Victoria Renee

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Victoria Renee is a real woman with reel dreams.

 

Victoria Renee is a multi-hyphenate filmmaker on the rise. She is a Georgia native from College Park and Southwest Atlanta. Driven by a desire to advocate for others, she became an award-winning social science researcher, who earned her Master of Arts from Columbia University and her Bachelor of Science from Barry University, both concentrated in clinical and forensic psychology. As a psychology professional, she would often code on and off switch parts of her authentic self. It sucked. Thankfully, her code-switch broke when she finally embraced her artistry. Shortly afterward, Victoria Renee became a George Lucas Scholar and 2021 Master of Fine Arts graduate from the University of Southern California (USC)'s School of Cinematic Arts (SCA). Likewise, she tells stories about characters who navigate different worlds and wrestle with identity and acceptance. She pens dramas, dramedies, SciFi, and horrific tales about people within the African diaspora living ordinary to extraordinary experiences. She aims for underrepresented people to feel seen and empowered by her work.

Since initiating her filmmaking journey in 2016, Victoria Renee has served as a director in the 2022 CBS Leadership Pipeline Challenge, and she won the 2020 Viacom CBS / NAACP fellowship. She recently wrote, directed, and produced five commercials and a jingle for a clinical nonprofit in the southeastern U.S. Moreover, her work has advanced in contests and film festivals, such as the Sundance Feature Film Development Lab, Sundance Episodic Lab, Warner Brothers Writers Workshop, MACRO Episodic Lab, Screencraft’s Pilot Launch, Black Boy Writes/ Black Girl Writes Mentorship Initiative, and others. Additionally, her latest feature-length screenplay, Purity, received an “eight” evaluation score on the BlackList. As a writer, director, and producer, Victoria Renee is the rising multi-faceted creator to watch.

 Furthermore, Victoria Renee believes that your work should be bigger than you. Therefore, she served as the 2020-2021 co-president of the African American Cinema Society (AACS) at SCA. During her tenure, she collaborated with the AACS executive board and the school's student services administration to establish the AACS Scholarship. Additionally, Victoria Renee uplifts other emerging filmmakers as a co-founder for a rising Atlanta-based nonprofit for filmmakers of color called, Film Family Organization.

Victoria Renee knows it's only a matter of time before all of her goals and dreams are realized, so she navigates the world remembering her mantra of "Not If But When..."