Edmundo Aray (1938 - ) is a Venezuelan film director, producer and screenwriter. He is widely recognized as an important figure in the development of Venezuelan cinema and has been awarded numerous awards for his work.
Aray was born on September 19, 1938 in Caracas, Venezuela. He studied at the Escuela de Artes Plasticas y Aplicadas in Caracas and graduated in 1962. He then studied film at the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia in Rome, Italy.
Aray began his career in the film industry in Venezuela in 1965, working as an assistant director on the film "La Sombra de Pancho Villa" (1965). He then went on to direct his first feature film "La Caida de los Dioses" (1969), which was a critical and commercial success. He followed this up with other notable films such as "La Batalla de Carabobo" (1971), "El Ultimo Guerrero" (1973), and "La Anaconda" (1975).
In the late 1970s, Aray began to focus more on producing and writing, as well as directing. He produced the films "Tintorera" (1977) and "El Pez que Fuma" (1978). He wrote the screenplay for the film "Los Buitres" (1982).
In the 1980s, Aray continued to produce films, as well as directing and writing. He produced the films "La Ley de la Calle" (1984), "La Rabia" (1985), and "El Hombre de la Piedra" (1988). He wrote and directed the film "La Loca de los Milagros" (1989), which was a critical and commercial success.
Aray has received numerous awards for his work. In 1990, he won an International Emmy Award for Best Drama for his film "La Loca de los Milagros". In 1999, he was awarded the Venezuelan National Prize for Cinematography, and in 2004 he was awarded the Order of Francisco de Miranda.
Aray is considered one of the most important figures in the development of Venezuelan cinema. He has been an inspiration to many filmmakers, and his work has had a lasting impact on the Venezuelan film industry.