(Mexico City, 1971)
Pablo Cruz is a film and television producer who has produced over thirty films to date. In 2017 he was invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in recognition of his career.
Among the films produced or co-produced by Cruz are Gerardo Naranjo’s Voy a Explotar (I’m Gonna Explode, 2008) and Miss Bala (2011, Horizontes Latinos), the Mexican entry for Best Foreign Language Film at the 84th Academy Awards; Diego Luna’s J.C. Chávez (2007), Abel (Horizontes Latinos, 2010), César Chávez (2014) and Sr. Pig (Mr. Pig, 2016), premiered at Sundance in 2016; Las elegidas (The Chosen Ones, 2015, Horizontes Latinos), directed by David Pablos, which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival’s Un Certain Regard section and won five Mexican Academy Awards, including Best Picture; Gael Garcia Bernal’s directorial debut, Deficit (2007); Cary Fukunaga’s Sin Nombre (Horizontes Latinos, 2009); and Werner Herzog’s Salt & Fire (2016)
Cruz has also successfully produced TV series both in Mexico and in the US: Soy Tu Fan; Niño Santo, a sci-fi thriller with Karla Souza; and two seasons of the hit AMC TV show Fear The Walking Dead; Luis Miguel: La Serie, premiered on Telemundo and Netflix in April 2018, which went on to become one of the most successful series in Latin America. He is also the creator and producer of his most recent project, a Netflix original documentary series, Taco Chronicles.