Cabaldana Alchemy

Cabaldana Alchemy is an independent Los Angeles-based film production company founded by Luis Antonio Aldana and Miguel Angel Caballero. The company’s mission is to write and produce material that charts, amplifies, and examines diverse Latine experiences in the U.S., focusing on Chicano, Queer, innovative, character-driven, emotionally engaging content. 

The Team

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MIGUEL ANGEL CABALLERO

(writer, director, producer)

 

Miguel Angel, born in Acuitzeramo, Michoacan, is the son of Mexican immigrant farmworkers and grew up both in the U.S. and Mexico. He received his bachelor's degree from the school of Theater, Film & Television at UCLA and is an award-winning Queer Latine writer/director/producer. His latest short film, Acuitzeramo, was recently acquired by HBO and released in January 2022. The film premiered at the Morelia International Film Festival, won Best Short at the Imagen Awards (2020) and Best LGBTQ Short at the American Pavilion at the Cannes Film Festival (2020). His previous film, Broken Sunflower Hearts, was named by Remezcla Magazine as one of the year's Best Short Films by US Latino Directors. Miguel Angel is a Film Independent Fellow, recipient of the 2021 WarnerMedia 150 Artist Grant, and co-founder Cabaldana Alchemy. 

LUIS ANTONIO ALDANA

(writer, actor, producer)

 

Luis Antonio hails from Tulpetlac, Mexico but was raised in Huntington Park. He holds a BA in American Literature and Culture from UCLA and is a graduate of the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts. He later joined the Latino Theater Company’s Laboratory where he co-wrote the play "Melancholia," which was nominated for Amnesty International’s Freedom of Expression Award. Some of his acting credits include the short “Crabgrass Manifesto” (Sundance Official Selection), "Broken Sunflower Hearts," for which he received a ‘Best Actor’ Award, “Acuitzeramo" (2019 Morelia International Film Festival Official Selection and 2020 Emerging Filmmaker’s Showcase at the American Pavilion at Cannes Official Selection) and  "The Big Bang Theory." He’s produced the feature film "Cry Now," the short film "The Invitation," which aired on the Showtime Network and the Immigrant Rights PSA "Know Your Rights." Luis is an Outfest 2019 Screenwriting Lab Fellow, recipient of the 2021 WarnerMedia 150 Artist Grant, and co-founder of Cabaldana Alchemy.