Director Producer Writer

Javier Badillo

info@spitshineflicks.com - c: 604-500-9651 - www.spitshineflicks.com

In brief: Venezuelan-Canadian producer, writer, and director with music and animation

background and 15 years of experience in the motion pictures industry.

FILMOGRAPHY / AWARDS:

2021 Producer / Co-Writer “BABA” (Short Film) - Winner - Crazy8s 2021

2020 Director / Story Editor / Co-Producer “VOICES OF NATURE ROCKS!” Web Pilot + Ep 2

2021 Director / Co-Writer / Producer (Feature Film) “ROADS OF ITHRIYAH”

2018 Director / Story Editor / Producer “COCO BLUE” Short Film

           Leo Awards, Canada, 2019 (*Nomination for Best Performance in a Short Film)

           Regina International Film Festival, Canada, 2019

           Hollywood North Film Awards, Canada, 2019 (*8 Nom. including Best Director and Best Canadian Short Film)

           Short Circuit Pacific Rim Film Fest, Canada, 2019 (*Winner, Best Performance and Best Music)

           Jecheon International Film and Music Festival, Korea, 2019

           Charlotte Black Film Festival, USA, 2019

           Toronto Black Film Festival, Canada, 2019 (*”Must Watch” Festival Short List)

           Black Film Festival of New Orleans, USA, 2018

           Cannes International Film Festival SFC, France, 2018

2017 Director / Co-Writer / Producer “TWO OF CUPS” Short Film

           RAW Artists Showcase, Vancouver 2017

2016 Director / Story Editor / Producer “LEGALLY SPEAKING” Short Film

           Cannes International Film Festival SFC, France, 2017

2016 Director / Story Editor / Producer “FATAL RHAPSODY” Short Film

           Okotoks Film Festival, Canada, 2018

           National Screen Institute (NSI) Short Film Festival, Canada, 2018

           Short Circuit Pacific Rim Film Festival, Canada, 2018

           Harrogate International Film Festival, UK, 2018 (*Winner, Audience Choice Award)

           Edmonton International Film Festival, Canada, 2017

           Canada Shorts Film Festival, New Brunswick, 2017 (*Winner, Award of Commendation)

2016 Director / Contributing Writer “MERIDIEM” Short Film

2015 Director “THE GROW SHOW” Web Series pilot

2013 Director “RINK RATS” TV Pilot

           Toronto Indie Film Fest, Canada, 2014

           Hoboken International Film Fest, USA, 2015

           PrimeTime in Ottawa Conference, Canada, 2015

2013 Director / Writer / Producer “THE TOTALLY AWESOME DIY CAR REPAIR SHOW” Web Series pilot

2013 Director / Story Editor / Producer “AFTERNOON AT GUDRUN” Short Film

          Ozark Shorts Screening Series, USA, 2016

          What a Short International Online Film Festival, India, 2016

          Cannes International Film Festival SFC, France, 2013

          Canadian Film Fest, Japan, 2013

          Celluloid Social Club Valentine’s Fest, Vancouver, Canada, 2013

2011 Director / Producer “FAITH & CONVICTION” Short Film

           Ozark Shorts Screening Series, USA, 2016

           RAW Artists Showcase, Vancouver, Canada, 2015

           The Eclectic Circus, Vancouver, Canada, 2011

           PBS/Channel 13, New York, USA, 2011 (*Winner “Best Short”)

2009 Director / Story Editor “HENCHIN” Short Film

            International MidForms Festival, Vancouver, Canada, 2010

            CartoonBrew.com, 2010 (*Special Mention)

2008 Director / Story Editor “SCARS” Short Film

            Vancouver Pre-Olympics Film Festival, Canada, 2010

2007 Director / Writer / Producer “SWORDS DON’T RUN OUT OF BULLETS” Short Animation

            Newgrounds.com (Online) (*Winner, 3rd Most Viewed Short - 75k Daily)

2003 Director / Writer / Producer “THE CATCH” Short Animation

            World's Smallest Film Festival for Mobile Media, UK, 2004 (*Finalist, Best Comedic Short)

RELATED EXPERIENCE:

2006 -                SPITSHINE FLICKS, Owner

             Film production company that focuses on dramas, sci fi, comedies and thrillers for all screens.

2021                   TELEFILM CANADA Development Funding recipient

             Feature film LUPE Q AND THE GALACTIC EARWORMS (Sci-fi Comedy), co-written with Nat Marshik

2021                   BC ARTS COUNCIL Professional Development Funding recipient

             Mentorship under producer Jason James of Resonance Films, Vancouver

2021                   NO BULLSCRIPT CONSULTING INC. 

             Screenwriting Mentorship under Danny Manus

2020 -                VANCOUVER CHAMBER CHOIR, Video Editor, Writer, Director

              Picture edit the VCC’s taped performances under the choir’s creative director Kari Turunen and

              ED Steven Belanger. Write and direct the cinematic companions to the concert videos.

2018                    THIN WALLS TV SERIES, Writer

               Work in the Writer’s Room for a comedy TV pilot for showrunner Subhardarshi Tripathy.

               Produced by Zee TV International (unaired).

