An award-winning producer and award-winning writer, Javier is also Phoenixfire Inc.’s President and creative head. Javier has worked in the entertainment business for over a decade. During this time, he has worked on countless productions ranging from music videos to feature films.
Javier started his career with the award-winning Universal Studios Florida Production Group as a production assistant, working with clients such as Nickelodeon, PBS, The Learning Channel, Sesame Street, Disney and MTV Networks. In 2003, he joined the editorial department of Marvel's The Punisher (starring John Travolta). After moving to South Florida, Javier worked as an editor for the award-winning Information Television Network. During that time, he edited over 50 shows for the national show Healthy Body, Healthy Mind and Waging War on Cancer.
In 2014, along with David A. Vargas, Javier went on to write and produce the romantic comedy feature film, Love and Hostages, which he wrote. The film went on to win Best Feature at the Widescreen Film Festival and Hollywood Florida Film Festival and Best Florida Film at Silver Springs International Film Festival. One of Javier's dream was accomplished in 2017 when Love and Hostages premiered in theaters in Puerto Rico. "Growing up in Puerto Rico, I went to the movies almost weekly. To see one of my own films play on the big screen is a dream come true."
The film is currently available on Amazon Prime, Tubi, Pluto TV, iTunes, Google Play and more.
In 2017, Javier and David went on to create the award-winning Hialeah: A Comedy Series (Best Web Series OMNI Cultural TV Fest, Best Web Series Florida Comedy Festival) The story of the Jewish Boy from Chicago who comes to the City of Progress, Hialeah, to live with his Cuban-American wife won over audiences, including the award-winning World Premiere Event at the Milander Arts and Cultural Center in the heart of Hialeah which drew a crowd of over 900 people.
Javier’s dedication, passion, skills and attitude are the core of Phoenixfire’s drive to succeed. An inventive imagination is clearly seen in his numerous feature film scripts and a handful of projects in various states of development. Originally born and raised in Puerto Rico, he currently lives in South Florida with his wife and kids.