Experiencing Interruptions?


After years of painful separation, Quinn (Juan Castano) learns that his brother Ray has fatally overdosed. Seeking closure, he attends the funeral and forms an unlikely connection with Daphne (Sarah Steele).

  • Charles Socarides
    Madam Secretary, When We Rise, Virgin (all as actor)
  • Charles Socarides
  • Adam Bradley
  • Max Rothman
  • Charles Socarides
  • Juan Castano
    Key Cast
    Tales of the City (Netflix), What/If (Netflix), Drama Desk Award for NY Theatre
  • Sarah Steele
    Key Cast
    The Good Fight, Speech and Debate, Independent Spirit Award for Please Give, Spanglish
  • Jordan T Parrott
    Director of Photography
    Chaperone (Sundance '22), See You Then (SXSW '21)
  • Cheyenne Ford
    Production Designer
    Shiva Baby (Toronto '21)
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  • Runtime:
    12 minutes 44 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 15, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    18,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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    Alexa Mini LF
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Director Biography - Charles Socarides

Charlie has been a New York actor going on two decades. Career highlights include playing the lovable monster Scott Goodman on the CBS show Madam Secretary and playing his own brother (yes, you read that right!) on the ABC series When We Rise. His work has been profiled on Vulture, NPR, Nightline and in the New York Times. A native New Yorker, his favorite moments have occurred on- and off-Broadway where he has created lead roles for playwrights A.R. Gurney and Stephen Karam and starred opposite such luminaries as Joanna Gleason and Bobby Cannavale. In addition to acting, he loves working with kids. Ray is his first film.

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Director Statement

I have been watching addiction up close for what feels like my whole life. My father lost his battle with it, while my brother, miraculously, was able to save himself. As a person who doesn’t suffer from substance use disorder, I’ve always been on the outside looking in - unsure of my role. Over the years, I’ve had to accept the conventional wisdom that it is impossible to save a person - the choice of "life or death" is theirs and theirs alone. But deep down, a part of me believes that ALL human beings fight for dignity on the edge of some abyss. Ray explores whether two grieving souls can recognize one another across a great divide and find a new, meaningful path forward.

RAY was made with support from Northern Illinois Recovery Center.