HANSEL PORRAS GARCIA (Pinar del Rio, Cuba. 1994), is a Cuban-American actor, filmmaker, writer, screenwriter, and producer.
Graduated from the National School of Arts in Havana, Cuba, as an actor; and from the Center of Cinematography, Arts, and Television (CCAT-Miami) as a TV and film producer.
His works in theater include a Spanish version of the play “The Cherry Orchard” by Anton Chejov and “La Vida es sueño” by Calderón de la Barca, among others. He has lent his voice to various radio and television commercials and podcasts and has participated in several fiction short films.
As a writer, he was invited to participate in the 2019 Miami International Book Fair, after being the 2019 Cuentomania Festival winner with his short story “Funeral”.
He has written, produced, edited, and directed the short films “Casting” (Cinema Slam Competition Miami Film Festival 2017); “Mundo Cruel” (Finalist Notodofilm Festival, Madrid 2019), and “Las Ausencias” (Best Actor Oklahoma Latino Film Festival 2020).
In 2021 he was selected as Oolite Cinematic Art Resident to produce his micro-budget debut feature film: “Febrero”.
He currently resides in Miami, where he manages his company La Caja de Luna, and he strives to tell stories that reflect the multiculturalism of the city, focusing on the Hispanic community and exploring issues such as sexuality, family, and the individual-society relationship, among others.