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For his work as production designer on Guillermo del Toro’s Pan’s Labyrinth, Eugenio Caballero won the Academy Award as well as the Ariel Award, the Art Directors Guild Award, and the Los Angeles Film Critics Association award. Additionally, he was nominated for the Goya, Satellite, and BAFTA Awards.
Born in Mexico City, Mr. Caballero studied History of Art and History of Cinema in the State University of Florence, Italy. Subsequently, he studied scenography at the Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes, in Mexico.
His career as production designer began in Mexico, with award-winning work on television commercials and music videos (including Café Tacuba’s “Chilanga Banda” and “Cómo te extraño”).
His nearly two dozen features as production designer include Carlos Cuaron’s Rudo y Cursi, starring Gael García Bernal and Diego Luna; Alejandro Springall’s Santitos, for which he was an Ariel Award nominee and for which he was honored at the Gramado and Cartagena Film Festivals; and Jorge Aguilera’s Seres humanos, which earned him an Ariel Award nomination; Carlos Salcés’ Zurdo, for which he won his first Ariel Award; Antonio Urrutia’s Asesino en Serio; Russell Mulcahy’s Resident Evil: Extinction; and Sebastián Cordero’s Crónicas and Rabia.
In addition to feature films, Mr. Caballero continues to work on designing theater and opera productions.