Elli Raynai

Elli Raynai


Director, editor and producer in Toronto, Canada

About Elli

Elli has always loved movies and decided from an early age that this was the path he wanted to follow. He graduated from Queen's University with a Film Studies degree and three short films under his belt. After a short stint as a production assistant working on Nero Wolfe, he was hungry to learn the business side of film and embarked on an MA in Media and Creative Enterprises at the University of Warwick in the UK. Driven by a passion to learn everything about filmmaking, Elli spent time mastering the technical aspects of post-production, more specifically the art of visual effects. As a result he landed a spot on Tron Legacy, the sequel to one of his favourite childhood film's. From 2011 to late 2012 he worked for Raindance Toronto as a Filmmaker in Residence and took an active role to help them engage membership through the creation of video content. His pervious short films were made both in Canada and the UK. In 2013 he completed two feature films, Living with Strangers and Personal Space. He is now in pre-production on a short film called I Am You which can be watched exclusively in the Oculus Rift, a virtual reality headset. The film will be released in early 2015.

Name: Elli Raynai

Lives in: Toronto, Canada

Company: Cinehackers

Occupation: Director, Editor, Producer and Screenwriter

Unique traits: Relentless, Passionate, Hard Working, Excited Filmmaker


  • I Am You

    I Am You (2015)
    Film (short) by Cinehacker Productions Director, Producer, Writer, Editor

  • Personal Space

    Personal Space (2013)
    Film by Elli Raynai Films Director, Producer, Writer, Editor

  • Living with Strangers

    Living with Strangers (2013)
    Film by Elli Raynai Films Director, Producer, Writer, Editor, Actor

  • Its Easier Than You Think

    Its Easier Than You Think (2012)
    Commercial by Raindance Toronto Director


  • University of Warwick

  • Queen's University (Kingston)

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