For those not in the know THE ORIGINAL UNUSUALIST is a master of intricate hand shadow puppets, ventriloquism, physical comedy, world class illusion and brilliant audience participation.

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Raymond has been involved with many advertisements over the past ten years.

His creative skill and easy-going nature have made him a popular choice for advertising companies.

A couple of examples of his work are below:



Advertising Agency: Publicis & Hal Riney, USA Chief Creative Officer: Roger Camp ACD / Art Director: Rich North ACD / Copywriter: Adam Koppel Agency Producer: Sara Krider SVP, Director of Integrated Production: David Verhoef Account Director: Dana Rabb Account Supervisor: Ingrid Jung Production Company: Anonymous Content Director: Garth Davis EP / Head of Commercials: Dave Morrison Head Of Production: SueEllen Clair Producer: Karen Sproul Director of Photography: Ellen Kuras Creative & Hand Shadow Artist: Unusualist Raymond Crowe Editorial Company: Rock Paper Scissors Editor: Kirk Baxter Executive Producer: Carol Lynn Weaver Post Producer: Mike Goble Assistant Editor SF: Nick Rondeau Assistant Editor LA: Gabriel Britz Post Production / VFX: The Mill Lead VFX / Flame: Bill Higgins Flame assist: Mike Plescia Executive Producer: Sue Troyan Post Producer: Krystina Shales Telecine: Company 3 Colorist: Matt Turner Audio Post: Eleven Sound Mixer: Jeff Fuller Music company: Squeak E Clean ProductionsCONTACT



Client: PEDIGREE Dentastix
Agency:  Whybin\TBWA\Tequila, Melbourne
Creative Director: Scott Whybin
Copywriter: Paul Hastings
Art Director: Peter Kirwan
Director: Sam Couzens
TV Producer: Lauren Duncan
Account Service: Hazel Tiernan, Julia Unwin     
Planner: Jacqueline Wang
Media Buying: Starcom

Television and Film Production

Raymond’s experience in live productions i.e. live shows, theatre performances, have made him a desirable choice for television and film appearances.

His professionalism and unique skill set are what sets him apart from other magicians/performers.


Magic/Performance Consultancy

With over 30 years of experience in the entertainment world, Raymond has a wealth of knowledge in the intricacies of magical creation and development, stage craft, design and implementation and performance enhancement.

He is a highly respected artiste in the worlds magic community and is sought after to lecture and perform across the globe.


Silhouettes - Cut for You


Two hundred years ago, long before the camera was invented, someone wishing to have an inexpensive portrait created of their loved ones would have visited a silhouette artist.  Within minutes and using only a pair of scissors and a skillful eye, he would have produced a wonderful little image with a remarkable resemblance to his subject.

The name Silhouette traces back to the mid-18th century French finance minister, Etienne de Silhouette.  Because his name was synonymous with doing things cheaply and because he was fond of making these images himself, this artform was named after him.

To continue the wonderful legacy of the silhouette portraits, Raymond can capture your image as a silhouette.

Raymond is self-taught in this rare and specialised field and he will personally cut your silhouette by hand!