Javier Badillo
Producer / Director / Writer / Musician
Vancouver, Canada

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Javier Badillo is a Venezuelan-Canadian independent film director,
producer, writer and musician. He focuses his attention on political
and historical thrillers, romantic and action comedies, magical
realism and outsider dramas. His films and characters portray worldly
lives, bittersweet nostalgia, sharp wit, a longing for a better future
and a place to call home. His shorts and feature films have played
in international film festivals, American TV and the Web.

NEWS

Rink Rats Poster

The TV Pilot RINK RATS (Comedy, 23min) by
writer/producer/actor Allan Yates and Jack de Saram
was an Official Selection at the 2015 Hoboken International
Film Festival (New York). Congrats to the whole team!

Source: imdb.com via Javier on Pinterest

 


Afternoon at Gudrun - Teaser from Javier Badillo on Vimeo.

Afternoon at Gudrun, a comedy short by Javier Badillo and Linda Kee
was an Official Selection at the Cannes International Film Festival -
Short Film Corner 2013. Javier attended in person and obtained
a distribution deal with iflixtv.com

FEATURE FILMS

Afterparty_poster The Cover-Up Poster


Javier co-produced the feature length drama AFTERPARTY
(dir. Michelle Ouellet - Official Selection Whistler Film Festival 2013)
and the broad comedy THE COVER-UP (dir. Erick Boychuk).

Currently, Javier is developing his feature length directorial debut,
PUNK NOIR, a crime drama written by Mickey Bukowski, produced
by Jon Povill (Star Trek, Total Recall).

FILM COMPANIES AND AFFILIATIONS

Javier founded Spitshine Flicks Inc. in 2005, an independent
film production company that focuses on developing and producing
original feature and short films for the international marketplace.

Since 2012, Javier serves as Programming Director for the
Vancouver Short Film Festival (www.vsff.com).

Javier was for two years (2011-2013) the Regional Director
for the non-profit filmmakers organization Raindance
(www.raindance.org) and moderator of the townhall meetings
of the Institute for International Film Financing (IIFF).

Press+Media

Shaw TV "The Local Connection" interview
about the feature film The Cover-Up.

NEWS 1130AM radio phone interview
about the fundraising efforts for
the feature film The Cover-Up.

Career interview in the VanArts blog.

Animated intro in Henchin' featured
on Jerry Beck's Cartoon Brew


Testimonials

“Javier is detail orientated, hard working and delivers above and beyond expectations.
I recommend him wholeheartedly and he is a pleasure to work with.”
Katrin Bowen, Director, Bowen Arrow Productions

“Javier is one of the most level-headed, effective, and cheerful leaders I have ever
had the pleasure to work with. He is highly knowledgable about filmmaking with tons of
experience. His constructive and friendly attitude makes people want to work with him.
And his ability to think strategically make him a wonderful team leader.
Working with Javier is both productive and a pleasure.”
Ned Goodhue, CEO, False Creek Films


DIRECTING SLATE (May-June 2015)
Title
Genre/Media
Status
"Legally Speaking" Comedy (Short) Post Production
"Punk Noir" Crime Thriller (Feature) In development
"Everything's Love" (WT) Drama/Comedy (Feature) Rewrites
"Dancing Devils" (WT) Period supernatural thriller (Feature, Spanish) Treatment
"Faith and Conviction" (WT) Dark Comedy (Feature) Treatment
"Exorsexy" (WT) Supernatural Comedy (Feature) Treatment

MUSIC

Javier writes, performs, records and tours with
the Latin Punk Rock band Caracas.

Caracas Waterpark


Previously, Javier performed and recorded with Vancouver
rock/reggae group Warless (2012-2014), gypsy-latin band
Kola Collective (2006-2008), and Malaysian seminal punk rock
band LyMe (1998-2001). He co-founded the Malaysian
indie record label Bongsai Records in 2000.


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WATCH JAVIER'S SHORT FILMS ONLINE:


 
FAITH & CONVICTION (4 min)
A short film by Javier Badillo
 
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Winner - Reel13 (TV broadcast on Thirteen/WNET/PBS), New York,
October 2011
Official Selection - The Eclectic Circus, Vancouver, August 2011
Official Selection - RAW Visionary,
Vancouver, 2015
         


 
SCARS (5 min)
A short film by Javier Badillo
 
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Official Selection - Made in Vancouver
Pre-Olympics Film Festival 2010
Official Screening - Celluloid Social Club
Vancouver, November 2009
         


 
HENCHIN (Trailer)
A short film by Javier Badillo
 
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Official Selection - MidForms International New Media and Film Festival
Vancouver, 2009
 
         


DEMO REELS:

TV DIRECTOR

ANIMATION DIRECTOR / PRODUCER REEL

PRODUCTION DESIGNER / ART DIRECTOR REEL

 

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