A Million Eyes


Short Film – USA – 2019 –  25 min
Color | English | 1.85:1 | 5.1

A gifted young photographer, grappling with his mother’s alcoholism, sets out to capture something he loves with the help of a mentor.
  • Hollyshorts Film Festival, 2019 *Honourable mention
  • Raindance, 2019
  • Hiroshima Film Festival, 2019
  • Pittsburgh Shorts, 2019
  • Coronado Island Film Festival, 2019
  • St-Louis International Film Festival, 2019
  • Dreamers of Dreams Film Festival, 2019 *Best Drama Award
  • Shorts That Are Not Pants, 2019
  • Gold Movies Awards, 2019 *Best Short Film
  • Santa Fe Film Festival, 2020
  • Santa Barbara International Film Festival, 2020
  • Americana Film Fest, 2020
  • Dam Short film festival, 2020 *Leslie Paige Award for Excellence in Filmmaking
  • New Renaissance Film Festival Amsterdam, 2020 *Best Film Of the Festival, Best Young Actor and Best Cinematography Awards
  • Durango Independent Film Festival, 2020
  • Cinequest International Film Festival, 2020
  • Providence Children’s Film Festival, 2020
  • Underexposed Film Festival, 2020
  • Manhattan Film Festival, 2020
  • FANTASIA, 2020
  • Flickers’ Rhode Island International Film Festival, 2020
  • Les Percéides, 2020
  • Athens Short Film Festival, 2020
  • PRINDIE – Princeton Independent Film Festival, 2020
  • Edmonton International Film Festival, 2020
  • 7th annual ME Film Festival, 2020


  • Elijah M. Cooper
  • Katie Lowes
  • Joe Morton
  • Shareef Salahuddin


  • Director : Richard Raymond
  • Screenwriter : Curt Zacharias Jr
  • Production : Josh Reinhold, Richard Raymond, Nousha Raymond, Erin Charles (NouChi Productions)
  • Director of Photography : Jarin Blaschke
  • Production Designer : Andrea Doyle
  • Editor : David Pergolini
  • Original Score : Chris Hyson


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..


A Million Eyes (2019)

Hollyshorts Film Festival
Raindance Film Festival
Hiroshima International Film Festival

Souls of Totality (2018)

Tribeca Film Festival
Palm Springs International Shortfest
Edinburgh International Film Festival *Special Mention
Raindance Film Festival *Best Short of the Festival
Flickers’ Rhode Island International Film Festival *Most Popular Film
Mill Valley Film Festival
Hollyshorts Film Festival *Best Grand Jury Prize
Calgary Film Festival
Atlanta Film Festival
Cinequest Film Festival *Maverick Spirit Award
Santa Barbara International Film Festival
Cleveland International Film Festival
St. Louis International Film Festival *Best Short of the Festival
24FPS International Short Film Festival
San Jose International Short Film Festival
Hiroshima International Film Festival *Grand Prix Best Film Award
Shorts That Are Not Pants Film Festival
New Renaissance Film Festival *Best Film of the Festival
Coronado Island Film Festival
Love Story Film Festival *Best Actress : Tatiana Maslany *Best Actor : Tom Cullen
Milwaukee Film Festival
El Festival Americana
Bend Film Festival *Special Jury Award for Best Cinematography
Milwaukee Film Festival
El Festival Americana *Best Film Audience Award
Cork Film Festival
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