Ray Karwel

Ray Karwel

Camera Operator, Cinematographer and Director of Photography

Los Angeles, California

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About Ray

Ray Karwel currently works as a DP and Camera Operator in the Los Angeles area.

He has over 15 years of experience in the film industry, the most recent 7 years behind the camera as a DP/Camera Operator (includes one year of Steadicam) and prior to that 8 years in post-production. He is best known for being the DP/Camera Operator on the horror movie STATE OF DESOLATION and as the Writer/Director of the award winning action sci-fi feature TIME AGAIN, where he also operated one of the production cameras. He is also an Associate Member of the Society of Camera Operators.

Ray was nominated for an Indie Auteur award for his work on TIME AGAIN, which went on to receive domestic and international distribution, garnered strong reviews, and received an Award of Merit for Best Feature and two nominations for Best Action movie during it's festival run. Ray also received an Award of Merit in Cinematography for his work on COLLAR.




  • State of Desolation

    State of Desolation (2020)
    Film (Horror) Cinematographer/Camera Operator The story of an unusual relationship forged between an aging mercenary and a young pampered suburbanite as they both try to survive the Apocalypse.

  • American Bred

    American Bred (2018)
    Film (Action, Crime and Drama) "B" Camera Operator In present day Detroit, where the influence of organized crime has diminished; one of the lasting crime syndicates begins to unravel when lies, mystery and betrayal devour the trust, which holds them together.

  • The Assassin's Apprentice

    The Assassin's Apprentice (2018)
    Film (Short) Cinematographer/Camera Operator An assassin-in-training must undergo a final test, but she decides to do things her own way.

  • Collar

    Collar (2017)
    Film (Crime, Thriller and Short) Cinematographer/Camera Operator What happens when a seemingly ordinary priest is confronted by a seemingly ordinary man?

  • Allegedly

    Allegedly (2017)
    Film (Crime and Short) Cinematographer/Camera Operator Add a Plot »

  • A Simple Disposal

    A Simple Disposal (2016)
    Film (Short) Cinematographer/Camera Operator A man is forced to dispose of a body out in the desert, but when he arrives, he quickly discovers that his disposal is going to be far from simple.

  • Mrs. Gary

    Mrs. Gary (2014)
    Television (Comedy) Cinematographer/Camera Operator Add a Plot »

  • Khazana

    Khazana (2014)
    Film (Drama, Horror and Thriller) "B" Camera Operator A young bride questions her sanity as she faces abuse at the hands of her new family - until the day she decides to fight back.

  • Time Again

    Time Again (2011)
    Film (Action, Adventure and Sci-Fi) Director and "B" Camera Operator A mysterious woman helps prevent a notorious underworld criminal from getting his hands on a set of strange coins that can tip the balance between life and death.

  • Pistol Whipped

    Pistol Whipped (2008)
    Film (Action, Crime, Drama and Thriller) Editorial department Matt is an elite ex-cop whose life has gone down hill since he was kicked off the Force. After a rough encounter with a mysterious henchman, Matt is brought face to face with his only chance at reclaiming his life and clearing his gambling debt markers. Only after he gets started on his new tasks does he recognize good guy from bad. Meanwhile Matt's love for his only daughter helps him battle one of his greatest enemies, alcoholism. Written by Anonymous

  • Bobby Z

    Bobby Z (2007)
    Film (Action, Crime and Thriller) Editorial department A DEA agent provides former Marine Tim Kearney with a way out of his prison sentence: impersonate Bobby Z, a recently deceased drug dealer, in a hostage switch with a crime lord. When the negotiations go awry, Kearney flees, with Z's son in tow. Written by Anonymous

  • Wicked Little Things

    Wicked Little Things (2006)
    Film (Drama, Fantasy and Horror) Editorial department In 1913, in Carlton Mine, Addytown, Pennsylvania, the cruel owner of a mine uses poor children in the exploration and after an explosion, a group of children is buried alive. On the present days, Karen Tunny has just lost her husband after a long period of terminal disease when the family savings have been spent in the treatment. Without any money, she moves with her daughters Sarah and Emma to an old house in the mountains that belonged to her husband. Karen is advised by her neighbors to stay at home in the night, and Sarah hears that there are zombies in the area. When Emma becomes friend of Mary, he mother believes she is an imaginary friend. However, when Sarah's friends are attacked and eaten alive by zombie children and Emma vanishes, Karen and Sarah chase her nearby the mine. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

  • The Hard Corps

    The Hard Corps (2006)
    Film (Action and Thriller) Editorial department Jean-Claude will be playing a Combat Vet who's just spent the last 3 years fighting in Afghanistan and Iraq, who is hired to be a bodyguard to a former World Heavyweight Boxing champ to protect him and his family against a Rap Music Mogul. He sets up a team called "The Hard Corps", complications arise when the boxer suspects that his sister may be in love with the bodyguard. Written by Brunnen Matt

  • Convincing Benny

    Convincing Benny (2006)
    Film (Short and Comedy) Miscellaneous Crew Everyone in Benny's life is convinced he's gay - his mom, his dad, his best friends, total strangers. When he finally meets the girl of his dreams, they devise a scheme to set the record straight once and for all.

  • War of the Worlds

    War of the Worlds (2005)
    Film (Sci-Fi) Editorial department The story tells of a man named George Herbert who is separated from his wife and child when a Martian invasion begins. He tries to make his way to Washington, D.C. to reunite with them as the world is torn apart. But civilization is laid to ruin when a race of super aliens ultimately invades Earth! Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}


  • Award of Merit for Cinematography

  • Award of Merit for Best Feature

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