Nominated for Best Director, Best Actress, Best Fashion, and Best Music at the 2017 La Jolla International Fashion Film Festival.
Greetings From Los Angeles is a short film directed by Javier Barcala featuring ThatGirlMair for "JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE, recipient of this year’s Condé Nast Traveler’s Top Hotels in Los Angeles: Best Reader’s Choice Award, to create fresh in-house video content that captures the essence of Los Angeles, as told from the viewpoint of (a) young local (artist). Along the same vein as the Marriott International’s Content Studio, focused on innovating corporate brand marketing, the on-site video tells a larger story about the hotel’s place in the community through a cultural lens. Beginning January 25, 2017, (this video) will live in various locations throughout the hotel’s public areas, on exhibition to guests and visitors, crediting (the) artist for (his) work."
“'Providing our guests with an immersive sense of place, and staying true to our L.A. roots, is important to us, and we saw a unique opportunity to share the hotel’s appreciation for Los Angeles and its ties to the community by working with (Barcala),' says Javier Cano, general manager. 'We’ve really taken the ‘local’ and ‘experiential’ trends to the next level by supporting and exhibiting young creators making art in our own city.'”
"Born and raised in Spain, Javier Barcala is a filmmaker, writer, creative director, and multi-lingual tennis enthusiast based in L.A. He recently graduated with honors from ArtCenter College of Design with an MFA in film directing, and holds a dual undergraduate degree in journalism and visual communications from University of Antwerp in Belgium and Universidad Complutense of Madrid. The Fulbright Scholar—whose passion lies in bridging the gap between contemporary art, fashion, and commerce—earned the Mary Pickford Endowment Award and the Leonardo da Vinci European Excellence Award, in addition to numerous other accolades. Often drenched in humor and magic realism, his work ranges from highly stylized fantasy films to everyday life stories."
- Source: Marriott press release dated January 24, 2017 by Amy Campbell.
Advertising Agency: Large Productions, Los Angeles, USA
Creative Director / Director: Javier Barcala
Executive Producer: Andrew Harlow
Producer: Elran Ofir
Cinematographer: Marz Akio Miller
Line Producer: Andrea Catalina Sastoque
1st AD: Ignacio Sepúlveda Barrientos
Production Designer: Christophe Coppens
Wardrobe: The Way We Wore
Makeup: Yasuko Sakuragi
Art P.A.: Michael McDowell
1st AC: Malcolm McCarthy
2nd AC: Ariel Navarrette Spahn
Gaffers: Kai K. Krause, Jameson Townsie Carr
Grips: Jared-Rubinstein-Towler, Ryan Robert Minford
Steadicam Operators: Massimo Bordonaro, Tom Fedak, Chris Loh
Production Assistants: Joseph Lao, Amadu S. Haruna
Motion Graphics: Siyang Wen, Austin Hyde
VFX: Siyang WenColor: Sushil Gangaraju
Lifeguard: Alexandre Lysiak
Bodybuilder: Ike Catcher
Valet Attendant: Henry Jones
Bellboy: Daniel Olsen
and production designer Christophe Coppens on location in Venice Beach.