Ray Crites

Ray Crites

Screenwriter, Author and Producer

Spokane Valley, Washington

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About Ray

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I began writing short stories as a tragically bored teenager with lots of time and very little money. While attending college, I wrote my first short play "The Pride of Lions," and wrote, produced and directed, my first short film "Viewer Discretion". After detouring a little to help my beautiful wife raise our two young sons, I returned to my creative passions and picked up right where I left off by writing screenplays and producing short videos. I've since written two features length scripts, "Evergreen," a story about a teenage boy pushed to the edge by a school bully, and "Salvation", a story about a father struggling with the murder of his young son. I have also written several short film scripts; "Homecoming," a story about a soldier returning home from war, "Slumber," a story about a couple's love for each other through the years, and "The Gift," a story about a mysterious man who visits a very sick young girl in the hospital.
Being lucky enough to have two musically talented children, I've also kept busy shooting music videos for their band Twist, such as; “Twist – Live at Showalter Hall,” “Twist – Live at The Hop,” "Twist – Live at EWU,” "Twist – Live at The Knitting Factory” and “Twist – Return to The Knitting Factory.”

Unique traits: Writer. Painter. Dreamer. Ninja. (Not necessarily in that order)

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Credits

  • Evergreen

    Evergreen (2016)
    by Ray Crites (Drama) Screenwriter When a young boy loses his girlfriend to a popular high school jock, he decides to stand up for himself, once and for all.

  • Salvation of the Wolves

    Salvation of the Wolves (2015)
    Print by Ray Crites (Drama) Author All hell's about to break loose... Shane Wilder is a tough man. A dedicated and decorated veteran of Springfield's Sheriff's Department and a no-nonsense, take-no-prisoners, former United States Marine. Shane is definitely squared-away, but when Drew, his strong-willed sixteen year old son, begins to exert his independence, an argument erupts into a battle between father and son that ends up leaving both men reeling. Shane retreats to lick his wounds while Drew, feeling lost and alone, searches for his place in the world; only to find true acceptance when he meets Bailey, a troubled young boy that's just run away from the home of local pastor Reuben Smith. The two young boys instantly form an unbreakable bond, but when Drew and Bailey's passionate relationship is revealed, Smith's rage erupts into a firestorm that quickly escalates from dangerous to down right deadly and out-of-control. Will Shane be able to stop Smith's crusade, redeem himself to his son and finally find the salvation he desperately needs or will he lose the ones he loves forever? Salvation of the Wolves is a heart-wrenching story about love, loss and the need for a father's redemption in the eye's of his son. Read at your own peril!

  • The Illinois Central Ft. Lee Carleton (Music Video)

    The Illinois Central Ft. Lee Carleton (Music Video) (2015)
    Video by Ray Crites (Music) Producer / Editor

  • Twist - Return to The Knitting Factory

    Twist - Return to The Knitting Factory (2015)
    Video by Ray Crites (Music) Producer / Director / Editor

  • Fright

    Fright (2014)
    by Ray Crites (Short) Screenwriter

  • Slumber

    Slumber (2014)
    by Ray Crites (Short) Screenwriter

  • The Gift

    The Gift (2014)
    by Ray Crites (Short) Screenwriter

  • Twist - Live at Showalter Hall

    Twist - Live at Showalter Hall (2014)
    Video by Ray Crites (Music) Producer / Director / Editor

  • Twist - Live at The Hop

    Twist - Live at The Hop (2014)
    Video by Ray Crites (Music) Producer / Director / Editor

  • Twist - Live at EWU

    Twist - Live at EWU (2014)
    Video by Ray Crites (Music) Producer / Director / Editor

  • Twist - Live at The Knitting Factory

    Twist - Live at The Knitting Factory (2014)
    Video by Ray Crites (Music) Producer / Director / Editor

  • Homecoming

    Homecoming (2014)
    by Ray Crites (Short) Screenwriter

  • Springfield: Salvation of the Wolves

    Springfield: Salvation of the Wolves (2013)
    by Ray Crites (Drama) Screenwriter

  • Viewer Discretion

    Viewer Discretion (1999)
    Film (short) by Ray Crites (Short) Writer / Producer / Director

  • The Pride of Lions

    The Pride of Lions (1999)
    Theater by Ray Crites (Drama) Playwright

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