Actor Ray Bouderau was born and raised in Rockaway, Queens. He has owned bars and restaurants until age 29 he then he got sober and met his wife and began working as an Iron Worker, doing reinforced steel (rebar) for concrete high rises in NYC. He had his daughter at 31-years old and a few years later he started his own rebar installation company. When he started his company a man by the name of Donal O’Sullivan, Owner of Navillus Contracting gave him his first job. 12-years later he is still working with Donal & Navillus Contracting. Together they built the 9/11 memorial & 1 Vanderbilt in NYC along with countless others.
Filmmaking is Boudreau’s passion. Acting is just part of it. Ray Boudreau is the CEO of Living the Dream Films, a production company specializing in film development, production, and financing. He launched his company 3-years ago. His first movie deal was over 2- years ago. He’s always loved television & movies. “I just want to entertain people and give people who enjoyable escape I myself have treasured.”
With 7 feature-length films in the last 2-years, he has worked alongside Amanda Seyfreid, Alec Baldwin, Jeffrey Wright, and Adam Levine. His most recent film, “London Fields,” he is involved in the financing the P&A for the project. It’s in theaters now with an all-star cast including, Amber Heard, Billybob Thornton, Jason Isaacs,and Johnny Depp.It is about a clairvoyant femme fatale Nicola Six who has been living with a dark premonition of her impending death by murder. She begins a tangled love affair with three uniquely different men: one of whom she knows will be her murderer.
Bouderau can also be seen in the Movie, “Peel” is with Emile Hirsch. He plays a slick fast-talking ambulance chasing Lawyer. Sony Pictures will release the film. Date of the release is not known yet.
In the film, “The Public”, recently premiered at TIFF and also screened at the Hampton International Film Festival. The movie stars Emilio Esteves, Alec Baldwin, Taylor Schilling, Gabrielle Union, Jeffrey Wright, Jena Malone, and Michael K Williams. Bouderau is the Executive Producer on this film and also plays a small role as a Lieutenant. He was drawn to this film, not only because of the star studded cast, but the subject matter resonated with him. “I’m a Philanthropist. I have been fortunate in life so I believe it’s my duty to give back and also help draw attention to the less fortunate.” “The Public” shows an unusually bitter Arctic blast that has made its way to downtown Cincinnati and the front doors of the public library where the action of the film takes place. The story revolves around the library patrons, many of whom are homeless, mentally ill and marginalized, as well as an exhausted and overwhelmed staff of librarians who often build emotional connections and a sense of obligation to care for those regular patrons. At odds with library officials over how to handle the extreme weather event, the Patrons turn the building into a homeless shelter for the night by staging an “Occupy” sit in. What begins as an act of civil disobedience becomes a stand-off with Police and a rush-to-judgment media constantly speculating about what’s really happening. This David- versus-Goliath story tackles some of our nation’s most challenging issues, homelessness, and mental illness and sets the drama inside one of the last bastions of democracy-in-action: your public library.