Alfredo Alcántara is a Mexico City-raised, Brooklyn-based, documentary producer and cinematographer.

He’s a graduate of NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, and his work has screened at Sundance Film Festival, Tribeca Film Festival, Mountainfilm in Telluride and SXSW. 

Alfredo's camerawork is featured in the documentary 'American Promise,' winner of the Sundance Special Jury Prize, and Full Frame Grand Jury Award. He's currently producing and co-directing 'The Age of Water,' a feature documentary about Mexico's dark business of water. The film is supported by Latino Public Broadcasting, Chicken & Egg Pictures, Firelight Media and the National Association of Latino Arts and Culture. 

Alfredo has produced, shot and directed content for The New York Times, A+E Networks, Condé Nast and The Nature Conservancy.

For the past three years, he's worked as a documentary producer at CNN in New York.



Alfredo has access to several digital cinema camera packages, lighting and sound equipment. He's also an FAA-Licensed commercial drone pilot. 

His personal camera package includes:

  • Canon C300 Mark II EF Mount Camera

  • Canon 5D Mark III DSLR

  • DJI Phantom 3 Pro 4K

  • Canon 24-70mm

  • Canon 16-35mm

  • Canon 100mm Macro

  • Canon 70-200 (Plus 2X Extender)

  • Canon 35mm 1.4

  • Tokina 11-16mm

  • Miller Carbon Fiber Tripod

  • Sennheiser Shotgun Mic

  • Sennheiser Wireless G3 Lavs (x2)

  • Arri 650w Fresnel Light Kit (x3)