Javier Barcala is a commercial and film writer-director based in Los Angeles and Spain. He has directed and created content for H&M, Marriott Hotels, Cointreau, Marc Jacobs, Sony Xperia and H.P. France among others, and has won numerous accolades at international film festivals.
Graduated in Film Directing from Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles where he was mentored by the likes of directors Tarsem Singh and David Kellog, photographer Matthew Rolston and cinematographer Affonso Beato, he also holds a double MFA in Communication Sciences from University of Antwerp in Belgium and Madrid's Universidad Complutense. He has 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.
Prior to his jump into narrative film, Barcala has worked as photographer, creative director and art consultant for international publications, designers, music artists, commercial brands and public institutions in projects that bridge contemporary art, fashion and commerce. His commercial and narrative work ranges from highly stylized fantasies to everyday life stories, often cutting darkness with humor and magic realism.