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Reedy Reels announces breakout sessions

Two experienced filmmakers will be leading breakout sessions as part of this year’s Piedmont Natural Gas Presents Reedy Reels: The Greenville Film Festival.

One of the hallmarks of Reedy Reels over the years is that it provides independent film fans the opportunity to learn more about the movie-making process, and meet many of the people they are seeing on the screen during the festival, said Matt Foster, a Co-Founder of the festival.


That includes breakout sessions, which this year will feature Upstate-based filmmaker Collins Abbott White as well as New York City-based Jessica Sher. Reedy Reels will happen March 22-24 at the S.C. Children’s Theatre in downtown Greenville. More than 66 films will be shown over 11 sessions, and feature almost 1,000 minutes of runtime.

White, whose film, 37 Ghosts, won Reedy Reels’ Palmetto Prize in 2018, will be leading a session at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 23, and be geared toward student filmmakers.  White is the owner of Other Vision Studios. A Greenville native, White found his love for filmmaking as a senior in high school when he directed his first feature film, School Wars, a spoof of his favorite movie, Star Wars.After earning a master’s in film and video production, White founded Other Vision Studios with the goal of creating one of the first film production companies in South Carolina. He also uses his education and experience to assist numerous aspiring filmmakers in the Greenville area to achieve their artistic vision.

Sherr is a multi-talented actress, writer, and producer. With her infectious and vibrant personality, she brings a bright comedic energy to her performances that leave audiences entertained and craving for more.  She has made notable appearances on popular television shows, including Claws,  Cloak and Dagger and Blue Bloods, showcasing her versatility and captivating on-screen presence.


Her award-winning film, Wicked Image, will be shown Friday night, and she will be doing a Question and Answer Segment at 12:15 p.m. on Saturday as well.


In addition to her acting credits, Sherr has also made a mark as a producer. Her award winning dark comedy, Wicked Image, has won Best Comedy at Borrego Springs Film Festival, Austin Under the Stars and Baltimore Next Media.  Her work on the award-winning web series, Scratch This, has earned her recognition and numerous accolades. The series has been honored as the Best Web-Series at the Garden State Film Festival, and has received the prestigious Best Ensemble Cast award at the Bilbao Seriesland and Miami Web-fest.

Both breakout sessions can be attended by guests who have purchased day or weekend passes, but spaced is limited and guests are asked to sign-up for the sessions in advance. Purchase tickets here. Tickets include daily passes and weekend festival passes. Daily pass gives attendees entry to all film sessions for that day.  The weekend festival pass gives attendees entry into all festival screening sessions.

“Collins and Jessica bring amazing insights to the world of filmmaking and we are honored to have them sharing their stories in Greenville,” Foster said.



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