Javier Prato began his devotion to filmmaking at the early age of 14 when his father gave him a video camera for his birthday. A native from Argentina, Javier moved to Los Angeles in 1998 to pursue his filmmaking career. His satirical short "Jesus Christ: The Musical", surprisingly became one of the top viral distributed video on the Internet. His short "Empty Arms" was selected as one of the top 20 finalists at "YouTube Project Direct" film competition, led by award winning director of "Juno" Jason Reitman. In 2007, he received an MBA in Entertainment and New Media at NYU and in early 2008 he formed the LA-based viral video production company "Gadget Films."