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Raymond Edwards

Raymond Anthoony Edwards has worked in the industry since 1980, in Commercial Television and Stage Theatre. He’s a multi-faceted artist. He was Theatre Director and founder of Gondo Arts Centre, Southern Africa and was actively involved in theatre film and television during the 80’s. His original creation, “Vanished Civilization” which demonstrated his multifaceted talents to an echelon of exceptional achievement; lastly performed before a private audience of international dignitaries at the 8th Conference for The Non-Aligned Movement,1986. Recognized for his excellence, Edwards was offered to further his passion for filmmaking, through private sponsorship. He moved to the USA in 1988. He studied at the California Institute of the Arts, receiving his BFA degree in Film/Video, 1993 and then onto his MFA degree in Film/Video, 1995. He worked at Hollywood’s Electric Filmworks and Stargate Studios(aka Stargate Films) on Camera Effects Operations. He went on to work at Centropolis Effects1997-2000, as a CGI Animator/Technical Director; Centropolis being notorious for it’s Twentieth Century Fox blockbuster, Independence Day. Here he worked on Sony TriStar‘s Award winning Godzilla, Stuart Little and The Patriot. Edwards produced and directed the film Shadow Rising, 1996, which showed at the Academy of Animation, in North Hollywood, receiving an award for best Short at the DV Awards in spring 2005. He moved to London to work as a CG Lighting/Texturing Artist on other Award winning films such as Pride (2004) and Five Children and It (2004) for the Jim Henson’s Creature Shop (renowned for their "The Muppet Show" (1976). Edwards also founded Blinding Films, in 2006 where he’s produced, directed and currently developing feature film projects for which he’s written the screenplays.

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