CURRENTLY IN DEVELOPMENT and SEEKING FINANCING:
Ray wrote the script to an 80’s throwback film, “Zomsters”, a low budget comedy/horror.
In addition, Ray finished writing his novel, “Jack Sterling and The Spear of Destiny”, an underwater action/adventure.
Ray also created a short to the Classic Film “The Wind in the Willows” with the help of the folks that brought you Lord of the Rings, Sir Richard Taylor at Weta Workshop and Weta Digital, along with just recently having Julian Fellows attached to work on the script for the full feature he is currently seeking to find a studio to get behind.
CURRENTLY IN POST PRODUCTION:
He wrote, directed and is in Post Production on a one of a kind 6 Part podcast Narrative surround Murder Mystery, “Blind Psychosis”, starring Tony Hale, Missi Pyle, John O’Hurley, and Christopher McDonald.
Ray Griggs is a member of the Director’s Guild of America and founder/CEO of RG Entertainment, Ltd. Ray grew up overseas. At the age of 18, he opened an award-winning production company in the Midwest. Now, years later, he has developed a myriad of talents, but specializes in creating inspiring, narrative stories which can be commercialized through transmedia. Ray is able to view the whole picture of a project and see it through to completion due to his talents of storytelling, storyboarding, and technological understanding. This experience enhances Ray’s toolbox of resources, which he can use to tell a better story across multiple platforms.
He has a thorough understanding of most facets of the film industry, including development all the way through to distribution. He has worked with some of the most talent names and companies in the industry. His experiences include working with Peter Jackson’s WETA (Known for “Lord of the Rings”), Skywalker Ranch, Warner Brothers, Fox, and Universal Studios. Aside from his artistic ability to pick up a pencil and start to draw, produce a line item production budget, or business pro-forma.. He gains inspiration for many of his projects from his admiration for the DC Comic Universe, 1980’s films; however, most of all, from his four adventurous children.
A low budget, Super Hero Comedy feature “Super Capers” is a film in which Ray wrote, directed, and produced. The film won several awards, including “Best Director” at the Cairo International Film Festival and was picked up for theatrical distribution by Lion’s Gate Entertainment. “Super Capers” was also nominated for a 2010 Saturn Award. Griggs Distrbuted on i-Tunes, HBO, Netfliex, Starz and Amazon Prime.
Ray also co-wrote, directed, and produced a short with heavy VFX short called “Lucifer”, which won several awards including: acceptance at the Cannes Film Festival, Accolade Competition, Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival, and the Beverly Hills Film Festival.
Ray is best known for a live-action short, “The Wind in the Willows”, which is based on the beloved children’s novel by Kenneth Grahame. When Ray’s career reaches the level at which he can fund such an undertaking, the principal photography will be shot in New Zealand with a partnership team that brought audiences features such as “King Kong”, “AVATAR” and “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy.
Writer, Producer, Director, Artist, and Technology proficient.
Warner Brothers, 20th Century Fox, Universal Studios, Lionsgate, Netflix, Hulu.
Includes professional film crew to foreign distributors like WETA and Skywalker Ranch.
Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA:
Masters in Business Administration.