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Reed O'Beirne
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Originally from Natchez Mississippi
, Reed's been a resident of Seattle WA since 1992. After completing a degree in creative writing, he began pursuing still photography in 1991 and motion picture filmmaking in 1993. Reed is the founder of Emerald Reels.


Title Year Time
It's Like This (work in progress) TBD TBD
Tri-Alogue (series) 2017 3:00
Duwamish Revealed (documentary) 2016 3:50
Read Bearing Here 2016 3:40
Phantom Limbs 2015 2:44
Celestial Calling 2015 3:51
Surface Waves 2015 3:20
Bone & Gristle 2014 3:47
Last of Our Kind 2012 13:23
Love is No Assignment for Cowards 2011 4:48
Get to Go 2006 3:56
A Second Life 2006 5:00
Soul Gold 2004 1:30
Whiskey Disque 2004 1:55
In the Midst of the Garden 2002 1:30
SOS 2002 2:48
Imaginary Film 2001 1:20
No Time for Shopping 2000 5:15
Full of Empty 1999 3:00
Not up in Heaven 1999 2:20
All About You 1999 3:02
One More Fine Life Facsimile 1998 4:00
You Who Mercy 1998 5:00
Some of Our Debts 1998 5:00
Historically Talk is Cheap 1998 6:00
Allergy for Life 1997 11:00
Marihuana Pagoda 1995 13:00
Rise up Singing 1994


Little Bit 1994 2:12
Cancer Schmancer 1994


Scratch 1994 2:44
Roll it Out 1994 5:00
Shreddings 1993 10:00

Film Screening Highlights:

