Rafa Carvalho didn’t study at a film university and had no idea she would become a director, but one day, somebody found her on the streets of São Paulo and asked her to audition for an ad and everything changed. She got the job and felt in love with filmmaking.
Born in Sao Paulo, Brazil, she began her career as a cinematographer. Years later, she seamlessly transitioned into directing and has since shot dozens of commercials and music videos. While she misses her days of teenage surfing, now she spends her free time learning how to play the trumpet.