Joant Úbeda is the son of Nicaraguan refugees who fled from the country’s Sandinista-Contra War of the 1980s. His mother arrived in San Francisco, California, a sanctuary city, a few weeks before his birth. This granted him dual citizenship for both nations.

   At age 10, his parents bought him a small camcorder with which he made short action films with his neighbors and edited them in camera. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in multimedia with Hawai’i Pacific University, and later his Master of Fine Arts degree in film production with New York University. He is currently based in Singapore and works around the region as well.
   His short film, Spirit from the Meadow, made in Hong Kong, a dark comedy dealing with the supernatural, has been played in multiple festivals around the U.S. and in the U.K. 
   In 2015, he directed a music video for the band Spacedays. And in 2016, directed another for the artist Intriguant.
   He is currently working on a feature-length documentary delving into the philosophies, daydreams, and crucial moments of strangers that he and his co-director randomly come across.
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