Rena writes a lot of mystery, horror, and thriller manuscripts both as screenplays and as novels. She is currently represented by Annie Bomke of AB Literary for her novels and together they are working on final edits for an own voice, LGBTQ+ novel before shopping it to publishers.
She has acted in stage plays and has had a guest appearance on the TV show Grey's Anatomy, though she usually doesn't do much acting preferring the craft of writing to playing. She also hosts a podcast giving visibility to short stories across many genres, as such she finds the art of voice acting particularly stimulating.
Rena is currently looking for a literary manager for her scripts and hopes to advance her screenwriting career.
Unique traits: Unique traits? In regards to what? This is such an open ended question. Style? Acting? Personality? Appearance? Or maybe something deeper? ...
ONE MARGARITA TOO MANY Comedy Twenty-something and divorced, Sofie Dupree takes a job as a bartender on a luxury cruise line to try to get her life back on track. When her ex shows up with his fiancee and their wedding party, the rookie bartender finds herself dodging her ex's future brother-in-law's awkward sexual advances and befriending the flamboyant bride-to-be just to avoid her ex.These shenanigans just might sink the ship.
AN EPIC FAILURE Budget: $100K - $1M | Comedy ⋄ Fantasy Rose really is the worst witch! When she accidentally tosses out the Witch's Codex, it winds up in the hands of a human boy. She and her three friends set out to end the chaotic mess in Celitka the human is causing, even if it means makinga deal with pirates, a rainstorm of toads, and bargaining with a troll.
MIRRORED Budget: $0 - $100K | Thriller When her autistic older brother disappears, sixteen-year-old Anna Kemp is positive she knows what's happened to him along with two other autistic victims. But is what she 'knows' real or fiction?
FROM WITHIN THE FLAMES Budget: $100K - $1M | Thriller ⋄ Horror As a serial killing arsonist targets Autumn 'Otto' Reid's hometown, she must work with her long estranged sister, Sheriff Skye Roberts, to help solve the cases as the body count rises. Using her gift of psychometry, Otto slowly weaves a web to ensnare the killer, but soon becomes a victim herself. Time is running out for both her and the town.
AN INVISIBLE ENEMY Budget: $100K - $1M | Thriller Amber Danner has everything she could want: wealth, power, a four-year-old son, and an amazing husband. Until it's all snatched away from her. Within a half hour of his call, her husband is dead, her house under surveillance, and her financials frozen. She and Scout are alone and running from an invisible enemy. Then, the other call comes in and Amber must decide who to trust and who to kill.
CRACKS IN THE GLASS HOUSE Drama Twenty-three-year-old Beecher King has raised her son, Simon alone but now that her violent ex-husband, Justin is getting out of prison – she has no alternative but to run with him to avoid her ex’s death threat. Beecher and Simon's road trip across the United States tests them both, and the law enforcement officers tailing them. It's a good thing Beecher has been planning their escape since Justin's incarceration.
LISA CANNON Budget: $100K - $1M | Thriller ⋄ Horror At first glance the Cannon house looks empty as the two social workers from Child Welfare Services arrives to investigate an anonymous report. When the door is opened, they solve the decade old murder of the woman who answers their knock. Ms. Cannon warns them not to wake Lisa, but it's too late the little girl is already awake. Hell hath no fury like a demon scorned.
THE INVESTI'GATOR' Comedy Al Gator is the best investigator in the swamp. When Fred Frog hires him to find his missing lily pad, Al learns not everything is as it seems, and sometimes trouble can be a whole lot of fun. *This is a children's short film*
Friend In Need Budget: $0 - $100K | Mystery ⋄ Comedy Wild shenanigans ensue when an uber wealthy and really out-of-touch mother pays a stranger off the street to be her only son's friend. But when her good china disappears twelve-year-old Aiden sets out to clear his new best friend's name.
Nemesis Horror ⋄ Thriller Lizzie Collins raised Rachel McVay from the depths of Hell but can she send her back there before the Town of Redland pays dearly?
Television Surgery Patient
Theater by Cravens The Queen/ Hamlet's Mother
How The Grinch Stole Christmas
Theater by Dorminey, local theater Lucy Who
Three Little Pigs
Theater by S. Upton, local theater Second Little Piggy
The Golden Goose
Theater by S. Upton, local theater Daughter 2
Tennessee Technological University