Marlon Royal Reid was probably one of the youngest filmmakers in Detroit, Michigan growing up. At age 10, he mastered the art of production work by annoying a group of older teenagers with an 8mm camera into allowing him become part of their film crew and he’s been working in the entertainment industry ever since.
After graduating from Morgan State University, Marlon teamed up with childhood friend and fellow filmmaker, Andre Seewood to create a series of short films, ‘Wasteland’, ‘Flowers & Trees’, and The Visit, a 17 minute drama he wrote, produced and directed about a broken relationship between an incarcerated father and his college bound son who comes to visit. The short won 3rd place in AFI/Sony Visions Video Competition.
Marlon attended a four-week intensive filmmaking workshop at New York Film Academy in Manhattan, New York. He wrote and directed four short films including 1-900-LUCY and The Last Condom, which won the Motor City International Film Festival People’s Choice award and featured in the Russell Simmons Def Filmmakers Showcase.
He was published in the national magazine; A & U (American Aids) for his short film Night tackles the controversial subject of men on the down low and the spread of HIV in the black community. Currently residing in Los Angeles, Marlon has worked as a researcher for Vh1’s Behind The Music, production assistant on the 56th & 57th Grammys, MTV Movie Awards, reality televisions shows such as BullRun, Wedding Day, The X Factor and feature films, Crossover and Four Brothers.
Marlon continues to work and expand his experiences in the entertainment industry.
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
Morgan State University (Baltimore, MD)
New York Film Academy Film School (New York, NY)