Ray Bandar: A Life with Skulls
He's been called Dr. Bones and Reptile Ray. Usually dressed in tattered "field-trip" clothes, Ray Bandar has been a fixture at the California Academy of Sciences and the beaches around the San Francisco Bay Area for more than 60 years.
Aired on season four of "Natural Heroes" on PBS, which was shown throughout the US (distributed by NETA)
San Francisco Chronicle, January 2007:
"The Bone Collector / Ray Bandar, who has collected the skulls and bones of more than 7,000 animals and decapitated many, inspired one of the films by Bay Area filmmakers at the Ocean Film Festival"
By Patricia Yollin
Contra Costa Times, January 2007:
"Skulls take over, at home and in film"
By Karl Mondon
* Berkeley Film and Video Festival: Best of Festival Award - Documentary
* Wildlife Film Festival: Best Storytelling
* San Francisco Ocean Film Festival, January 2007
* Bay Model Museum, February 2007
* The Randall Museum, March 2007
* The RiverKeeper Film Festival, 2008
* Culture Unplugged Film Festival
* Oakland Dreammaker Film Festival