Rafael Feldman

Born in Dublin, Ireland and raised in Toronto, Canada, Rafael Feldman is an American producer, writer, director and actor who has worked in film and television, both on and off-screen, for over twenty-five years. As a comedian, he studied with such companies as The Groundlings and The Second City, writing and performing improv, sketch and stand-up comedy in Toronto and Los Angeles. As an actor, highlights include appearances in Joss Whedon’s “Serenity” and hit TV shows “Monk”, “Without A Trace”, “Dexter” and “Masters of Sex”. In more recent years, Rafael has shifted focus to writing and producing, having penned several spec scripts for film and television. In 2009, he co-founded C&R Productions in Los Angeles, producing music videos, promos, short films and documentaries. After his film “Mona Lisa – Leonardo’s Earlier Version” won Best International Short Documentary at the Garden State Film Festival, Rafael went on to produce a world-tour exhibition surrounding the controversial painting. His latest directing and producing credits include the “Chain Smoke” series for AdWeek and documentary films for The American Heart Association and the Overseas Press Club of America. In addition to filmmaking, Rafael has worked in the real estate industry for more than a decade and is an established and respected agent with Compass in Manhattan. Rafael currently resides in New York City, where he continues to write, direct and produce both scripted content and documentary films and series.

Describe the Impact of a Project you’re focused on.

I have produced a variety of films for organizations such as the American Heart Association. Many of the films I make are stories of survival - usually from some affliction or disease - or stories that shine a light on important issues or problems. Ultimately, I help to raise awareness and support for many of these causes. I am presently working on developing a feature film - a true story of a woman who blazed a trail through barriers of societal norms to create one of the most important publications in the country.

What results do you hope for when the impact is amplified?

By helping these organizations to raise awareness and support, my hope is to help secure funding, which is critical for research and the dissemination of information. By making films (including scripted features) that are uplifting and inspiring, or have important messages or that put serious issues in the spotlight, I hope that audiences will be better informed about things that effect all of us, whether directly or indirectly. I hope they are inspired to take care of themselves and others. Because I believe when we incite people to get involved with important causes, we build strength through numbers and that's what we need to ultimately bring about change where change is needed.

What do you have to offer as a connector? What can you give as expertise to others?

I can give expertise in many areas of the film industry. I am well versed as an indie producer, a writer, director, editor and actor and have many contacts (though not many A-listers) in New York, Los Angeles and Europe. I can also provide real estate advice and services in New York (as well as advice about the Los Angeles market - though not currently licensed there). I can also provide referrals in almost any other market across the country, and in parts of Europe. For any leads that turn into a deal for me, I can also offer referral fees, but by law that can only be to an attorney or licensed agent.
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