Emile Rafael’s passion for filmmaking and photography took root early on. Raised in Prague he was inspired by the landscape of central Europe and the large-scale Hollywood productions often shooting there.
After a years stint as a producer, Emile made the leap to directing by creating beautiful videos for the likes of Katy B, X Ambassadors, Jamie N Commons, and Stubborn Heart. His love of photography and documentary films heavily influences his voice as a director, pushing him to seek out visual boldness and human truth in equal measure.
Emile has collaborated with Nowness and I-D on an array of projects, and his work has been featured in SHOTS, The Beak Street Bugle, The Reel, 1.4, and Little Black Book, among others. His video for MØ’s “Walk This Way” also earned him the trophy for Danish Music Video of the Year at the 2014 Danish Music Awards.