Hey, I'm Reena!

Los Angeles, California

Dutt is a member of Lincoln Center’s Directors’ Lab in New York City, and an experienced producer. Her most recent producing credits include the Sundance premiering AKICITA: The Battle of Standing Rock (2018), John Legend’s “Penthouse Floor” (over 10M views on Youtube), and a PSA in support of the #MeToo campaign (As seen on Huffpost, NowThis, and USA Today coming soon).


As a director, Dutt was a finalist for the NewFilmmakers On Location competition with her short, SNAPSHOT!, her short films 3 PUFFS OF GOLD travelled the festival circuit internationally, and TALL as seen on Evite.com.


Dutt has directed a series of Sponsored and Original Content projects for Evite.com, commercials for Mr. Tummee, and a spec for Moet Chandon. She also directs theatre in San Francisco, New York, and Los Angeles.


She is a graduate of the Media Arts program at the University of Arizona, Tucson, the acting program at William Esper Studio, New York City and was a fellow with San Francisco Film Society and Film Independent. 


Most important, Dutt is a city girl with a country soul who creates with a conscience, on and off screen.

My Projects

Projects I'm Supporting

We Never Left - The Lebanese Expat Revolution Documentary

New York City, New York Film Feature
Documentary

WE NEVER LEFT is the story of the Lebanese revolution, through the eyes and experiences of young Lebanese expats in New York.

110%

This project got the green light!

someone somewhere

New York City, New York Film Short
Drama, Experimental

One fateful night, two college women are forced to come to terms with the unhealthy nature of their friendship.

191%

This project got the green light!

Close Ties to Home Country

Chicago, Illinois Film Short
Comedy, Biography

Based on real events. Akanksha, a kind immigrant, finds family in the rich people's dogs she dogsits, while her sister's US visa is denied.

118%

This project got the green light!

Radical Cram School-- SEASON 2!

Los Angeles, California Series
Comedy, Music

RADICAL CRAM SCHOOL is a kid-centric, unscripted web series created by Kristina Wong that empowers Asian American and all kids of color.

92%

This project got the green light!

Oniphron

Portland, Oregon Film Feature
Drama, Fantasy

A tale about a homeless immortal woman taken in by a Portlander.

85%

This project got the green light!

Endless Light

Fairbanks, Alaska Film Feature
Drama, Sci-Fi

Returning home, a bipolar woman attempts to decipher her brother's suicide through occult intervention with Alaska's wilderness.

101%

This project got the green light!

I Don't Live Today

New York City, New York Film Feature
Drama, Experimental

On his last night in NYC, a struggling Black painter wanders the streets cutting off all ties he has to the morally hypocritical art world.

81%

This project got the green light!

No Man's Land

New York City, New York Series
Documentary

The series will tell the stories of women-led communities around the world, supporting and empowering women in front of and behind the lens.

107%

This project got the green light!

Shield

New York City, New York Film Short
Drama, Family

Zoe overcomes her unusual attachment to a blanket with her foster mom's creative use of comic books.

104%

This project got the green light!

Bye, Alicia

Los Angeles, California Film Feature
Romantic Comedy, Comedy

Two quirky loners begin a romance off a dating app before it quickly descends into chaos thanks to a crazy ex-girlfriend named Alicia.

80%

This project got the green light!

Conversations in Apartment 3A

New York City, New York Series
Comedy

A comedic web series about two women in their late-20s facing the realities of living in New York City.

125%

This project got the green light!

Ring is now STALLED

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Comedy, Romantic Comedy

Two strangers on dates from hell bond in the women's bathroom over their issues with love.

124%

This project got the green light!

"Too Many Bodies: Place Called Us" A Music Video about Gun Reform

Los Angeles, California Music Video
Drama, Experimental

A girl walks through a high school magically resurrecting those hurt by gunfire in a dance.

85%

This project got the green light!

The Book Keepers

Roanoke, Virginia Film Feature
Documentary, Family

A father and son crisscross the country to fulfill a dying wish, ensure a legacy and find solace after tragic personal loss.

111%

This project got the green light!

Choke

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Drama, Action

A rising MMA star hides her refugee status from her small American town, and the world.

159%

This project got the green light!

American Trial

New York City, New York Film Feature
Documentary, Experimental

What if the NYPD was put on trial following the death of Eric Garner? Our Film tells the tale of the trial that never was.

102%

This project got the green light!

Her-POW! New Adventures of Vintage Comic Book Heroines!

Los Angeles, California Series
Action, Other

All new live-action adventures from 3 heroines from the Golden Age of comic books: The Woman in Red, The Veiled Avenger, and Ghost Woman!

88%

This project got the green light!

Girl Trip

Sacramento, California Series
Comedy, Horror

A fun road trip ends in murder and mayhem when hidden resentments between best friends surface and everyone learns the hard way never to get

106%

This project got the green light!

Wedlocked

Los Angeles, California Film Short
LGBTQ, Satire

Not one to be held back by unfair legislation, Sydney outsmarts the web of laws keeping her tied down and unable to get divorced.

90%

This project got the green light!

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