Juan Francisco Calero

Juan Francisco Calero

Director, Producer, Visual Effects Artist and Colorist

Toronto, Canada

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January 2016
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About Juan

After graduating from a Film, Video and Photographic Arts major at the University of Seville (Spain), he was fortunate to work, since the year 2000, in dozens of productions in different positions and genres, including short films, documentaries, commercials, feature films and some of the most iconic Spanish music videos.
During the inception of the streaming series, he produced and co-created the transmedia urban fantasy series “The Chronicles of Maia” for one of the most important Spanish TV network’s new streaming channel.
After the series reached high viewership and critical success, Juan Francisco has been producing award-winning content around the world.
All the while, he is helping to develop the visual effects of Hollywood blockbusters such as Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy,” Warner Brother’s “Suicide Squad” and Netflix’s “Stranger Things,” working for visionary directors like James Gunn, the Duffer brothers and Ridley Scott.
Juan Francisco Calero is currently in Toronto, Canada, creating and producing new and innovative content.


  • Ninti

    Ninti (2019 - 2020)
    Film (short) (Sci-Fi and Short) Director/Writer/Producer

  • Love in the Age of COVID

    Love in the Age of COVID (2020)
    Film (short) Director/Producer

  • WandaVision

    WandaVision (2020)
    TV Mini Visual effects

  • Sacred Lies

    Sacred Lies (2020)
    TV Series Visual effects

  • Pacific Rim: Uprising

    Pacific Rim: Uprising (2018)
    Film (Action, Adventure and Sci-Fi) Visual effects

  • Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi

    Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi (2017)
    Film (Action, Adventure, Fantasy and Sci-Fi) Visual effects

  • Stranger Things

    Stranger Things (2017)
    Television (Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery and 2 More) Visual effects

  • Only the Brave

    Only the Brave (2017)
    Film (Biography and Drama) Visual effects

  • Suicide Squad

    Suicide Squad (2015 - 2016)
    Film by David Ayer (Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi and 1 More) Visual effects A secret government agency recruits imprisoned supervillains to execute dangerous black ops missions in exchange for clemency.

  • The Finest Hours

    The Finest Hours (2015)
    Film by Craig Gillespie (Action, Drama, Thriller and History) Visual effects The Coast Guard makes a daring rescue attempt off the coast of Cape Cod after a pair of oil tankers are destroyed during a blizzard in 1952.

  • Victor Frankenstein

    Victor Frankenstein (2015)
    Film (Drama, Horror and Sci-Fi) Visual effects Told from Igor's perspective, we see the troubled young assistant's dark origins, his redemptive friendship with the young medical student Viktor Von Frankenstein, and become eyewitnesses to the emergence of how Frankenstein became the man - and the legend - we know today.

  • Goosebumps

    Goosebumps (2015)
    Film by Rob Letterman (Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy and Horror) Visual effects A teenager teams up with the daughter of young adult horror author R. L. Stine after the writer's imaginary demons are set free on the town of Madison, Delaware.

  • The Martian

    The Martian (2015)
    Film by Ridley Scott (Adventure, Drama and Sci-Fi) Visual effects During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet. With only meager supplies, he must draw upon his ingenuity, wit and spirit to subsist and find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive.

  • Cinderella

    Cinderella (2014 - 2015)
    Film by Kenneth Branagh (Drama, Family, Fantasy and Romance) Visual effects When her father unexpectedly passes away, young Ella finds herself at the mercy of her cruel stepmother and her scheming step-sisters. Never one to give up hope, Ella's fortunes begin to change after meeting a dashing stranger.

  • Exodus: Gods and Kings

    Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014)
    Film by Ridley Scott (Action, Adventure and Drama) Visual effects The defiant leader Moses rises up against the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses, setting 600,000 slaves on a monumental journey of escape from Egypt and its terrifying cycle of deadly plagues.

  • Guardians of the Galaxy

    Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
    Film by James Gunn (Action, Adventure and Sci-Fi) Visual effects A group of intergalactic criminals are forced to work together to stop a fanatical warrior from taking control of the universe.

  • X-Men: Days of Future Past

    X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)
    Film by Bryan Singer (Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi and Thriller) Visual effects The X-Men send Wolverine to the past in a desperate effort to change history and prevent an event that results in doom for both humans and mutants.

  • El Príncipe

    El Príncipe (2014)
    Television (Drama and Thriller) Visual effects Dashing new chief inspector Morey is send to manage the police station of El Príncipe, until then informally run by no-nonsense veteran cop Fran, who privileges his own rules to the Law in order to maintain peace in the drug cartel-ridden quarter. However, Morey is hiding his real identity as a special agent for Spanish Secret Services CNI. His real goal goes far beyond pacifying the neighborhood. Morey is following a lead that connects the presumably corrupted El Príncipe cops with the jihad. The CNI has sent the agent to investigate a network of Islamic terrorists that is recruiting among the youngest in the culture-colliding town of Ceuta, where Muslims and Christians coexist like nowhere else in Spain. Too soon and despite himself, Morey finds himself falling for engaged Muslim teacher Fátima , whom he originally aims to recruit as a confident. Fátima is local drug baron Faruq's younger sister. But Fátima is also decidedly searching for her missing teenage brother Abdu, who Morey ... Written by Plano a Plano

  • La belle et la bête

    La belle et la bête (2014)
    Film (Fantasy and Romance) Visual effects An unexpected romance blooms after the the youngest daughter of a merchant who has fallen on hard times offers herself to the mysterious beast to which her father has become indebted.

  • The Syndicate

    The Syndicate (2013)
    Television (Drama) Visual effects Each series features a different group of people whose lives turn upside down after they jointly win the lottery.

