With a degree in Radio-TV-Film from the University of Texas, Ray gravitated toward the former, but always harbored a fondness for the latter.
On the occasion of his 40th birthday, he signed up for a script-to-screen workshop with accomplished filmmaker Kat Candler. Therein, he assembled a team to help him shoot his first proper short film, Commonesque (which he wrote and directed). After then re-upping for the advanced class, he took his hand at producing this go round (a short featuring then unknown actors Ashley Rae Spillers and Mallory Culbert).
He has one feature length producing credit (the Oklahoma-staged festival darling “The Rock n Roll Dreams Of Duncan Christopher”) and has often used his radio platforms to support and profile then up-n-coming filmmakers like the Duplass Brothers, Greta Gerwig and Joe Swanberg.
He’s currently on-team as a producer with Bradley Beesley and David Hartstein, prepping the 2018 festival launch of Beez’s new doc “Fathers Of Football.”
He’s also conspiring with music group Ponytrap to direct a concert film of their masterpiece “The Promethean Waltz,” which they hope to shoot in the springtime.