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Reed Randall Simonsen

Program Assistant

Reed Simonsen grew up telling stories and entertaining people. He made his first short film at the age of eight. Convinced it would be a masterpiece, he spend his allowance on props and costumes. It was to climax with the most expensive shot of the film; the great pie fight. At a cost of $12 (USD) they could only do one take. The actors hit their marks without a hitch, it was perfect until he discovered he had forgot to put film in the camera! Over the next several years, lots of stuff happened. In 2006, a life long dream came true when he was accepted into the master's program at the School of Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California where he is currently studying to improve his craft. He has since learned how to load a camera. He can also hypnotize chickens, check it out: