Raphael Rosalen, 21, born in Brazil and raised both there and in the United States, is a Cinema and Media Studies student at the USC School of Cinematic Arts and a creative filmmaker. By growing up among art, he developed painting and composition skills. With passion for art and storytelling, he has produced videos for the internet since age 9. Raphael has also experienced acting and production for theater, specially when going to the Los Angeles High School of the Arts.
He has written and directed short-films and has had art and film work in museum exhibitions as well as film and photography work selected through contest to be exhibited. The films “Sweet Date” and “Sincerely” play constantly on the University TV of Brazil’s #1 film school, Armando Alvares Penteado Foundation (FAAP), since 2014. In 2015, Raphael won the two best awards at the 6th Annual Global Citizenship Research Symposium and Tournament (Santa Monica College) with his video “Be Color”. In 2016, he also won an award at the 7th edition of the Symposium with the research paper “Gender Inequality: A Dinosaur In Heels”, on gender equality in Hollywood analyzed through Jurassic Park and Jurassic World.
Raphael is currently working towards becoming a cinema and media scholar and improving his filmmaking skills. He currently lives in Los Angeles, CA.