Rafa for Symtuza

Welcome to NERD! We love your heartfelt creative approach. As it happens we have just the right NERD to bring this to life in a elegant and emotive way. His global lifestyle and journey has allowed Rafa to learn, absorb through his film and photography and then bring to life some heart warming and also heart breaking stories. He is obsessed with giving the highest degree of plausibility to his images, his films don’t look like fiction and his commercials don’t look like advertising. He is also one of our diversity & inclusion champions, promoting diversity on and off screen.

Born in Palma de Mallorca, Director and screenwriter educated in Barcelona and New York. Rafa's first feature film "Yo" (Me) has received numerous awards, among them the Revelation of the Year Award at the Cannes Film Festival, the FIPRESCI at the International Film Festival in Rotterdam and the Gran Prix at the Annecy Bienial.

He has shot campaigns for such brands as IKEA, McDonald's, La Quiniela, AirBnB and PhotoEspaña, and has won several awards such as the Golden Sol at the San Sebastian Advertising Festival, the Effectiveness Grand Prix granted by the Spanish Advertisers Association and the "Excellence in Advertising" Award at the Reina Sofia Modern Art Museum in Spain.

We are a creative production studio representing a diverse range of hand-picked directors and illustrators, crafting live-action, animation, mixed-media and illustration styles for TVCs, online content, OOH/DOOH and more.

Our team of fiercely talented Directors, Illustrators and Producers from all backgrounds and walks of life bring our similarities and differences together under one roof to bring to life creative concepts that exceed client expectations for every brief. Our collaborative approach is not something we practice internally only, NERDs work closely with our clients too, from the early development stages of the production process to create a bespoke look and feel for the brand, something instantly recognisable! We are flexible in our workflows and approach to ensure the highest creative quality output on each and every one of our carefully crafted visuals, that we can altogether be proud of.

We strongly believe that nurturing talent and championing diversity are the key ingredients to producing powerful visuals that stand out, engage and communicate with real people across the world. That's why we are active diversity and inclusion advocates, constantly seeking, nurturing and empowering young talent, female talent and talent from under-represented backgrounds. Our goal is to help change and reshape our industry to be a more diverse and inclusive one, today, tomorrow and for future generations to come.

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