Nelson Carvajal was born and raised in Chicago and grew up in the city’s Logan Square neighborhood. After graduating with cum laude honors from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, Nelson began his writing internship with The A.V. Club at The Onion Newspaper before going on to work in film and television production. He has since worked in the casting department of several reality TV shows and was an Associate Producer on the Emmy-winning “Steve Harvey” talk show. Over the years, Nelson has also created a prolific videography of essays on cinema for Indiewire, Fandor and RogerEbert.com. His video work has been nominated for a Webby Award and his current film writings and video essays can be found at his website Free Cinema Now.