NEW BEDFORD – Los Angeles filmmaker Adam P. Cray returns to his native New Bedford to sign copies of his new book Last Seen at Gallery X on Sunday, June 28, from 4 to 6 p.m. The supernatural crime thriller Last Seen is a work of fiction based in and around New Bedford and focuses on two homicide detectives investigating a string of mysterious disappearances in the city.
“Last Seen began as a short film I produced in New Bedford, “said Cray. “The film screened at the Building Bridges to the Homeland Film Festival in New Bedford (on April 19, 2009), and various other venues. The response was so positive, I decided to move forward with a feature screenplay, which eventually evolved into this novel.”
Cray grew up in Westport and graduated from UMASS-Dartmouth before moving to New Bedford. He relocated to Los Angeles in 1999 and has worked for both 20th Century Fox and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Cray has also studied acting at James Franco’s Studio 4 and with film and TV veteran Clu Gulager.
Cray is currently finishing a new supernatural feature screenplay with producing partner Bryan Duran and is considering the future of Last Seen as a feature film or possible TV series.
Though he’s lived on the West Coast for 16 years, Cray has continued to produce films in the SouthCoast.
“Growing up in rural Westport first sparked my imagination as a child,” Cray says. “I continue to be creatively inspired by Southeastern Massachusetts and its surrounding areas.”
Last Seen went on sale on Amazon.com on June 8 and can be purchased HERE. Books will also be available for sale at the Gallery X signing. The afternoon event will also include a reading from Cray’s novel as well as a screening of clips of films that he has produced in and around New Bedford and the SouthCoast. The original Last Seen short film will also be screened.
For further information on “Last Seen” and future events, please go to Facebook.com/LastSeenFilm or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gallery X is located at 169 William Street in New Bedford. It is a contemporary, cooperative art gallery of visual, performing and literary artist members and volunteers.