Competition is tough in any big city, but in New York it's particularly harsh. Shortly after graduating, Raymond landed a role on ABC's Investigation Discovery channel Show, I Witness.
"As a new actor, jobs aren't always consistent" ,explained Raymond. "It takes time to build up a reputation and to get the role you have always dreamed of playing"
Like many other Irish Actors on the big screen, including Colin Farrell and Aidan Turner, Raymond was first bitten by the acting bug when he attended, The Gaiety School of Acting. He then made the almost obligatory move, that so many aspiring, Irish actors make to London, where he trained at The Actors Studio and London City Academy.
Although he is getting work in New York, Raymond is not content with waiting around for the ideal role to catapult his career, instead he like many other budding actors has decided to create his own role.
"As a believer in creating my own work I'm about to produce my first short film to compete in a 72 hour challenge for The Actors Green Room New York."
The Actors Green Room 72 Hour Short Film Challenge is a new and exciting bi-coastal program. Each team has 72 Hours to produce, shoot, edit, and actually complete a short film up to 15 minutes in length based on one specific theme.
Raymond will lead a team of actors and crew to produce an original short film based on a certain theme with the final product being screened in front of industry professionals in both New York and LA.
If you are in a position to support the arts, and Raymond's project, follow the link to his Go Fund Me Page where he is seeking to raise the funds necessary to make the short for this 72 hour challenge: