J. Xavier Velasco is an award-winning Mexican writer/director based in Brooklyn, NY. His work is defined by the exploration of the otherly, set in an unsettling alternate reality and told through highly stylized visuals and emotional acting. His short film "Juan & La Borrega" (2011) got a Mexican Academy Ariel Award nomination in 2012 for Best Short Fiction Film and screened at more than thirty international film festivals like the AFI Fest. His latest short film "Zerch" (2015) world premiered at the Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival and has been screened in more than twenty international film festivals so far.