Thursday, September 06, 2007

Boston Actress Ellen Becker-Gray
I met Ellen when we were extras on the set ofthe new film 21. We have stayed in touch and Ellen is great always updating us on auditons, casting calls, acting tips, etc. Ellen and her husband Rob, have devoted their lives to acting and its paying off. They have worked in numerous films and TV shows shot in the New England area and New York.

Congratulations Ellen on your win. I know one day you will be holding an Oscar
Here is some more information on Ellen.
Former Marblehead resident and teacher, Ellen Becker-Gray, was selected to receive the Best Actress award for her role in the film, “A Writer’s Moon,” an entry in the Providence, R.I. “2007 48-Hour Film Project.” The awards ceremony was held at the historic Columbus Theatre as part of the closing events of the Rhode Island International Film Festival.

The 48-Hour Film Project is a national competition in which teams of filmmakers are assigned a genre, a character, a prop and a line of dialogue, and have 48 hours to create a short film containing those elements — from writing and shooting to editing and adding music. Filmmakers competed to create the best short film during 48 hours.

This national project that started in 2001 attracted more than 1,200 films and 17,000 participants in 2006.

Becker-Gray grew up in Marblehead. A kindergarten teacher in the town’s public schools from 1985 to 2005, she took early retirement to focus on her career as a performer. She is a member of Actor’s Equity Association, Screen Actor’s Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists.

Becker-Gray is married to former Marblehead resident Rob Gray, who is also active in the industry. They met 27 years ago when they were involved in the Marblehead Little Theatre.

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