Eugenio Caballero is the Academy Award winning production designer of Guillermo de Toro’s Pan’s Labyrinth. Mr. Caballero’s work on the film also earned him an Ariel Award, an Art Directors’ Guild Award, a Los Angeles Film Critics’ Association Award and Goya, Satellite and BAFTA Award nominations.
In 2014 Mr Caballero designed the Paralympic Opening Ceremony of the Sochi Winter Olympics, for director Daniele Finzi. His first collaboration with J.A.Bayona on The Impossible, starring Naomi Watts, Ewan MacGregor and Tom Holland, earned him a Goya nomination and an Art Directors Guild nomination in 2013.
Born in Mexico City, Mr. Caballero studied History of Art and History of Cinema in the State University of Florence, Italy and later studied set design at the Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes, in Mexico.
His career as a 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.” Mr. Caballero’s first Ariel nomination - Mexico’s main film award - came in in 2000 for Alejandro Springall’s Santitos. He received a second nomination in 2003 for Jorge Aguilera’s Seres Humanos and won his first Ariel Award for Carlos Salcés’ Zurdo in 2004.
Mr. Caballero’s credits include Antonio Urrutia’s Asesino en Serio; Russell Mulcahy’s Resident Evil: Extinction; Carlos Cuaron’s Rudo y Cursi, starring Gael García Bernal and Diego Luna; three films with Sebastián Cordero’s Crónicas, Rabia and Europa Report, Jim Jarmusch’s The Limits of Control, The Runaways, starring Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning, Michael Rowe’s The Well, Fernando Eimbcke’s Club Sandwich, which won the Best Director award at the San Sebastian Film Festival, Roberto Sneider’s Ciudades Desertas and Claudia Lhosa’s Aloft, which was in the official competition at the Berlin Film Festival.
He is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and is a member of the Mexican Film Academy.
Catch The Art of Film on Saturday, June 27, 2015 at 4:00 pm with Eugenio Caballero.