A late bloomer in life, Ray didn't enter the film industry until 2017, when his father was looking for a camera operator to help at church. With a background in theatre, Ray loves the art of storytelling and once he got his hands on a camera, he knew exactly what he wanted to do. He began his online program at The Los Angeles Film School in 2020 when the pandemic hit and dove headfirst into the world of filmmaking. In April 2021, he helped out a student in the on-campus program at the same school and realized he needed to do something to give himself a chance in the industry so he began shooting a short film every month for an entire year in May 2021. Since then he has grown as a filmmaker and a director.