Ángel Pulido Alonso

Angel was born in Mexico City in 1973, but moved to Guanajuato from a very early age n 1998 he graduates as an architect from the Universidad Iberoamericana Plantel León and goes on to participate in several film workshops. In 1999 he attends the program “Introduction to Filmmaking” at the Vancouver Film School as well as the seminary “Story” taught by the famous screenwriting master Robert McKee who introduces Angel into the world of scriptwriting. In 2003 he attends the MA “Production Design in Film and Visual Media” at the Universidad Europea, in Madrid.

He began his professional career in 2001 by winning the contest Cinescribir No Hay Cine, organised by Videocine and Películas Imaginarias, with a story titled La venganza del valle de las muñecas, later made into the screenplay for the feature film Bajo la sal (directed by Mario Muñoz, 2008), starring Humberto Zurita, Irene Azuela and Plutarco Haza, produced and distributed by Warner Bros Mexico. Bajo la sal had its premiere at the 6th Morelia International Film Festival. Later it was nominated to three Ariel Awards, winning the award for Best Actress. The film was also nominated to twelve Diosas de Plata Awards. In 2007 he co-wrote alongside Gustavo Moheno, Mario P. Székely and Alfonso Romero the remake of the film Hasta el viento tiene miedo (directed by Gustavo Moheno), based on the original film from 1969 and starring Martha Higareda Veronica Langer and Danny Perea. During 2007 he wrote several episodes for the first season of the TV series El pantera, based on the comic by Daniel Muñoz Martinez and produced by Rodolfo de Anda Jr. and Alexis Ayala for Televisa. In 2010, he joins the second Workshop for Horror Film Script Development “Fernando Méndez”, where he wins the top prize with a screenplay titled El pisito, which later participated at the seminary Iberoamerican Films Crossing Borders at the 25th Guadalajara International Film Festival.

In 2011, Ángel was one of the participants of the sixth Workshop for Feature Film Script Development “Alejandro Galindo”, taught by journalist and playwright Vicente Leñero, with a project titled La feria de las quimeras. In 2014, he co-wrote alongside Gustavo Moheno, the screenplay for Fachon Models (directed by Rafael Montero), a comedy based on an original story by Valentin Trujillo, Jr. Later in 2014 he won the grant Apoyo Directo a Líneas Argumentales given by the Mexican Film Institute under its’ program for screenwriting, for his project El hombre del sistema, co-written with Gustavo Moheno. During that same year Ángel wrote the comedy Eddie Reynolds y los ángeles de acero (directed by Gustavo Moheno), based on an original story by Carlos Enderle and starring Damián Alcázar, Arturo Ríos, Jorge Zárate, Álvaro Guerrero, Paulina Gaitán, Dolores Heredia and Sebastián Zurita. Eddie Reynolds y los ángeles de acero had its’ premiere at the 13th Morelia International Film Festival, and later it was nominated to five Ariel Awards, two Diosas de Plata Awards and two Luminus Awards.

In 2016 he wrote the mexican remake of the chilean comedy Qué pena tu vida, directed by Luis Eduardo Reyes and starring José María de Tavira, Aislinn Derbez and Ilse Salas. Also in 2016 he co-wrote alongside Gustavo Moheno and Julio César Estrada the screenplay for Jirón de niebla (directed by Julio César Estrada), based on a previous screenplay by Carlos Enrique Taboada and starring Maria Rojo, Joaquin Cosío, Arcelia Ramírez and José Ángel Bichir. The film was nominated to two Ariel Awards among which was Best Adapted Screenplay. Recently Ángel wrote the mexican remake of the chilean comedy Sin filtro, titled Una mujer sin filtro (directed by Luis Eduardo Reyes), starring Fernanda Castillo, Alejandro Calva, Mara Escalante and Sofía Niño de Rivera.

In 2010 he created alongside his associate Gustavo Moheno the company Boca del Cielo Producciones S. A. de C. V., where he worked as an executive producer for films such as Eddie Reynolds y los ángeles de acero (2014, Gustavo Moheno) and Las Aparicio (2015, Moisés Ortiz Urquidi), aiding during their preproduction, production and postproduction. In 2015 Ángel served as a jury for the Mexican Film Institute’s grant for screenwriting. He was also an advisor for feature film projects Los niños de bocanegra and El cuarenta. In 2018, he was selected for the Mexican Film Institute grant for screenwriting for his project Los hijos de la noche. For 2019 Ángel is planning to start the production of a comedy titled Lecciones para canallas, currently in preproduction. This project is aided by the FIDECINE and EFICINE programs of the Mexican Film Institute. It will be directed by Gustavo Moheno and starred by Vico Escorcia, Jesús Ochoa and Mariana Treviño.

Alongside his work as a writer, he has also taught at the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City and the Universidad La Salle in León, Guanajuato; and has also given lectures about screenwriting at Estudios Churubusco, Guanajuato International Film Festival, Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Morelos and the program Semana del Cine Mexicano en tu Ciudad 2018.

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