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Javier Badillo
Javier Badillo

Javier Badillo - Vancouver, BC

Javier Badillo is a Leo nominated, Venezuelan-Canadian writer, director and producer. After a career as a musician and 2D animator, Javier found a natural fit in independent film. Since 2008, his short films have been selected and won awards at numerous festivals including Chicago Children’s Film Festival, CinĂ©fest Sudbury, Flickers’ Rhode Island, and Reelworld, among many others.

In 2022, Javier released his first feature film, the war drama ROADS OF ITHRIYAH, receiving five Leo Award nominations including best picture, best directing and best script, winning for best sound. It was nominated as Best Canadian Film at RIFFA.

Javier is currently working on his second film, the sci-fi action comedy LUPE Q AND THE GALACTIC EARWORMS. The script received Telefilm Production Funding, and was selected into the Blood in the Snow Development Lab, placed Top-20 at FilmQuest and Top-10 at Mammoth Lakes, and was selected into the Moviemaker Magazine production program.

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