Jef Castro

senior artist

Jef never actually read a single comic book growing up, strictly speaking. The artwork alone was the teacher, storyteller, and inspiration. This visual obsession led Jef to Pratt Institute in Brooklyn where he received his BFA in Film and Animation. His need for a pop culture fix steered him to photo editing at Entertainment Weekly and Vibe Magazine and then on to television as production manager for AZN TV's award winning show on Asian and Asian American films, Cinema AZN. He has also storyboarded for various commercials, music videos, and feature films such as "The Motel" and the upcoming "West 32nd". Noting the lack of Asian Americans in popular media, he has also worked with Asian CineVision and their past six New York Asian American International Film Festivals as festival co-director and as creator/curator for their annual music video program.