Raymond Knudsen is an award-winning Filipino-American writer, director and producer based in NYC. Knudsen founded BIG BLUE PICTURES in 2020. Knudsen has produced multiple short films including WEAPONS AND THEIR NAMES (Sundance, Palm Springs ShortFest) and MONKEY BARS (NoBudge, NFFTY). As a director, Knudsen aims to tell slice of life stories within the worlds of bodybuilding, American football and dysfunctional families that remind people they are not alone. His latest short film, PREP, screened at the Indie Memphis Film Festival (Audience Choice: Best Departures Short), Mammoth Lakes Film Festival and Bend Film Festival. Knudsen was awarded the Florida Filmmaker Award from the Tallahassee Film Festival in 2023.