After serving his country for twelve years with the United States Navy, Afonso J Henrique decided it was time to go back to school to follow his true calling in life – storytelling through Film just like the Filmmakers he respected and looked up to as a kid. Throughout his time in college, while attaining his A.A. in Writing and Literature from the Borough of Manhattan Community College and B.A. in Screenwriting and Film Studies from Brooklyn College, he was selected for a Screenwriter's Fellowship with Time Warner.
In just a few years, Afonso’s passion and dedication for the love of his craft have blossomed. Afonso’s writing and style have been noted and compared to the likes of Shane Black and Guillermo del Toro. He is a visionary with an eye to tell stories that truly resonate with the human and universal condition. Something he believes is missing in the world today.
The Red Nose Day Special
Film Miscellaneous Crew
The Jimmy Star Show with Ron Russell
Film by Afonso J Henrique (Crime, Drama, Thriller and Short) Writer/Director Edward Kiss is a veteran who's had it up to his eyeballs with how corrupt his city's representatives have become. So he takes it upon himself to kidnap New York City Mayor Rudy Ratliff by pretending to be an Uber the Mayor requested. As Rudy regains consciousness from being shot in the shoulder by Edward, he comes face to face with his abductor in a series of satirical and maniacal exchanges that leads to Edward dragging Rudy to a local gas station just to grab some snacks. Rudy finds some type of salvation, in Raj, the gas attendant, at least so he thinks. Raj, who can care less about the mayor and more about making a sale makes life just as difficult for Rudy as Edward does. As Ed goes back and forth, with which snacks he's going to bring home for the night, Rudy is going back and forth with Raj about why Raj should help him stop Edward. If things couldn't get any crazier, a customer named Alex shows up and throws in a spin Raj and Rudy can't even believe when she asks Edward for ... Written by Afonso J Henrique
The Other Capulet
Film by Afonso J Henrique (Drama, Thriller and Short) Writer/Director Rosaline is not your typical New Yorker; she's had a curse passed down to her by her mother, who was on her death bed. For Rosaline to break her curse she needs to bear a son, unfortunately, it may be a little too late for her. Her only hope is meeting her one true love, a Prince Charming per say - the one who can help set her free from this curse. As Rosaline sits next to one of her latest victims, she contemplates on her day, her age, and her life from this point on. Forsaking her mother, for her state in the modern world, is one of her biggest conflicts, along with the fact that every man she meets, swoons over her immediately and eventually perishes. In the case of Romeo, who she unexpectedly meets, and falls head over heels for, it's a lot trickier for Rosaline than she foresees. After a defiant and persistent Romeo shows up at Rosaline's door, every day for two weeks, charming her with smiles and tea, Rosaline thinks Romeo can possibly be the one to break and save her from this ... Written by Afonso J Henrique
For Sale: Baby Shoes, Never Worn
Film by Afonso J Henrique (Drama and Short) Writer/Director This is the universal storytelling of women who come face to face with stillborn death through the connection of baby shoes.
Rhythm + Flow
TV Serie Miscellaneous Crew
James Tolan Student Writing Award (Literary Criticism - BMCC)
CUNY Brooklyn College
Borough of Manhattan Community College