Raymond Red

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Raymond Red, (b. 1965) is a leading Filipino indie / alternative director.

A native of Quezon City, Red began by making Super-8 films that immediately gained international attention. In the mid-1980s, he again made a number of super8mm and 16mm films which he co-produced with Roger Garcia of Modern Films Hong Kong / USA. Later, he made his first feature, Bayani (1992) (Heroes) for German ZDF television. His second feature, Sakay (1993) was released primarily in the Philippines. Red was displeased with the outcome due to an intrusion of the producers.

His third feature project, Makapili is to be co-produced by Garcia and won the Hubert Bals Fund Award at Rotterdam Film Festival 1993. He describes the film as a depiction of Japanese collaborators during World War II used as a metaphor for things that are happening in the country. Currently, however, he is still seeking funding for this project.

Red has also directed many commercials and music videos. He has the distinction of being the first Filipino to have won a Palme D'Or award at the Cannes Film festival in 2000 for his short film Anino (2000).


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