Hernan Cazares was born and raised in the eclectic city of Tijuana, Mexico

His pursuit of filmmaking began when he moved to Guadalajara where he got his bachelor’s degree in audiovisual media at “Centro de Arte Audiovisual”.

In Guadalajara he was a freelance director, cameraman and video editor, working mostly on concerts, TV commercials, and important social events. There, he also began his narrative filmmaking career directing his first two short films (“La rosa “and “Sincronia”).

In 2009 he was accepted to the American Film Institute conservatory as a directing fellow, where he continued his film studies for the next two years and filmed his thesis short film project “LUCHA”.

Today he has Masters degree in Fine Arts specializing in directing from AFI. After grad school he began working for renowned Mexican filmmaker Roberto Sneider and his production company La Banda Films. He assisted Roberto on his latest film “Ciudades Desiertas”. Now Hernán is in Mexico City, freelancing for films and commercials, while at the same time developing his first feature film as a Director.