Event City Date
Whitechapel Gallery London, UK 29-Nov-2018
Bienal de la Imagen en Movimiento Buenos Aires, AR Nov-2018
Punto y Raya Festival Wroclaw, Poland 27-Oct-2018
San Diego Underground Film Festival San Diego, CA 24-Aug-2018
Bogota Experimental Film Festival Bogota, Columbia 19-May-2018
Visual Chorus London, UK 19-May-2018
Exploding Cinema - April London, UK 21-Apr-2018
Cinema Museum - Exploding Cinema London, UK 24-Feb-2018
US Super 8mm Film & Digital Video Festival Rutgers, NJ 23-Feb-2018
London Experimental Film Festival London, UK 3-Dec-2017
Coop Microcinema Nashville, TN 16-Sept-2017
Short to the Point Romania 1-Jul-2017
Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema Boulder, CO 12 Nov 2017
Contemporary Art Ruhr Essen, Germany 27 Oct 2017
AntiMatter Victoria, BC 13 Oct 2017
Southern Colorado Film Festival Alamosa, CO 12 Oct 2017
Oaxaca FilmFest Oaxaca, Mexico 12 Oct 2017
Local Sightings Festival Seattle, WA 22 Sep 2017
Seattle Transmedia & Independent Film Festival Seattle, WA 21 Jul 2017
Disasters of Peace, Vol 3 Seattle, WA 28 May 2017
Seattle International Film Festival 2017 Seattle, WA 25 May 2017
Disasters of Peace, Vol 2 London, UK 20 May 2017
Rhythm Assemblies (solo screening) Seattle, WA 11 May 2017
Experiments in Cinema v12.3 Albuqurque, NM 22 Apr 2017
Rhythm Assemblies (solo screening) Portland, OR 9 Mar 2017
Coventry University Master Class Coventry, UK 30 Nov 2016
Southern Colorado Film Festival Alamosa, CO 15 Oct 2016
Bucharest Shortcut CineFest Bucharest, Romania 1 Sep 2016
Local Sightings FestivalSeattle, WA Sep 2016
Seattle Transmedia & Independent Film FestivalSeattle, WA Jul 2016
Cinememory (Seattle)Seattle, WA Jul 2016
San Francisco Frozen Film FestivalSan Francisco, CA Jul 2016
Seattle International Film Festival 2016Seattle, WA May 2016
Experiments in Cinema v11.4Albuqurque, NM Apr 2016
Oxford Film FestivalOxford, MS Feb 2016
Wordless International Short Film FestivalSydney, Australia Nov 2015
Oaxaca FilmFestOaxaca, Mexico Oct 2015
Local Sightings FestivalSeattle, WA Sep 2015
San Francisco Frozen Film FestivalSan Francisco, CA Jul 2015
Seattle International Film Festival Seattle, WA May 2015
Seattle Transmedia & Independent Film Festival Seattle, WA May 2015
OCAT Contemporary Art Terminal Shanghai, China Nov 2014
Columbia Gorge International Film Festival Vancouver, WA Aug 2014
AVIFF Cannes Cannes, France May 2014
Cine a la Calle Barranquilla, Colombia May 2014
Festival Chileno Internacional del Cortometraje de Santiago Santiago, Chile  Oct 2013
Oaxaca Film Fest Oaxaca, Mexico  Sep 2013
Nemzetközi Super 8mm Fesztivál Szeged, Hungary Sep 2013
San Francisco Frozen Film Festival San Francisco, CA Jul 2013
6th Philadelphia Independent Film Festival Philadelphia, PA Jun 2013
Contemporary Art Ruhr media art fair Essen, Germany  Jun 2013
Twin Rivers Media Festival Asheville, NC  May 2013
Experimental Film Festival Portland Portland, OR  May 2013
Experiments in Cinema v8.53 Albuquerque, NM  Apr 2013
9th Berlin International Directors Lounge Berlin, Germany  Feb 2013
United States Super 8 Film + Digital Video Festival Rutgers, NJ Feb 2013
Mississippi International Film Festival Jackson, MS Oct 2012
Experiments in Cinema v3.0 Albuquerque, NM
April 2008
Local Sightings Festival Seattle WA
Oct 2007
Independent Exposure US Tour
Fall 2006
Local Sightings Festival Seattle WA
Oct 2004
Hartwick College Short Film Festival Oneonta NY
April 2004
Tacoma Art Museum Tacoma WA
May 2003
The PDX Film Festival Portland OR
Dec 2002
Northwest Film and Video Festival Portland OR
Oct 2002
Cinemaker International Super-8 Film Festival Austin TX
Sept 2002
Splice This! Toronto ON
June 2002
40th Ann Arbor Film Festival Ann Arbor MI
Mar 2002
Neues Kino Super8 Special Basel Switzerland
Feb 2002
Seattle Underground Film Festival Seattle WA
Oct 2001
Bellevue Art Museum Film & Video Festival Bellevue WA
July 2001
Small Windows - SF Art Institute San Francisco CA
May 2001
Outer Limits Festival New York NY
May 2001
NYFA To Be Continued... New York NY
Dec 2000
MS8FG Beyond the Rage Melbourne Australia
Nov 2000
Austin Cinemaker Co-Op Against the Grain Austin TX
Nov 2000
TIE Film Festival Telluride CO
Oct 2000
Basement Films / Harwood Art Center Albuquerque NM
Oct 2000
Seattle Underground Film Festival Seattle WA
Oct 2000
KINOFILM Festival Manchester UK
Oct 2000
Flo Festival W. Palm Beach Florida
Mar 2000
Super Super-8 2000 & 2001 World Tour
2000 & 2001
Psychotronic Film Society Washington DC
Jan 2000
Super.8.1.2000 Basel Switzerland
Jan 2000
Super.8.1.2000 Portland OR
Jan 2000
Super.8.1.2000 Raleigh NC
Jan 2000
Blinding Light!! Vancouver BC
Dec 1999
10th Melbourne Super-8 Film Festival Melbourne Australia
Fall 1999
KINOFILM Festival Manchester UK
Oct 1999
Sunday Ghetto Dublin Ireland
Sept 1999
Planet STIFF Seattle WA
July 1999
Flicker Durham NC
April 1999
ATA San Francisco CA
April 1999
Psychotronic Film Society Washington DC
Jan 1999
Comet Lounge Raleigh NC
Summer 1998
OffLine Ithaca NY
Summer 1998
Visual Q Lounge Seattle WA
Spring 1998
Citizen Vagrom Seattle WA
April 1998
dzigafilmsyndicate Seattle WA

Feb 1998

Shooting Gallery Seattle WA
April 1998
Exploding Cinema London UK
Oct 1997
Rendezvous Jewel Box Theater Seattle WA
May 1997
OffLine Ithaca NY
Spring 1997
Independent Exposure Seattle WA
Oct 1996
Films From Here Seattle WA
April 1996
Universal Joint Seattle WA
April 1995
911 Media Arts Center Seattle WA
Winter 1995