Guifre Bantjes-Rafols

Actor | Creator

Guifré Bantjes-Ràfols is an international artist and technician who has worked on productions in Toronto, Barcelona, and Saskatoon.

Most recently he has appeared as Jacob Mercer in Salt-Water Moon (Quarter Century Theatre), Addy in the film Side by Side (Paradox Pictures) and worked on projects such as Burning Vision/Visió Ardent, a Catalan-Canadian co-production presented in Barcelona in 2016 (Tant per Tant). In addition, he has directed and produced a number of short films.

He graduated from George Brown College’s Theatre Arts program in 2016 where, in addition to playing roles such as Alexander Kalabushkin in The Suicide, Mr. Sullen in The Beaux’s Stratagem, and Joe in The Crackwalker, he produced and directed trailers and other promotional materials for the graduating season in 2015-16.

He is a proud member of ACTRA Toronto as well as IATSE Local 300 with whom he's worked since 2009.

PROFESSIONAL TRAINING


PERFORMANCE

Drama
  • (2013-2016) George Brown College' School of Performing Arts (Toronto) - Conservatory Training Program.

    • Acting: Todd Hammond, Diana Reis, Elizabeth Saunders, Jeannette Lambermont-Morey, John Jarvis, Paul Lampert, Sharry Flett
    • Movement: Leslie French
    • Voice: Debora Joy, Cindy Block
    • Speech: Lauren Ferraro, Geoffrey Pounsett
    • Dance: Robert McCollum
    • Stage Combat: Simon Fon
    • Improv: Ed Sahely, Pam Johnson
    • Shakespeare: Kennedy C. McKinnon, Richard Beaune, Claire Calnan
    • Film & TV: Karen Glave
    • Clown: Leah Cherniak
    • Text Analysis: Peter Wylde
    • Voice Over: Krystal Meadows
    • Soulpepper Field Placement:Mike Ross, Diego Matamoros, Ins Choi, Leah Cherniak, Suba Sankaran, John Millard

  • (2012) Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre (New York)

    • Acting: Gary Kingston
    • Voice: Gary Ramsey
    • Dance: Gary Gendell

  • (2012) Tom Bentley-Fisher (Saskatoon) - 10 Weeks - Acting (Studio Acting Master Class).

  • (2011) Tom Bentley-Fisher (Saskatoon) - 10 Weeks - Acting (Breakthrough Acting).

  • (2011) Tom Bentley-Fisher/Larry Bauman (Saskatoon) - 2 Days - Acting (Exploring Acting for Stage and Screen).

  • (2010) University of Saskatchewan/Tom Bentley-Fisher (Saskatoon) - 1 Term - Acting (Drama 118).

  • (2010) Tom Bentley-Fisher (Saskatoon) - 10 Weeks - Acting (Beginner Breakthrough Acting).

  • (2010-11) Kim Searle (Saskatoon) - 20 Weeks - Acting (Introduction to Shakespeare I&II).

  • (2008) University of Saskatchewan - 4 Weeks - Improvisation, Movement, and Characterization (Summer Drama Intensive).


Dance/Movement
  • (2013) Frank Engel (Saskatoon) - 4 Weeks - Mime.

  • (2009-10) Frank Engel (Saskatoon) 20 Weeks - Mime.

  • (2007) Ateneu Popular de Nou Barris Youth Circus School (Barcelona) - 2 Months - Acting, Dance, Gymnastics, Trapeze and other aerial disciplines.

  • (2004) Eldon Pulak (Saskatoon) - 10 Weeks - Breakdance.

  • (2003) University of Saskatchewan (Saskatoon) - 3 Weeks - Dance (Summer Dance Camp).

  • (2002) College of Kinesiology-University School of Dance/Eldon Pulak (Saskatoon) - 10 Weeks - Dance.


Music
  • (2010-12) David Grosse (Saskatoon) - 3 Years - Music (Bass guitar).

  • (2008-09) Ian Martens (Saskatoon) - 2 Years - Music (Bass guitar).

  • (2011) Escola de Músics de Barcelona (Barcelona)- 4 Months - Music (Bass guitar).


TECHNICAL

Theatre
  • (2008) Shakespeare's Shadows - Sound and lighting technician, assistant designer, set construction: Macbeth.

