Meet The Team: Rafael

Sophie Burton
Sophie Burton

April 28th, 2022

Meet Rafael!

Rafael Chaffin
Fave food
Rice and Beans
Fave song
Cara Estranho by Los Hermanos
Spirit animal
Harpy Eagle
No. of Hrs of sleep you need to function
8 or 9 Hours

In our latest ‘Meet The Team’ special, we have the honour of introducing you to the wonderful Rafael, our administrative assistant! A master of organisation, Rafael keeps everything in order, and brings a smile to our faces in the process!

Tell us a bit about your journey into the technical production industry. How did you get to where you are now?
My journey in the technical production industry is recent, but the paths that brought me here started more than 10 years ago when I met Juliana. We studied librarianship together and we live in this interdisciplinary world where we learn to deal and work with all kinds of information, we were also internship colleagues, and a short time later she met Tom Ellis at a job and I ended up meeting him by chance, but I never imagined that these lifelong encounters would bring me here. Then when this opportunity came up, she invited me to work at Tell and now here I am. The audiovisual and production area is something new for me and I would like to dive in and know more about this world.

What is it that you do with/for Tell and what is your favourite part of the job?
I’m an administrative assistant. I help Juliana (Head of administration) with the bureaucratic activities, sorting bookings, assisting with financial tasks and also keeping documents organised. My favourite part is being able to work with people I like and admire, while also keeping things in place. After all, "Organisation and discipline are the key to freedom" Alison Zigulich.

What personal interests/passions do you have and do they ever intersect with the work you do with Tell?
I like playful things, which make me learn through fun, and on this path in search of new knowledge, I read books, watch movies and series, play video games (less than I would like lol), I like to run and hike, cook and eat foods from other cultures and also travel. I believe that activities like this provide new knowledge and experiences and when I met Tell I didn't imagine that many of the things I like would somehow be mixed in one place.

What is the best piece of advice you have ever received in life?
If someone asks you “What is the meaning of life?" answer "Forward".

What film do you quote too often?
In the movie "The Perks of being a wallflower" there's a phrase I always think about. "We accept the love we think we deserve".

What mythical creature do you wish existed irl?

What celebrity lookalike do you get compared to?
Ícaro Silva (Brazilian Actor)

What Guinness world record would you attempt to beat given the opportunity?

We’re extremely lucky to have Rafael on board and cannot wait to see what the future holds. A friendly face and a helping hand, Rafael is yet another fine example of how our team is growing, and we couldn’t be happier to have him join us!