Through the agency of Screen Archive South East (SASE) and Cinecity,
GRAY's research has transformed the history and wider understanding of
screen cultures, particularly during the industry's formative years.
Primarily his work has affected public life through the collection,
preservation, cataloguing and conversion of diverse footage to publicly
accessible formats, creating access to material from otherwise
marginalised and forgotten film histories. Engaging with local
communities, national and international museums and broadcasters, he has
developed new public audiences for contemporary and historical screen
culture that have generated over £1.8m in income, with total audiences
exceeding 25 million. Secondly, his research has shaped public policy by
contributing to the strategic direction of screen heritage across the UK.