Juan Francisco Calero

spanish

A002_C232_0101U5Ever since I was a child in the warm south of Spain, I loved to write stories. My childhood stories were mashups of Superman and Star Wars universes, or The Famous Five and The Three Investigators adventures.

They were always illustrated with Version 2ambitious but poorly drawn images.

In high school, I realized that cinema wasn’t a  distant fantasy, but  a profession that I could work towards. super8From then on, I abandoned my old dreams (of becoming an archaeologist, a psychologist, or a ninja) and focused on another one: to becoming a screenwriter (so somebody else could illustrate my stories with ambitious (but good) images)

After years of studying the craft of screenwriting, I realized that  earning money as a screenwriter in Spain would be difficult. So I started working as editor in television. After “hundreds” of years of editing and doing effects, production, color correction, camera operation, direction, motion graphic, camera rental, and all aspects of film production, I realized that I was losing focus in what drew me to filmmaking in the first place.  I needed to start writing again, and now I have the tools to illustrate better my own stories.
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With my partner and an amazing crew and cast, I produced, wrote, and directed a urban-fantasy & adventure webseries. One of the biggest TV networks in Spain co-produced it and our audience loved it.

It was the BEST experience in my life… but my wallet didn’t feel the same.

POSTERSTo look for a stable source of income and to continue improving my skills in creating awe-inspiring images, I started working as a Visual Effects Artist for big budget Hollywood movies.

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Part of “The Chronicles of Maia” team

Despite my career in Hollywood, my main ambition is still to write amazing stories that my audiences will love, and “illustrate” them with images produced with my family of cast and crew.

You can find these projects on The Fiction Anthology.

http://www.juanfranciscocalero.com

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