Joe Dante and Jennifer ReederAnaheim University is excited to announce our next Live from Hollywood Guest Speakers, Writers/Directors Joe Dante & Jennifer Reeder, who will be doing online Q & A sessions with students and alumni on Friday, February 18, 2022.

Joe Dante is an award–winning writer and director who is known for Gremlins, Gremlins 2, Innerspace and The Howling and Jennifer Reeder was named by award-winning director Bong Joon-Ho (Parasite) as a filmmaker to watch in the 2020s and has been credited as one of the most influential female horror directors.

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm PST (California time) Writer & Director Joe Dante

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm PST (California time) Writer & Director Jennifer Reeder

Anaheim University students and alumni are invited to join us for this special online event. Please RSVP by clicking the link below and we can send you the access information for the session. Please also review the bio below and bring your questions for the Q & A portion of the presentation.

RSVP Joe Dante & Jennifer Reeder

Joe Dante is a lifelong film buff who turned his obsession into a career. He got his start cutting trailers for Roger Corman and later directed the hit movie Gremlins, as well as Gremlins 2: The New Batch, Innerspace and Small Soldiers for producer Steven Spielberg. His feature films include The Howling, Piranha, Matinee, The ‘burbs , Looney Tunes Back in Action, The Hole (first winner of the 3D Persol Award at the Venice Film Festival) and the zom-com Burying the Ex. His TV directing work includes: Police Squad, Amazing Stories, the HBO film The Second Civil War, the Masters of Horror titles Homecoming and The Screwfly Solution, and episodes of Eerie, Indiana, CSI: NY, Hawaii 5-0, Witches of East End, Legends of Tomorrow and Salem. His most recent big screen credit is an episode of the anthology film Nightmare Cinema. Joe is also the frequent co-host of Trailers From Hell’s official podcast, The Movies That Made Me, available everywhere podcasts are streamed and downloaded!

Jennifer Reeder was recently named by Bong Joon Ho (Parasite) as a filmmaker to watch in the 2020s and has been credited as one of most influential female horror directors. She constructs personal fiction films about relationships, trauma and coping. Her award-winning narratives are innovative and borrow from a range of forms including after school specials, amateur music videos and magical realism. These films have shown consistently around the world, including the Sundance Film Festival, The Berlin Film Festival, The Tribeca Film Festival, The Rotterdam Film Festival, The London Film Festival, SXSW, The Venice Biennale and The Whitney Biennial. Her awards include several that have qualified her films for Oscar nomination. She won a Creative Capital Grant in Moving Image in 2015, short film funding from Rooftop/Adrienne Shelly Foundation in 2016 and short film funding from the Hamburg Film Fund in 2016. She won a USA Fellowship for 2021. She was a Herb Alpert Film Award nominee in 2018 and 2020. She won a 2018/19 scriptwriting award from SFFIM/Rainin Foundation. She was the 2019 recipient of the Alpert Film Award residency at the MacDowell Colony. Her most recent film, Knives and Skin was theatrically released in France in November 2019 through UFO and in the US in December 2019 through IFC Midnight. She recently completed a section of V/H/S 94, a horror anthology from Shudder, which will premiere at Fantastic Fest before launching off the Shudder platform. She is currently in post-production with a new feature film called Night’s End also from Shudder. She is currently in pre-production for a new feature length film called PERPETRATOR which is being produced by 30West, Divide&Conquer and WTFilms.