Raymond studied film and creative writing (focusing on genre screenplays) at U.C. Berkeley before serving in the Marine Corps as an officer during Desert Storm. Afterwords, his path led to the New Orleans, where he studied law at Tulane University. He became a litigator and practiced as a corporate defense attorney and trial lawyer for more than ten years before a serious sports injury and a bout in the ICU caused him to re-evaluate his career. After a year spent rehabbing at altitude in Tahoe, he moved to southern California to return to his true passion and pursue a career in entertainment. After earning an L.LM in Entertainment Law, he spent five years working as a motion picture project attorney for Paramount Pictures, before becoming a business/legal affairs exec. for Netflix. He also began writing genre screenplays again, and his first three efforts have garnered a number of wins and high placements at festivals and in competition. He lives in Pasadena with his wife, Helena, and their two cats, Ghost and Nym.
Children of Eden Budget: $30M+ | Sci-fi ⋄ Adventure When an ex-Royal Marine and her documentary film crew encounter a millennia-old virus in the Siberian wilderness, she must brave both the real and political beasts it resurrects to find the cure which will save her fiancé and the entire human race from being cast back to the Stone Age.
Ghosts of Whitechapel Budget: $30M+ | Horror ⋄ Thriller In Victorian London, a young man suffering from murderous visions begins to suspect that he is Jack the Ripper, but only the victims' spirits can reveal the awful truth to him.
Black Magic Bayou Budget: $30M+ | Horror ⋄ Adventure When a fearful young man is mistakenly “woken” to the spirit world of New Orleans, he must quickly find his courage if he’s to save a ghost from her tragic past and himself from becoming a casualty in the ancient conflict between an evil coven of Creole witches and the Voodoo Priesthood who are the Crescent City’s guardians.
Winner, Pasadena Film Festival Best Feature Screenplay (Children of Eden)
Second Place, AOF Best Horror Feature Screenplay (Black Magic Bayou as Glow)
Wiinner, London Independent Film Festival Best Feature Screenplay (Ghosts of Whitechapel)
Winner, RIFF Vortex Horror/Sci-Fi Screenplay Contest (Ghosts of Whitechapel as "Crimso Confession")
Honorable Mention, Los Angeles Movie Awards (Ghosts of Whitechapel as Crimson Confession)
Third Place, Write Movie Feature Screenplay Contest (Ghosts of Whitechapel as Crimson Confession)