About

I’ve been a fan of Alfonso Cuarón since A Little Princess (1995) but I became increasingly interested in the years between Y tu mamá también (2001) and Children of Men (2006) – I think I read P.D. James’ original novel three or four years in advance in anticipation of the latter, which was sidetracked by Harry Potter (2004), though I didn’t mind. There haven’t been any consistent English-language web resources for fans of Cuarón, so… why not, eh?

I had big hopes for this fanblog, but it’s been difficult to work on it regularly since I finished uni (nor did it help when I spent the next year living in a country in which most mainstream blogging platforms were blocked/censored, 2009-10). Please feel welcome to leave me a message if you’d like to help or suggest something.

The film pages are more devoted to archiving the internet materials (as I come across them) pertaining to Alfonso Cuarón while news is mostly just… interesting, hopefully. I have also been reporting on and linking to projects by others in the family (not just those with the name Cuarón but the larger group of filmmakers in this small part of the supposed “New Mexican Cinema” scene). Sometimes I just get really excited.

Cheers,
Jess (22 December 2011)

N.B. I don’t speak/read Spanish. :(  With that in mind, please be aware that for any Spanish-language news I refer to, I’ve been relying on Google Translator, or at best, American friends who took Spanish in high school.

Disclaimer: As often is the case with fanblogs, most of the material that appears in the Archive is the intellectual property of a number of distinct individuals I can’t keep track of. I do know, however, that the header images come from the Flickr streams of canburak and Pixel y Dixel.

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In 2008, when I first got started, this is what the blog looked like:

13 Responses to “About”

  1. alexuser 18 April 2008 at 1140 PM #

    the alexuser bump will send the hits on this page FLYING INTO THE STRATOSPHERE OF THE BLOGOSPHERE.

    no seriously though nice site; i shall link to it now.

  2. Catherine Grant 17 November 2008 at 452 PM #

    Hi. A really nice site. Thank you.

  3. DARIO PARDO 30 December 2008 at 1200 AM #

    Great site, congratulations, I need a favor, do you have any alfonso contact info? I’m a musician and I wrote a song call TLATELOLCO
    2 years ago, I want to send it to him, he may be able to use it.
    Thank you so much!

  4. jess 30 December 2008 at 1208 AM #

    IMDb Pro has contact information, but as I do not have a subscription- I can’t pass that on to you. However, they offer free trials so you could find out from there. It will probably be a general contact address for one of his production companies though. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0190859/contact

  5. river 4 May 2009 at 710 AM #

    hey jess, i’ve been coming back to this site once in a while for the past couple of years and wanted to thank you. i couldn’t find an e-mail address to send a private message.

    i’ve a question that i’m confused about regarding his production companies. did he use to have one based in new york? i see anhelo became esperanto that is now something else? i figured you would know.

    thanks for the site again!

  6. jess 4 May 2009 at 738 AM #

    Hi River, thank you for visiting! I don’t actually publish my email address online, so this page is the best place to contact me.

    I believe Esperanto co-exists with Anhelo, although I may be mistaken. Anhelo is primarily Mexico based (or listed as [mx] on IMDb anyways] while Esperanto is US-based (backing and distributing films made in both Mexico and the US). There are two Esperantos: 1 in America, and 1 in the UK. I figure that the latter was created so that A Boy and His Shoe could qualify for British grants. Esperanto Filmoj (US) is based in New York, from what I can tell from the internet, even though its “nationality” is Mexican. I hope that helps!

  7. river 13 May 2009 at 902 PM #

    hi, i didn’t see you had responded so i apologize for my delay! i’ve tried to find esperanto several ways and i don’t even know if they have an actual office anymore. all my leads only go until 2007.

    is cha cha cha an actual company or something created to have the 5 picture deal, do you think? there are just so many. it’s confusing but interesting! :) keep up the good work.

  8. jess 13 May 2009 at 1031 PM #

    I think it’s like a company with an expiry date. It only exists as a partnership with Universal contracted for those five films. There are sooooooooo many companies. If you check out the company credits for Rudo y Cursi, both Esperanto and Cha Cha Cha are listed, but also Anhelo, as well as Canana (which belongs to Luna and Bernal and another friend Pablo Cruz).

  9. karenr 12 August 2009 at 335 AM #

    Hello, its any way I can communicate with Alfonso, it will be very helpful.
    I’m starting my career on film production. I will like some advises..
    Thank You

  10. Bruno Medeiros 4 May 2012 at 1102 AM #

    Joss, you could create a Twitter account. What do you think?

    Crongatulations great site

    • jess 4 May 2012 at 1133 AM #

      Thanks, Bruno!! I already have a personal Twitter account @jessessaye where I post a few links of interest, but not every Cuarón item on the web. More fan blog updates coming soon! Looks like Hollywood got its first test screening this week. *jess

    • jess 4 September 2012 at 523 PM #

      I set up a new Twitter account just for the archive @cuaroninspired. Cheers!

      • Bruno Medeiros 5 September 2012 at 912 AM #

        This is Great, I’m following.

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