  • Grupo 7

    Grupo 7 (2012)
    Film (Action, Drama and Thriller) Visual effects A squad of four undercover cops are charged with cleaning up the streets of Seville from drugs and prostitution.

  • Las crónicas de Maia

    Las crónicas de Maia (2011 - 2012)
    Television (Action, Adventure and Fantasy) Director, Writer & Producer Add a Plot »

  • Banderas falsas

    Banderas falsas (2012)
    Film (Documentary and Drama) Editorial department

  • Los Goya 25 años

    Los Goya 25 años (2011)
    Television (Animation) Editorial department Add a Plot »

  • Crossbow: Año uno

    Crossbow: Año uno (2011)
    Film (short) by Tino Fernandez (Action, Drama, Fantasy and Short) Visual effects Victor is a young comics collector whose life is lately suffering strange changes: restless dreams, work absences and alarm clocks that appear in unsuspected places. Victor does not know, but he is about to discover a message from the past that will change his life forever.

  • De tu ventana a la mía

    De tu ventana a la mía (2011)
    Film (Drama) Visual effects Interwoven emotions and struggles of three women of different generations aiming to build the lives they desire, their own future, love and dreams. All of them lose the love of their lives and they will have to pursue their happiness and fight for their dignity in a dark and hostile word. Written by Amapola Films

  • Quantum Men

    Quantum Men (2011)
    Film (Documentary and Drama) Editorial department

  • Desenfocado

    Desenfocado (2011)
    Film (Short, Comedy, Crime and Thriller) Camera and Electrical Department

  • Arriba & Abajo

    Arriba & Abajo (2010)
    Film (short) (Drama and Short) Colorist Next to a tree, a man looks to the sky. An airplane is passing. In the airplane a woman is looking down.

  • XXIV Premios Anuales de la Academia

    XXIV Premios Anuales de la Academia (2010)
    Television Editorial department Add a Plot »

  • Banaras Me

    Banaras Me (2010)
    Documentary (Documentary, History and Music) Colorist Varanasi is one of the most ancient and sacred cities in the world. A place where a certain primitive echo still survives. Place of residence of Shiva, the creator and destructor, God of senses that drive to definite liberty. In Varanasi lies hidden another city in the mist, smoke, sand... Khasi, City of Light.

  • Domingo por la Tarde

    Domingo por la Tarde (2009)
    Film (Short) Camera and Electrical Department

  • El árbol

    El árbol (2009)
    Film (Drama) Editorial department Sobering tale about the small-time loser Santiago, who roams the streets of a Spanish town after leaving his wife and children looking for ground under his feet. There only seems to be one way out for him. Surprising, Dardennesque debut by producer Serrano. Somewhere in a Spanish city, Santiago (in his 30s and played by the Mexican painter Bosco Sodi) roams aimlessly and lonely through the streets. His wife has thrown him out and the judge has decided that he cannot see his children for now. Santiago tries to put his life back together again from this unfortunate situation. He has a job in a friend's bar, but is given the sack. Little by little, his life falls apart. The camera (impressive work by David Valdeperez) follows him roaming the streets looking for work and for an aim in life. His only way out seems to be the highest bridge in the city... Scriptwriter and novice director Carlos Serrano Azcona (1969) previously worked on "Japon" by Carlos Reygadas, who is co-producer this ... Written by http://www.filmfestivalrotterdam.com/professionals/film.aspx?ID=275347dd-0143-40a6-ba6e-1a7430317aca

  • Una Vuelta Por

    Una Vuelta Por (2009)
    Television (Music) Editor

  • La clase

    La clase (2008)
    Film (Documentary, Short and Family) Camera and Electrical Department

  • Tristan Boj's Hollow

    Tristan Boj's Hollow (2008)
    Film (short) by Paula Ortiz (Fantasy and Short) Visual effects A child wants one of those planes that can fly to the top of the Himalayas. A puppet wishes to go away with a dancer, together, far away. The train is about to leave ... Only the puppet master knows that, sometimes, you must learn to live without things that you love. Written by Anonymous

  • Las tierras altas

    Las tierras altas (2008)
    Film Camera Assistant

  • Eva y Kolegas

    Eva y Kolegas (2008)
    Series (Romance and Thriller) Editor, Titles Design, Colorist, Visual Effects Teen drama with touches of thriller.

  • Huellas

    Huellas (2007)
    Film (Short and Drama) Camera and Electrical Department

  • Pepita Chan

    Pepita Chan (2007)
    Film (Short and Comedy) Camera and Electrical Department

  • Salomón

    Salomón (2007)
    Film (Short and Drama) Editorial department

  • Fotos de familia

    Fotos de familia (2005)
    Film (short) by Paula Ortiz (Short) Visual effects

  • La puerta abierta

    La puerta abierta (2005)
    Film (short) by Claudia Montes (Drama and Short) Producer, Writer, Editor, Visual effects


  • Best Video creation in the CURTAS Festival do Imaxinario (Spain) for "Ninti"

  • Best Film Up to 1 Min in the Green Fest (Serbia) for "Ninti"

  • Award of Excellence in the CanadaShorts Film Festival for "Ninti"

  • Nominated to the Canadian Screen Awards for Best VFX for the series "Wynonna Earp"

  • Best Editing and Postproduction in the “6º Certamen Nacional de Cortometrajes Dos Hermanas” for "Tristan Boj's Hollow"


  • Master’s Degree in 3D animation & Digital Postproduction (MAD) / CICE

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Film/Video & Photographic Arts / University of Sevilla

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