Javier Barcala is a film director and writer working and living between Los Angeles, Belgium and Madrid. He has directed and created content for H&M, Marriott Hotels, Cointreau, Marc Jacobs, Sony and H.P. France, and shot with icons the likes of Rihanna, Katy Perry and Pharrell among many others.
Graduated with a MFA in Film Directing from the prestigious Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles - where he was mentored by commercial film giants the likes of Tarsem Singh and David Kellogg, cinematographer Affonso Beato and legendary Hollywood photographer/director Matthew Rolston - he also holds a double MFA in Journalism from Antwerp's UA and Madrid's UCM.
Prior to his jump into filmmaking, Barcala has worked as photographer and creative director for international publications, designers, artists, commercial brands and public institutions in projects that bridge contemporary art, fashion and commerce. He has been awarded with a prestigious Fulbright Fellowship by the U.S. Department of State of Cultural Affairs, a Mary Pickford Endowment Award by the University of Southern California and a Leonardo da Vinci European Excellence Award.