Author: Rebecca Reynolds

Rebecca Reynolds is a writer/producer and co-founder of 8180 Films and the co-creator/producer of the popular true crime podcast Hollywood and Crime. The podcast’s new 6-part series, The Wonderland Murders, debuted at #1 on iTunes in Spring 2018 on the Wondery audio network. To follow it on Twitter, see: @HollywoodnCrime.


Articles Written by Rebecca Reynolds:

10 Filmmakers to Watch in 2014: Sharon Greytak

From her award-winning experimental films to her groundbreaking documentary about physical disability to her three narrative features—that’s why New York City-based indie filmmaker Sharon Greytak is one of our 10 to Watch in 2014. Writer/producer/director Sharon Greytak’s first experience as a filmmaker was shooting 8mm non-narrative short films in art school. Her latest was shooting… Read more »

All Indie Family

In the land of Hollywood hyphens, the Trost family shares more than titles and a familiar last name. Together, they have enough skills to staff their own projects. That’s one reason brother and sister Jason Trost and Sarah Trost recently collaborated on three indie features: The FP, All Super Heroes Must Die, and Wet and… Read more »

10 Filmmakers to Watch in 2013: Chiemi Karasawa

Acclaimed producer, CEO, and now first time director with a Tribeca premiere for her documentary, Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me – that’s why Chiemi Karasawa is one of our 10 to Watch in 2013. As founder and CEO of Isotope Films, Chiemi Karasawa has produced award-winning documentaries, including Betrayal and Billy the Kid and the 2013… Read more »


Writer/actor Kenny Stevenson and his wife, actress Dorien Davies, joined forces with producer Lisa Rudin and director Eric Kissack to make the award-winning indie comedy, Missed Connections. In it, Stevenson plays Neal, who answers “Missed Connections” ads on the Internet so he can “pick up chicks.” While pretending to be the guy the woman is… Read more »

Julia Bacha on the Art of Non-Violent Filmmaking

In a conversation via Skype over the summer, acclaimed writer/director Julia Bacha talked with The Independent’s Rebecca Reynolds about Bacha’s work at Just Vision, a nonprofit organization dedicated to documenting the lives of Palestinian and Israeli civilians who are working to promote peace and freedom in the Middle East. Since 2006, she has directed or… Read more »

Can I Shoot My Low Budget Indie Film in New York City?

Wondering if you can afford or manage an indie shoot in New York City? Sure, if you have to, like we did… I’m part of a Michigan-based film company, 8180 Films. We set out to shoot our next feature locally in the Traverse City area. Our fundraising strategy was based on investors receiving funds back… Read more »