Ray Telles, MFA
Associate Adjunct Professor
Chicanx Latinx Studies
Chicana/o + Latina/o + People of Color Film, Emmy award-winning documentary filmmaker
Tuesday 3-5pm and Thursday 4-6pm
Bio & Research Interests
Raymond Telles’ twenty-five year career in film and television includes the production of documentaries and news magazine segments. He has produced and directed for Public Television, Turning Point and Nightline-ABC, Dateline- NBC. His independent productions include films for the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), and the Independent Television Service (ITVS).
Among the more than 30 documentaries Telles has produced and directed are: “Continent on the Move” for the PBS series Americas; “The Fight in the Fields,” a feature documentary on Cesar Chavez and the Farm Workers’ movement which was in documentary competition at the 1997 Sundance Film Festival and aired on PBS; “Children of the Night” for Frontline -PBS, winner of a DuPont-Columbia Gold Baton Award as well a number of other honors; and In Search of Law and Order, a three hour series on Juvenile Justice for PBS and Channel 4 (UK).
Recent documentaries include: “Eye on the Universe” for Discovery Networks International; “Memorials” for Nightline-ABC; “Miracle Babies”,“Tough Choices” and “Making a Baby” for MSNBC as well as several segments for the PBS series Life 360. Telles is currently developing “The Storm that Swept Mexico,” a three hour series for PBS and recently completed production on “Race is the Place” for PBS. Telles is the Northern California producer for Media Link International whose corporate clients include Google, Logitech, and Siemens.
Raymond Telles has won numerous awards including three Emmy Awards, two PBS Programming Awards for News and Current Affairs, The Ohio State Award, an ALMA Award, a NATAS Community Service Award, top honors in the San Francisco, American Film and Video Association, Chicago and New York Film Festivals, the DuPont-Columbia Gold Baton, 2 Cine Golden Eagles, as well as numerous other awards for his work in film and broadcast journalism.