José Antonio García
Very few Mexicans have had a career filled with great Hollywood production like José Antonio Garcia’s career. His closest friends call him El Tiburón (“The Shark”). He is a master of sound. He is very disciplined and works on every sound that we hear in a film rigorously, as if all the sounds conform the most delicate symphony.
José Antonio Garcia started his cinema career next to Mexican Director Luis Mandoki. “The Shark” has worked with the most acclaimed Mexican filmmakers, such as Alfonso Cuarón, Alejandro Gonzalez Iñárritu, Alfonso Arau, and in 2013 he was an Oscar Nominee for the best sound mix in Argo, directed by Ben Affleck.
His work has been heard in almost every corner of the world, wherever summer blockbusters – like Thor, Iron Man 3 or The Avengers – have been screened. But he has also accompanied the most intimate moments in the work of great filmmaker like Alexander Payne, Clint Eastwood and Terrence Malick.
José Antonio Garcia is recognized for his camaraderie and his great solidarity. Being a Mexican immigrant himself, he has opened doors in Hollwyood for his peers. His work has turned into a cornerstone for the Latin American community, and thanks to his support, they have entered a market that was once only for US citizens. Lastly, he is the inventor of a very Mexican expression, “Frijolywood”.