Raeshelle Cooke with filmmakers Andrea Wolanin and Natalia Plaza at the Shawna Shea Film Festival, September 2021; and Warren Matson and Tamia Dow at the Action on Film International Film Festival in Las Vegas, NV in July, 2021.
Raeshelle Cooke is an award-winning filmmaker & founder of production company RMC Pictures. Raeshelle writes about the many misadventures of love, with music and spoken word often leading the narratives. She also writes films with social commentary regarding the current state of the country and the errors of human nature in general. Raeshelle thrives with the genre blend. In 2014, Monae’s Room won Best Genre Blend at the Stories by the River film festival, and Best Newcomer at the Shawna Shea Memorial film festival. In 2015 Sometime Around January was nominated for Best Short Film at the Shawna Shea Memorial Film Festival. In 2016, Mt. Washington won a Special Mention award for an Indie Film at the LA Film Awards.
Her newest film “Woke”  is a science-fiction, and a new and original take on interracial relationships, set in the year 3000 and using sci-fi elements and more twist endings. “Woke”  won Best Thriller in the screenplay awards at the Action On Film International Film Festival in 2021, and won Best Director and Best Short at the Shawna Shea Film Festival in 2021; it was also recognized for “Meritorious Appreciation” at the Boston Science Fiction Film Festival in 2021. Raeshelle has screened her films all across the country from Los Angeles, Las Vegas, New York, all over New England, and even internationally in Berlin and Switzerland.
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