When your father is a talented filmmaker you’re expected to keep that tradition going. Chris Ray exceeded the expectations and The Asylum is fortunate to have him in their family. We can thank Chris for working on numerous Asylum films including but not limited to: ‘American Warships’, ‘Air Collision’, ‘Zombie Apocalypse’, ‘A Haunting in Salem’, ‘3 Musketeers’, ‘Barely Legal’, ‘2012: Ice Age’, ‘Battle of Los Angeles’, ‘Mega Python vs. Gatoroid’, (smoke break) ‘Titanic II’, ‘Sherlock Holmes’, ‘2-Headed Shark Attack’, ‘Almighty Thor’, ‘Bigfoot’, ‘Mega Shark vs. Crocosaurus’, and ‘Princess of Mars’. Chris’s most recent film he directed ‘2 Headed Shark Attack’ is one of those films that more you watch it the more you enjoy it. The cast and crew did a great job! I’m happy that Chris shared some of his current and past experiences with us.
‘2 Headed Shark Attack’ was filmed mostly on the island. What was your biggest challenge filming in a secluded area?
CHRIS: Well actually man it was shot in theFlorida Keys. We just made it look like an island. Some of it was successful other times not so much. As we saw there were some audience members who caught us.
Since birth you’ve been working in films. What was your most memorable filming experience growing up?
CHRIS: Hmm.. There are a few. One of my fondest memories though was on a film called “Cyclone” starring Jeffry Combs and Heather Thomas. At lunch one day I went an set up a table to eat an have actors come an sit with me. Martin Landau actually came over an ate lunch with me. At the time I just thought he was a cool dude. Then 2 years later he won an academy award for Ed Wood.
I would assume being a director you have great patience. How do you overcome issues that test your patience while filming?
CHRIS: LOL… Sometimes there is nothing you can do but normally just remind myself there is nothing I would rather be doing then make movies.
When you’re given a script what are the qualities that you like to see and things that bother you with it?
CHRIS: Usually at this point in my career I am just hoping it makes sense. There a lot of time I am just trying to make sense of what I am reading.
As an editor/photographer for the government, if it’s not classified information, how was that experience for you?
CHRIS: It was fun working for the government. Got to watch things BLOW up and they paid me for it.
Sweet!!! I can’t wait till his next movie comes out whether it’s Action, Comedy, Horror or Drama…..actually skip the Drama for now.
Be sure to check out his films on IMDB.