Bio + Awards + Happy Clients

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born and raised in Abu Dhabi, living in Atlanta with his wife and 4 year old boy. Ray is also a musician, an artist and loves helping people discover their storyies.


Awards + selection:

Special mention in best short documentary category
"FEEDING FIVE HUNDRED"
Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival, UK 2013

 

best short documentary film award
"feeding five hundred"
Abu Dhabi Film Festival, UAE 2013

 

Best Videographer award
twofour54 2013

 

the pitch competition finalist - shortstv
cannes film festival - 2013

 

tropfest arabia 2012 - finalist selection
"made for two" short film


HAPPY CLIENTS:

I KNEW FROM THE VERY FIRST CONVERSATION WITH RAY THAT HE WAS THE PERSON TO TELL OUR STORY.

BEFORE WE DISCUSSED A SINGLE FILMING DETAIL, HE ASKED THOUGHTFUL QUESTIONS AND LISTENED INTENTLY TO UNDERSTAND OUR ORGANIZATION’S MISSION, CHALLENGES, AND PROJECT GOALS. THE RESULTING VIDEO CAPTURES THE ESSENCE OF OUR ORGANIZATION AND HAS EXCEEDED OUR EXPECTATIONS.
— ALLISON BOAZ | MANAGING DIRECTOR , IN THE CITY CAMP

AFTER WORKING WITH RAY, I LEARNED THAT THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN AN AVERAGE FILMMAKER AND A HIGHLY-SKILLED PROFESSIONAL MAKES ALL THE DIFFERENCE.

RAY HAS INCREDIBLE PEOPLE-SKILLS THAT ALLOWED HIM TO UNLOCK THE PEOPLE BEING FILMED. THIS MAY NOT SEEM LIKE A BIG DEAL, BUT YOUR VIDEO IS ONLY AS STRONG AS THE SUBJECTS IT IS SHOWCASING. HE IS HIGHLY-SKILLED AT DRAWING OUT A COMPELLING STORY THAT WILL CONNECT WITH YOUR INTENDED AUDIENCE. HE USES THIS STORYTELLING FRAMEWORK TO CONNECT WITH THE HEAD AND THE HEART.

WE NOW HAVE A POWERFUL CASE STUDY THAT ALLOWED OUR CLIENTS TO SPEAK ON OUR BEHALF AND WE’VE ALREADY GENERATED NEW BUSINESS SIMPLY BY LEVERAGING THIS VIDEO.
— justin westbrooks | PARTNER , GIANT WORLDWIDE

RAY HAS A CHARMING AND COMPASSIONATE WAY OF DRAWING PEOPLE OUT TO TELL THEIR STORY...YOU ARE ALSO IN THE PRESENCE OF A FIRST CLASS PERSONAL COACH WHO WILL STOP THE SHOW TO ENGAGE AND LISTEN ON A LEVEL OF DEPTH UNCOMMON TO OUR FAST PACED LIFESTYLES.

- ARMANDEE DREW | INTERCULTURAL CONSULTANT


RAY IS A STORYTELLER TO THE BONE. WITH A STRONG VISION AND AN ABILITY TO DELIVER, HE HAS CONSISTENTLY BEEN ABLE TO TELL STORIES WITH EMPATHY AND A HIGH LEVEL OF CRAFTSMANSHIP.
— MOUSTAFA ZAKARIA | FOUNDER + DIRECTOR/PRODUCER, SARD MEDIA

ONE OF THE THINGS YOU WILL HAVE TO DEAL WITH WHEN WORKING WITH RAY IS - NOT ONLY HIS ATTENTION TO DETAIL, BUT HIS MORAL COMPASS , INTEGRITY AND THOUGHT PROCESSES WITH REGARDS TO STORY.

jason carter | musician and filmmaker 


RAY IS AMONG THE MOST TALENTED, UP AND COMING DOCUMENTARIANS I WORKED WITH IN THE EMIRATES. HE IS MODEST AND HARD WORKING DESPITE HIS VAST TECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE AND AN ALREADY ESTABLISHED REPUTATION. HIS GREATEST TALENT IS IN COURTING PEOPLE, BOTH PARTNERS ON HIS PROJECTS AND SUBJECTS FROM THE WORLD AT LARGE. I WOULD WORK WITH HIM AGAIN IN GLIMPSE.
— MAHMOUD KAABOUR | FILMMAKER, VERITAS FILMS
Ray Haddad_Quest Arabiya TV

I BELIEVE EVERYTHING IN LIFE IS TIED TO STORY AND MY PURPOSE IS TO SYNC BETWEEN PEOPLE, IDEAS, HEARTS AND THE UNIVERSE TO REVEAL A GREATER STORY.