Being a cinematographer is a spiritual journey.
Alan Zúñiga is a cinematographer originally from the warm northern mountains and currently based in Mexico City. He developed a passion for creating through graphic design and illustration, and eventually found his calling in cinematography, using it as a medium to explore his identity and the world around him.
Alan has worked as a cinematographer on various national and international projects, including music videos, fashion films, commercials, and short films. He has also served as a camera operator on feature films. His narrative work has been recognized by multiple national and international film festivals, and his short documentary film "Adiós" won the Special Jury Award at the Centro Internacional de fotografía y Cine in Madrid (EFTI). Additionally, his short film "El árbol" earned him a nomination for Best Cinematography at the Pantalla de Cristal Awards 2020.
In 2021, Alan was honored with a Special Mention at the Vilmos Szigmond Film Festival for his short film "Tierra", and he was also selected for the Camera Studio program at the Guadalajara Film Festival as part of the Berlinale Talents Guadalajara. In 2022, he was accepted into the ASC Vision Mentorship program, where he is currently being mentored by Josh Bleibtreu ASC.
Overall, Alan Zúñiga is an accomplished cinematographer with a diverse portfolio and a growing list of accolades in the film industry.