HILDA MERCADO, AMC - SOC
Director of Photography – Camera Operator
Local 600 - US / STPyC –México   

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FEATURE FILMS
108 COSTURAS – Director: Fernando Kalife – Producer: Gastón Pavlovich – La Fábrica de Cine
TORA BORA (Shot in Kuwait) – Director: Walid Al-Awadi – C Sky Pictures
THE LAST BROWN BERET – Director: Del Zamora – Brown Beret, LLC
GUACDEFUC (action unit) (Mexico)– Director: Fernando Lebrija – DP: Gerardo Madrazo
TRANSIT (action unit) – Director: Antonio Negret – DP: Yaron Levy
POV – Director: Andrew Schuth – Glacier Films
BOULEVARD ZEN – Director: Rich Tola – Two Strike Hitter
HAMMAL_18 – Director: John Thomas – Hammal_18, Inc.
EXIST- Director: Peggy Bruen – Exist, LLC
            2002 Official Selection Malibu Int ́nl Film Festival
SAINT FRANCIS - Director: Ezra Gould – SDP, LLC


ADVERTISING – COMPLETE LIST UPON PETITION –
BRAWNY  – Director: Ricky Stern / Annie Schwartz – Kaboom Productions
FIGHTING HUNGER – Walmart PSA  – Director: Mike Cooke – Adrienne Nicole Production
NISSAN MURANO 2015 (2nd Unit, Inserts only) Dir: John Higgins  – Lyric Productions
JC PENNEY – Director: Pascui Rivas – D’avant Garde
18 SOLDIERS – Director: Madelynn Almalfitano– WIF
FALKEN TIRES – Director: Cale Bunker – Falken Tires Prod.
WYETH – Director: Gabriel Retes – Hiperfocal
EQUALITY – Director: Tina Scorzafava – Liquid Filmworks
FREEDOM – Director: Tina Scorzafava – Liquid Filmworks
MASTER CARD/UNIVISION – Director: Sergio Guerrero – Indie Eye Productions
BARBIE – Director: Ruben Obregón – Matell


SHORT FILMS
SOMEWHERE IN THE VALLEY – Director: David Greenspan – Beancake productions
            2014 Official Selection at Slamdance Film Festival
            2014 SITV Screening at Downtown Independent

SLIP AWAY – Director: Tina Scorzafava – Liquid Filmworks
            2011 Best Dramatic Shortfilm – Gay & Lesbian Int ́nl Film Festival, Forth Worth, EU
            2011 Official Selection Int ́nl Film Festival, Atlanta, EU
           2011 Bronce Palm at International Film Festival México                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     * Official selection in more than 10 International Film Festivals.
MILK – Director: Alvaro Serna – Esto es lo mio Prod.
BROKEN MIRRORS – Director: Tina Scorzafava – Liquid Filmworks
YOCAI – Director: David Greenspan – Zeller Entertainment
GILLERY’S LITTLE SECRET – Director: Tina Scorzafava – Liquid Filmworks
            2006 Winner, Best Shorts MTV/LOGO, US
            2006 Official Selection Identities Film Festival, Viena Austria
                  * Official selection in more than 10 International Film Festivals.

LA PRIMAVERA – Director: Ruben Obregon – Idahofilms
            2007 International Cinematographer’s Guild Award
                  * Official selection in more than 10 International Film Festivals.

A PIECE OF EARTH – Director: Jorge Gaggero – Koo Koo Prod.
            2006 International Cinematographer’s Guild Award
            2006 Official Selection at CAMERIMAGE, Poland

           * Official selection in more than 20 International Film Festivals. Winner of best shortfilm in 10 Film Festivals and also awarded an Emmy for best production in 2002.
RETURN TO THE SCENE – Director: Chris Zeller – Zeller Entertainment


