Isabel Alcántara is a Mexican documentary filmmaker with a background in photojournalism from the Newhouse School of Public Communications. In 2012, she and her brother co-founded Ponderosa Productions with a mission to tell compelling non-fiction stories.
She has produced award-winning content that has screened at SXSW and major television networks such as A&E and History Channel. She was part of Chicken & Egg Pictures’ inaugural Accelerator Lab, was a 2017 BAVC MediaMaker and is currently a 2018 Firelight Doc Lab Fellow.
She has shot photo and multimedia content for Paper Magazine, The New York Times, Bon Appetit and is a staff writer for the GLAAD award-winning queer website, Autostraddle.