Isabel Alcántara is a Mexican documentary filmmaker with a background in photojournalism from the Newhouse School of Public Communications. In 2012, along with her brother, Alfredo, she co-founded Ponderosa Productions – a documentary production company with the goal of detailing current events, dying traditions and inescapable issues of our generation. She has produced award-winning content that has screened at the Tribeca Film Festival, SXSW and major television networks such as A&E and History Channel.
Her debut directorial is The Age of Water, was chosen as the 2019 NALIP Media Summit's Official Selection. She has also shot photo and multimedia content for The New York Times and Paper Magazine.