Since its inception, BlueSeas Management Pty. Ltd. has been active in two main fields – feature-length films for theatrical distribution and television series- factual and drama. The company has recently been successful in putting together co-productions with similar companies in Canada, the UK and South-East Asia.
Robert Raymond has over 30 years’ experience in all aspects of international film & television production and distribution, which has enabled him to constitute a wide range of contacts in the industry. Robert believes his relationships are the foundation for any successful production his company undertakes.
Robert began his career in the music industry during the 60’s and 70’s. He successfully managed the careers of many iconic artists including from Australia and New Zealand – Billy Thorpe and the Aztecs; Dragon; discovering Split Enz. In the UK: John Mayall, Keef Hartley among others. In the US: Brothers Johnson and Irene Cara. Robert has also produced over 50 international concert tours amongst many great music artists including: Duke Ellington; John Mc Laughlin and Mahavishnu Orchestra; Ravi Shankar; Roberta Flack; BB King; Elton John; Led Zeppelin; Frank Zappa and the Mothers; as well as the now infamous tour of Australia with Frank Sinatra that was made into a movie ‘The Night We Called It a Day’ starring Denis Hopper as Frank Sinatra, with Joel Edgerton playing Robert Raymond.
Robert spent 17 years in Hollywood working as Producer and Executive Producer on many television and film productions both inside the studio system and outside, as an independent producer. Following 8 years developing ‘Schindler’s List’, directed by Steven Spielberg, and the film’s eventual success globally, Robert returned to his native Australia to set up his own production company: Blue Seas Films - with a strong focus on delivering films and television produced in a rich creative environment for the expanding international markets.
BlueSeas recently completed production on its first feature-length documentary ‘Going Vertical – the Shortboard Revolution’ - directed by twice Academy Award nominated David Bradbury, with the film continuing to win awards at many international festivals. Current feature films in development are ‘In The Wake’, written by Ryan Rowe from the best-selling book. BlueSeas Films is also producing a television special, ‘Dead and Alive in Bondi’, plus a reality tv series "SKIN DEEP" - a new take on the positive outcomes on peoples lives from having plastic surgery .
Robert has 'mentored' a number of rising talents during his producing career ,none more talented than Edward Lyons who has written and is directing his first horror feature film "Alfred J Hemlock" - being Produced in 2018 by Robert. The short film taken from the feature has been an enormous success on the international film circuit in 2017 with over 40 major Awards to date.