Film and Screenwriting Portfolio

Michael Raymond - Austin Film Festival - Bronze Typewriter

2012 Austin Film Festival
(Dark Hero Studios sci-fi award)

Michael Raymond - Nicholl Fellowship

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting
(receiving Finalist certificate at a luncheon at the Academy hosted by the Nicholl Committee)
(flanked by former Academy President Sid Ganis and Oscar-nominated screenwriter Susannah Grant)

After graduating from Kent State University, Michael Raymond migrated to California where he held various writing jobs in the technology industry while studying screenwriting at UCLA. While pursuing his screenwriting career in such far-flung places as Hong Kong, New Zealand, and Australia, Michael was awarded the prestigious New Writers Scheme award in Australia for his erotic drama Gypsy Soul. Over the years, Michael has developed a diverse body of screenwriting work, including scripts that have earned the following distinction: Despite his previous vagabond tendencies, Michael now resides permanently in his adopted home of Seattle, WA. When not developing screenplays and films, Michael works as a Communications Writer at the Seattle offices of The Walt Disney Company (TWDC).

Safe Passage (short film)
Trailer on YouTube (1:18)
Premiered at the 2009 Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF) as part of the Fly Filmmaking Challenge.
Two friends catch a late-night ride on the Seattle monorail, but the ride isn't quite what they expected, nor is the destination.

Michael Raymond
Seattle, WA 98117