I'm Afonso, a writer/director based out of NYC and LA. I'm an avid believer in collaboration and working with other filmmakers, so if you guys ever need anything send me a DM and I will help as best as I can. Cheers.
After serving his country for twelve years with the United States Navy, Afonso J Henrique decided it was time to go back to school to follow his true calling in life – storytelling through Film just like the Filmmakers he respected and looked up to as a kid. Throughout his time in college, while attaining his A.A. in Writing and Literature from the Borough of Manhattan Community College and B.A. in Screenwriting and Film Studies from Brooklyn College, he was selected for a Screenwriter's Fellowship with Time Warner. His “CAN DO” attitude has achieved him many film awards as a screenwriter and filmmaker but “this is just the beginning,” as he always says.
In just a few years, Afonso’s passion and dedication for the love of his craft have blossomed. Afonso’s writing and style have been noted and compared to the likes of Shane Black and Guillermo del Toro. He is a visionary with an eye to tell stories that truly resonate with the human and universal condition. Something he believes is missing in the world today.
Afonso also believes that “we as people sometimes have to go through certain expedition’s in our lives so to prepare us for what we are truly meant to do in this world. The universe speaks to us and if we don’t listen, we will miss out on the fruits of what she is offering.”
Best Film Drama Under 5 Minutes
For Sale: Baby Shoes, Never Worn
Oniros Film Awards
Aosta
2018
Best Screenplay
The Other Capulet
Firefly Film Competition
Los Angeles, CA
2018
Best Film (Gold)
The Other Capulet
Mindfield Film Festival • Albuquerque
Albuquerque
2018
Finalist
The Other Capulet
Hollywood Just4Shorts Film and Screenplay Competition
Los Angeles
2018
Finalist Best Film, Best 1st Time Director, Best Idea
The Other Capulet
Oniros Film Awards
Aosta
2018
Best FIlm
The Other Capulet
Westwing Film Competition
Los Angeles
2018
Best Film
The Other Capulet
Firefly Film Competition
Los Angeles, CA
2018
Best Screenplay
The Other Capulet
Oniros Film Awards
Aosta
2018
Honorable Mention
The Other Capulet
Los Angeles Film Awards
Los Angeles
2017
Best Film and Audience Choice
The Other Capulet
Grove Film Festival
Jersey City
2017
Best Romance Short Film and Honorable Mention(s) Cinematography, Editing, Sound Design and Best Lead Female
The Other Capulet
South Film And Arts Academy Festival
Burgos Rancagua
2017
College
Brooklyn College
Screenwriting and Film Studies
20162018
College
Borough of Manhattan Community College
Writing and Literature
20152016
Birth Date
October 30, 1979
Birth City
Portugal
Current City
New York
Hometown
Faro
Height
5'11"
Gender
Male
Eye Color
Brown
Zodiac Sign
Scorpio
"Everything you can imagine is real." - Picasso
I'm Afonso, a writer/director based out of NYC and LA. I'm an avid believer in collaboration and working with other filmmakers, so if you guys ever need anything send me a DM and I will help as best as I can. Cheers.