Light. Focus. Shoot. Repeat.
David N. Reyes is a director, producer, photographer and editor, who along with his partner Lisa Reyes, they have owned & operated their company X Horn Productions since 1999. The name of the company comes from David's alma mater, The University of Texas at Austin. In 2016, they completed their first narrative film, Trippin’ to the Altar, a dramatic comedy which follows a couple from engagement to “I do.” The film featured an all Central Texas cast and was filmed entirely in Austin with local cast and crew. Trippin’ premiered in Ft. Worth, held a hometown screening in Austin and continued it’s award winning run on the festival circuit through summer 2017. Afterward it was picked up for distribution from Freakish Films.
In 2017 he wrote and directed his second feature My Ranger. The coming of age comedy had it's world premiere in Austin and went on to 10 other festivals and has won awards for Best Texas Feature, Best Comedy Feature and Best of Fest.
In Spring of 2019 he went into production on feature number three, a sequel to My Ranger called Empty Nester's Handbook.
  • Writer (4 Credits)
    Empty Nester's Handbook
    Screenplay
    Empty Nester's Handbook2019
    Feature
    My Ranger2017
    Feature
    Trippin' to the Altar2015
    Feature
  • Producer (3 Credits)
    Empty Nester's Handbook2019
    Feature
    My Ranger2017
    Feature
    Trippin' to the Altar2015
    Feature
  • Director (3 Credits)
    Empty Nester's Handbook2019
    Feature
    My Ranger2017
    Feature
    Trippin' to the Altar2015
    Feature
Winner - Best Overall Domestic Feature and Best Domestic Feature - Drama
Empty Nester's Handbook
Fort Worth Indie Film Showcase
Fort Worth
2020
Winner - Best Feature
Empty Nester's Handbook
Fly Film Festival
Enid
2020
8 Nominations, Winner - Best Feature & Best Actor
Empty Nester's Handbook
San Angelo Revolution Film Festival
San Angelo
2020
Best Actress - Narrative Feature, Best Actor - Narrative Feature, Best Costume Design - Narrative Feature
Empty Nester's Handbook
Prison City Film Festival
Huntsville
2020
Director's Choice Award
Empty Nester's Handbook
Austin Indie Fest
Austin
2019
8 Nominations - including Best Texas Feature
Empty Nester's Handbook
Reel East Texas Film Festival
Kilgore
2019
9 Nominations - Winner Best Texas Filmmaker
Empty Nester's Handbook
Austin Revolution Film Festival
Austin
2019
Best in Fest
My Ranger
Austin Indie Fest
Austin
2018
Nominated Best Feature
My Ranger
Texas independent Film Festival
College Station
2018
Best Actress in a Feature Film
My Ranger
Fly Film festival
Enid
2018
Best Domestic Feature - Comedy
My Ranger
Fort Worth Indie Film Showcase
Fort Worth
2018
Best Feature Comedy
Empty Nester's Handbook
Reel East Texas Film Festival
Kilgore
2017
Best Texas Feature, Audience Award-Best Texas Feature and Texas Renegade Award for Soundtrack
My Ranger
Austin Revolution Film Festival
Austin
2017
Best Texas Feature, Audience Award-Best Texas Feature and Texas Renegade Award for Soundtrack
Empty Nester's Handbook
Austin Revolution Film Festival
Austin
2017
Best Comedy Feature
My Ranger
Reel East Texas Film Festival
Kilgore
2017
Best Domestic Comedy
Empty Nester's Handbook
Fort Worth Indie Film Showcase
Fort Worth
2016
Winner - Best Domestic Comedy
Trippin' to the Altar
Fort Worth Indie Film Showcase
Fort Worth
2016
Winner - Best Film, Best Feature Narrative & Best Actress - Lara Shah
Trippin' to the Altar
Rivercity Underground Film Festival
San Antonio
2016
Winner - Best Texas Comedy Feature
Trippin' to the Altar
Austin Revolution Film Festival
Austin
2016
Nominated Best Feature, Best Actor (Male), Best Actor (Female) Winner - Jury Award - All Around Performance
Trippin' to the Altar
Golden Gate International Film Festival
San Francisco
2016
Nominated for Best Feature Made Between $5,000 - $10,000
Trippin' to the Altar
Monkey Bread Tree Film Awards
Semi-Finalist
My Ranger
Film Festival of Columbus
Columbus
College
University of Texas at Austin
Radio/TV/Film
19821986
Current City
Austin, Texas
Gender
Male
"You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means. --- Inigo Montoya
"If this company fails I will just start another one. I have an endless supply of names." ---Michael Scott
If you *really* wanted to screw me up, you should've gotten to me earlier.---Rob Gordon
Having a child, takes the paint right off a man.
... Man, man, man, man. ---Jon Dee Graham
I've never been much of a songwriter, more of a name the band kind of guy...different skill set, still important. --- Robert Fishman
Light. Focus. Shoot. Repeat.