Raymond made his directing debut in 2006 with A Crude Awakening – The Oil Crash, which screened at more than 70 festivals around the world, winning 8 awards and gaining numerous nominations along the way.
The film has been sold to 26 countries by Cinetic Media and TelePool and was released theatrically in all english-speaking countries except Ireland. He is currently (May 2013) in post-production on a documentary about a social enterprise for Rothar and The Arthur Guinness Fund and in production on The Fall and Rise of Ted Kennedy, a feature documentary which he is producing and directing for release in Autumn 2013.
He has a number of TV and feature documentaries at various stages of development. Raymond is a graduate of the MEDIA training and development programme, EAVE 2002 , and has an Honours degree in Environmental Policy and Management from London Guildhall University. A native of Dublin, he recently returned to Ireland, having spent a decade based in Zurich, Switzerland.
A CRUDE AWAKENING
2006 – Theatrical Documentary
A Crude Awakening
2006 - 2nd prize, Best Feature Documentary, Galway Film Fleadh, Ireland
2006 - “Best of the Fest” Award, Tahoe-Reno International Film Festival, USA
2006 – Youth Documentary Prize, Bergen International Film Festival, Norway
2006 - City and Canton of Zurich Film Prize for Best Documentary, Switzerland
2007 – Best Feature Documentary, Palm Beach International Film Festival, USA
2007 – “Wake-up Call Award”, Mountain Film Festival, Telluride, USA
2007 – The “Golden Sun” for the best film, Catalan Environmental Film Festival, Spain
2008 – Environmental FF Network, Best of the Best