Ray Ellingsen began his film career in 1987 as a writer and has since gone on to pursue numerous aspects of filmmaking, from directing and producing, to supervising the post-production of feature films, documentaries, and commercials. In 1999, Ray helped form Ugly Old Bird Productions, a motion picture entertainment company that produced a number of film and video projects. Ray moved to Arizona in 2005 to manage the largest motion picture film studio in the state of Arizona, Hollywood-Phoenix Film Studios. Within a year, he brought in three feature films, numerous commercials as well as a television series for the studio to produce. To date, Ray has written and directed two documentaries and a feature film, along with a multitude of commercial and industrial format projects. He has also produced nine feature films and over 30 video and commercial projects, with two feature films currently in development.