Management, University of Sydney. 2003

Workshop: Canon Cinema masterclass with Mario Gallegos AMC, ITESO 2014

Masterclass by Tim Burton, X Festival de Cine Expresión en Corto. 2007

Workshop: Directing Actors with Heidi Davis, Los Angeles Film School. 2006

Workshop: Working on set and lighting with Larry Mole, Mole-Richardson Co. 2006

Workshop: Stop-Motion Technique with René Castillo, Luis Téllez and Rigo Mora. 2000

 

#SKILLS

Climbing & Rappel | Pro In-Line Skater

High-speed Cinematography | Table Top Cinematography |

POV | Handheld | Gimbal | B&W | Lighting Design

Avid Media Composer | Final Cut Studio Pro

Camera Operator | 1st AC  | Focus Puller | Graphic Design & Illustration

 

#CAMERAS

ARRI Alexa, Amira, WCU

535, 435, 416, SR3, SR2

RED Cameras

Sony FX9 XDCAM, F5, FS7, A7s

Blackmagic CC, Pocket

DSLR MK III, II, 7D, EOS C300

Aaton minima

MOVIECAM SuperAmerica

PANAVISION Silver & Gold

 

#INTERNATIONAL SHOOTS

Americas: Canada, USA, Latin America, México, Brazil, Chile

Europe: UK, Spain

Eurasia: Turkey. Jordan

Asia: China, Nepal, Indonesia, Phillipines

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