Xavier Cunilleras

Xavier’s work uses a strong cinematic flavor and carefully constructed characters to achieve a clear authenticity that builds to a climax of beautiful details.  His work shows a desire to explore and feel, his willingness for risk, the importance of details, as well as characters who often tell their own story with just a tiny gesture.  His naturalistic approach creates an organic feel.


Originally from Barcelona, Xavier made his way into filmmaking by working on more than 80 commercials, 3 feature films, 20 music videos and numerous documentaries in different roles with collaborators such as Olivier Gondry, Hype Williams and Michael Ballhaus.  Those years of experience and training in the world of cinema drove him to become a director and cinematographer.  Soon he directed a short film called Hands where he was mentored by Montxo Armendariz with executive producers Jerry Bruckheimer and Michael Winterbottom.  The film premiered at Berlinale Film Festival in 2009.  Xavier is equally comfortable on large productions as well as lean indie / documentary projects.  Xavier holds a B.A. in Communication Studies from E.M.A.V. Barcelona, an M.A. in Cinematography from C.E.C.C Barcelona and also studied at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine.  Xavier began working with Co.MISSION in 2014 where he was part of the global team for projects like Meet Me At Starbucks and Google Android Young Together.  Xavier is now based in Mexico City and travels worldwide for projects.