DOCUMENTARIES/TELEVISION
ELLAS/RELIEF – Director: Carla Gonzalez – Émigré Producciones
            Shot in Mexico City, Guadalajara and San Cristobal de las Casas. 
UNMARKED GUIDE – Director: Yasmin Hed – Rough Around the Edges
            2014 Finalist at the AT&T On Location Screening Festival
.40 / ALCOHOLMETER – Director: José Ludlow – Kinema Films                                          WOMEN BEHIND THE CAMERA – Director: Alexis Krasilovski – Rafael Film                                               Best Documentary  at 11 International Film Festivals, Official selection at 40 Int. Film Festivals,               including Camerimage International Film Fest of the art of cinematography
BEAUTIFUL FACES – (Additional Cinematography) Director: Russell Martin – Say Yes Prod. DP: Vasco Nuñez
AS USUAL BILL – Director: Florencia Davidzon – (Short Documentary)
            2010 Los Angeles Short Film Festival
CASA DE LAS MERCEDES – Director: Giselle Fernandez – Squared Enterprises
LEGALIZE LA/AMERICAN APPAREL – Director: Anayansi Prado – American Apparel
GIVE US YOUR RETIRED, YOUR RICH, YOUR AMERICANS (Panama) – Director: Anayansi Prado – Impacto Films (Additonal Cinematography)
            2010 Los Angeles Film Festival
            2010 Official Selection at the Havana Film Festival

LIVE TO TELL: BLACK WAVE - Director: Chuck Stevenson – CBS, 48 Hours
LIVE TO TELL: CHRISTA HELM - Director: Chuck Stevenson – CBS, 48 Hours
THE INVESTIGATORS: LISA’S STORY - Director: Donna Kanter – DKC & Travel Channel
THE INVESTIGATORS: TELL-TALE BOMB – Director: Donna Kanter – DKC & Travel Channel
VANDERBERG AIRFORCE – Director: Donna Kanter – DKC & Discovery Channel
FBI FILES - Director: Donna Kanter – DKC & Travel Channel
LUCILLE BALL– TV’S COMEDY QUEEN – Director: Donna Kanter – DKC & Travel Channel
LA LEY / BIENVENIDO AL ANOCHECER – Music Video – Dir: Fernando Kalife
            2006 Nominated for Best Music Video, Pantalla de Cristal, Mexico

WORK AS A CAMERA OPERATOR ON FEATURES AND EPISODICS - Partial list -

MACGYVER - Various Directors - DP: Gabriel Beristain  / HAP & LEONARD Dir: Tim Southam DP: Josheph Gallager / 24 LEGACY Dir: Jon Cassar DP: Jeff Mygatt / STRANGER THINGS – Dir: The Duffer Brothers- DP: Tim Ives— Netflix Prod. Ep 1-2 / MIRACLES FROM HEAVEN -Dir: Patricia Riggen - DP: Checco Varese— Sony Pictures / BASTARDS – Dir: Lawrence Sher - DP: John Lindley— Warner Brother / THE NICE GUYS - Dir: Shane Black - DP: Philippe Rousselot — Warner Brothers, Silver Pics /TELL - Dir. Juan Luna - DP: Yaron Levy — Haven Entertainment /THE FACE OF LOVE - Dir: Arie Posin - DP: Antonio Riestra — IFC Films / THE TROUBLE WITH THE TRUTH - Dir. Jim Hemphill - DP: Roberto Correa —1428 Films / PARADISE (Shot in China) – Dir: David Ren DP: Max Da-Yung Wang /LESSER THAN THREE EVILS – DP: Max Da-Yung Wang / POWERS – Dir: Mikael Salomon- DP: Chris Faloona— Ep 8-9 / CONFIDENCE - Dir: Christine Germon– DP: Paula Huidobro — Egregious Productions, LLC / 20th Century /RIPPLE EFFECT – Dir: Ruth Wald – DP: Roberto Correa / SATISFACTION (Pilot)  - Dir. Kevin - DP: Paula Huidobro — USA Network /GEORGIA --- - Dir: Marta Kauffman - DP: Paula Huidobro —WISCO / 48 HOURS: LIVE TO TELL - Recreations - Creator: Judy Tygard Prod: Chuck Stevenson — CBS News / HARLISTAS AN AMERICAN JOURNEY  - Dir: Alfredo de Villa - DP: Claudio Rocha — Timecode Media. / SOUTH OF NOWHERE - Creator: Tommy Lynch - DP: Tobias Datum — Nickelodeom Network /UNFABULOUS - Creator: Sue Rose - DP: Carlos Gonzalez — Nickelodeom Network

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Mexico´s National Film School – Several lighting, camera and blocking workshops since 2010
Los Angeles Film School – Several camera and lighting classes
Occidental College – Lighting classes


EDUCATION
MFA / Cinematography – American Film Insitute in Los Angeles
Several lighting and camera workshops –  International Film & Television Workshops – Rockport, Maine
BA – Communications – UIC, Mexico City
On going lighting and camera updates and training