Thursday, July 28, 2022

This week on Good Story Live! Jesse and Ginger talk to Actor Rafael Silva.

Rafael Silva is a Brazilian-American actor, writer, and musician born in São Paulo, Brazil. Rafael grew up in Colombia and at the age of nine moved to Boston, Massachusetts. Having spent his early formative years traveling throughout the American continents, he speaks Portuguese, Spanish, and English fluently.

Acting came rather naturally to him very young. From church plays at the age of seven to later attending Malden High School, where he was part of the theater program, Play Production. He taught himself how to sing, play the drums, and the piano.

His first acting credit on a feature film was portraying Friedrich Bhaer’s best friend in Greta Gerwig’s Little Women. He shares the screen with Saoirse Ronan and Louis Garrel. Some other titles include Matt Charman’s Netflix film The Mothership, Sharon Maguire’s Disney film Godmothered, and Adam McKay's Netflix film Don't Look Up.

Rafael has also starred in multiple short films. In “To Be Heard”, a Latinx story written and directed by Steven Luna, Rafael plays Daniel, an older brother with a short fuse. The film premiered at RIIF 2019, an Academy Award® qualifying festival, and went on to win several awards. Having collaborated for the first time with Egyptian writer/director Youssef Hesham, he starred as Daniel in “The New Tenant”.

When Rafael is not acting or making music, he’s usually writing stories, producing films with his friends, or experimenting with a new recipe to cook while his cat Simon lingers nearby.

Mentioned in the Show:

  • You've Got Mail starring Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan,
  • Greta Gerwig's Little Women,
  • Adam McKay's Netflix film Don't Look Up,
  • Matt Charman’s Netflix film The Mothership

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