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A gifted young photographer, grappling with his mother’s alcoholism, sets out to capture something he loves.

Cast: Elijah M. Cooper, Katie Lowes, Joe Morton, Shareef Salahuddin.

Director Biography

Richard Raymond is an award-winning British film director. His 2018 short film “Souls of Totality” starring Emmy Award-winning actress Tatiana Maslany, contains a single-take sequence actually filmed during a real solar eclipse, a first in cinema history. The film was selected at 16 Academy Award Qualifying Film Festivals, including Tribeca, Palm Springs and Mill Valley. It won at 10 festivals including; the Best Grand Jury Award at Hollyshorts, Best Short Film of the Festival at Raindance, the Best Film of the Festival at St. Louis and the Most Popular Film at Rhode Island. “Souls” was also awarded a “Special Mention for Direction” at the Edinburgh International Film Festival. In 2015 Raymond marked his debut as a director with the indie feature “Desert Dancer”, starring Frieda Pinto and based on the true story of the Iranian dancer Afshin Ghaffarian. The film was selected for the opening night at the 30th Santa Barbara International Film Festival and screened at Lincoln Center, the United States Capitol, the United Nations, and the Edinburgh International Film Festival, where it was the runner-up for the Audience Award. Desert Dancer was also nominated for the prestigious Golden Frog at Camerimage.
Richard Raymond
Curt Zacharias Jr.
Josh Reinhold, Richard Raymond, Nousha Raymond, Erin Charles
25 Minutes
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