Rafael Motamayor

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Stavanger, Norway
University Of Stavanger
Shonen Anime, Star Wars Animated Projects, Kids' Animation
  • Rafael was part of a team of writers that selected the 100 best animated sequences in history that won an award from the New York Press Club.
  • He interviewed Hideaki Anno about making the last Evangelion movie.
  • Rafael has covered every major international festival, from Cannes to Venice.


Rafael Motamayor has worked as a writer specializing in covering animation since 2018 for outlets such as Vulture, IGN, Polygon, IndieWire and The Hollywood Reporter. He keeps up with as many new anime shows as humanly possible while looking forward to his next film festival.


Rafael has bachelor's and master's degrees in journalism and documentary production from the University of Stavanger, where he combined his passion for both filmmaking and journalism.
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