Rafael Leyva is a Los Angeles based Director Of Photography from Ponce, Puerto Rico. This island native started his journey as an aspiring film maker in New York City when he was 19 years old and It was there that he fell in love with Cinematography. Rafael has lensed for clients such as, NBC, Lifetime Channel Network, Syfy Channel Network, National Geographic Society, Investigation Discovery & more recently, he captured a film for Studio Picture Director; Dwight H Little. He specializes in long format narrative and is sponsored by Panavision as one of there regular Cinematographers. Apart from been ASC trained, Rafael has been featured and quoted in the latest September, October & November Issue of American Cinematographer Magazine.
Scheduled for theatrical release in fall 2017, his latest feature film; "Last Rampage", Directed by Dwight H Little (Bones, Prison Break, Marvel's Agents Of Shield, Scorpion, Sleepy Hallow), is a time piece starring Robert Patrick, Heather Graham, Chris Browning and many more.