Artist, Painter, Filmmaker with over 40 years of experience in art and film.
After finishing his fine art studies in California, Mercado mounted numerous exhibitions of his paintings and temporary installations between 1980 and 1994.
In 1986 Mercado began his career as a set painter in Film, Television, Advertising and Theater.
Some of the films where his work stands out are:
“BOYZ IN THE HOOD” by John Singelton, «DARKMAN» by Sam Raimi, “UNSTRUNG HEROS” by Diane Keaton, «GOYA EN BURDEOS» by Carlos Saura, «KINGDOM OF HEAVEN» by Ridley Scott, «PAN`S LABYRINTH» by Guillermo del Toro, «THE IMPOSSIBLE» by J. A. Bayona and «THE MOTHER» by Niki Caro.
As producer and director, Mercado debuted with his documentary «LA NOCHE TRISTE» about the conquest of Mexico. It was broadcast on TVE in Spain.
In development, «CALIFORNIA SUN» The Bobby Fuller Four Story is Mercado’s feature debut as Producer, Director, Screenwriter, and Art Director.