J. Xavier Velasco

J. Xavier Velasco is an award-winning Mexican director, writer and editor based in Brooklyn, NY. He graduated with a Bachelor of Physics Degree before becoming a full time filmmaker. Velasco’s short film "Juan & La Borrega" (2011) got a Mexican Academy Ariel Award nomination for best short fiction film and screened at more than thirty international film festivals like AFI Fest, Newport Beach International Film Festival and Palm Springs International Shortfest. Velasco produced the independent feature film Mi America (2015) written and directed by Robert Fontaine, and shot Upstate NY. His latest short film "Zerch" (2015) world premiered at the Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival and has won several awards. Velasco is currently working on several film projects, including his first feature film.


Manning Cartell “Neptunes Wooden Angels”

Manning Cartell “Neptunes Wooden Angels” Directed by J. Xavier Velasco

Marina Moscone FW17

Models: Laura Hanson Sims (Society) and Rachel Finninger (DNA)
Director: J. Xavier Velasco
Music by: Michael Elmquist

Sleeper’s Eyes – Chapter I

Chapter I of a one-minute film series created and directed by J. Xavier Velasco A charming girl napping, dreams herself in a haunting moment of oneiric reality.

Gold no.8

15 secs ad for Gold no.8 bags.
Directed and edited by J. Xavier Velasco
Caldwell Creative Studio

Lady Grey Jewelry FW16 Campaign

Model: Julia Sklar at Fenton Models
Director and editor: J. Xavier Velasco
Music: “No Such Thing As Illusion” by Chairlift (used with permission)
Hair and Makeup: Emily Klein
Producer: Stacey Caldwell
Styled By: Jill Martinelli and Sabine Le Guyader


Short film, trailer
J. Xavier Velasco, director, writer, producer.

Zerch asks his boyfriend Cano to do something terrible for him. Cano, driven by a powerful love, agrees without knowing he is about to sacrifice more than he imagined.

Mi America

Feature film, trailer
Coming to HBO on March 2017
Robert Fontaine, director, writer, executive producer.
J. Xavier Velasco, producer, 2nd unit director.
Official webpage

A Hate-crime has been committed in the small city of Braxton, NY. Five migrant labourers are beaten and killed in an abandoned warehouse near the industrial waterfront. Detective Rolando Ramirez, a resident of this community has been assigned to the case. His journey, will lead him to question his own beliefs of what it means to be an American, and bring those who committed this crime to justice.

Juan & La Borrega

Short film, 11′
J. Xavier Velasco, director, writer, editor.

Juan works in a uniforms store. A safe, mundane life without ambition. Until one day, La Borrega came along.


Short film, 5′
J. Xavier Velasco, director, writer, producer.

G. remembers how he came up with an idea and devoted his life to make it happen. Now he is making progress and achieves an extraordinary act, only with the power of his mind.