Juan was born in Guayaquil, on the coast of Ecuador. After living in Ecuador, Chile and Argentina, at the age of 18 he moved to Quito. Juan graduated from Universidad San Francisco de Quito in 2007 with a Bachelor of Arts in Film and Video. In 2008 participated with his documentary film "El Triciclo" in the Encuentros del otro cine Film Festival (EDOC). He has been a camera operator and editor for different TV shows in Ecuador, as well as director of photography in short films with different directors. At the moment, Juan is pursuing a MFA in Film Production at Ohio University.