When Ray Keller was in 5th grade he was in a self-paced math class. He finished the entire textbook before winter break.
He excelled in technical pursuits and went on to get degrees in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and Business.
He worked at various tech companies; for a defense contractor on spy electronics, for the Japanese on music synthesizers, for a cellular phone company on audio, graphics and cameras.
His focus has been to gain understanding of the world. But not only on technology, which was easy to figure out, but also human behavior.
He quit technology in 2006 to focus on understanding people through writing screenplays.
His screenplays have become a way of breaking down the world and examining how disparate views interact on social issues. Whether it's homelessness (in "Generosity"), income inequality (in "The One Percent"), overreaching government surveillance (in "National Insecurity"), quality of life (in "Better Off Undead"), the beauty obsessed social media culture (in "Our Ugly Baby"), or racism (in his latest, "Japanese for Baseball"), his technical expertise and life experiences have added realism to his scripts. And there are many other issues out there worth examining.
Apple of My Eye
Film (Comedy, Romance, Music and Short) Writer/Director When a man loves an apple.
The Cheese That Binds
Film (Comedy, Drama, Thriller and Short) Writer/Director A story about cheese, erectile dysfunction and poop.
Film (Drama) Writer/Director Generosity is an in depth look at the issue of homelessness. Through five main characters, the film explores five very different perspectives and asks the viewer to "just how close is anyone to homelessness?" David is a straight-laced fellow who is successful at his job, has many friends and material wealth. After his mother takes ill and he is wrongly accused of embezzlement, his life quickly unravels and he finds himself out on the streets. Chloe is a tortured but spirited teenager who has run away from home. However, friends on the street do not prove reliable and she finds she must resort to the previously unimaginable in order to survive. Sam is charismatic, caring and anti-establishment. Having been homeless for many years, he offers respite to both David and Chloe, and mentors them in the ways of the street. Charlotte is an exhaustively optimistic TV news reporter who will go to any ends to help others and her career. Bob represents all that is wrong with corporate machinery. ... Written by Ray Keller
The Big Fat Lazy Sun
Film (Short) Production manager When a young photographer accepts a ride from a psychotic couple, he must figure out how to escape their dreams of destruction and capture his own American Dream.
OUR UGLY BABY – Austin Film Festival Comedy 2nd Rounder
OUR UGLY BABY – Screencraft Comedy - Quarterfinalist
BETTER OFF UNDEAD –Austin Film Festival Comedy 2nd Rounder
BETTER OFF UNDEAD – Screencraft Comedy Quarterfinalist
NATIONAL INSECURITY – Page Awards Second Rounder
THE ONE PERCENT – Screencraft Action/Adventure Quarterfinalist