Originally from the Lake District, Reece settled in Scotland in the early 2000s where he worked in the digital creative sector on a range of multimedia projects with charities, local and national government and creative agencies.
In 2017 Reece returned to study doing the MA Film in Production at Screen Academy Scotland, Edinburgh Napier. During this time he founded Bombito Productions and at the time of graduating in Nov 2018 had a slate of short films in production as well as a British LGBT feature in the early stages of development.
Reece’s MA Film graduation films Stay Awake and Candeline have just begun their festival journey having both been submitted to a number of film festivals including Glasgow Short Film Festival. Lost and Found a short Reece produced as part of the MA Film course, screened in the official selection at both Edinburgh Short Film Festival and London-X4 Short Film Festival. Gaze, a short film directed by fellow MA Film graduate Juan Melendez Herrera and written and produced by Reece as part of their MA Film collaborative classes, was in the official selection at Director’s Circle where it was awarded Runner-Up in the Audience Award. Gaze has also been chosen to screen at Festival of Shorts.
Just prior to graduating from the MA Film Reece worked for 6 weeks pre-production and 6 weeks production as the Production Runner on feature film The Sopranos, In a Big Country Films Ltd. Based on Alan Warner’s 1990s book The Sopranos is being produced by Sony and Sigma films. Also on the crew of The Sopranos were MA Film, Camera graduates Iguacel Cuiral & Mihail Ursu as well as MA Film, Sound graduate Jaime Sotelo who came in for the last 3 days as the daily sound recordist.
In future Reece plans to collaborate with fellow Screen Academy Scotland MA Film, Directing graduate Razan Madhoon (who is currently working at Freakworks) on a short film called Guests, about the Palestinian experience in Scotland. He will also be working with MA Screenwriting graduate Zan Scott on an exciting project she wrote called Kings a gender focused piece highlighting the unseen world of Drag Kings in Scotland.