Variety Latino's 10 Latinos to Watch: Raúl Castillo

‘Latinos Love To Watch Authentic Characters, There Just Aren’t A Lot On TV’ -Raúl Castillo 

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By: Griselda Flores

Raul Castillo has slowly built a name for himself in Hollywood. His love for the arts began in high school when he joined the drama club, a place that would become his safe-haven. By his senior year, he decided to enroll at Boston University to study independent theater studies with a focus on playwriting.

While at BU he produced a number of scripts about the immigration experience in the United States. One of his most notable scripts, Border Stories was inspired by his own personal experiences after having grown up in the border town of McAllen, Texas.

In 2007, he made his big screen debut in Matthew Bonifacio‘s Amexicano, film directed by Matthew Bonifacio that premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival to positive reviews. The film followed the story between an illegal immigrant and a blue-collar Italian-American from Queens. Since then, Bonifacio has appeared in small budget films, including Cold Weather, Don’t Let Me DrownMy Best DayThe Girl and Bless Me, Ultima.

Raul Castillo has slowly built a name for himself in Hollywood. His love for the arts began in high school when he joined the drama club, a place that would become his safe-haven. By his senior year, he decided to enroll at Boston University to study independent theater studies with a focus on playwriting.

While at BU he produced a number of scripts about the immigration experience in the United States. One of his most notable scripts, Border Stories was inspired by his own personal experiences after having grown up in the border town of McAllen, Texas.

In 2007, he made his big screen debut in Matthew Bonifacio‘s Amexicano, film directed by Matthew Bonifacio that premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival to positive reviews. The film followed the story between an illegal immigrant and a blue-collar Italian-American from Queens. Since then, Bonifacio has appeared in small budget films, including Cold Weather, Don’t Let Me DrownMy Best DayThe Girl and Bless Me, Ultima.

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Raul is also a 2014 recipient of the NALIP Lupe Award, which recognizes a breakthrough Latino artist in honor of late actress and pioneer Lupe Ontiveros.

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