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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Director Mike Ray’s Debut TV Pilot Presentation of “The Productive Lie” to Premiere in Atlanta Area on October 4th

— The premiere of director Mike Ray’s debut television pilot presentation, “The Productive Lie,” to be held at the Porter Sanford Performing Arts Center in Decatur, Georgia on Saturday, October 4th at 6:30pm. Those wishing to attend should RSVP at socialmedia@otgfilms.com for seating. —

The Productive Lie

A story about love, lies, deceit, and the pursuit of a dream

Atlanta, GA — On The Grind Films, announces the premiere of its 90 minute TV Pilot presentation, “The Productive Lie”. Written and directed by award-winning filmmaker, Mike Ray. An actor and voiceover artist in his own right, Ray brings to the screen, a story that will surely send you riding on a roller coaster of emotions. Love, lies, deceit, and the pursuit of a dream…all stirred up into one man’s life… creates a series of productive lies.

“The Productive Lie” stars Mike Ray himself (Army Wives, House of Payne) as Chris Parks, mechanic by day, Internet Radio Host by night and father 24/7 to his daughter Nicole, played by NaDej Bailey (Resurrection, Being Mary Jane). With appearances by comedian/actor Rodney Perry (Madea’s Big Happy Family, Johnson Family Vacation), Tony Vaughn (Meet The Browns, Drop Dead Diva), Donna Biscoe (Rectify, Star-Crossed), DeEtta West (Marry Me For Christmas, Raising Izzie) and Brian Bremer (The Rickey Smiley Show, The Walking Dead).

Other characters in the ensemble cast are girlfriend, Morgan…best friend/girlfriend wannabe, Brittany and his vulture-like ex-wife, LaTisha. As Chris battles, side steps and pursues these three women in his life, he tries to remain steadfast on his goals. He had vowed to stay away from dating, as he can’t seem to get it right…until he met Morgan. Can he keep his wits long enough to turn 1 million internet listeners into a syndicated radio deal, and keep his internet radio PowerTalk team together, long enough to make it all happen?

Much like the character Chris Parks, Ray had to keep his wits during the filming of “The Productive Lie” as he wrote, directed, and starred in this romantic comedy. “As a director and character in your own film, it’s hard to tell myself – the scene has ended – once I get on a roll.” he says. “There were so many moments of laughter and creativity, it was very difficult to yell “cut!” Ray further adds, “The love on this project was so great, that cast members would not leave once released for the day. Many hung around and pitched in as crew members, for fear of missing out on something extraordinary.”

Establishing a successful track record of inspiring stories, Ray (Founder of Atlanta-based Film/TV production company, On The Grind Films, LLC), recently received two awards for his documentary, “The Helen Lindsey Story”, about a quad-amputee as a result of bacterial meningitis. He has completed his screenplay for his 2nd feature, “Letters To My Father”, based on a true story of Sgt. Joseph Smith, a US Army Vet, who lost his life to ALS.

The premiere will be held at the Porter Sanford Performing Arts Center (3181 Rainbow Drive, Decatur, GA 30034) on Saturday, October 4th, 2014 at 6:30pm. RSVP to socialmedia@otgfilms.com for seating.

To learn more about Director Mike Ray or his company, On the Grind Films, visit www.otgfilms.com and www.mikeraystudios.com.

Media Interviews Are Available

Maria Howell, Producer
On The Grind Films, LLC
(678) 591-9585 or (678) 360-8845