Ray Griggs (director)
|Born||April 24, 1974|
Ray Griggs is a director, writer and producer in Hollywood, California, and owner of RG Entertainment, Ltd. His work, which has included the film Super Capers' released in 2009 as well as the documentary "I Want Your Money" in 2010, has won several awards.
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. Super Capers will be re-airing on HBO in January 2016.
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 the conservative documentary about socialism and the role of government in society entitled I Want Your Money. The film, released October 15 nationwide, features interviews with economists, conservative personalities and government officials.
- 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
On November 12, 2009, it was reported that Apple rejected Griggs' iPhone application which enabled the user to contact every U.S. Congressman or Senator based on GPS coordinates. The application also featured animated bobble head caricatures of each representative. A caricature of U.S. Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi was deemed "objectionable" and among the reasons for rejection. On Nov. 14, amid rising controversy, Apple reversed its decision and approved the application for its online store.
- "Super Capers on HBO". Retrieved 2016-01-12.
- "Willows move to Wellington in the wind — Entertainment — NZ Herald News". Nzherald.co.nz. 2010-06-13. Retrieved 2010-08-24.
- "Apple's Rejection of iPhone App Showing Political Caricatures Rankles Creator". FOXNews.com. 2010-04-07. Retrieved 2010-08-24.
- "Apple Reverses Decision, Approves iPhone App Showing Political Caricatures". FOXNews.com. 2010-04-07. Retrieved 2010-08-24.
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