Javier Barboza is an award-winning filmmaker, Creative Director,Animator, Educator, His work tackles the complexity of identity, migration and displacement, using surreal, magical realism, narrative and documentary method to engage the audience in an experience best described as visually immersive. He studied at East Los Angeles College, dedicating himself to fine arts, animation and graffiti. He continued his studies at Cal Arts majoring in Character Animation with a BFA. He received his MFA at U.S.C, School of Cinematic Arts. He was awarded the Princess Grace Film Grant, was a Annenberg Fellow, and has showcased at a variety of film festivals. Javier continues to pitch at studios, lecture at various Universities nationally and internationally, freelance at several studios Netflix, MTV,ACLU,Buck, PBS,Google, Playboy, Nickelodeon, Sony Animation and Disney T.V. He is currently based in Los Angeles and Boston, experimenting with new ways of telling stories through VR, A.R projections, installations, performance art, muppets, graffiti and animation.