A woman finds herself running for her life in the woods.
One minute and 36 seconds of tension.

  • Javier Lavalle
    Cancer & Leo, As Distilled Water
  • Javier J Lavalle
  • Javier Rojas
  • Sara Ruiz
    Key Cast
  • Javier Rojas
    Key Cast
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  • Runtime:
    1 minute 40 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 18, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    20 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Full Sail University
Director Biography - Javier Lavalle

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Javier J Lavalle is a musician and filmmaker. He studied music for seven years, transitioned to photography, and then eventually into filmmaking. Pursuing film and TV production at Manuela Beltran University in Bogota, Colombia, Javier worked as director and cinematographer on multiple school productions. He later studied digital cinematography at Unitec University, producing and directing his short film, As Distilled Water (2014), which screened online that same year.

Javier earned his MFA in Film Production from Full Sail University, where he collaborated on eight short films in the camera, grip, and sound departments. As cinematographer on his thesis film, 5K, a short comedy film about overcoming sexism and other obstacles, Javier worked closely with the GNE team through a 4-day production on location. Javier also composed an original song for the thesis film.

Javier has always been passionate about the arts and storytelling. He had leading roles in over 30 productions, including short films, documentaries, commercials, and music videos. He has written, directed, produced and shot several films including the first-person experimental short film, Fear, the character-driven short film, What’s the Point, which he edited and Cancer and Leo, a story about hope and Semi-Finalist at Los Angeles Cine Festival. In addition to working with digital video, Javier has written and directed a 16mm short film titled The Clitorius.

Javier is currently directing and producing short films and music videos for Florida musicians. He plans to relocate to Los Angeles to continue pursuing his career as a filmmaker.

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Real life is enough inspiration.