El Porvenir tells the story of Abelardo Olguín, a third-generation cockfighter struggling to hold on to his family’s way of life in the face of a growing movement to ban the sport across the Mexican states.
Cockfighting has been Abelardo’s passion since he was five years old. Now with children of his own, he hopes to pass on the tradition, but he and his fellow cockfighters see the world changing before their eyes.
Directed by: Alfredo Alcántara & Josh Chertoff Produced by: Ben Altarescu In collaboration with: Bows & Arrows Edited by: Josh Chertoff Cinematographer: Alfredo Alcántara Original Score: Kelly Pratt Sound Design: Arjun Sheth Colorist: Craig Waxman Assistant Editor: Isabel Alcantara Titles: Lisa Maria Hall
American Freedom Stories
Ponderosa Productions collaborated with filmmaker Andrew Cannizzaro and A+E Networks in the production of American Freedom Stories, an in-depth look at the legacy of the American Civil Rights Movement. Through a series of short episodes outlining historical events and the personal experiences of those who lived during that time, American Freedom Storiesfocuses on the role of individuals in the fight against oppression, how far we’ve come, and the many challenges that still lie ahead.
Directed by: Andrew Cannizzaro Produced by: Leanne French Cinematography by: Alfredo Alcantara Edited by: Craig Waxman, James Codoyanis
Solomon Seay Jr
Medgar Evers Assasination
Ponderosa often produces short documentaries for Bon Appétit Magazine.
These projects feature today's forefront in food: from production and organic farming, to sustainability, to innovative chefs and restaurants, Bon Appétit, along with Ponderosa, is working to showcase the cutting edge of the culinary world.
The Foraging Chef Directed by: Matt Duckor Cinematography by: Alfredo Alcántara Edited by: Joey Dello Russo
Suzanne Goin: Cooking with Kids Directed by: Matt Duckor Cinematography by: Alfredo Alcántara
El Rey Produced by: Scott Desimon Cinematography by: Alfredo Alcántara Edited by: Alfredo Alcántara In collaboration with: Bows and Arrows
The Foraging Chef
Suzanne Goin: Cooking with Kids
This is FVS
Located at the base of Colorado’s majestic Rocky Mountains, Fountain Valley School combines intellectual rigor with a spirit of adventure and exploration. FVS is a private, college-preparatory, independent boarding and day school for grades 9-12 in Colorado Springs, CO.
This is FVS was a commissioned project for Fountain Valley's admissions materials. This video is sent to prospective students and their families and is also available on the school's website, fvs.edu
Directed, Shot & Edited by: Alfredo Alcántara & Isabel Alcántara Assistant Camera: Zach Kuperstein Sound Mix by: Steve Girard & Jaclyn Gramigna Production Assistant: Addie Green