I made my first movie at age 9 with the help of some pretty baller dinosaur toys. I've been in love ever since.
Company
Two Kids with a Camera, LLC
Demetrius Wren recently released his latest narrative feature, Rehabilitation of
the Hill, which explores how the ongoing effects of gentrification play out in a Black
community in Pittsburgh through a You've Got Mail-esque love story. He graduated
from the FSU Film School, concentrating in screenwriting and directing, where he was
mentored by Academy Award winner Barry Jenkins. Demetrius wrote his first play
Legends, Myths and Hieroglyphs about single mother families in rural Black America,
told through the eyes of a young child, which had a run in New York and was called by
Christopher Durang one of the most original scripts he’s read. Demetrius directed the
Emmy Award winning Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood's early seasons’ live action content
and directed the independent documentary Streetball about the 2008/2009 South
African Homeless World Cup teams and the state of South Africa’s homeless
population leading up to the country hosting the World Cup. He’s co-directed VR films
for the United Nations and directed the independent features Saudade? and Moon and
Sun. He’s currently developing his screenplay, Heartland, following a group of Black
kids in a blue collar town who discover a portal to a magical world where they must
connect with their lost parents to solve an ancient riddle and save the world as they know it, battling African mythological creatures and spirits and ultimately becoming the
heroes they were destined to be. Think Attack the Block meets the Chronicles of
Narnia.
Audience Choice Award
Hicksters
Women of Color Filmmakers
Los Angeles
2019
Official Selection
Hicksters
Dances With Films
Los Angeles
2019
n/a
Rehabilitation of the Hill
Cast and Crew Rough Cut Screening
Pittsburgh, PA
2018
Best Feature Narrative Film
Rehabilitation of the Hill
Jacksonville Film Festival
Jacksonville, FL
2018
College
Florida State University
Film
20022005
High School
Davidson Fine Arts Academy
Film and music
19962002
Nickname
Dee
Birth City
Pheonix, AZ
Current City
Los Angeles
Hometown
Augusta, GA
Gender
Male
Ethnicity
Black
Eye Color
Brown
Married To
Christina Wren
Children
two beautiful boys
I made my first movie at age 9 with the help of some pretty baller dinosaur toys. I've been in love ever since.
Company
Two Kids with a Camera, LLC