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Rain Beau's End

A prominent lesbian couple adopts a child who gets diagnosed with a genetic predisposition for violence, and they must contend with their hard-lined stance on acceptance while attempting to raise the perfect family in the spotlight.

  • Tracy Wren
    Beautiful Destroyer (co-director) 2015; Moo Moo and the Three Witches 2015; Autism and Cake (Short) 2012; Neighbors (Short) 2011; Claude et Albert (Documentary short); TV (2 credits) Travel with Marsaille (TV Movie) (filming); Just Seen It (TV Series) (9 episodes) 2013-2014
  • Jennifer Cooney
  • Richard Botto
  • Norman Pokorny
  • Joe Orlandino
  • Jennifer Cooney
  • Edward Asner
    Key Cast
  • Sean Young
    Key Cast
    "Nat Flickerman"
  • Christian Stolte
    Key Cast
    "Principal Stone"
  • Kirk E. Kelleykahn
    Key Cast
    "Tim Becker"
  • Janelle Snow
    Key Cast
    "Hannah Driver"
  • Amanda Powell
    Key Cast
    "Jules Paradise"
  • Steve Bayorgeon
    Key Cast
    "Mayor Haggerty"
  • Cindy Chang
    Key Cast
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    1 hour 57 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    May 1, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    250,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Tracy Wren

Tracy Wren, Director, Writer, WGA 310-403-9342 Cambridge Players INC

“From a long list of candidates, I chose her. My criteria were simple.
Did she know story and could she direct actors? Her work was quite exceptional,”
Peter Bonerz, Actor, Director.

Tracy Wren: Rain Beau’s End:

Tracy Wren just wrapped her 3rd feature, Rain Beau’s End, starring Emmy Award winning actor, Ed Asner, Sean Young and Christian Stolte. Distribution includes Breaking Glass. Producers include R.B. Botto of Stage 32.

Tracy Wren recently joined the Writers Guild of America with her pilot, Honey Holes. She is in pre-production for her next feature, It Just Came Out, a serious comedy adapted from the award winning play by Irish playwright Christian O’Reilly. It Just Came Out is in the process of becoming a signatory for the DGA.

Rain Beau’s End: Feature Director
It Just Came Out: Feature Director/Writer/adaptation
The Rooting Place: Feature Director/Writer/adaptation
Neighbors: Director/Writer/adaption from three Raymond Carver short stories, starring Gil Bellows
Gonzalez: Director/Writer: starring Tyson the Skateboarding Bulldog: Screened Clermont-Ferrand
Claude et Albert: Director/Writer: 1st prize Short Doc: Kerry Film Festival
Just Seen It: PBS 6 Episodes

1st Prize Short Doc, Claude et Albert, Kerry Film Festival
Honorable Mention short drama, Kerry Film Festival
Royal Canadian Reel Award/Director’s Choice Tampa International Film Festival
Northwestern University Short Fiction Literary Award
Stand Magazine Award

USC School of Cinematic Arts M.F.A. Directing/Writing
Huston School of Media and Digital Design, Galway, Ireland M.A. Screenwriting
University of Iowa Writer’s Workshop, M.F.A. Fiction
Northwestern University, B.A. English/Writing

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Director Statement

Tracy Wren: Director Statement Rain Beau’s End

Jacob’s Syndrome, which occurs when a male is conceived with an extra “Y” chromosome, is a syndrome which is often stereotyped. Discovered in 1967, research was initially done on subjects already incarcerated or in mental institutions. Furthermore, two episodes of Law and Order (name them) focused on characters with an extra “Y” chromosome, adding to the existing stereotype that boys with an extra “Y” were super aggressive to the point of criminal behavior. In 1977 a series came out in Britain called the XYY Man, which continued the prevailing theory. Producers of both shows added a disclaimer that there was no evidence to support this theory. After much study and research, results are that having an extra “Y” chromosome in no way causes aggressive behavior or mental disability. Yet, with the rise of violence in the school system and the effort to find a way to adequately deal with bully behavior, stereotypes, stigma, misinformation remain a disquieting part of the education and law enforcement system. When parents discover that their child carries an extra “Y” chromosome, they must find a way to accept and proceed in the way that is best for their child. As the director of “Autism and Cake,” and a member of NAMI, it is my goal as a director, to de- stigmatize such issues by bringing them into discussion, by exploring the prejudices that exists so that a way forward can be found. 1 in 1000 male babies are born with an extra y chromosome every year, yet less that ¾ ever even know they carry this. Not hereditary, but an anomaly that occurs at conception. But what if you have a child who does carry an extra y and is also exhibits extremely aggressive behavior. The root cause of aggression in children is complex and many factors come into play. There is no single answer. Rain Beau’s End, tells the story of two well-meaning women who adopt such a child and must navigate the educational system, mental heal system and law enforcement to find a path that is best for their child, while trying to keep their relationship intact.