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Miguel Angel Caballero


Miguel Angel Caballero is the son of Mexican immigrant farm workers and an award-winning Queer Mexican-American/Chicano writer, director, and producer. His inspiration for storytelling came at a very young age. Though Miguel’s English was limited, he enjoyed making up storylines in real time as he interpreted reruns of "Little House On The Prairie" for his grandma. Much later, he received his bachelor's degree in Theater from the School of Theater, Film & Television at UCLA.   As a former actor, he gained a profound understanding of the intricacies of character development and emotional nuances and the collaborative nature of filmmaking.  This experience has been instrumental in shaping him into a more empathetic, communicative, and nuanced Director today.  One of his strengths is collaborating with and guiding the actors to mine and explore the emotional arcs of their characters.  


His latest sci-fi short, THE BALLAD OF TITA AND THE MACHINES, executive produced by Lena Waithe, premiered at the Tribeca Festival in 2023, screened at TIFF (Rising Voices), and won the Audience Award at Outfest.  His short, ACUITZERAMO, premiered at the Morelia International Film Festival and won 21 awards internationally, including the Imagen Award.  His film, BROKEN SUNFLOWER HEARTS, was named by Remezcla Magazine as one of the year's 'Best Short Films' by U.S. Latino directors.


Miguel Angel is an Outfest Screenwriting Lab Fellow, Film Independent Project Involve Fellow, and the Warner Bros. Discovery 150 Artist Grant recipient. Miguel Angel was selected to take part in the inaugural Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Accelerator Program (AMPAS).  His feature film screenplay, ANGEL IN RETROGRADE, was 1 of 5 selected for the Tribeca Untold Stories in 2023.  He is the winner of the Humanitas New Voices Award (2023-2024) and was named by the International Screenwriters Association (ISA ) as one of the top 25 screenwriters to watch in 2024. 

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