Beverley Reid is an award winning director and producer living with her husband and three cats on an island off the coast of British Columbia. She is a co-founder of Coming Home Films Inc. From the Mekong to the Nile, her documentary films have told the stories of adults and children working and living in some of the most challenging places on earth. She has been honored at numerous US and international film festivals and had her productions shown on television networks in North America, Asia and Australia. She is the author of two textbooks, a non-fiction book, essays, and scripts too many to mention. A college teacher, hockey fan, and avid dragon boater, her favorite time is spent with her much loved grandchildren.
What are you working on next?
I have been working for some time on a non-fiction book entitled "Mango Dreams: Filmmaking Adventures in the Developing World." Over the last 20 years, I've been fortunate to direct and produce documentary films in some of the most interesting locations on earth. From the slums of Calcutta to the jungles of Central America, I've taken crews into remote corners of the world to profile amazing people doing amazing things. Our experiences have been life changing and the stories are incredible!
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
That's a hard one! I guess the one I best remember was called "He Married Me for Another man's Baby...", a story I'd heard via the grapevine. It was sent to True Confessions magazine and written when I was losing a lot of sleep with my young children. I followed it up with a number of other similar stories based on incidents--true, all of them--which my friends would tell me, daring me to write a "True Confessions" story.
"Memories of Home" takes a nostalgic look at the difficult process of leaving a cherished island family home. The book depicts the uniqueness of island life as it is lived by children and adults and celebrates the strength and importance of community.