Rafael López Saubidet

Rafael López Saubidet

Rafa can expose the underbelly of the absurd with the lightest of touches or he can capture the delicateness of a tender moment. Whether it’s comedy-dialog, drama or a visual piece, Rafa always manages to deliver award-winning films.

After a few of years studying audiovisual design at the University of Buenos Aires, Rafael went in search of new horizons at the New York Film Academy, where he continued studying filmmaking and shooting several short films. He returned to Buenos Aires to study with renowned theater actor/director Augusto Fernandes and in 2007 Rafael started to work as a director. As if shot straight out of a canon, Rafael instantaneously garnered worldwide attention when the spot he co-directed with Augusto Giménez Zapiola for BAFICI won the gold at Cannes.

Since then, Rafa has become an international sensation, directing in Argentina, Spain, the U.S. (both general market and the Hispanic market), France, Belgium, Germany, etc. and winning countless awards. He splits his times between Europe and the Americas and maintains his love for theater and the acting.