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Phoneless - Episode one - To Post or not to Post

A phone and social media obsessed teen posts a status update that causes chaos with her best friend and the boy that she likes.

  • Ray Gabbard
  • Ray Gabbard
  • Ray Gabbard
  • Isabel Summers
    Key Cast
  • Gabrielle Van Asselt
    Key Cast
  • Jasper Ryan-Cater
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short, Television
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes 48 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 1, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    500 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
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  • Shooting Format:
    Digital HD
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
Director Biography - Ray Gabbard

A former professional singer and actor Ray Gabbard has been Ray grew up in the northwestern state of Idaho and studied music at the College of Idaho and later a Masters degree in vocal performance at Arizona State University. He then moved to New York City and started working regional opera houses and eventually made his off broadway debut in HMS Pinafore staring John Astin (Gomez from the Addams Family). After 3 years (and many shows)Ray left the Big Apple and joined the cast of The Phantom of the Opera in Hamburg Germany playing the part of Raoul. He continued Phantom in both the Broadway cast and the US National Tour. After moving to the UK, Ray took on the part of 'the Man' in Whistle Down The Wind on the UK tour. Some other credits include: Captain (The Sound of Music), Anthony Hope (Sweeney Todd), Demetrius (a Mid Summer Nights Dream), Huck (Big River), Bobby (Company), Matt (Fantasticks), Mr Snow (Carousel), Nanki Poo (Mikado). Some companies include Opera Delaware, Greater Buffalo Opera, Opera Carolina, Central City Opera, Des Moines Metro Opera, Derby Playhouse, Opera Brava, The Courtyard Theatre, The Booth Theatre.

Ray has just finished shooting his first short film entitled PHONELESS which explores how social media effects teens today (phonelessfilm.wordpress.com).

Ray is the Director of Drama at Cumnor House School in Danehill and has directed countless productions throughout a variety of age groups. Ray is also the senior drama teacher at the Gielgud Academy of Performing Arts in Haywards Heath and prides himself by coaching talented students to achieve films, tele and West End shows.

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Director Statement

The message of the story is not to disapprove of iPhones and social network but to be wise when using them. To know the difference between real friends you trust and acquaintances you've never really met. To communicate on a personal level with others. To not to be dependent on a digital device and to use old fashioned ideas to accomplish tasks . Ultimately, the true message is the importance of real relationships with people. This film uses real statements from students combined with a story that shows the mistakes one can make with posting messages.