Raymond Chu is an award-winning filmmaker, contributing as a Producer, Director, DP, Editor, or One-Man-Band, on a wide range of top commercial, fashion, television, web series, music video, short film, documentary, and live events projects that have won film festivals and generated millions of views for top multinational brands around the world. With an eye for style, he always aims to push genres to their greatest potential and create lasting images that stick with you.
Clients include: Kiehl's, Time, Kia, LG, GQ Taiwan, Allure, Jay Z's L+T, William Rast, Georg Jensen, Ancient Aliens, Playtex, Neil Patrick Harris, Eric Buterbaugh, and more.
For more than half a decade, Raymond has championed stories from diverse backgrounds, seeking projects promoting female and minority voices under the Lofty Entertainment banner. Raymond earned his stripes shooting, editing, and consulting the Creative Director of Jay Z's Life+Times, Hov's official Youtube channel.
In 2014, Raymond edited a bare-knuckle documentary about Eric Garner and his shocking encounter with police brutality for Time, Inc., which later won the World Press Photo Award Short Feature 1st Prize in 2015.
In 2016, Raymond directed a campaign for Kiehl's starring champion boxer Lennox Lewis, shot with fashion multi-hyphenate Nick Wooster for the cover of GQ Taiwan, and edited several videos featuring new media celebrities for StyleLikeU in collaboration with Fullscreen and Allure on body image, edited multiple short films winning awards at festivals around the world, and served his second year screening for the Hamptons Int'l Film Festival Program Committee.
Raymond is a lifelong Star Wars geek and lover of Golden Era Hollywood film. He has been a familiar face in the fashion blogosphere since 2007 as a vintage clothing historian and collector, blending his love for film and history with personal style. He has been profiled for his cinema-inspired wardrobe, appearing in GQ, Esquire, The Sartorialist, The Rake, StyleLikeU, I Am Dandy, the Council of Fashion Designers of America's (CFDA) NYFWM S/S 2016 citywide campaign by Melodie Jeng, and campaigns for Burberry, Tommy Hilfiger, and Braun.
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