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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. KrauseJameson Townsie Carr

Grips: Jared-Rubinstein-TowlerRyan Robert Minford

Steadicam Operators: Massimo BordonaroTom FedakChris Loh

Production Assistants: Joseph LaoAmadu S. Haruna

Motion Graphics: Siyang WenAustin Hyde

VFX: Siyang WenColor: Sushil Gangaraju

Featuring: ThatGirlMair

Lifeguard: Alexandre Lysiak

Bodybuilder: Ike Catcher

Valet Attendant: Henry Jones

Bellboy: Daniel Olsen


Greetings From Los Angeles

Now playing in the JW Marriott L.A. LIVE hotel lobby, by the elevators, and in hotel rooms.

A Family Affair

A family affair; Thomas Mulroney, Mary Pat Denney and ThatGirlMair pictured together for the premiere at L.A. LIVE.

Greetings From Los Angeles

An adorable short film about a girls' dream day in Los Angeles. Directed by Javier Barcala featuring ThatGirlMair for JW Marriott.

ThatGirlMair & Javier Barcala

ThatGirlMair and Javier Barcala pictured together for the premiere at L.A. LIVE. Barcala was the writer and director for the fantastical short film.

Ads of The World

"Greetings From Los Angeles" featured on Ads of The World.

ThatGirlMair & Yasuko Sakuragi

ThatGirlMair and Yasuko Sakuragi pictured together for the premiere at L.A. LIVE. Sakuragi was the makeup artist for the short film.




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