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Paul Raci


Since breaking out in Sound of Metal, Raci has continued to show his wide range and versatility in a variety of genres across both film and TV. Raci currently stars alongside Colman Domingo in the independent film, Sing Sing, from the award winning team behind Jockey, Greg Kwedar and Clint Bentley. The Kwedar directed film is inspired by the Rehabilitation Through the Arts Program at Sing Sing Correctional Facility in New York, following a group of incarcerated men who collaborate on stage shows. Raci stars as the program's theater director, 'Brent Buell'. Bentley and Kwedar adapted the script from Buell's play, "Breakin' The Mummy's Code". The Black Bear produced film had its world premiere at the Toronto Film Festival in 2023 and was quickly acquired by A24. The movie is included in the Festival Favorite category at the upcoming 2024 SXSW Film Festival this March with plans for a North American theatrical release sometime in 2024.

Other recent film credits include Netflix's action thriller, The Mother, from Mulan director, Niki Caro, starring Jennifer Lopez which was released in 2023. Raci stars as Jennifer Lopez's former comrade in arms who helps her get a fresh start in Alaska. Omari Hardwick, Joseph Fiennes, and Gael Garcia Bernal round out the cast. Prior to, Raci led HP Mendoza's indie comedy-drama, The Secret Art of Human Flight, which premiered at Tribeca Film Festival in 2023. Raci received wonderful reviews for his work as a guru who promises to teach a grieving widower how to fly. In 2022 Raci appeared in Nicolas Cage's western film, Butcher's Crossing, written and directed by Gabe Polsky. The Altitude film premiered at TIFF in 2022.

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