Filmmaker, journalist, writer, activist, Peter Raymont has produced and directed over 100 films and TV series during his 38 year career.
West Wind: The Vision of Tom Thomson
Raymont’s films have received 42 international awards including 13 Gemini Awards (45 nominations), Gold and Silver Hugos, The Sesterce d’Argent among others. His documentary feature, Shake Hands with the Devil: The Journey of Roméo Dallaire received the 2007 Emmy for Best Documentary.
Raymont is the Executive Producer and co-creator of the award-winning TV series The Border produced for the CBC, sold to over 25 broadcasters and versioned into 11 languages. He is currently in production on a season two of the CBC drama Cracked.
Raymont’s films are often provocative investigations of "hidden worlds" in politics, the media, and big business. His films are informed with a passion for human rights and social justice.
Other films directed by Raymont include A Promise to the Dead: The Exile Journey of Ariel Dorfman (2007) and Genius Within: The Inner Life of Glenn Gould (2009), which were each shortlisted for an Academy Award and premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival. A Promise to the Dead won 9 international awards, including the DGC Award for Best Documentary and the 2008 Donald Brittain Gemini Award for Best Social Political Documentary.
Raymont directed Genius Within with long-time collaborator Michèle Hozer, which has been released theatrically in Canada, USA, Germany and Australia.
was completed in Fall 2011, has been released theatrically across Canada in over 40 cities.