|Born||in Mexico City, Mexico|
Mini Bio (1)
Ricardo Del Rio has worked in the film industry since 1983. He started in the visual effects and miniatures departments for several major international productions shot in Mexico City during the 80s such as "Dune", "Conan - The Destroyer" and "Honey ...I Shrunk the Kids", later as production coordinator, production supervisor, editor and post-production supervisor in dozens of films in the wake of the rising Mexican film industry but he specialized in American feature films shot in Mexico. During the 90s he worked as Location Manager, Unit Production Manager and over the past 19 years he has Line Produced, Co-Produced and Executive Produced many international feature films.
Since year 1999, Ricardo Del Río has co-produced/line produced many of the most successful international feature films shot in Mexico including "Nacho Libre" for Paramount Pictures, "The Matador" for The Mark Gordon Company, "The Mexican" for Dreamworks, "Beverly Hills Chihuahua" for Disney Studios, "Vantage Point" for Sony Pictures and "Fast & Furious" for Universal Studios; during this time he has also managed or supervised the Mexico Units of films such as "Kill Bill Vol. 2", "The Heartbreak Kid", "The Cave", "You Don't Mess with the Zohan" and "Limitless" through his production services company Art In Motion - Mexico. His credits also include "Once Upon a Time in Mexico" and "Borderland" as 1st Assistant Director and John Carpenter's "Vampires: Los Muertos", "Deadly Swarm" and "Vantage Point" as 2nd Unit Director.
Over the past five years Ricardo Del Rio Executive Produced "Little Boy" for Metanoia Films and "Hands Of Stone", shot in Panama and New York, starring Robert De Niro, Edgar Ramirez, Usher and John Turturro for La Piedra Films, he Line Produced "Fate of the Furious" for Universal Studios in Havana, Cuba (the first US major motion picture ever to shoot in Cuba since the Cuban Revolution), followed by "Transformers V - The Last Knight" for Paramount Pictures. Ricardo has also supervised several projects for Film Finances International, Netflix Serials and Feature Films for various studios including MGM.
Although Ricardo Del Rio has specialized in North American features shot in Latin America, he has written and produced several Mexican features over his 35-year career. As a co-founder of the National Film Commission - México and the Puerto Vallarta Film Commission, Ricardo Del Río has worked closely with Mexican Unions and Official Institutions in the US and Mexico to help develop a thriving and reliable Latin-American film industry that can provide top quality services in Latin America to any production, regardless of its nationality, complexity or budget size.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: Sue-Allen Villalva