Ray Kay

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Ray Kay
Birth name Reinert K. Olsen
Origin Haugesund, Norway
Occupation(s) Music video, film and commercial director, photographer
Years active 1996–present

Ray Kay (born July 10, 1978 as Reinert K. Olsen) is a Norwegian director and photographer who is currently based in Los Angeles. He is a music video and commercial director.

Ray Kay mostly directs music videos and has worked with artists such as Cher,[1] Britney Spears,[2] Lady Gaga,[3] Justin Bieber,[4] Jessie J, Nelly Furtado,[5] Beyoncé Knowles,[6] Destiny's Child,[7] Gloria Estefan,[8] Steven Tyler,[9] Enrique Iglesias,[10] Adam Lambert,[11] Cheryl Cole,[12] Alesha Dixon,[13] Diddy, Willow Smith,[14] Amerie,[15] Sean Paul, Christina Milian,[16] The-Dream,[17] Backstreet Boys, Melanie C, Ciara, Snoop Dogg, and Ghostface.[18] He also photographs fashion stills and album covers, and has directed commercials for brands such as Pepsi, AT&T,[19] Mango and KFC.[18]

His music videos have won several awards, including MTV Awards, Much Music Awards and ZTV Awards.[20]

He will make his feature directorial debut with "Paranormalcy", a fantasy film based on the New York Times bestselling book by Kiersten White. He is currently developing the project with Gil Adler.[21]

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  1. ^ http://www.vg.no/rampelys/artikkel.php?artid=10106536
  2. ^ http://raykay.com/video/till-the-world-ends
  3. ^ http://raykay.com/video/poker-face
  4. ^ http://raykay.com/video/baby
  5. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3m80lgmrS-4
  6. ^ http://raykay.com/video/freakum-dress
  7. ^ http://raykay.com/video/soldier
  8. ^ http://raykay.com/video/wepa
  9. ^ http://raykay.com/video/steven-tyler-it-feels-so-good
  10. ^ http://raykay.com/video/takin-back-my-love
  11. ^ http://raykay.com/video/for-your-entertainment
  12. ^ http://raykay.com/video/fight-for-this-love
  13. ^ http://raykay.com/video/drummer-boy
  14. ^ http://raykay.com/video/whip-my-hair
  15. ^ http://raykay.com/video/why-r-u
  16. ^ http://raykay.com/video/say-i
  17. ^ http://raykay.com/video/rockin-that-thang
  18. ^ a b Ray Kay's website http://www.raykay.com
  19. ^ Ray Kay's blog http://raykay.com/post/shooting-att-commercial-today-in-miami
  20. ^ http://www.vg.no/musikk/artikkel.php?artid=10098271 VG newspaper article: Ray Kay's video for Britney Spears "Till The World Ends" wins MTV Awards
  21. ^ http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118041213 Variety.com news article on Paranormalcy and Ray Kay
  22. ^ VG Newspaper article.
  23. ^ VG Newspaper article
  24. ^ MTV online video
  25. ^ a b MTV online article
  26. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k VG newspaper article
  27. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l 730 entertainment news site
  28. ^ a b c d Dagbladet newspaper article
  29. ^ a b c d Side2.no entertainment news
  30. ^ H-avis newspaper article
  31. ^ a b Rap-Up entertainment news site
  32. ^ Toya's-World entertainment blog
  33. ^ Giant Magazine article
  34. ^ Curiousartist.com art site