  • (2007) Shakespeare's Shadows - Sound and lighting technician, assistant designer, set construction: The Merchant of Venice.

  • (2005) Shakespeare's Shadows - Spotlight operator: Twelfth Night.

  • (2004) Shakespeare's Shadows - Spotlight operator: Midsummer Night's Dream.


Film
  • (2004) Saskatoon Homeschooling Association/Tom Simes - 10 Weeks - Video Editing, Acting, Filming (YAC Video Editing Class) - Created Music Video for the song "If I had a Million Dollars" by The Barenaked Ladies which won 1st place at Saskatoon Flicks Film Festival.

DESIGN

Set Design
  • (2010) Conseil Culturel Fransaskois/Mark Eriksson (Saskatoon/Regina) - 2 Months - Set Design - Worked on set design and construction for a music video of the song "Confessions"

  • (2009) Escola Superior de Disseny I d'Art Llotja/Meritxell Muñoz (Barcelona) - 1 Month (30hours) - Set Design.

EDUCATION


Post-Secondary
  • (2009-2012) University of Saskatchewan - Arts & Sciences (Saskatoon)

Other
  • (2011) Escola Oficial d'Idiomes (Barcelona) - Catalan - Catalan Proficiency Certificate

FILM & TELEVISION

Project Title
Role
Company
Director
The Orbs
Toby
The Badger Initiative
Vanessa Shaver
Sebastian
Nelson
Bonpland Pictures
James Fanizza
Side By Side
Addy
Paradox Pictures
Ben Ball/Victor Oly
The Fortune Teller
Christian
Sudden Films
Ernesto Travieso
Among Us
Trevor
Niagara College
Lucas Gentilcore
The Silent Treatment
Gui
Therapists Anonymous
Guifre Bantjes-Rafols
Urban Growth
Michael
The Badger Initiative
Andrew Merrigan

THEATRE

His Girl Friday
Earl Williams
Bygone Theatre
Emily Dix
Salt-Water Moon
Jacob Mercer
Quarter Century Theatre
Rochelle Reynolds
The Crucible
Ezekiel Cheever
Kindling Collective
Chelsea Woodard
The Beaux' Stratagem
Squire Sullen
George Brown
Diana Leblanc
The Suicide
Alexander Kalabushkin
George Brown
Mitchell Cushman
Lady Windermere's Fan
Parker
George Brown
James Simon
The Cripple of Inishmaan
Bartley MacCormick
George Brown
Todd Hammond
Lazarus And His Beloved
Lazarus
Broken Hill Theatre
John Maize/Michael Ruderman
Tectonic Plates
Co-creator/Performer
Young Centre Cabaret
Ins Choi
The Changeling
Alsemero
George Brown
Jeannette Lambermont-Morey
A Chaste Maid In Cheapside
Touchwood Sr.
George Brown
John Jarvis
Mad About Munsch
Jeremiah/Ensemble
George Brown
James Simon
Double Néfaste
Hector
La Troupe du Jour
Denis Rouleau
Mirant pel Retrovisor
Guy
Tant per Tant
Tom Bentley-Fisher

OTHER

20,000 Leagues Under The Sea
Apprentice Stage Manager
Kidoons/Wyrd/Panamania
Rick Miller
Promo short: adapted from Lions
Young Man
Tant Per Tant
Tom Bentley-Fisher
Staged reading: Under Milkwood
Multiple Characters
Studio 914
Tom Bentley-Fisher

SPECIAL SKILLS

  • Music: Bass, Guitar, Baritone Voice

  • Languages: Fluent Catalan, Conversational French and Spanish, Basic German

  • Dialects: RP, Cockney, American Southern, Irish, Yorkshire, Newfoundland, Gen Am, Spanish

  • Dance: Selected Ballroom, Basic Ballet, Contemporary, and Jazz

  • Trades: Blacksmithing, Carpentry

  • Sports: Soccer, Swimming, Running, Biking, Canoeing, Snowboarding, Surfing

CERTIFICATIONS

  • Canadian and EU Citizenship (Spain)

  • Member in good standing IATSE Local 300

  • Open Water Diver SCUBA Certification: Certified by ACUC.

  • Basic Actor Combatant: Certified by FDC.

  • G Driver's and M2 Motorcycle Licenses

  • WHMIS