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BIOGRAPHY

Reigna Wren
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Reigna Wren is an emerging director and filmmaker and a Temple University alumni. Since high school, Reigna has had films and paintings feature in events around the U.S. She has shown work in events such as the White House x SXSL high school film fest; the Scholastics Arts and Writing Awards; the NAACP National Act-So competition; the San Diego Black Film Festival; the Maryland Film Festival, high school category; and most recently, the Very Black Film Fest. In 2022, she completed working on her senior thesis film entitled, 'In Sickness And…' . And, she is currently in the process of directing for a Sundance Fellowship series entitled 'Ambitious'.

FILMOGRAPHY

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IN SICKNESS AND...
February 2022

A young couple named Grayson Bailey and Nina Taylor move from Maryland to Philadelphia to take the next step in their relationship. On a date by the Delaware River, they eat lunch, start people watching and fantasizing about their future family together, and joke about getting married. Grayson starts to have stomach pains and it worsens the night after their date. Something is off. Frantic, Nina rushes Grayson to the hospital in hopes to confirm that he only has food poisoning. Little did they know that Grayson would be diagnosed with something much worse.

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SPIN
December 2019

A girl named Iris gets dragged along to a Christmas party. The party spirals when Iris' friends force her to play spin the bottle.

This film has streamed at the first annual Very Black Film Festival in 2020.

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MIDDLE OF NOWHERE (DIRECTORIAL EXERCISE)
November 2019

This film is a student adaption of a scene from Ava DuVernay's first narrative feature film entitled Middle of Nowhere. 

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LIBERTE (MATTHEW CONNELLY COLLABORATION)
April 2019

This is a collaborative narrative piece between a fellow classmate of mine named Matthew Connelly and myself.

Something goes terribly wrong when a mad scientist puts the finishing touches on his creation.

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CAN YOU TELL?
May 2017

We often think of people with a physical ailment as unable to do simple tasks and function as a healthy human being. Though this may be the case medically, many disabled patients seem to find a way to make the most of life and smile through the hardships.

This short documentary has streamed at the 2017 annual NAACP ACT-SO national competition. It has also won a regional gold medal at the 2017 annual NAACP ACT-SO regional competition.

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PONCHO
May 2016

This is a film about a well known Baltimore, African American artist named Larry "Poncho" Brown. In this short documentary, Poncho explains the ups and downs of his journey as a professional artist. Aspiring artists, of any medium, may find the film informational and inspirational.

This film has streamed at festivals such as the 2017 San Diego Black Film Festival, the 2017 Maryland Film Festival–– Student category, and the 2017 Baltimore County Student Film Expo. It has also won both regional and national gold medals at the 2016 annual NAACP ACT-SO competition. 

HOLLYWOOD NEW DIRECTORS

HONORABLE MENTION

2023

OFFICIAL SELECTION

2023

SAN DIEGO

BLACK

FILM FESTIVAL

2020

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A VERY BLACK

FILM FEST

OFFICIAL SELECTION

2017

MARYLAND

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STUDENT CATEGORY

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2017

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3RD ANNUAL

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WHITE HOUSE STUDENT

FILM FESTIVAL

2016

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