2019                    CINESPARK SCREENWRITING COMPETITION, Script Jury

               Read and score short screenplays competing for production funding in the annual Short Circuit

               Pacific Rim International Film Festival (Victoria, Canada). Festival Director: David Geiss (Cinevic)

2016                    IN FOCUS FILM SCHOOL, Storyboarding and Directing Instructor

               Taught storyboarding and directing to college students.

2012-2020        VANCOUVER SHORT FILM FESTIVAL, Head of Programming

               Worked with the Festival Directors to create the official selections and various programs.

2014                    “THE COVER-UP” Feature Film, Producer (74 min, dir. Erick Boychuk)

2013                     “AFTERPARTY” Feature Film, Producer (90 min, dir. Michelle Ouellet)

               Vancouver International Women in Film Festival, 2014

               Canadian Film Fest, Toronto, 2014 (*Winner: Reel Indie Award)

               Whistler International Film Festival 2013

2011-2013          RAINDANCE FILMMAKERS SOCIETY (Vancouver), Regional Director

               Open the Vancouver chapter. Set up regular networking events for filmmakers.

2011-2013           INSTITUTE FOR INTERNATIONAL FILM FINANCING, Forum Moderator

               Host and moderate the QnA for a monthly forum of media producers and an audience of filmmakers.

2008-2014         PRODUCTION DESIGNER / ART DIRECTOR (selection)

               HENRY’S GLASSES (dir. Brendan Uegama, 2008),

               MARTIN’S PINK PICKLE (dir. Rene Brar, 2012),

               SIKAT (dir. Angelina Cantada, Crazy8s, 2010)

2005-                   STORYBOARD ARTIST (selection) :

               AMAZON FALLS (dir. Katrin Bowen, 2008),

               RANDOM ACTS OF ROMANCE (dir. Katrin Bowen, 2010)

               ENTANGLEMENT (dir. Jason James),

               EVERYTHING AND EVERYONE (dir. Tracy D. Smith),

               LA QUINCEAÑERA (dir. Gigi Saul-Guerrero)

2000-2010         ANIMATION ARTIST (selection)

               ATOMIC BETTY (Atomic Cartoons)

               THE TROOP (Nickelodeon)

               ED, EDD, N’ EDDY (AKA Cartoons)

               1001 NIGHTS (Big Bad Boo)

OTHER AWARDS

RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Awards, 2019. (*National Winner)

Latincouver’s Inspirational Latin Awards, 2018. (Nom. Arts and Culture)

TRAINING AND EDUCATION

2020          THE NUTSHELL WRITING TECHNIQUE Online course

                     8-week (audit) screenwriting course by Jill Chamberlain.

2020          BANKROLL YOUR FILM Video Training Series

                     Instructional series by actor/producer Tom Malloy

2019           REEL GREEN CARBON LITERACY for the Film Business

                     Certification issued by ActSafe Safety Association, BC

2016           INDIE PRODUCERS BOOTCAMP

                     10-week, script-to-screen producing bootcamp for filmmakers.

                     Mentor Producers: Randy Becker and Rich Guay

2015           VISUAL STORYTELLING WORKSHOP 2

                     Architecture of visual style and subtext, techniques to recreate various genres and looks.

                     Mentor Director: Alex Buono

2015           DIRECTING MOTION WORKSHOP

                     Cinematic language of camera movement to enhance the story.

                     Mentor Director: Vincent Laforet

2012 and 2014         THE PRODUCER INCUBATOR WORKSHOP

                     Strategic guidance on finance and distribution plans, packaging for pre-sales,

                     audience-engagement. Mentor Producer: Stacey Parks

2011            DOV SIMENS DIRECTING, WRITING AND PRODUCING MASTERCLASS

                     2-day seminar for producing and directing (day 1) and screenwriting (day 2)

                     Mentor Director: Dov Simens, Mentor Writer: Syd Field

2010           THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX OFFICE (TOTBO) WORKSHOP

                     New models of digital distribution and marketing for filmmakers.

                     Mentor Producer: Jon Reiss

2009          CREATING BLOCKBUSTER WORLDS WORKSHOP

                     Transmedia Storytelling for filmmakers and screenwriters.

                    Mentor Producer: Jeff Gomez

2008           LANGARA COLLEGE, CANADA

                      Diploma in Film Arts

2006           CAPILANO UNIVERSITY, CANADA

                      Diploma in Fine Arts

2005           CAPILANO UNIVERSITY, CANADA

                      Diploma in Commercial Animation

2003           VANCOUVER INSTITUTE OF MEDIA ARTS (VanArts)

                      Diploma in Traditional 2D Animation

Languages Spoken:

English, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, French, Malay, Mandarin

TESTIMONIAL:

“Having worked repeatedly with Javier, I have been on set and personally observed his growth as a director since first meeting him in 2013. Even then, I felt he had great potential as he was highly collaborative when there was time to be so, and very decisive when there wasn’t. I’ve worked with a great many highly regarded directors, including the great Robert Wise, and the best of them all had this great sense of balance between collaboration and decisiveness. I watched him manage a great many difficult situations with a clear head and strong sense of leadership.”

                                                                                     Jon Povill, Writer of Total Recall, Star Trek, Sliders