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Director, producer, photographer, dancer, comedian...all these and more can be used to describe me. However, you can call me Corey Lightner, KORAY if we're close.

I'm a Black filmmaker with a unique lens; As a first generation college graduate I share my experience in Creative Advertising as a producer. Adapting quickly happens to be in my creative DNA, thanks to my military upbringing. When you look at my work, I want it to make you pause and really think about the actions you take in this world...for its the small nuances that make all the difference. Note, some of my best moments have been captured through a lens. Take a look for yourself. 

I'm not that great at talking about myself, instead I rather show you. Checkout this video I made for a program, M.A.I.P., that got me connected to Wieden + Kennedy NYC in Summer of 2020. 

P.S. A few of my favorite films include 

  • The Goofy Movie (1995)

  • Life (1999)

  • The Platform (2019)

  • Baby Driver (2017)

  • The Woman King (2022)


Cover Art for Curated Playlists

You can get to know a person a great deal through the music that they listen to. I had a passion project that fused my love for music and photography and came up with a few playlist, hence "Curated By KØRŸ". Take a listen for yourself, you might even learn something. Check out some of the art covers of shoots I've done as well.

Last Summer I had a virtual residency with Wieden+Kennedy. One of the many things I got to create is right below. What you see is my personal story. It's in puzzle form, see if you can solve it. Drag and place the images in proper order.

My identities
What I Do
Why I do-2