Saturday, March 11 at 5pm
Paramount Theatre, 503 Victoria Street
The hilarious and Vancouver shot Grand Unified Theory will continue the fun after the credits role with a visit from director, writer, and producer, David Ray, and former Kamloopsian and one of the stars of the film, Kendall Cross.
David Ray (Writer, Director, Producer)
Vancouver-based David Ray is a passionate director with an original voice who combines a love of casting and performance, with great attention to detail in the technical aspects of cinematography, elevating traditionally genre specific work with an artistic sensibility and breath-taking authenticity. Ray’s feature length directorial debut was the dark comedy he also wrote and Co-Produced entitled Fetching Cody, starring Jay Baruchel (Tropic Thunder/This Is The End), which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival before travelling the world and being picked up by Showtime and Netflix (USA). His follow up feature is the feature length dramatic comedy Grand Unified Theory.
A stalwart at the SyFy Channel, six of his MOW screenplays have been produced, as has forays into animation, including work on the series Animism for APTN and The Henchmen for Bron Studios. No stranger to the gaming industry, he was the lead writer on the blockbuster Need For Speed: Carbon with Electronic Arts.
His commercial work has garnered praise as well, directing campaigns for Vancity, VIFF and ING that have won several Marketing Awards, a Lotus, two Golden Quills and been short-listed at Cannes.
Kendall Cross (Actor) - Rita
After graduating from high school in Kamloops, BC, Kendall attended the University of British Columbia where she completed a BFA in stage acting. In 1992, she landed her first television audition and appeared in the series, Highlander. She has since appeared in numerous television and film projects spanning over 20 years, most notably Flight 93 and The Butterfly Effect, along with recurring roles in such television series as Star Gate, Caprica, Cedarcove, Girlfriend's Guide to Divorce, The 100, and Beyond. She resides in Vancouver with her husband and two children.