THREE NOMINATIONS FOR DAVID RAY

David Ray has been honoured with three nominations at the Kew Gardens Festival of Cinema! BEST FEATURE NARRATIVE, BEST SCREENPLAY, and BEST DIRECTOR. 

The Festival opens August 4th and runs to the 13th. GRAND UNIFIED THEORY screens at 9pm on Aug.10th. If you are living in NYC or know someone who is be sure to check it out!

National Canadian Film Day 150 lasts one week in Vancouver

The Vancity Theatre wants to celebrate National Canadian Film Day 150 with an entire week of screenings and a pile of special guests. We are honoured to have Grand Unified Theory be apart Canadian Film Week. The Georgia Straight mentioned our film as one of six to watch here in Vancouver. Screening April 16th 8:30pm and April 20th at 8:10pm at Vancity Theatre. Full article HERE

"One of the most purely enjoyable and impressive local films in recent memory."  - Adrian Mack from The Georgia Straight REVIEW

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Collaborating with Astrophysicist Dr. Jaymie Matthews

While writing Grand Unified Theory, David Ray leaned on UBC faculty member and Astrophysicist Dr. Jaymie Matthews.  The University of British Columbia released a write up regarding their collaboration. Click HERE to read the full article. 

Grand Unified Theory was shot in Vancouver as Vancouver and that's just one of the many reasons we're so thrilled to be apart of Canadian Film Week (April 14-21st). Our film will screen on Sunday April 16th at 8:30pm and again on Thursday April 20th at 8:10pm both will show at  Vancity Theatre

Tickets available HERE

REVIEW - Reel Honest Reviews

Our first official review comes all the way from Chicago just in time for our North American Premiere at the Chicago Comedy Film Festival (November 12, 2016)! Thank you for such a wonderfully detailed overview of Grand Unified Theory Pamela Powell

http://www.reelhonestreviews.com/?p=3061

Whistler Film Festival unveils first 14 films

We are thrilled to announce Grand Unified Theory is one of 14 films confirmed to screen at the Whistler Film Festival this year! This will be our Canadian Premiere and we couldn't be more proud. Our film (directed, written and produced by David Ray) will be in competition for the WFF's coveted Borsos Award. It honours the late great filmmaker Phillip Borsos (The Grey Fox) and is administered by his widow Beret along with a panel of guests to the festival. This year Deepa Mehta will serve as the head of the jury for the Best Canadian Feature supported by Telefilm Canada, which honors independent vision, original directorial style and the diversity of talent found in Canadian independent film.

Read more here: http://whistlerfilmfestival.com/festival/films/

TELEFILM announces 17 Canadian films at Beijing International Film Festival

TELEFILM announces 17 Canadian films going to the Beijing International Film Festival with Grand Unified Theory being the only film in competition for the Tiantan Award. 

Shout out to our Vancouver friends:

Eadweard
Asian premiere
Director: Kyle Rideout             
Producer: Motion 58 Entertainment   

Numb
Director: Jason Goode     
Producer: Numb Production

Rehearsal
International premiere
Director: Carl Bessai  
Producer: Raven West Films (Canada), Buffalo 8 Productions (US)

http://telefilm.ca/en/news/industry-advisories/2016/04/15/eighteen-canadian-films-selected-6th-annual-beijing-international

World Premiere - Beijing International Film Festival

Grand Unified Theory will have its world premiere at the Beijing International Film Festival from April 16-23, 2016. It is one of the most prestigious film festivals on the circuit and a gateway to the second largest market in the world - on track to be the biggest by 2017. Heavily attended by Hollywood Executives, one of the guests this year is Natalie Portman, with her directorial debut A Tale of Love and Darkness. David Ray will make the journey along with cast members Kendall Cross, Maxwell Haynes, Emma Grabinsky, Elysha Jackson and Niki Wipf.