Documentary remembering Ray Spooner

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CHAMPAIGN, Ill (WCIA)– A local legend was remembered in a very special way.

 A 16-year-old boy took on the challenge of making a documentary about Ray Spooner.

On Sunday people filled the art theater to watch what Ethan Grinberg had created.

Ray Spooner’s wife says when 14-year-old Grinberg came to her she wasn’t sure what it would turn into.

“I didn’t have high hopes I thought here’s this 14-year-old kid I’ve seen him grow up, he’s very quiet very much like Ray in that way and I thought okay. I’ll give him an opportunity and three months after we finished filming and I saw the film my jaw dropped,” Rae Spooner. 

Grinberg says his age never held him back.

“I never really thought on I’ll so much younger so that should limit me I just did what I wanted to do and never really thought about the age aspect,” Ethan Grinberg.

He’s planning to put the film online for people to buy at some point. 

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