After graduating from the medical school university in Peru, Javier Fuentes-León studied film direction in California at CalArts in Los Angeles. His short movie ESPACIOS won the Premio Nacional de Cortos of Peru in 1997. His first long feature film UNDERTOW premiered at San Sebastian in 2009 and won more that 50 awards, including the audience award in Sundance 2010. The film was nominated for the oyas and represented Peru in the 2011 Oscars. His second feature film THE VANISHED ELEPHANT premiered in Toronto Film Festival in 2014 and traveled through many festivals. Fuentes-León was the principal director, co-writter and executive producer of the first season of WILD DISTRICT, shot for Netflix’s Colombia.