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Ray McKinnon

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Georgia native Ray McKinnon made a name for himself in the late '80s as a character actor at various stages in Atlanta, including Theatre in the Square and Horizon Theatre. And although he's been in L.A. for a decade now, appearing most recently in O Brother, Where Art Thou?, McKinnon's heart still is down South. His short film "The Accountant, which he wrote, directed and stars in, was filmed entirely in Georgia and was cast with local actors Walt Grogan and Eddie King. A black comedy about how far a pair of brothers will go to save the family farm, "The Accountant screened this summer at IMAGE's Atlanta Film & Video Festival, where it won Best Short Narrative Film and the festival's most prestigious award, the Southeastern Mediamakers Award. IMAGE plans to screen the short again this fall in its Best of the Fest film series.

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