Javier was born in Murcia, Spain, on the 11th December 1975. He studied Journalism in Salamanca and Valencia, where he graduated and started his promising career at Agencia EFE, the leading news agency in Spanish and the fourth biggest worldwide. Javier later became Chief Culture Writer, a position that allowed him writing many cinema features and covering international film festivals, as well as deepening his understanding and love for filmmaking.
In 2013, Javier moved to Nairobi as a sub-Saharan Africa correspondent and soon was appointed EFE's bureau chief for this region. While in Kenya, he has specialized in shooting and editing breaking news and investigative videos on social and Human Rights issues. In 2015 he got a European Journalism Centre (EJC) grant, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, that allowed the making of the documentary film Owino, his first professional work as a director.