Souls of Totality, a short film directed by Richard Raymond happens during the Great American Eclipse, this is a love story about the sacrifices we make for love. Lady 18 (Tatiana Maslany) and Guy 3 (Tom Cullen) have a secret. They are members of a cult that believes if they die during a Solar Eclipse their souls will be taken to paradise. But that’s not their secret… They are also profoundly in love.
Richard Raymond to introduce Souls of Totality in the video below:
Richard Raymond started his career at Pinewood Studios when he was 15 years old, establishing himself as a regular face there while interning on movies such as Neil Jordan’s Interview With The Vampire and Luc Besson’s The Fifth Element. Richard applied what he’d learned at Pinewood to his own films, working with the crews and their equipment on weekends. In 2015 Richard’s debut film “Desert Dancer” opened the 30th anniversary Santa Barbara International Film Festival and screened at Lincoln Center, the United States Capitol, the United Nations and the Edinburgh International Film Festival, where it was the runner-up for the Audience Award. In addition, “Desert Dancer” won Best Film Choreography at The Fred and Adele Astaire Awards and was nominated for the Golden Frog at Camerimage. Richards 2018 short film, “Souls of Totality”, starring Tatiana Maslany and Tom Cullen premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival. The film contains a five-minute single-take sequence shot during a real solar eclipse, a first in cinema history.