While studying traditional animation at the Academy of Art College Ray also studied screenwriting and film. Ray spent a few years working for an independent comic book company where he drew panels and wrote stories. Storytelling has always been a huge part of his life. Finally Ray ventured into cinema. Writing and directing his own short films. He has won various awards for his short form work. This includes best picture in the animation category for the New York Minute Film Festival. As well as best comedy at the El Cajon Film Festival.
He finally parlayed his efforts into starting his own production company Infrastructure Productions. There he has spent 10 years creating a career producing commercial and industrial content for leading brands and businesses as well as music videos with various artists. During this time he has not left the film making arena. He has still been able to continue producing and directing short films with a 10 year track record and more than 16 short films studying the craft. Ultimately this has lead to writing and directing his first feature CALLEJERO Starring Martin Santander and former WBC Welterweight Champion and member of the International Boxing Hall of Fame Carlos Palomino which was an official selection at the 2015 San Diego Latino Film Festival and is now in distribution.
With the success of his first feature he has moved onto his second film Cafe Con Leche. An action thriller shot entirely in the heart of Mexico City and starring some of Mexico's biggest talent including Gerardo Taracena (Apocalypto), Cassandra Sanchez Navarro (Sense8), Jose Sefami (Amores Perros). Every project has been a push forward into being able to tell great stories.
Unique traits: Illustration and traditional animation
Film by Ty Mabrey (Short and Horror) Cinematographer
Cafe Con Leche
Film by 525 Films / Ray Gallardo Director When an ATF agent out of Houston is tasked to team up with the Mexico City District Attorney on a human trafficking case, he uncovers family ties with a serpentine real-estate developer. Now he must work with a criminal defense attorney to stop the reign of tyranny.
Film by Ray Gallardo (Action, Drama and Sport) Director For Javier, running away from the tiny border town of San Luis Rio Colorado and his professional fighter father when he was just a teenager meant growing up on the streets of Tijuana and being bred in the world of cartel-run underground fighting. Years later, the grizzled veteran fighter known as Callejero, and his quick-talking ever-scheming manager Jose, are faced with a dilemma: Throw the next fight or face the consequences of a gambling debt owed to the cartel. When things go awry, only a longstanding relationship with the man in charge keeps Jose and Javier alive, but they're forced out of the fight game and Tijuana for good. Irreparably damaged by all his years in the ring, Javier returns home alone, lost and broken. With nowhere else to turn, he tries to build a new life forging a relationship with his father, his own wayward teenage son and his son's mother, who he all but abandoned a decade earlier. And while nothing comes easy, the family bond begins to strengthen when ... Written by Martin Derbyshire
Video by Adam Rudder (Comedy) Cinematographer Jason is on a date with a gorgeous girl and all is going well, until her jealous boyfriend finds them.
Film by Ray Gallardo (Drama) Director
Video by Adam Rudder (Short and Comedy) Cinematographer
The Take Back
Film by Ray Gallardo (Short and Action) Cinematographer Members of an 80's Pop Music group are kidnapped and tortured by a sadistic mystery Man who is trying to collect a Debt owed by their Manager. The Manager and the Lead Singer for the band race to save the "Barbie Twins" before their Captor turns them into One Hit Wonders! Written by E.J. Bush
Video by Adam Rudder (Short and Comedy) Cinematographer In effort to spice up a party filled with "plain-looking women", these two clueless party goers try and drink their way into creating beautiful women.
Look at the Size of Those Melons
Video by Adam Rudder (Short and Comedy) Cinematographer Seasoned womanizer, Jason, tries to teach the awkward-around-girls-Adam how to get to second base with women.
Like Other Days
Film by Changkyu Lee (Short, Action, Mystery and Thriller) Camera and Electrical Department Desperation and Obsession can create supernatural event.
Pop the Question
Film by Mike Stern (Short, Comedy and Romance) Camera and Electrical Department After his girlfriend kicks him out of their apartment, a young man decides that the sure-fire way to win her back is to propose marriage. He recruits his womanizing best friend to help, unaware that he'll need more than a little assistance. Written by Anonymous
Dat Phan Live
Video by Derek Nickell (Comedy) Camera and Electrical Department Dat Phan treats us to a hilarious and intimate live audience performance at one of America's premier comedy clubs - The World Famous Improv.
Film by Rodrick Hersh (Short and Western) Cinematographer A California bandido leaves his murderous gang and his destructive path only to land in the hands of a posse of vengeful vigilantes.
Film by Rodrick Hersh (Comedy) Cinematographer Determined to get married today at any cost without telling her parents Kristie Wynne borrows her mother's car and drives through the desert where she almost runs over a catholic priest and has an encounter with the police that lands her in a small desert town jail. Written by Goldensun Pictures
Video by Cecile Cinco (Short, Drama, Horror, Romance and 1 More) Camera and Electrical Department A gripping love triangle story with a horrific revenge plot.
Save Ron Jr.
Film by Ray Gallardo (Short and Comedy) Director
Video by Lisa D. Merrill (Short, Drama, Fantasy and Romance) Camera and Electrical Department A mysterious young woman helps an old man with Alzheimer's change his beliefs on the afterlife.
World Series of Poker
Television (Sport) Cinematographer
Film by Ray Gallardo (Comedy and Short) Director Steven stumbles upon a bag of mysterious fortune cookies... hijinks ensue.