Ray Griggs (director)

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Ray Griggs
Ray Griggs at WonderCon 2009.JPG
Griggs at WonderCon 2009
Born (1974-04-24) April 24, 1974 (age 40)

Ray Griggs is a director, writer and producer in Hollywood, California, and owner of RG Entertainment, Ltd. His 2009 project, Super Capers, a family comedy about an ordinary person joining a host of low-key superheroes, stars Tom Sizemore, Doug Jones and Christine Lakin.

Griggs is also known for creating an 8-minute film short Lucifer about the Biblical account of the fallen angel and subsequent war in heaven. The award-winning short starred Jason Lewis as Lucifer and Bru Muller as the archangel Michael.

In 2010, Griggs filmed a conservative documentary about socialism and the role of government in society entitled I Want Your Money. The film, slated to be released October 15 nationwide, features interviews with economists, conservative personalities and government officials.

Griggs' latest project is a film adaptation of Wind in the Willows. The film will include special effects by Weta Workshop and is scheduled to begin filming in New Zealand in fall 2010.[1]

Awards[edit]

  • 2007 Beverly Hills Film Festival Best Animation
  • 2007 Fort Lauderdale Film Festival Audience Choice Award for Short
  • 2007 Accolade for Lucifer Short
  • 2007 Silver Telly Award for Lucifer Short

Controversy[edit]

On Nov. 12, 2009, it was reported that Apple rejected Griggs' iPhone application which enabled the user to contact every US Congressman or Senator based on GPS coordinates. The application also featured animated bobble head caricatures of each representative. A caricature of US Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi was deemed "objectionable" and among the reasons for rejection.[2] On Nov. 14, amid rising controversy, Apple reversed its decision and approved the application for its online store.[3]

On Dec. 7, 2009, the Rachel Maddow show commented[4] on an ad made by Griggs[5] against the health care bills in Congress, in which many white people and one black man say, "I guess I'm a racist," in response to Jesse Jackson's statement of Nov. 18, 2009,[6] "You can't vote against healthcare and call yourself a black man."

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Willows move to Wellington in the wind — Entertainment — NZ Herald News". Nzherald.co.nz. 2010-06-13. Retrieved 2010-08-24. 
  2. ^ "Apple's Rejection of iPhone App Showing Political Caricatures Rankles Creator". FOXNews.com. 2010-04-07. Retrieved 2010-08-24. 
  3. ^ "Apple Reverses Decision, Approves iPhone App Showing Political Caricatures". FOXNews.com. 2010-04-07. Retrieved 2010-08-24. 
  4. ^ "Rachel Maddow Show". MSNBC. Retrieved 2010-08-24. 
  5. ^ "Copyright © 2009, RG Entertainment, LTD". Iwantyourmoney.net. Retrieved 2010-08-24. 
  6. ^ Soraghan, Mike (2009-11-18). "Jesse Jackson: 'You can't vote against healthcare and call yourself a black man'". TheHill.com. Retrieved 2010-08-24.