About the team
Joaquin del Paso (Director) was born in Mexico City in 1986. He completed courses in Film Directing and Scriptwriting at the International Film School in Cuba (EICTV). Afterwards he moved to Poland to study at the Polish National Film School in Lodz, from which he graduated with a Master in Arts degree. He has participated at the Berlinale Talents as well as the IFF Rotterdam Producers lab. Joaqu√≠n is a founding member of Amondo Films, a film collective based in Warsaw, Delhi and Mexico City. He works as well as a cinematographer or fiction and documentary films and has received awards and nominations for his work behind the camera. In 2015 he worked in Amat Escalante latest films The Untamed; making additional cinematography. Maquinaria Panamericana is his first feature film which premiered at the Berlinale Forum in 2016. The film was screened in more than 60 international festivals obtaining 15 awards.
Fernanda de la Peza (Producer) was born in Mexico City in 1983. She graduated from the Iberoamerican University there in Communications, then studied abroad at Fordham University in New York City. She has worked as an assistant director on many award winning films since 2005. Among them are Carlos Reygadas’ Silent Light (Jury Prize Cannes 2007) and Post Tenebras Lux, (Best Director Cannes 2012). She also worked with Amat Escalante on Heli (Best Director Cannes 2013). Since 2012 she has produced theater with her own independent company; Todas las Fiestas de Mañana. Her two most recent plays participated in international theater festivals and at the National Theater Showcase of the INBA in Mexico. In 2016 Fernanda produced the Mexican sci-fi drama The Untamed by Amat Escalante which premiered in competition at the Venice Film Festival winning the Silver Lion for Best Director.