Bio & Others
Place of Residence
“BLACK ISLAND” (Spain–Belgium-Portugal, 1996). Dir. Cecilia Bartolomé. It has been awarded in different Film Festivals including best cinematography in the Barcelona International Film Festival.
“THE FABULOUS TALE OF DIEGO MARÍN” (Spain, 1996). Dir. Fidel Cordero. It was premiered in the San Sebastian International Film Festival. It has been awarded in the Miami Latin Film Festival with the Jury Award.
Born in 1968, Pancho Alcaine belongs to the last generation of a family dedicated to film.
In his first approach to the cinema industry he worked as a 2nd assistant and focus puller in motion pictures and commercials (1986-1990).
Right afterwards he joined the American Film institute in Los Angeles (1990-1992), where he graduated with a master in cinematography.
In Los Angeles he shot different shorts and featurettes, like the 45′ film “MONKEY PARK” (1993), directed by Anthony Haney-Jardine, with Tim Roth and Amanda Plummer in the main characters.
He has shot the following features:
“BLACK ISLAND” (Spain–Belgium-Portugal, 1996). It deals the racial friendship between two girls in the spanish colony of Guinea during the golden age of the fifties and the colonial decadence of the following decade. It has been awarded in different Film Festivals including best cinematography in the Barcelona International Film Festival. It is distributed through Buena Vista International.
“THE FABULOUS TALE OF DIEGO MARIN” (Spain, 1996). Based in a true event, it tells the story of a shepperd that, in the latest years of the Eighteen Century, built a flying artefact and made it work. It was premiered in the San Sebastian International Film Festival. It has been awarded in the Miami Latin Film Festival with the Jury Award.
“FIFTEEN” (Spain, 1997). An urban fabule about 36 hours in the life of a young motorbike messenger and his sub-realistic situations.
“ONE MAN’S HERO” (U.S.A.-Spain, 1999). Dir.: Lance Hool. Cast: Tom Berenger, Joaquim de Almeida, Patrick Bergin. (2nd. Unit)
“FORT APACHE” (Spain, 2007). Dir. Jaume Mateu. The daily life in a young correctional centre.
In Europe and the U.S. he has worked as cinematographer of twenty five shorts and two featurettes, most of them awarded in different International Festivals, including some best photography mentions. Some of them have also got nominations and awards from the Spanish Film Academy.
He has been Director of Photography in around seven hundred commercials internationally (Die Weilt, United Nations, Iberia, Mc Donald’s U.S.A., Canal +, Coca Cola, Mercedes, VW, Nissan, DHL, Rénault, Peugeot, Hyundai, Kia, Repsol, Mastercard, etc), and over twenty music-videos..
Pancho Alcaine is an active member of the Spanish Society of Cinematographers (A.E.C.).