Rogue Cinema Sleepover Girl – September 2010
All about Reyna:
Location: San Fransisco, Ca.
Some of my favorite things: Mexican food, movies, acting, chocolate, directing, playing guitar.
Most people would be surprised to know that: Dirty Dancing is my all time favorite movie.
Hobbies / special skills: Collecting weird stuff, like for instance all the Iron man Dr. pepper cans even though I don’t drink soda. Playing guitar, drums and bass. Writing, directing, acting, throwing events…my goodness, all I do is work.
Number of years acting / modeling: Acting since I was a child, modeling for four years.
Favorite genre(s) and or film(s): Horror baby!! Also comedy, black and white, some romance and anything that intrigues me.
Acting / modeling gigs that I’m the most proud of: I am proud of everything that I do and cannot believe how many awesome people I have worked with. My Miss Misery character is one I am really proud of.
What I look for in a potential acting or modeling job: I look for something that appeals to me. Something that I know is going to be what I’m comfortable with. I also look for very strong female roles…
Reyna Young has been labeled by press as "The Queen of Horror in the Bay Area". This Hispanic bombshell was born and raised in San Francisco! She is currently working in independent horror as a director, producer, writer, model, actress and horror host in San Francisco and Berkeley areas.
Ever since she was a little girl she remembers seeing her first horror movie: John Carpenters "Halloween". It was at that moment she fell in love with being scared. From there she read Edgar Allen Poe and Tales from the Crypt comic books. She then decided she wanted to give back to the horror community and make her way into the genre she bleeds for. Reyna began following around her film buddies and helping them out on set and acting in their films. She bought books and relied on the internet to teach her everything she needed to know. From there she created her production company, Last Doorway Productions, in hopes of bringing a little more horror to the world (never a bad thing). Since then she has written feature scripts, and created a series of short films, which she has produced, written, directed and even starred in.
Aside from her film projects, she has also created a show for independent horror in the Bay Area. The Last Doorway Show! A show dedicated to independent horror which she hosts under the pseudonym Miss Misery. Helping out the independent horror artists and helping filmmakers get their short films shown.
From her writing she has self published two poetry books, A Filmmaking Scrapbook and a book of short horror stories.
As if that wasn’t enough, she also directs her own short horror film festival in San Francisco called "A Nightmare to Remember", which has twenty minute and under horror shorts, prizes, a raffle for the audience, special guests and sneak peek trailers.
She hosts events all around the bay area, and puts on a Zombie Prom and a Women in Horror con every year in San Francisco.
She also has her own Segment on Creepy Kofy Movie Time hosted by Balrok and No Name on Channel Kofy 20.
Photography Credits: John Gillette
Thanks Reyna! If you’re an actress or otherwise involved in the independent film industry and would like to be a Rogue Cinema Sleepover Girl of the Month, head on over to the Sleepover Girl info page to find out how.