Private Project

Reina of the West

Reina, a black woman in the old west is forced to find a path of survival after her family abandons her. Finding other women with similar fates as her own, Reina starts a ranch under the guise of a man's name but when a group of men in town get jealous of her ranch's success they devise a plan to shut down the ranch.

  • Krystal Bolden
    Director
  • Krystal Bolden
    Writer
  • Krystal Bolden
    Producer
  • Jack Powell
    Producer
  • Betty Bolden
    Producer
  • Ellen Harris
    Key Cast
    "Young Reina"
  • Trish Powell
    Key Cast
    "Adult Reina"
    Red Box, The Dirty Third
  • Don Jeans
    Key Cast
    "Sam"
    Transformers Dark Moon, My Sister's Serial Killer Boyfriend
  • Amber Perley
    Key Cast
    Devil Town
  • Project Type:
    Feature
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 50 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    February 24, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    30,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Krystal Bolden

Krystal Bolden is a filmmaker, missionary and teacher. She has taught Film Production and Spanish at the high school and collegiate level. She currently teaches high school Spanish online and Video production at Sam Houston State University and Lonestar College.
She is also an accomplished director, writer, producer. Her films have won awards and screened across the nation. Krystal loves to create films and art that highlights and educates the social and racial injustices of the world that often go unaddressed.
It is her sincerely belief that art like film is what moves the society to the point of precipitating actual change.

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Director Statement

Nowadays representation is something that, more and more, we all are seeing the value in. As a black woman who is often intrigued by genres void of representation, I decided to make a film that centered on a character that is often invisible in the western genre, a black woman. The lack of black female presence in westerns was fascinating and instantly motivated me to write this film and write in a way that can be enjoyed by women as we celebrate the courageous journey of women thriving and surviving in the old west.