Raymond Thompson

Writer, Producer

Raymond Thompson, MNZM, has created and supervised a run of television shows since setting up base in New Zealand in the mid 90s. Longtime head of production company Cloud 9, he first began selling scripts in his native England. Thompson's series The Tribe, set in a world without adults, became a cult international hit, running for five seasons plus a sequel. His shows have sold to more than 130 countries. 

I think Cloud 9's success is testament to the great diversity of talent which exists in New Zealand. I've always viewed it as a sort of Hollywood of tomorrow. It's a great joy for me to see so many people who got their start at Cloud 9 doing so well, and to know that in our own humble way we provided much needed bread and butter work for the creative community. Raymond Thompson