Rafael Augustin

Writer

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Rafael Agustín is a writer on the award-winning The CW show, Jane the Virgin. He is a 2016 Sundance Fellow for his TV family comedy, Illegal, based on his life as a former undocumented student. Agustín co-created and co-starred in the national touring, award-winning autobiographical comedy, N*gger Wetb*ck Ch*nk, which received acclaim from the LA Times, New York Times, Denver Post, and won awards for its advancement of social justice in the arts. 

Rafael Agustín currently serves as Executive Director of the Latino Film Institute, where he oversees both the Youth Cinema Project and LALIFF (Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival). Earlier this year, the LA Weekly named Agustín one of the fifty most essential people in Los Angeles. He received his BA and MA from UCLA’s School of Theater, Film & Television and is an alumnus of the CBS Diversity Comedy Showcase.


Artist's Chosen Interview:
Mt. San Antonio College Gives the Alumnus of the Year Award to Former Undocumented Student, Rafael Agustín


Artist's Work:

Jane the Virgin (2017 - 2018)


Inspirational Resources/Recommendations:

Youth Cinema Project

Los Angeles Latino Film Festival