Xavier is a film director recognized for his work across both narrative and commercial disciplines. His work is most commonly associated with his particularly adept eye for beauty, which is perhaps little surprise considering his roots. Born in Guayaquil, Ecuador and raised in Miami, Florida, Xavier was brought up amongst visually stunning landscapes and his drive to explore them gave birth to an interest in photography in his youth. That pursuit would come to serve as the precursor for his transition into film. Visually, he communicates through an immaculate utilization of cinematography and art direction. Emotionally, he engages in poignant character explorations with a steady, but unseen, hand. Xavier has just completed his debut feature, CHRONICALLY METROPOLITAN, which was nominated for Best Picture at the 2016 Woodstock Film Festival. The film was picked up by Universal Home Entertainment and features a stellar cast including Shiloh Fernandez, Ashley Benson, Mary-Louise Parker, Chris Noth, Josh Peck, and Addison Timlin. Prior to his debut feature, Xavier spent eight years working with his mentor, David Frankel, and was involved with projects like THE BIG YEAR, HOPE SPRINGS, and COLLATERAL BEAUTY. During that period, Xavier also directed two short films, SCANDAL and LOSING SAM, both of which played at prestigious film festivals. Xavier is actively working on unique film and commercial projects. Contact: xavi@xaviermanrique.com