Author Archives: raeshellecooke

Updates. Hello 2023! Happy Carnival season from New Orleans, Louisiana!

Excuse me but the sun was in my eyes in the photo lol. This is the first blog post I’ve posted on this site since 2016. I did continue posting blogs on Linkedin, but people still visit this site so … Continue reading

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Mt. Washington accepted into its first film festival!

I’m happy because my short film Mt. Washington [2016] will be screened at the Boston Film Gala 2016, this August 19-20. Exact time and day to be determined. Mt. Washington is about a woman who is pressured to leave her room to join … Continue reading

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NEW projects coming soon!

After posting my newest film Mt. Washington [2016] online, people have reached out for help on their creative projects. New work is coming soon: 3 music videos and 1 short visual project (don’t know what to call it yet lol) & it’s … Continue reading

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Local Natives band manager likes our film!

Omg omg omg omg. Our newest short film Mt. Washington [2016] was inspired by a Local Natives song of the same name. There’d be no film without the song. The song is how I was able to write the film. … Continue reading

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2015 in review: films, travel & some disappointments

Just very briefly…2015 was a year of ups and downs. I’m just gonna get right into it. No introductions. January: My short film Monae’s Room won two awards, Best Genre Blend and Best Newcomer at two film festivals. February: Myself … Continue reading

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A Love You’re Not Prepared For

My new short film Sometime Around January [2015] is my most favorite short film we’ve done so far. I wrote it 2 years ago, and it focuses on that moment when you unexpectedly meet an old flame for the first … Continue reading

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Why I enjoy short films over features

Here’s another long one! The films I love writing and shooting are short stories. I haven’t gotten into features yet. Features are great because that’s how you get paid as a Director, but I really love writing and shooting shorts. … Continue reading

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“Monae’s Room” an official selection of the Stories by the River Film Festival

I was opening my email this morning and saw the great news. Usually I get emails saying “not accepted”, but to read this out of nowhere was amazing. I really wanted my short film to be selected for this festival … Continue reading

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“Monae’s Room”: after the 1st debut

Last night my new short film “Monae’s Room” made its debut at the Brooklyn Coffee Teahouse in Providence, Rhode Island along with other really cool films. The show sold out! I was happy to see some familiar faces and meet … Continue reading

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“Monae’s Room” accepted into its first Film Festival!

I’m happy to announce that my fourth short film “Monae’s Room” (3rd I directed though) will be screened at the Shawna Shea Film Festival, November 21st at the Somerville theater in Somerville, Ma. Honestly I think the “I’m happy to … Continue reading

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