Coventry University’s guest speaker Reed O’Beirne gave an insightful Masterclass on Wednesday, when he talked about his experience in the art world and the different paths that can be chosen in the industry.
Reed O’Beirne is a filmmaker, programmer and technology professional. Originally from Natchez Mississippi and now residing in Seattle Washington, Reed is a graduate of the creative writing programme at Vanderbilt University, and founder of Emerald Reels, an organization dedicated to supporting artistic filmmaking.
Reed has organized hundreds of film screenings, and his films have screened widely at festivals and art events including the Ann Arbor Film Festival, AVIFF Cannes, and the Oxford Film Festival. His film, Phantom Limbs, won the best experimental film award at the 2015 Oaxaca FilmFest. In addition, Reed also spent 12 years working at Amazon.com where he served 5 years as the movies category manager for Amazon Marketplace and 7 years at IMDb managing business development with an emphasis on content and technology licensing deals.
Further details about Reed’s work, including a complete list of his screenings, can be found on Emerald Reels’ official website.