Miguel Angel Caballero
Son of Mexican immigrant farmworkers, Miguel Angel Caballero, grew up both in the U.S. and in Mexico, traveling back and forth each year and attending school in both countries. He received his bachelor's degree in Theater from UCLA. His latest short film 'Acuitzeramo' premiered at the Morelia International Film Festival and won 'Best Short' at the Sedona International Film Festival. It was also an official selection of the Emerging Filmmaker's Showcase at the American Pavilion in Cannes (2020). His previous award-winning film, 'Broken Sunflower Hearts,' was named by Remezcla Magazine as one of the year's 'Best Short Films' of 2018. He co-wrote the critically acclaimed stage play 'Melancholia,' which had a successful run in Los Angeles and at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in Scotland, where it was nominated for Amnesty International's Freedom of Expression Award. Miguel Angel produced and starred in the feature film ‘Cry Now’ which featured actress Lupe Ontiveros in her final role. He also produced and starred in the short film ‘The Invitation,’ which aired on the Showtime Network. Miguel Angel co-wrote and produced the PSA 'Know Your Rights' for the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA), which became one of their most widely distributed and viewed tool for Immigrant Rights. Miguel is an Outfest 2019 Screenwriting Lab Fellow and co-founder of Cabaldana Alchemy.