Javier Barcala is a film director, screenwriter and creative director based between Los Angeles and Europe. He has directed and created content 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.
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 directors Tarsem Singh, and David Kellog, photographer Matthew Rolston and cinematographer Affonso Beato, he also holds a MFA in Journalism from University of Antwerp 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 for international publications, designers, 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.