Who is Shawn Gray?
It's me, your friendly neighborhood Shawn. I would like you to know that I have not yet achieved the status of "THE man," but I am A man. One of many men, if you will, and I trust that you will.
Filmmaker. Performer. Traveler.
A Year in Review
Many things have happened this year and I have posted about none of them! So to continue this lazy trend, I will simply list some of the things that have happened and hope that I will get less lazy one day and post more about them.
– Cruised on my birthday to Belize, Honduras, and Mexico (GoPro evidence to come! I swear…)
– Got my first leading role at Blackfriars in their production of “Shakespeare’s R&J” as Student 1 (Romeo, etc.)
– Worked on commercials as a grip and audio tech for Batavia Downs Gaming
– Acted in (and am now editing) a short horror film called “Zone of Alienation,” written by Jenna Wright of Mad Raven Films
– Shot BTS stills for an NRG commercial/promo in the country on a beautiful farm
– DP’d my first spot. An organ donation piece for bLifeNY under the direction of Nate Stone of Forte Films.
– Played my best role thus far (in my humble personal opinion) – Ty Williamson in Black Sheep Theatre’s production of “Sordid Lives.”
– Created IndieGoGo/Kickstarter videos for Kate Royal’s original play, “Mammoth,” and for the technological love baby of Wes Rockholz and Nick Rabb known as the mobile game “Adventure Guild.”
– Landed my first leading comedic role as Jacob in RAPA’s “La Cage Aux Folles” in the Rochester Fringe Festival
– Was the Best of Boys (Best Boy G/E) on shoots for Memo and professional boxer, Willie Monroe Jr.
– Performed as Johnny Carson in the Strong National Toy Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony to bring Twister into the rankings.
– Started work at Dresden PR
– Shot Interviews and B-Roll at the George Eastman House and the Library of Congress for a documentary called “Be Natural,” (About the life, contributions, and films of Alice Guy-Blache) executively produced by Robert Redford and with VO by Jodie Foster. (Following trailer does not include footage shot by me)
– Shot footage for the High Falls Film Festival and met actors Richard Kind and David Zayas
Oh, and my sister got married and I jumped in a Booby Bounce house. Happy New Year!
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