Cabaldana Alchemy is an independent Los Angeles-based film production company founded in 2018 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 Queer, innovative, character-driven, emotionally engaging content.
MIGUEL ANGEL CABALLERO
(writer, director, producer)
Miguel Angel, born in Acuitzeramo, Michoacan, is the son of Mexican immigrant farm workers 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,’ premiered at the Morelia International Film Festival and won 15 awards internationally. His previous film, 'Broken Sunflower Hearts,' was named as one of the year's 'Best Short Films' by U.S. Latino directors by Remezcla Magazine. He also co-wrote the critically acclaimed stage play 'Melancholia,' which was nominated for Amnesty International's Freedom of Expression Award. Miguel Angel produced the feature film 'Cry Now’ and 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) Miguel is an Outfest 2019 Screenwriting Lab Fellow and co-founder of 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 and is co-founder of Cabaldana Alchemy.