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Award winning Director Michael Ramova has been a professional filmmaker for the past 19 years. As creator/owner of Redvolver Studios Ramova wears many hats, but is most recognized for directing, writing, cinematography, and editing.
Born and raised in Chicago, Michael Studied at Loyola University and Columbia College, and in an effort to branch out, Ramova moved to Mexico City to work with Televisa and TV Azteca as writer/screenwriter from 2000-2001.
In 2007, Ramova reached the Top 100 semi-finalists in the filmmaking reality series “On The Lot,” produced by Steven Spielberg and Mark Burnett. Short film Don’t go in the Endor Woods won Best Parody by George Lucas/Atom Films in 2008 and Audience Choice at Polygrind in 2010. Other notable works include the Short film Sound of Glory, which won Best Director and Best Story at Gorilla Tango Film Festival in 2010 and Axel Crow, which won 3rd Place in Horrorbid’s 2011 Slasher Film Contest.
The work of Redvolver Studios has been broadcast on networks like Spike TV, Comedy Central and WTTW, as well as screened in theaters around the world.
Unique traits: Photographer and Illustrator
Film by Redvolver Studios / Michael Ramova (Drama and Thriller) Director / Producer Riley Rey feeds her interest in cryptozoology with a steady stream of video uploads and the help of her older sister, Rebecca, who plans to be the next hit cinematographer. With a YouTube channel featuring the usual ghost hauntings and UFO videos, Riley decides it's time to up the ante. In an effort to increase viewership, the two sisters hire the help of Greg, a seasoned tracker with a murky past. He guides the girls on an adventure to investigate Chanoc, a small town legend. Through adversity and conflict, they discover the secrets of the Panteon Woods, but never return. WATCH TRAILER: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FmreQtD58II
8mm Nam aka Jungle Snuff
Film (short) by Redvolver Studios / Michael Ramova (Horror and Short) Director / Producer WATCH IT: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFKAmWZg_Ek
The Sound of Glory
Film (short) by Redvolver Studios / Michael Ramova (Action, Adventure, Drama, War and 1 More) Director / Producer WATCH IT: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-GYXVOGcilQ
Star Wars: Don't Go in the Endor Woods
Film (short) by Redvolver Studios / Michael Ramova (Comedy, Horror and Short) Director / Producer / Writer WATCH IT: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zbeI8Ej6NXo
Something is Out There
Film (short) by Redvolver Studios / Michael Ramova (Horror and Short) Director / Producer / Writer WATCH IT: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zp-IPwlN7OE
AXEL CROW - third place at Horrorbid Contest
DON'T GO IN THE ENDOR WOODS - Audience Choice at the Pollygrind
THE SOUND OF GLORY - best Director at Gorilla Tango
THE SOUND OF GLORY - best short film at the Daytona Film Festival
DON'T GO IN THE ENDOR WOODS - Best Parody by George Lucas/Atom Films
MORBID - best Student Film at Columbia College
MORBID - best Student Film at the Underground Chicago Film Festival
MORBID - best short at the Calacas Film Festival