Javier Barcala is a filmmaker, writer and storyteller based in Los Angeles and Europe. He has directed, created content and consulted for brands like H&M, Marriott Hotels, Cointreau, Marc Jacobs, Sony Xperia and H.P. France, and has won numerous accolades at international film festivals.
Prior to his jump into narrative film, Barcala has worked for international publications, designers, artists, commercial brands and public institutions in projects that bridge contemporary art, fashion and commerce. His experience as both, writer and cinematographer, are translated nowadays into a meticulous attention to the structure and the look of his films. His commercial and narrative work ranges from highly stylized fantasies to everyday life stories, often cutting darkness with humor and magic realism.
Graduated summa cum laude with a MFA in Film Directing from Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles and mentored by the likes of Tarsem Singh, David Kellog and Affonso Beato, he also holds a double MFA in Journalism from University of Antwerp and Madrid's Universidad Complutense. He has recently been a recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship by the U.S. Department of State of Cultural Affairs, a Leonardo da Vinci European Excellence Award and a Mary Pickford Endowment Award.