Originally from Medellin, Colombia, S.J. Safra was born to Sephardic Jewish parents of Spanish and Portuguese ancestry. He served in the U.S. Army and is a retired combat veteran with deployments to Israel, Iraq and Kuwait.
In his heart he's always been a storyteller and has always channelized this throughout his life. Story telling has allowed him the escapism he needs from the reality of life. Safra has a passion for character driven thrillers that cross the board from drama, fantasy, sci-fi, history, war and horror.
Safra is a Wounded Warrior Project Alumni and earned the Bachelors of Fine Arts in Filmmaking from the New York Film Academy.