Director Biography – Raymond Montemayor (STAR WARS: THE TOYS AWAKEN)

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Raymond is an engineer turned artist. He holds BS and MS degrees in engineering from Harvey Mudd College and UCLA, respectively, and spent 12 years designing communication chips for the wireless and cable TV industries. He founded PixelPlex in 2012 to pursue his interests in digital media design, providing services as a motion graphics designer, visual effects artist, stop-motion animator, and 3D animator. A lifelong Star Wars fan, Raymond has focused his love for art and technology to produce this Star Wars fan film.

Director Statement

For your consideration, this is the seven-minute Director’s Cut of Star Wars: The Toys Awaken. The original five-minute version won the Best Stop Motion and Spirit of Fandom awards in Lucasfilm’s 2018 Star Wars Fan Awards.