Raffaele was a published poet and short story writer before shifting his focus to the entertainment industry. In 1994, he received certification from Dov S-S Simens’ Hollywood Film Institute, joining such alumni as Queen Latifah, Will Smith, and Quentin Tarantino. That same year, Raffaele enrolled in the Hollywood Scriptwriting Institute, where he spent the next two years honing his craft under noted screenwriter Earl Blakesley, Jr., whose screen credits included the popular television shows China Beach and Tour of Duty.
Raffaele completed creative writing training through the Christian Writer’s Guild in 1995, the same year that he penned the Mars Hill anthology. Raffaele sold his first feature film, Willows Way, to York Entertainment International in 2007, and his second feature film, Back to the Beyond, to Maxim Media International in 2011.
Raffaele consulted on the psychological thriller Dark Minds, which was sold to R-Squared Films (2014 release), and is currently producing an original screenplay entitled One, which focuses on the last remaining human being following the disappearance of the Earth’s inhabitants.
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