Reno Anastasio

Reno Anastasio

Healing Light Films
Director, Editor, Producer, Screenwriter, Sound Designer, Sound Editor and Sound Mixer

Kamloops, Canada

Member Since:
January 2012
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About Reno

A Humanities and Film Studies graduate of Dalhousie University. Owner and operator of the indie production house: Healing Light Films. I am interested in producing work that focuses on characters that face spiritual-growth challenges and work that involves both dream sequences and nightmare sequences.

Unique traits: fluent Italian

Credits

  • Astronomy Walkers

    Astronomy Walkers (2020)
    Film by Healing Light Films (Drama) Writer Director Producer Struggling theater actress Taylor Murdoch finally gets her big break on London's West End. The part calls for her to be in peak physical condition. However, the day after landing the role, she has a positive pregnancy test. With rehearsals beginning in less than two weeks, she decides to have an abortion. Towards the end of her nine month tour, she travels to Easter Island and tells her boyfriend Anthony Speranza about the abortion and the recurring nightmare that haunts her. Anthony is initially shocked and repelled by the tragic news but invites her to remain on the Island so they can rekindle their relationship. While the Island's mystical forces work on both of them, he shares his views about life, family, meditation, and the unborn souls that he calls the Astronomy Walkers. With Anthony's help, can Taylor overcome her nightmare and mystically connect with the soul of her unborn child?

  • ATTACK! of the Viper and Cobra

    ATTACK! of the Viper and Cobra (2018)
    Film by Healing Light Films (Horror) Writer Director Producer Exotic dancers Viper and Cobra reunite to perform a surprise birthday gram for Alex, a closet lesbian so grossed out by their burlesque performance that she has a nightmare of her girlfriends being stalked and killed by Viper's supernatural (and super-sexy) Thong. As the only survivor, she must confront her fears, find a way to defeat Viper's Thong and admit her attraction to women. In the aftermath, Alex wakes and finds her coffee table covered with Polaroids. As she looks through the outrageous party photos, she realizes it's time for her to come out of the closet.

  • The Zombie Elf

    The Zombie Elf (2017)
    Film (Short and Horror) Producer The North Pole will never be the same when one of Santa's beloved elves turns in to a brain-hungry monster.

  • Reservations for Three?

    Reservations for Three? (2015)
    Film (Short, Comedy, Drama, Family and 1 More) Producer Two people, One menu, lots of reservations!

  • Fragile Storm

    Fragile Storm (2015)
    Film (Short and Drama) Producer A scared young woman goes to extreme measures to escape the clutches of a terrifying older man only to realize the shocking truth about who she is and why she's really there. 12 awards wins, 17 nominations.

  • The Dancer & the Boy

    The Dancer & the Boy (2014)
    Film (Short and Drama) Producer A lonely ballerina is haunted by a visit from a boy in her past.

  • Found

    Found (2014)
    Film (Short, Drama and Thriller) Producer A devastating secret is revealed when two childhood friends are reunited after being estranged for over ten years.

  • Touch

    Touch (2013)
    Film (Short, Comedy, Drama and Romance) Producer An emotionally scarred shut-in experiences human touch for the first time in years and falls in love when an exuberant wild child accidentally lands at his door.

  • 209

    209 (2013)
    Film (Short and Drama) Producer Sam has summoned Danny to a seedy motel to reveal a dark and devastating secret. Only one of them will get out alive.

  • Crossing Over

    Crossing Over (2012)
    Film (Short and Drama) Producer Everything meaningful in Vanessa's life is falling apart. She is a failing actress and on a career path to nowhere; she proposes to a man she thought loves her, but is swiftly rejected, only finding out later he has a wife. She is alone, her career is failing, and she is becoming financially unstable. She makes a new friend who coaxes her to take step in a new direction. Vanessa uses her acting skills to reinvent herself completely in an effort to find confidence and cure her loneliness. She finds herself taking a daring step into a lifestyle unknown to her as her new self, Ivy. Written by Anonymous

  • Tourist

    Tourist (2011)
    Film (Short and Comedy) Camera and Electrical Department Tourist is a short film about the number of films that are now being shot in NS. It is a humerus look at a tour guide who is prepared to take a group of tourist on a sight seeing venture and all they really want to see is where movies were done in Nova Scotia. Written by Anonymous

Education

  • Dalhousie University
    (2008-2012)

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