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 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