Andres Caballero is a public radio producer and filmmaker based in New York. He is a former producer at NPR’s Latino USA, StoryCorps and is an NPR/Above the Fray fellow. He co-directed GAUCHO DEL NORTE (2015), an observational documentary that follows the journey of a Patagonian immigrant sheepherder recruited to work in the American west. He is a 2016 MacArthur Documentary Grant recipient for THE INTERPRETER.
Andrés Caballero is a public radio producer, journalist and documentary filmmaker. He produced a series for StoryCorps, recording the stories of military personnel who served in post 9/11 conflicts. Andres is a former NPR/Above the Fray fellow, where he reported stories from Cameroon, including the refugee spillover from the Central African Republic. He’s a former producer for Latino USA and his stories appeared on NPR’s Morning Edition, Weekend Edition, PBS and print publications across the US. He co-directed GAUCHO DEL NORTE, an observational documentary that follows the journey of a Patagonian immigrant sheepherder recruited to work in the American west. The film premiered at the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival and was acquired by PBS for its America ReFramed series.
Currently, Andrés and producing partner Sofian are finishing a second feature, THE INTERPRETER, for which they received the MacArthur Documentary Grant in 2016.
Films by Andres Caballero
Nominated for a 2020 Emmy Award, THE INTERPRETERS tells the story of Afghan and Iraqi interpreters who served as a crucial bridge between American soldiers and local nationals. But as a result of their work with the U.S. forces, many have become targets. Now they're struggling to find a way out for themselves and their families.
Far from his family in Chile, sheepherder Eraldo Pacheco must endure harsh conditions and loneliness in the high desert and isolated mountain pastures of the American west as he strives for a better life for his family. This immersive documentary offers a lyrical meditation on what it means to be an immigrant.