After working together in various capacities, on close to forty projects Gerald Webb and Christopher Ray have created the feature film production company DeInstitutionalized LLC. Under the new moniker, they just completed the company’s first feature film A House Is Not A Home which is currently in post production and scheduled for a mid 2013 release.
In addition, Chris directed while Gerald produced two episodes of the web series The Silicon Assassin starring Battlestar Gallactica’s Richard Hatch. The most common thing they hear when people see the episodes is “That’s a webseries?!! It looks like a full budget feature film!”. Judge for yourself: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HvRyJXPuNgs
Gerald and Chris also produced the pilot She Is NOT My Sister written and directed by Kel Mitchell (Keenan and Kel Show). Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nHazYiuw9kw
Christopher Olen Ray was literally born into show business. He spent his first day on a set at the age of 5 and pretty much never left until he joined the US Navy at age 19. Even in his seven years of military service he found a set, of sorts, serving as a combat cameraman and photographer.
Since leaving the military Chris has been completely focused on the film industry. He’s produced ten films, winning two Telly Awards in the process. Over the last three years he’s directed seven films, including four for the SyFy network (Almighty Thor, Mega Shark vs. Crocasaurus, Two Headed Shark Attack and Shark Week). He was just named the Gold Cob’s 2012 Best Emerging Filmmaker.
2 Telly Awards for producing
2012 Golden Cob Award for Best Emerging Filmmaker
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Award winning actor, casting executive and producer Gerald Webb is attacking Hollywood from both sides of the camera. In the last year, his TV and film roles include: recurring as LAPD Sergeant Sands on NBC’s Law and Order: Los Angeles, FX’s It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia, two Lifetime network films (Layover and Adopting Terror) and six Syfy network films. His standout performances have been recognized with the 2011 Looney Award for Best Supporting Actor in 2012: Ice Age and the 2011 Golden Cob Award for Best Rising Movie Actor for his performance in Battle of Los Angeles.
Behind the camera Gerald has cast over fifty feature films, attaching the likes of: Ving Rhames, Taryn Manning, Haylie Duff, Bruce Davison, Shannon Elizabeth, Mario Van Peebles, Sean Astin, Danny Trejo, Dennis Hayesbert, Casper VanDien, Ernie Hudson, Bill Duke and a host of other A-list talents to films. He’s done so for the likes of NBC/Universal, Lifetime Networks, SyFy, and Showtime just to name a few.
Gerald holds the executive position of Director of Talent for the Asylum (www.TheAsylum.cc). Where he oversees all aspects of casting for the company including directly attaching and negotiating all star name deals for their films.
2011 Looney Award for Best Supporting Actor
2011 Golden Cob Award for Best Rising B Movie Actor
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