Where was the Apple TV Plus film Raymond and Ray filmed?

By Amanda Guarragi
Published: October 22, 2022 (Last updated: March 27, 2024)
Where was the Apple TV Plus film Raymond and Ray filmed?

This article discusses “Where was the Apple TV Plus film Raymond and Ray filmed” and may contain minor plot references.

When half-brothers Raymond (Ewan McGregor) and Ray (Ethan Hawke) reunite when their estranged father dies, they discover that his final wish was for them to dig his grave. Together, they process who they’ve become as men, both because of their father and despite him. Growing up Raymond and Ray had a tough childhood because their father wouldn’t treat them as children. They grew up in a trauma-filled household and even after they were out on their own, their experiences as children continued. Their upbringing affected every aspect of their life, and Garcia showed how these boys grew into very different men.

While ranging across multiple filming locations, Raymond & Ray was exclusively shot in Virginia. Below is a breakdown of the locations used, which parts of the film were shot where, and how the timescale developed and informed locational changes.

Where was the Apple TV+ film Raymond and Ray filmed – a breakdown of locations

Central Virginia 

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam announced in September 2021 that the film would shoot in Central Virginia for the majority of the shoot. They started filming in the fall and you can tell that the autumn backdrop added the depth of new beginnings because of the leaves changing.

Richmond, Virginia 

A month later they decided to shoot in Richmond, Virginia because of the long winding roads for the trip to the burial. When Raymond and Ray were in the car, their deeper conversations were had on the open road, symbolizing the freedom and safety to do so in an open space.

Hopewell, Virginia 

They also shot in Hopewell, Virginia for three days leading up to the burial scene at Oakwood Cemetary. The scenes that were shot during this time took place in houses, bars, restaurants, and the funeral home itself.

Oakwood Cemetary

As autumn came to an end the brisk fall weather was the backdrop in November at the outdoor burial for Raymond and Ray’s father. The majority of the third act was filmed at Oakwood Cemetary and was the pivotal moment for the half brothers to express their grief in different ways.

You can watch this film with a subscription to Apple TV Plus.

Additional reading:

Apple TV+, Movie News, Movies, News, Streaming Service