Riley Beres is an actress, filmmaker, editor, comedian and model. Riley has directed and produced three web-series episodes, a promo for ProCon.org, 3-short films and a full-feature documentary on homelessness in LA, “Hope for Our Own: An LA Story.” “Hope for Our Own: An LA Story", won Best Short Documentary and Audience Choice Awards.
When not filming, or acting, Riley attends college and runs her two companies: Bearly Sane Productions and Socks For Souls, Inc. (a not-for-profit, raising socks and undergarments for those in need). Follow Beres at: www.imdb.com/name/nm4289697/ and on all accounts: Twitter @rileyberes; Instagram: @rileyberes
Film by Riley Beres (Short) Actress What will you do, when jealousy drives you crazy?
Television (Comedy) Actress A young account executive who works for a box production company must deal with her unruly staff, doomed relationships and nosy mother.
Film by Riley Beres (Short and Adventure) Editor Follow a couple on their first date as they discover all the unique things that LA has to offer, for free.
Brock on Your Block
Television (News) Editor
Film by Allyn Camp (Action, Adventure and Drama) Actress Two teens, both dealing with a harsh home life, find solace in friendship. Lisa is a timid soul, sulking in the loss of her loving mother. Jenny is a tough girl from the streets of Los Angeles, dealing with the death of her father. When Lisa moves to LA, she meets Jenny and the two develop an unlikely bond. One thing they do have in common is perpetual abuse at home from their single parent. Through thick and thin, they have each other's backs around every corner from cheating boyfriends to street fights. But when even darker secrets are revealed in their lives, they realize that they need each other more than ever. Written by Antoine Mizel
Baptized by the Weekend
Film by Cat Grieve (Short, Drama and Thriller) Actress A high school sophomore goes through a brutal initiation weekend organized by the popular girls. Ten go in. Two come out.
Hope for Our Own: An LA Story
Film by Riley Beres/Jimmy Deshler (Documentary and Drama) Editor Hope For Our Own: An LA Story seeks to challenge conventional thought on homelessness in Los Angeles by weaving together raw, genuine and honest stories that reveal an alluring humanistic portrait of the unseen. Hope For Our Own: An LA Story compels viewers to truly listen and empathize with the diverse composition of the homeless and to reach out and join the journey to make a difference. Written by Riley Beres
TV Movie Actress
Film by Aleeza Marashlian (Short, Comedy, Drama and Family) Actress TOTALLY is a half hour new media pilot created by Aleeza Marashlian. It's a portrait of a 12 year old's life in suburban Los Angeles in the early 1990's contrasting the slow moving dusty sun of the place against the biting trivialities of quotidian Jr High life. This moody story of being a girl is captured with the sensibility of Life Magazine photo essays meets gum popping Valley Girls. Written by Anonymous
Television (Comedy) Actress A young girl uses her big sisters loss as a way to hang out with her friends.
Film by Nik Peter (Short and Comedy) Actress After causing a religious thrift store employee to commit suicide, Tucker must go on a spiritual journey in order to forgive himself.
Television by Chad Schnackel (Action) Actress A young girl, Nadia, is on the run with the only father figure she's ever known. After a robbery, Nadia is put in a life and death situation.
Video by Christina Birdsall (Comedy) Producer Mark does the unthinkable to win back Wendy, his ex-girlfriend. He travels to Mexico and agrees to bring back several surprises that end up getting stuck in an embarrassing place. Was it 6 or 7 white powder bags of joy? Mark calls Wendy hoping she'll assist with the passing of the bags. Written by Anonymous
Video by Reuben Rasheed (Short and Thriller) Actress A father's routine morning of pills and alcohol gets interrupted by his daughter's disappearance.
Television (Comedy) Actress
Film by Janine Sides (Short, Comedy and Family) Actress Jody's Bra is the story of a 12 year old girl who's larger-than-average bra is stolen by the popular girls at summer camp. When her delicates are run up the flag pole, Jody is humiliated. But when the stakes are raised by involving the boys camp next door, she is forced to take the law into her own hands to get her bra back, or her entire future social life is doomed. Written by Anonymous
Television (Comedy) Actress 33 year old marketing executive (Anderson) who is downsized and comes up with an unusual solution. He puts himself on an African adoption agency Website claiming to be a four year old named Matumbo from Nairobi. Matumbo is adopted by a clueless suburban couple called the Goldbergs (Miller and Pearlstein), who don't believe that he is four but they think he might be 16 so they take him in anyway. "Matumbo Goldberg,"follows Matumbo on his adventures in suburbia as he takes advantage of his new found parents and must go through the same rights of passage that any child would including getting his Bar Mitzvah, dealing with a new sister even finding his parent's 'sex tape'. Ultimately Matumbo Goldberg learns the value of family, a slightly messed up family, but a family all the same. Written by Jack Williams
Under the Doghouse
Television (Comedy) Actress
Film by Patrick Hunter (Short and Comedy) Actress Meet Stan, your average nerdy guy that has one major problem...No Girls. Meet Stans roommates, Kyle and Philip. These two gentlemen have no problem with women what so ever. When Stan gets fed up with all the girls Kyle and Philip bring home, he demands they show him how to get with women. It's this one promise that Kyle and Philip will never forget as they are killed as pedestrians out jogging. They come back from the grave to help their hopeless roommate out or they end up in a very very hot situation... and not in a good way. Written by Anonymous
Best Short Documentary, "Hope For Our Own: An LA Story" DIY Film Fest
Nomination New Media Film Festival "Hope For Our Own: An LA Story"
NewFilmmakers LA: On Location Project Finalist "LOVE LA"
Audience Choice Award, Santa Monica Teen Film Fest "Hope For Our Own: An LA Story"
Selectee to the 2nd Annual White House Film Festival for "A Sockumentary", one of 15 selected nation-wide
Margie Haber Studios
UCB, Sketch Writing 101
College of Art and Design, Film
College of Art & Design, Scriptwriting
Foothill College (Los Altos Hills, CA)
Amy Lyndon, Cold Reading
Comedy Playground, Susana Spies
Johnathon Leigh Solomon comedy writing