About

// Juan David is a Franco-Colombian Director and Producer based in Prague, Czech Republic. CEO and founder of Pantheon Pictures®, director of film, music videos, TV and commercials. Juan David’s projects are characterized by his uniquely dynamic style of storytelling, which he places at the backbone of every project he takes on. His highly-nurtured talent and meticulous attention to detail take full advantage of the fast moving landscape of film technology.

Joining a new wave of globally-minded independent filmmakers, Juan David’s strong creative focus on modern day lifestyles across the world is informed by his fluency and cultural background in French, Spanish & English.

Juan David was born in 1985 in Paris, France, where he spent his early years, before then moving to Colombia. His father is a prestigious Psychoanalyst and his mother a writer and economist. Juan David graduated in 2008 with a BFA in Visual Arts from Pontifical Xaverian University. That same year he co-founded the film production company, Lumen SMG, where he made his directorial debut with the short film “Aletheia” alongside the music video “El Truquito” for the Colombian band, Radio Rebelde.

Simultaneously, he attended film school in San Antonio de los Baños in Cuba, specializing in scriptwriting, and took part in various film-craft workshops in the USA, which led to his certification as a professional editor. His advanced skills in editing and proficiency in dramatic-montage gave him the opportunity to work in Colombia as a full-time editor on a respected broadcast TV channel over the next two years.

In 2010 Juan David moved to Prague, where he attended and specialized in film directing at Prague Film School. His first short film, “Czech Please!” was officially selected in the SFC at the Cannes Film Festival 2011, the Brest International Film Festival 2012, France, & TISFF 2012 in Greece.

In 2012 he founded Pantheon Pictures, Creative Film Production Company, establishing himself in the European market and enhancing his dynamic expertise in the production and direction of filmmaking, documentaries, adverts, music videos and fashion films.

In September 2013 he won the 1st Prize in the VMA Action/Cut Film Festival in L.A. for his epic music video by Greek DJ, Etostone, and the song “Together”.

 

For more information regarding Juan David´s work and Awards click here The-Work-of-Juan-David-Salazar

 

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