|Education||MFA Film Production University of Texas Austin BA Visual Arts Media University of California San Diego|
PJ Raval was born on April 15
PJ Raval's 2008 documentary film Trinidad was co-directed with Jay Hodges. Trinidad focuses on Dr. Marci Bowers and two of her patients who are going through sex reassignment surgery in Trinidad, Colorado.
The documentary Before You Know It was released in 2013 and focuses on gay seniors. The film was inspired by a screening of Trinidad at the Hudson Valley LGBTQ Community Center, where Raval met a group of gay seniors.
Raval also directs the music videos of Christeene Vale. Their music videos have been screened at South by Southwest. He participated in the University of Texas at Dallas artist residency, CentralTrak, in 2011.
In addition Raval is also an accomplished cinematographer. His titles include the 2009 Academy Award Best Documentary nominee "Trouble the Water" and the Independent Spirit Award nominee "Room"
Raval is the director of the 2018 documentary Call Her Ganda.
|2002||The Politics of Fur||Associate Producer|
|2003||Girl Wrestler||Additional Camera Operator|
|2005||Room||Cinematographer||Won – Woodstock Film Festival Haskell Wexler Award for Best Cinematography|
|2006||The Cassidy Kids||Cinematographer|
|2006||Slam Planet||Additional Camera Operator|
|2006||When the Road Bends: Tales of a Gypsy Caravan||Additional Camerawork|
|2007||The Devil Came on Horseback||Additional Cinematographer|
|2008||Trouble the Water||Cinematographer|
|2008||Critical condition||Additional Camera|
|2008||Trinidad||Director/Producer/Cinematographer||Won – Cleveland International Film Festival Award for Best Documentary|
Nominated – Los Angeles Film Festival Award for Best Documentary
|2009||The 2 Bobs||Cinematographer|
|2009||Along Came Kinky ... Texas Jewboy for Governor||Camera Operator|
|2009||Winnebago Man||Additional Photography|
|2011||Slacker||Director (segment: "Rantings")|
|2011||Habibi Rasak Kharban||Cinematographer|
|2012||Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines||Additional cinematography|
|2013||Before You Know It||Director/Producer||Won – Dallas Asian Film Festival Best Documentary |
Won – Austin Gay and Lesbian Film Festival Audience Award
Nominated - Austin Film Critics Association Austin Film Award
|2018||Call Her Ganda||Director/Producer||Won – Inside Out Toronto Film Festival Award for Best Documentary
Won – Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival Grand Jury Prize for Outstanding North American Documentary Feature
|1999||Okay Bye-Bye||Optical Printing|
|2000||100% Cotton||Director/Writer/Editor||Won – Chicago Gay and Lesbian International Film Festival award for Best Narrative Short|
|2001||Pillowfight||Cinematographer/First Assistant Camera||Won – Abilene WESTfest Award for Best Cinematography|
|2002||Net 06||Director||Won – Black Maria Film and Video Festival Award Honorable Mention for Best Short Film|
Won – Cinematexas International Short Film Festival Bettye Nowlin Award for Student Excellence in Filmmaking
Won – Cinematexas International Short Film Festival Cinematography Award
|2003||A Boy's Mouth||Director/Producer/Writer/Editor||Won – Santa Cruz Film Festival Director's Award|
|2003||Bring Me Your Love||Cinematographer|
|2003||Between You and Me||Cinematographer|
|2004||Gretchen & the Night Danger||Cinematographer|
|2004||Eating in Cubes||Cinematographer|
|2004||Lead Role: Father||Director/Writer||Nominated – VC FilmFest - Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival Golden Reel Award|
|2005||Bunny & Clydo||Cinematographer|
|2005||Attack of the Bride Monster||Cinematographer|
|2006||Share the Wealth||Cinematographer|
|2010||Foreplay: San Francisco||Cinematographer|
|2012||The Rookie and the Runner||Cinematographer|
|2012||The Reverie & Randee Show||Director/Producer/Editor||Won – Austin Gay & Lesbian International Film Festival Award for Best Originality|
|2012||Private Cinema: Apes as Family||Cinematographer|
|2004-2010||Independent Lens||Camera Operator/Sound||Season 6, Episode 6: "Girl Wrestler"|
Season 7, Episode 17: "Troop 1500"
Season 11, Episode 24: "Sunshine"
Season 11, Episode 25: "The Horse Boy"
|2008||POV||Camera Operator||Season 21, Episode 9: "Critical Condition"|
Appearances on cameraEdit
|2006||Uncovered: Making of 'The Cassidy Kids'||Himself|
|2003||Austin Movie Show||Himself||Season 2, Episode 19|
- "Unraval Pictures >> Biography". Unraval.com. Retrieved 15 March 2013.
- Hassan, Joseph (6 May 2010). "Need To Know: PJ Raval". Out. Retrieved 15 March 2013.
- "LAFF '08 INTERVIEW "Trinidad" Co-Directors Jay Hodges and PJ Raval". IndieWire. 26 June 2008. Retrieved 15 March 2013.
- Raval, PJ (8 March 2013). "PJ Raval Explores Being Gay and Retired in 'Before You Know It'". Tribeca Film Institute. Retrieved 15 March 2013.
- "Review: 'Call Her Ganda' Explores the Murder of a Transgender Woman". Retrieved 2018-11-02.