Originally from Plainfield, NJ. Kareem N. Gray became interested in filmmaking at a very young age, developing a lifelong passion for creating stories and sharing them with audiences.
Because the foundation of every great film starts with the script, Gray began writing his stories visually. Kareem’s first feature film, ZERO ONE not only displays his ability to produce a film on a modest budget, it also showcases his ability to tell an engaging story. Kareem’s next film is the suspense / thriller, The White Room.
“With ZERO ONE, Kareem makes you believe the unthinkable can happen,” said Carolyn Hodge, award-winning Texas producer and director and president of the Dallas Screenwriters Association. “Not only are you engaged during the entire film, but you're on the edge of your seat, waiting for the next moment to happen. Look for this filmmaker to be a major force in the indie world and beyond."
ZERO ONE was written, directed and produced by Dallas-based filmmaker, Kareem N. Gray, managing director of Grey Area FilmWorks LLC. He was inspired to write the script from a simple question he asked himself: “If I had the ability to save the world at a great personal cost, would I do it?”
“I wanted to discuss the state of disconnect in our society, and how this digital world we now live in affects our interaction with and perceptions of our fellow humans,” said Gray. “I needed to explore my observations and frustrations with social media, and the dangers of always being digitally ‘connected’. Film was the perfect medium to share these thoughts and package them in an entertaining and thought-provoking film.”
"I had known Kareem for several years before I came on board as his unit production manager for ZERO ONE," said Hodge. "After I read the script and realized how powerful the story is, I knew I wanted to be part of this journey. Kareem has the heart and soul of a creative story teller.”
Name: Kareem N. Gray
Lives in: Dallas, Texas
Occupation: Director and Screenwriter