Cinetico Productions is committed to creating bold and innovative cinema through unflinching artistic vision.The company operates under a sound and profitable business model that honors the interest of collaborators and investors. Cinetico Productions is committed to creating access and providing resources in communities where art and education is necessary.
LUIS LOPEZ ALDANA (Partner - Writer, Producer, Actor)
Luis Lopez Aldana is a graduate of UCLA and holds a BA in American Literature and Culture. During his time at UCLA, he spent a significant portion working within the school of Theater, Film and Television as a writer and actor. There he became a member of Ser Undocumented, a theater group that created, produced and performed original work. After graduating he worked with the Cornerstone Theater Company and director Peter Sellars.
He later moved to England and attended the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts (LAMDA) where he continued his writing and acting. Upon his return, he joined the Latino Theater Company’s Laboratory where he co-wrote the critically acclaimed play Melancholia, which had a successful run in Los Angeles and at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland where it was nominated for an Amnesty International Award.
Luis has starred in a number of films, including Crabgrass Manifesto, which screened at the Sundance Film Festival, The Silent Cross, which was an audience favorite at the San Francisco Film Festival – Cine Accion and Pelea de Gallos, which won Best short at the Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival and San Diego Latino Film Festival and had national debut on the Showtime Network. Mr. Aldana wrote the PSA Know Your Rights for the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles which featured slice-of-life vignettes within the immigrant community.
Mr. Aldana also also co-wrote the short film The Invitation which premiered at the Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival and aired on the Showtime Network. Mr. Aldana is a founding member of Cinético Productions.
ALBERTO BARBOZA (Partner - Writer, Director, Producer)
Mr. Barboza received a Master of Fine Arts from UCLA’s School of Theater, Film & Television. His thesis film, Premeditation, regarded as “Chicano-Noir,” was screened in national and international festivals including the Guadalajara International Film Festival, La Habana Film Festival and was awarded Best Short Film at the Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival. Premeditation aired nationally on the Showtime Channel. Additionally, Mr. Barboza produced and directed the Showtime Channel short film, The Invitation.
Previously, Mr. Barboza worked for Academy Award winning producer David Valdes as the documentarian on the DreamWorks picture, The Time Machine. Mr. Barboza has an extensive background in theatre, having worked closely with internationally renowned directors Jose Luis Valenzuela and Peter Sellars. Through mainstage productions, he has collaborated with world-class actors, dancers, musicians, designers, and artists. Mr. Barboza directed the play Latina On The Loose,which was awarded the Brazilian International Press Award for Best Play.
Mr. Barboza is the recipient of the prestigious National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts scholarship. He is a founding member of Cinético Productions.
MIGUEL ANGEL GABALLERO (Partner - Writer, Producer, Actor)
Mr. Caballero received his bachelor’s degree in Theater from the UCLA School of Theater, Film & Television. After graduating from UCLA, he was part of the Latino Theater Company in Los Angeles where he co-produced and wrote original theater pieces including Melancholia, which had a successful run in Los Angeles and at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland where it was nominated for an Amnesty International Award.
He also produced the critically acclaimed theater production of Latina On the Loose! which was the winner of the Brazilian International Press Award in 2011 for “Best Play.” He went on to produce and co-write the short film The Invitation, which premiered at the Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival and aired on the Showtime network. He also wrote and produced the PSA Know Your Rights for the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA) which became one of the most widely distributed and viewed tool for Immigrant Rights in the U.S.
Mr. Caballero also served as Associate Producer on the films Love, Concord, which premiered at the New York International Latino Film Festival in 2012 and Forgiving Heart, which premiered at the Outfest Fusion Festival in 2013. Most recently he produced and starred in the feature film Cry Now.
As an actor, he has also wrapped the upcoming independent feature film Entrapped. He also had a recurring role in the long running soap General Hospital as Orlando Brooks and appeared the film We Have Your Husband for Lifetime, starring Esai Morales and Teri Polo. Other films include Love Concord (Official Selection: New York Latino International Film Festival), La Primavera (Winner: Boston Film Festival / Winner: Hampton's Int’l Film Festival / Winner: World Fest-Houston Int’l Film Fest) and Hellbent (Winner: Rhode Island International Film Festival)." On television he has appeared on shows such as CSI:NY (CBS), ER (NBC), JAG (CBS), Greetings From Tucson (WB) and The Visitor (FOX). Mr. Caballero is a founding member of Cinético Productions. .