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About Me

Born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela, Raul's artistic career began at a very young age in his home country, working in several TV and film projects. While growing up, he was cast in popular Venezuelan productions, like the TV series "Túkiti, crecí de una!" and the film "Sr. Presidente”, both from the renowned Radio Caracas Television, among others. 

 

Most recently, he graduated from the University of Miami with a B.A. in Theater Arts and Advertising. At this prestigious university, he was able to train, collaborate, and work with some of the best artists of Broadway and the world, including Tony-Award-Winner director Moises Kaufman, Grammy-Award-Winner Arturo O'Farrill, Pulitzer-Price-Winner Nilo Cruz, director Victor Lirio, actor Caesar Samayoa, actor Christina Sajous, and many others. He's also worked and workshopped plays such as "Red" by John Logan, "The Oldest Boy" by Sarah Ruhl, "Rescatando La Navidad" by Christian Valencia, and "Quedamos para Sushi" by Silvia de Esteban.  

 

His film "Nereus" (aka: "Drowning Echo"), in which he stars as one of the leads, premiered at the 2018 HBO New York Latino Film Festival, and since then, it has been released for theaters in more than 20 countries worldwide, including UK, China, Turkey, Taiwan, Mexico, and the US, where it's currently available for VOD. The film earned him several acting nominations for his performance, including Best Actor at the LAIFFA. Likewise, another one of his films, "Simón", has also been selected in prestigious film festivals internationally, like Camerimage and ARPA International Film Festival, and it has premiered in theaters all across South America.

 

Commercially, Raul has been the image for a long list of very distinguished brands throughout his career, such as Honda, Stella Artois, Spotify, Ford, Sony, ESPN, Samsung, Chipotle, Captain Morgan, BlackBerry, Metro PCS, Kevita, Kay Jewelers, Claro, and many others.

Finally, his passion for storytelling doesn’t end there. In the last few years, Raul has also created and written several projects and screenplays for his newly founded production company, Beach House Films. He is the author of the short films “Cicatrices”, "Wolves", "Cold-Blooded Animals", and “Bleeding Wounds", the TV series “Los Lobos Blanco” (aka: "The White Wolves"), the feature film “Kapüy”. and one of the co-writers for "Pretty Russell".