Marlon Royal Reid
Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan. Marlon began his film career at an early age by nagging a group of older teens with an 8mm camera to be a part of their crew. A graduate of Morgan State University, Marlon directed a series of no-budget 8mm video shorts, ‘I’m Broke’, ‘Why Are You Following Me?’, and ‘The Visit’, which won 3rd Place in the AFI/Sony Home Visions Video Competition. Soon thereafter, Marlon received a generous grant to attend New York Film Academy’s Four Week Intensive Workshop. This course is set up for writers/directors to make three 16mm silent short films in four weeks. Marlon wrote and directed four. One of those films, ‘The Last Condom’ appeared at the San Francisco Black Film Festival, Planet Ant Film Series, and won the People’s Choice Award at the Motor City International Film Festival. The short film was acquired to be a part of Russell Simmons’ Def Filmmakers Tour. Marlon’s short, ‘NIGHT’, which tackled the subject of black men on the down-low and the spread of HIV in the black community, appeared in multiple film festivals across the country and was featured in A&U magazine. In 2014, he co-wrote the short documentary, ‘Electric Roots: The Detroit Sound Project w filmmaker Kristian Hill. The documentary played at the Short Film Corner of the Cannes Film Festival and the Pan African Film Festival. An alum of the Guy Hanks Screenwriting Program and recent scholarship recipient of Sundance Collab's Craft Your Short Film Course.
Marlon is currently developing three short horror films, he will write & direct, Jingling Keys, Public Transportation, and Repeat.
The Last Condom
Film (short) by 2Brothers With A Camera Filmworks Inc./ Marlon Royal Reid Writer, Producer, Editor and Director
Video by 2Brothers With A Camera Filmworks Inc./ Marlon Royal Reid Writer, Co-Producer & Director
Motor City International Film Festival People's Choice Award
Russell Simmons Def Filmmakers Selection
AFI/Sony Visions Award