Huili Raffo. MFA Graduate Screenwriting Program, University of Southern California. Fulbright Scholar. Screenwriter, Filmmaker, Photographer, Illustrator, Musician, Cultural Agitator. (In order of proficiency). He lives in East Sussex, UK.
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Grew up in Buenos Aires. Went to film school. Worked in many movies, including one with Charly García, which in retrospect is awesome. Then attended proper film school in LA and went to Largo every Friday for five years. Which in retrospect is even awesomer.
Wrote many screenplays, some got made, some are in limbo, some may still happen.
Inexplicably, I spent most of last decade writing non-fiction. In 2004, while living in Madrid, we created TP: Los Trabajos Prácticos, a collective magazine/blog that, sensing the increasing polarization in Latin American politics and culture, attempted to fight it, with mixed results. This led to two books: Holy Fuck, about our experience with TP (Ediciones Garrincha), and Progresismo, with Gustavo Noriega (Random House/Mondadori). For a couple of years I wrote a weekly editorial column for Diario Perfil (Argentina). I have no idea why those articles are not online, ask them.
For TP, almost a decade before everyone started making podcasts, we made one whose sophistication remains unmatched (except of course by Joe Frank, who is both inventor and master of the format). Expanding on that concept, here’s The South Downs, which I can’t describe or explain, but I really like. If you want to watch one episode, start here.
My Political Science photo book is sold out, but you can still find the first issue of its magazine version, which may or may not evolve into something else.
We are building a house. It takes time, especially when it rains, which is often. We are flying to Bombay, LA and Buenos Aires, not at the same time.
We are more confused than we used to be about the state of the world.
There will be a new South Downs episode, and here's a brief trailer.
See that man, who just got off the bus? That's the main character. We've been together for a while now. It could be a movie, or two. Or three 10-hour seasons. Or a novel, which I have no intention of writing, ever. I'm back at it this year. We'll see.
Then there's a monster movie. Estimate three years.
In the meantime, I hope, quicker projects that should either pay the bills or make life more interesting. Or both. Why not both? If you want to know about them when they happen, you can subscribe to our newsletter.