JJ is a storyteller. His films reflect his love for building relationships with communities, seeing beauty in all places, and that every individual has a unique story.
His first short film "Awaken Honduras" won two awards including the Grand Prize at the Reelstories Film Festival in Malibu, CA (2010). His follow-up film, "In Defense of our Dreams", shot in Nicaragua, won five Telly awards (2012). He is the founder of "Falling Kid" which exists to see the beauty and joy within humanity and share those using the art of storytelling.
He is currently in post-production on his first feature-length documentary called, "The Dust on Our Feet"