Raffy Cortina was born in Spanish Harlem, NY and raised by his Puerto Rican family. He spent most of his days after school at the venerable Boys’ Club of New York. After elementary school, Raffy was afforded the opportunity to attend prep schools in Massachusetts for the next six years.
It was in high school where Raffy originally discovered the thrill of filmmaking. As an underclassman at Occidental College in Los Angeles, Raffy co-founded the school’s first television network, CatAList. For his Senior thesis, Raffy made the short film Bottled Up, which went on to win a Student Academy Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Over the last few years Raffy has surfaced as an exceptional creative force in the ever-evolving media landscape. Already in his young career, he has generated a handful of award-winning films and has also collaborated on numerous websites. Raffy has worked on sets for programs such as Sesame Street, The Learning Channel, Citibank, The New York Stock Exchange and many others.
Raffy founded his production company, Flavor Films, in 2007 and works on all productions as a producer or director. Raffy lives in Los Angeles.