Raafi Rivero is an Adjunct Assistant Professor who has directed numerous short films, advertisements, and music videos in addition to work in design. His directing credits include a suite of promos for HBO’s True Blood, content for Prudential, Microsoft, Sony, and The Rockefeller Foundation. Their Eyes Were Watching Gummy Bears, a 2010 short film, played more than 20 film festivals, winning honors in multiple cities. Raafi’s music videos for Ghostface Killah and Styles P have aggregated over a million views online. 72 Hours: a Brooklyn Love Story?, Raafi’s first feature film, premiered at the LA Film Festival in 2016 and is currently airing on Starz Network. Raafi holds an MFA in Film from Howard University and a BA in Art/Semiotics from Brown University. His writing about new media has appeared in The New York Times.