|Height||6' 1" (1.85 m)|
Mini Bio (1)
Best known for his cerebral, faith-inspired storytelling, acclaimed writer-director Xavier Garcia was born on May 7, 1983, in Bayamon, Puerto Rico.
At 6 years old, Garcia began writing feature length films, filling volumes of school-issued "blue-books" with page upon page of story. At 8 years old, Garcia finally got his hands on the family's Sony VHS Camcorder and began making short movies with his brother, Jonathan Garcia. His love for story design, both on page and on screen, was cemented during his High School years (1998-2001) at Stoneham High School. A semester spent interning at Avid Cinema Tewksbury allowed Garcia to get his first taste of Non-Linear Video editing on Avid Media Composer for Macintosh. From that point to this day, Garcia has been writing, directing and editing his own films and media projects.
Avid Cinema led to internships at Media One and Public Access Television, where Garcia continued to feed his hunger for storytelling. While studying Spanish Literature and Theater at Colby College (05), Garcia shot his first DSLR feature documentary film, where he learned the guerrilla techniques he would later use to make his first film "Go Walk America." (2012) This documentary film followed Barrett Keene, a PhD Student at Cornell, who was impacted by the time spent at an orphanage in Haiti and resolved to walk 3,475 miles, from Miami to San Francisco, seeking to raise awareness and encourage others to provide the means for 25,000 school uniforms to the Global Orphan Project.
"Go Walk America" was awarded a Telly for excellence in filmmaking which catapulted Xavier's desire to enter the world of narrative filmmaking with his first short film, Armor of God (2016) (2016), on a budget of around $600. This faith-based police drama went on to winning at the San Antonio TX, Christian Worldview Film Festival in 2016. It screened in nine of the world's largest faith-based film festivals, from Los Angeles to Orlando, gaining Garcia enough credibility to gather substantial financing for his next short film.
Garcia's second film was Crossroad (2017), which he directed from his own screenplay based on a short story by his brother Jonathan. Starring Osmani Rodriguez, the film brought Garcia numerous honors, including Best Original Screenplay at the world's most prominent faith-based film festival, Orlando's International Christian Film Festival, and Runner up for Best Picture at the Christian Worldview Film Festival. Garcia went on to write and direct the critically acclaimed short film, A Blood Throne (2020) (2019), starring Pierre Rumpf, Arissa Page, Sean Archulet, and Danny Irizarry.
Garcia captivated audiences with the Biblical thriller A Blood Throne, which he directed and co-produced from his own original screenplay. The thought-provoking drama was a major success, winning Best Picture at the Boston International Film Festival and Best Experimental Film at the New Hope Film Festival in New Hope, PA. Among its many honors, A Blood Throne received seven official nominations, including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Screenplay at some of the most prestigious Indie-film festivals, including the International Christian Film Festival, Worldfest Houston, and Kingdomwood. The film paved the way for the development of their first feature film Voice In The Wilderness.
Xavier and his brother Jonathan co-wrote and produced the King Cobras; Men's Group (2021), a multi-season episodic sketch comedy project, aimed at bringing together the Latino community to engage audiences in little discussed, often taboo subject matter, always resulting in hysterical laughs. Each episode of the show consists of a pre-taped skit starring an ensemble of actors and includes varying guest cameos. The sketches cover a variety of societal topics, mostly focused on American popular culture, ethnic stereotypes, social awkwardness, Latino / Hispanic race relations, Biblical themes, and Christianity popular culture. "Men's Group" Episode One premiere, August 30, 2021.
Garcia resides in Boston, Massachusetts with his wife, Renee and their children. The Garcia brothers also have their own production company, Mount Harvest.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: Xavier Garcia