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. 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 & many more. Rafael specializes in long format narrative and is sponsored by Panavision as one of there regular Cinematographers. He's only form of education has been the American Society of Cinematographers. 

Scheduled for theatrical release in summer-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. He is currently in post production for his fourth Syfy Channel Network Picture scheduled for air date in late summer 2017.