Ray Raghavan moved to Canada in 2005 with a singular goal of making movies. It has taken a while, but since then he has directed two short films and a feature as well as produced three shorts, a feature, and a CBC documentary. His first short, THE RICHEST PLACE is a documentary on the life of Vancouver Blues artist Dalannah Gail Bowen. His other short, MAYA GETTING BORN, is a drama which had its international premiere at the Indian International Film Festival, Tampa Bay, and won Best Student Film at the Vancouver South Asian Film Festival. Ray worked as an Associate Producer at Screen Siren Pictures on independent features such as DAYDREAM NATION starring Josh Lucas & Kat Dennings and FOREVERLAND starring Max Thieriot and Juliette Lewis.
Ray joined forces with Haydn Wazelle in 2010 and has since produced a Bravo!FACT Short film, PILGRIMS with Lorne Cardinal & Tantoo Cardinal which screened at Cannes 2013 Court Metrage as a part of Telefilms Not Short on Talent and had its World Premiere at TIFF ’13. They also produced IN THE DEEP for Crazy8s, with award-winning Director Nimisha Mukerji, which had it’s World Premiere at Whistler ’13. Ray is completing post-production on his first feature film, VIOLENTIA, a sci-fi thriller which he wrote, produced, and directed.
Film (Drama and Sci-Fi) Producer Dr. Adam Anderson (David Lewis), pioneer in the field of nanobiotechnology, has ambitions to use his life's work to develop a cure for memory based cognitive disorders. Having invented a revolutionary technology that can pinpoint and recreate specific memories, his research is abruptly cut short as government funds are re-distributed in an effort to combat the severe issue of ultra-violence that plagues society. Approached by Dr. Rachel Porter (Emily Holmes) of the Mansingh Research Centre (MRC), Adam is given the opportunity to breath new life into his research, albeit taking it in a different direction entirely, as part of a government sanctioned project. He is offered the chance to test his technology on a human subject as he has so long craved to do so, recreating the memories of a psychopath in an effort to determine patterns and root causes of violent behaviour, with the ultimate goal of discovering a universally applicable treatment. After wrangling with the ulterior political ... Written by Anonymous
Film (Short and Drama) Producer A drowning German Tourist re-counts key moments in his day that begin to unravel and re-shape into a pilgrimage through identity, death, love, and transformation.
In the Deep
Film (Short, Drama and Family) Producer Jodi's mother passed away five years ago, and since then, her father has pretty well stopped living himself. Arriving unannounced on his doorstep one day, with shattering news of her own, Jodi is determined to make the most of the time they have left. Written by Anonymous
Film (Drama) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director Steff is a rookie state police officer stuck in a painfully boring career. Things start looking up when Steff receives his first field position. He is to investigate an underground criminal ring, that of a wealthy Russian named Sasha. Steff gains Sasha's trust while participating in several low level crimes. During which, Steff develops an intimate relationship with Vivica (Sasha's young bride). The state police now turn their attention towards Steff, suspecting him of joining the enemy. And thus this deadly love triangle ensues... Written by Kristian Messere
Film (Short, Comedy and Drama) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director When Casey's job interview is interrupted by a phone call, he's somewhat relieved - It's a chance to regroup after a shaky start. However, after an accident in the copy room he soon finds himself chasing after something far more important than his job. Written by Anonymous
Joanna Makes a Friend
Film (Short and Drama) Miscellaneous Crew A young girl, Joanna, is ostracized from kids at school. Lonely, she retreats into the books of HP Lovecraft and Edgar Allan Poe. Her imagination then comes to life, when Joanna builds herself a robot friend from the odds and ends in her father's garage. Instantly popular, she learns that even those you love the most can turn their backs. This gothic and stylized film explores the desire for love and acceptance we all share. Written by Producer
The Richest Place
Film (Documentary, Short and Biography) Director Vancouver's downtown east-side is it's dirty little secret, a picture of drugs, disease and poverty. It's here that one woman, Dalannah Gail Bowen, attempts to inspire change in its marginalized inhabitants, through a quilt making program. But six years ago, Dalannah was one of them. Written by Anonymous
Film (Short and Crime) Camera and Electrical Department Salvation Park is a 16mm Crime story short film, starring Juan Riedinger and Kate Isaac. Carter, a man on his 30s, comes out from jail. Meredith, his girlfriend in her early 20,s awaits him to start a new life together. Unfortunately Lagardo, a powerful boss with whom Carter used to work, thinks Carter stole from him a lot of money from a robbery loot and hit it before being captured. Carter however swears that he never had the money. To complicate the situation, detective Sullivan, corrupted and ambitious, wants to lay hold of the missing loot too. Written by Anonymous
Maaya Getting Born
Film (Short, Drama and Family) Producer Raj and Sarah are expecting their first child, a baby girl when Raj's parents show up. Raj's mom immediately enforces an old tradition which demands that the first born be a son. Forced to abort her baby girl, Sarah has to face her own childhood and choose between the family she never had and the baby girl. Written by Anonymous
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