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Rafael Noriega (The Wizard)
Director | Cinematographer

As a passionate director, Rafael Noriega created his growing portfolio of documentaries, TV pilots, and films based on a single mantra – feel the story. Creating a script, crafting a shot list, finalizing locations are crucial, however, emotion is essential. After collaborating and leading over 20 film projects Rafael discovered filming translates into feeling. This inspiration influenced the detailed lighting design applied in…

Demo Reel 2020

Wizard Studios Reel 2023

Explorandum Short Film | Award Winner - Subculture Film Fest 2022

The disappearance of two teenagers last seen in the infamous Blood-Hill Forest unnerves a sleepy suburban community, and revives the cold case file of a missing child who disappeared in the same forest under questionable, possibly paranormal, circumstances.

Alex (Elvis Sanchez), a talented but undiscovered singer looking for a chance to go viral and capitalize social media stardom, is on the hunt for his big break. On the verge of obsession, Alex's preoccupation to become a star fills the void left by the untimely disappearance of his twin brother; the child who went missing in the Blood-Hill Forest many years earlier. His voracious appetite for creating viral content is supported by his enthusiastic friend, Finn.

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Explorandum Teaser 2022

Article by VoyageMIA 

Today we’d like to introduce you to Rafael Noriega  (The Wizard).

Rafael, we appreciate you taking the time to share your story with us today. Where does your story begin?

When I was a child I had an opportunity to use an analog Kodak camera, and when I looked through the viewfinder, the trajectory of my life changed. The feeling of capturing a moment with that tiny box was something I could not explain — I knew I was…

Polyphia – Reverie 2023

An Island in time 2023

Shadow Six Racing 2022

Parasomnia Immersive 2022


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