Rafael Afonso was born in Lisbon in 1997. He finished his degree in Screenwriting at Escola Superior de Teatro e Cinema in 2018 (while also studying Editing). In 2008 and 2009 he won 2nd place ex-aequo in the Portuguese children's and youth literature competition (fiction modality), having his short stories published. In 2017, he was part of the Universities Jury of the IndieLisboa festival. He has also participated in some projects as 3rd Assistant Director since 2019, such as A Espia or A Crónica dos Bons Malandros.