F. Javier Gutierrez is an award-winning filmmaker whose work has earned over a hundred film prizes and nominations worldwide. Two-time "Golden Melies" nominee (Best European Fantastic Film), Javier's filmography crosses genres such as horror, sci-fi and thriller. With his first short film, "Brasil", Javier won one of the world's foremost international festivals specializing in fantasy and horror, the Sitges Film Festival. That same year, Javier was presented with the "Silver Melies" (Best European Fantastic Short Film), the Golden India Catalina (Best Ibero-American Short Film), and the Universal Studios Film Master Award (Best European Director), establishing himself as one of the most promising up-and-coming filmmakers in the festival circuit. "Before the fall", Javier's first feature, premiered in the Official Section "Panorama Special" at the Berlin Film Festival. In Spain, the film received top honors at Malaga Spanish Film Festival (Best Film and Best Screenplay), and the TVE Miradas Awards (Best Motion Picture of the Year). After its North American premiere at AFI Fest, the film came to the attention of the US industry, landing #3 in the Hollywood International Watchlist. That same year, "Before the fall" got an offer for a remake from legendary filmmaker Wes Craven. Javier's latest work, "Rings", the third installment of "The Ring" franchise, was produced by Walter Parkes and Laurie MacDonald for Paramount Pictures. Praised by Koji Suzuki, author of "The Ring" novels, "Rings" opened #2 in the US box office and grossed $83M worldwide. Javier is member of the Directors Guild of America, and the European Film Academy, and serves as President of DR. T Producciones (Spain), and Unfiled Films (USA).