Reggie and June

In Oakland California we're introduced to a family leaving their 3 year olds "Red Egg & ginger" party. A young Black father named Reggie is completely oblivious to how he botched a traditional Chinese event important to his Asian-American wife. June will one-up Reggies mistake with her lack of understanding her husbands Black experience. In the heat of an argument Reggie leaves to reach out to his father and meets him at his fencing club. Even then Reggie doesn't get the validation he desperately seeks. We'll witness a married couple fighting for their toddler to know and understand their cultures fully. 

  • Brandon Thomas
    The Golden Record
  • Gabby Occchipinto
  • Nicholas Dorsey
    Director of Photography
  • Brandon Thomas
    The Golden Record
  • Brandon Thomas
    Key Cast
  • Grace Chan NG
    Key Cast
  • Todd Risby
    Key Cast
  • Quentin Thomas
    Key Cast
  • Nick Alexander
    Key Cast
    "Police Officer 1"
  • Jeremy Ekalo
    Key Cast
    "Police Officer 2"
  • Alfred Jay Spielman
    Key Cast
    "Homeless person"
  • Crystal Villamayor
  • Michelle Claire
    Assistant Director
  • Searit Huluf
    Assistant Director
  • Ronn Witt
    Assistant Camera
  • Chris Camacho
  • Brian Baker
    Production sound
  • Peter Dendrinos
  • Jessica Schlega
  • Marc Lenahan
    Key grip
  • Tejae Hardy
    Hair and makeup
  • Angela Womack
    Hair and makeup
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    12 minutes 51 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 28, 2022
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Cinequest
    San Jose, CA
    August 3, 2022
    World Premiere
    Official Selection
  • DTLA Film Festival
    Los Angeles, CA
    September 14, 2022
    Los Angeles Premiere
    Best Actor Award "Brandon C. Thomas"
  • RSF Marthas Vineyard African American Film Festival
    Marthas Vineyard
    August 6, 2022
    Official Selection
  • Catalina Film Festival
    Avalon, CA
    September 21, 2022
    Official Selection
  • Bushwick Film Festival
    Brooklyn, NY
    November 1, 2022
    Brooklyn Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Oakland Drunken Film Festival
    Oakland, CA
    October 11, 2022
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Brandon Thomas

Brandon C. Thomas is an actor, writer, director and the creator of “Reggie & June". He’s been acting since middle school and has studied at IDSA (Identity School of Acting). He’s had a lead role on the Investigation Discovery Network, featured in Cosmopolitan, POP Sugar, & BET. Brandon was also selected by NBC to participate in their hosting workshop partnered with ABFF in 2019! Before finishing his personal project, “Reggie & June”, Brandon had created many online viral videos that have showcased his talent. You can say that receiving millions of views through social media was his initial training ground. In the beginning of his YouTube career, Emmy-nominated actress/director Elizabeth Banks shared a video of his that spread across the internet. Her support is what helped catapult Brandon’s confidence to create even more. He one day hopes to meet Elizabeth and thank her in person. Most recently, Ellen Degeneres and Trevor Noah have both shared a video of Brandon’s that has over 13 million views online. Recognizing his knack for making videos spread, Brandon took his passion for acting a step further and started working on scripted pilot episodes & short films. Through inspiration from multi-hyphenates such as Donald Glover, Phoebe waller-bridge, Gene Kelly and Jordan Peele he continues to study his craft and hopes to be a great filmmaker that can inspire other creatives.

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Director Statement

Before my son's red egg and ginger, me and my wife had a few talks about race and culture. We discussed what food best represents our unique family, how we educate on the parties' meaning and what life looks like for our Afro-Asian toddler. Even though these were serious conversations to us we were very calm as these thoughts can be sobering for interacial parents. This specific story hasn't been told before and I would love the world to enter into the minds of an African American man and Chinese American woman as they navigate raising a bi-racial child. You'll find that conversations are much different than a lot of Americans, but you'll also find surprising similarities in what you see in every marriage.