Raphael Olympio Guilherme Moran, MRi p.g.s (born May 30, 1998, in Haywards Heath, West Sussex, England) is an award-winning film producer and director, having won best music video and best web series at international film festivals, and received nominations for five more. He has most recently directed the web series, “Wizard Grandpa Stories,” which is featuring on Amazon Prime Video. He has been the Festival Film and Photography Producer/Director for the Byline Festival since 2017, and has an ongoing collaboration with the Byline organisation. Raphael has founded and is the CEO of companies that specialise in the entertainment industry; Moran Films (video production company), Moran Associates (publicity and talent management) and Moran Enterprises (business administration). He is the president of the Producers Guild of Sussex. Raphael went to Michael Hall School in Forest Row, East Sussex. From a young age, Raphael worked with his parents in their puppet shows. Since that time his aim has been to create an experience that audiences would enjoy, which motivated him to learn the disciplines and skills which are needed to succeed in the entertainment industry. He has collaborated with award-winning filmmakers, including working with Primetime Emmy-Nominated cinematographer Christopher Titus King on several projects. Raphael is a board member of the radio station 107 Meridian FM, where he hosts a weekly radio show, and he has recorded several commercials for them. Raphael is also a photographer, voice-over artist, actor and musician. He is the grandson of Olympio Guilherme, a Brazilian journalist, actor and director.
Filmography[edit | edit source]
- The Journey Beyond (2022)
- Wizard Grandpa Stories (2018 till present)
- Silent Night (2017)
- One Wish (2017)
Voice-Over Credits[edit | edit source]
- Radio Jingle - Real Business with Alan Wick (2019)
- Radio Commercial - Stone's Family Butchers (2019)
- Radio Commercial - 4 commercials for 107 Meridian FM (2018)
- Radio Commercial - Emerald Life Pet Insurance (2017)
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Raphael has dual nationality, the UK and Brazil.
- At Michael Hall he was taught by: 1) Sally Schweizer, who wrote influential books on child development ("Well, I Wonder," Rudolf Steiner Press, 2006; "Under the Sky," Rudolf Steiner Press, 2009). She is the niece of the composer, Benjamin Britten. 2) Alastair Smith (stage management, lighting and sound). His West End credits as a technical stage manager included A Chorus Line (Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, 1976) and Annie (Victoria Palace, 1978), before he moved into management with Andrew Treagus Associates. His love of theatre was based around the production period, solving problems and "getting the show on the road". Those shows included big musicals such as Starlight Express (Apollo Victoria, 1984), Time (Dominion Theatre, 1986) and Sunset Boulevard (Adelphi Theatre, 1993), alongside dramas like St Mark's Gospel with Alec McCowen (Comedy Theatre, 1978) - for which he also designed the set - and the Royal Shakespeare Company's Les Liaisons Dangereuses (Ambassadors Theatre, 1986). After the 1987-88 Australasian tour of Starlight Express, he worked for the Really Useful Group, including many Andrew Lloyd Webber tryouts at the Sydmonton Festival. In 1999, he moved to Disney as general manager for the opening of The Lion King (Lyceum Theatre, 1999). 3) Simon Jessel (set design and building). 4) Daniele Gaillemin (directing). She is a senior teacher at Michael Hall School, Great Britain and has been practicing theatre for over 4 decades. She has mastered various art forms and has directed over 100 plays during this time.
- Star Puppets was the name of the puppet theatre company run by Steve and Bonina Moran, who trained their son, Raphael Moran, in the arts and techniques of puppetry, from music to costume to lighting to acting.
- He is the owner of the following companies: Moran Enterprises, Moran Films and Prestige Publicity.
Quotes[edit | edit source]
- "Get up early, work hard, learn from the greats, exceed your limits, and never stop trying."