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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, character-driven, emotionally engaging content. 

The Team

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(writer, director, producer)


Miguel Angel Caballero is the son of Mexican immigrant farm workers and an award-winning Queer Mexican-American/Chicano writer, director, and producer. He received his bachelor's degree from the School of Theater, Film & Television at UCLA. His latest short film, THE BALLAD OF TITA AND THE MACHINES will premiere at the Tribeca film festival in 2023. His short film, ACUITZERAMO, premiered at the Morelia International Film Festival and won 20 awards internationally, including 'Best LGBTQ Short' at the American Pavilion at the Cannes Film Festival. 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 2022 inaugural Academy Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Accelerator Program.  He is the co-founder of Cabaldana Alchemy, an independent production company whose mission is to develop and produce working-class U.S. Latine stories from an LGBTQ perspective.


(writer, actor, producer)


Luis 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. Luis produced the feature film CRY NOW (Urbanworld Official Selection). He produced the short films ACUITZERAMO (Morelia International Film Festival), BROKEN SUNFLOWER HEARTS (Outfest), and THE INVITATION (Showtime Network). Luis is an Outfest Screenwriting Lab Fellow, recipient of the WarnerMedia 150 Artist Grant, and co-founder of Cabaldana Alchemy. In 2023, his script, THE BALLAD OF TITA AND THE MACHINES was produced by Lena Waithe’s Rising Voices Season 3.

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