About Raafi Rivero

Director, writer, photographer.

1st person: I can’t stop looking at the sky. Or anyplace else.
If it involves making strong decisions about the way something looks or communicates, then that is what I do. Thank you for visiting.

For inquiries or studio visits please give a shout.
painted in florida
Raafi Rivero

3rd person: Raafi Rivero has directed numerous short films, advertisements, and music videos in addition to work in design. His directing credits include a suite of promos for HBO’s True Blood, content for Microsoft, Sony, The Rockefeller Foundation, and an Art Directors Club award-winning viral campaign for the Maryland Lottery. Their Eyes Were Watching Gummy Bears, a 2010 short film, played more than 20 film festivals to date, winning honors in multiple cities. Raafi’s music videos for Ghostface Killah and Styles P have aggregated over a million views online. 72 Hours: a Brooklyn Love Story?, Raafi’s first feature film, premiered at the LA Film Festival in 2016 and is currently airng on Starz Network.

Raafi holds an MFA in Film from Howard University and a BA in Art/Semiotics from Brown University. His writing about new media has appeared in The New York Times.

meditation: painted in florida


for Trayvon & Sandra & Tamir & Eric & Amadou & Emmett & & &

action: unarmed.co

sky with Leica

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