Rafael de la Uz
Born in Havana, Cuba, Rafael graduated from the University of Havana in 1996, then, in 1998, earned a degree in Cinematography from the world-renowned International School of Film and Television, in San Antonio de los Baños, Cuba. As Producer, Director and Cinematographer De la Uz has collaborated in several high profile documentaries: The Cuban Game, a feature-length documentary that won international acclaim and garnered several awards from film festivals around the world, including LaCinemaFe in New York, the BBC’s Grierson Award Venezuela; Revolution in Progress, a production of Discovery/Times TV; Alive Day Memories: Home from Iraq for HBO; and Roads to Memphis for the prestigious PBS series American Experience. In addition to his commercial work in New York for well-known brands like Calvin Klein and L’Oreal, Rafael also shot his first feature film, Exposed, an independent thriller which was honored by the New York International Independent Film and Video Festival in 2009. More recently, Rafael has resumed was Director of Photography on Carillo, Communist, a 2010 Goya Award nominee and Turia Film Festival winner for Best Documentary of the Year, and the feature film La Mitad de Óscar (Half of Oscar). In 2011 Rafael was awarded as Best Cinematography at Festival du Cinema Espagnole Toulouse, France, 2011 for La Mitad de Oscar (Half of Oscar).
Currently, De La Uz is Co-Producing and Co-Directing Waiting for Castro a documentary about the future transformation of Miami after the end of the Castro era in Cuba.