Nicolas Jara is a Bay Area-based filmmaker and content creative specializing in visual media. 

Focusing on character-driven stories that give a voice to underrepresented and marginalized peoples, he creates visual works that explore different foundations of knowledge and ways of being.

He received the Barbara Hammer Filmmaker Grant for his first short "Guardian", which allowed the film to enter the festival circuit, receiving acceptances from over a dozen festivals and garnering awards. He is currently developing several projects as he continues to work as a freelancer in film production.

Photograph by Richard Lomi for GGXpress