As a native New Yorker born and raised in Rockaway, Queens, Ray Bouderau has had a lifelong love affair with movies and television. From a restaurant and bar owner to construction and New York City real estate, Ray continues to push to the edges of everyday life, adding successful Producer, Writer and Actor to his list of accomplishments.
With an indisputable zest for life, Ray captures the feeling of being alive through creating stories that need to be told in the most entertaining and powerful way. His work as an Actor is compelling, and as a Producer, Bouderau leaves you with a sense of disruption and self-reflection.
As the CEO of Living the Dream Films, Ray has worked on 7 feature length films in the last 2 years alone. His wholehearted passion for the entertainment industry has seen him work alongside the great talents of Amanda Seyfreid, Alec Baldwin, Johnny Depp, Adam Levine, Taylor Schilling and many others.
His films have been met with critical acclaim and wide audiences spanning several genres. It’s rare that filmmaker creates a such a splash right out of the gate, but Ray has accomplished just that, with his films screening at such prestigious festivals as the Toronto International Film Festival, South by Southwest, and the TriBeCa Film Festival.
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Ray Markovich was raised in New Harford, New York. He graduated from the University of Notre Dame (BBA in Accounting), Albany Law School (JD cum laude and editor of Albany Law Review), and the London School of Economics (LLM in International Business Law). Ray is a New York attorney who resided in Russia from 1993-2009. He developed the English language American House of Cinema in Moscow which dominated the Russian exhibition market from 1993-96 and was Americom's attorney in its long-running dispute with the City of Moscow and Radisson. Ray then developed and was General Director from 1996-2000 of Kodak Kinomir (a cinema/entertainment complex) in Moscow that for two years for #1 in the world in sales per seat and sales per screen. Afterwards, he founded Albany Kino in Tula, Russia (a previously closed city) which for many years was 90% or more of total box office for the Tual Oblast.
Ray is a member of the bars of the courts of the State of New York and the following federal courts: United States Supreme Court, Second Circuit Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, Southern District of New York, Eastern District of New York, Northern District of New York and the Eastern District of Michigan. Ray is also a New York licensed real estate broker and a paid federal tax preparer. Ray has produced, executive produced and/or line produced over a dozen films.