Originally from Mexico, Juan received the prestigious Alfred P. Sloan Foundation grant to write and direct his most recent project, "Spark." This film went on to receive a US Student BAFTA Award nomination in 2016, a DGA award for Best Latino Filmmaker and an HBO distribution deal.
Juan was a 2015 Latino Lens Narrative Shorts Incubator 2nd selection and his short was screened at NALIP’s 2016 Media Fest. Juan’s goal as a filmmaker is to inspire people to use their imagination to transform their reality.

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