Documentary Films



Tokyo Short Shorts Film Festival invited us to speak on a panel at The Tokyo American Center to an audience of ninety journalists from across Asia Pacific about the art of filmmaking.
We are passionate about documenting socially conscious stories that make a difference in the way we see the world. While traveling for eight years throughout Southeast Asia with her husband and young son, Renee and her crew, created seven short films: ‘Katy Sullivan’, a double amputee runner with Paralympic potential, the ‘Think/Positive’ series on long-time survivors with HIV and Black Teens with HIV, ‘Tired Tokyo’ a documentary on public safety in Japan, and four other short films. Renee is a founding member of TAG, (The Actor’s Group) at the Independent Theater, The Yellow Brick Studio, in Honolulu, Hawaii.

We realized that the important thing was not the film itself, but that which the film provoked.
~ Fernando Solanos

Katy Sullivan – Short Film

Official Selection
Short Shorts Film Festival, Tokyo, Japan 2008
Dingle International Film Festival, Ireland 2007
Beijing International Film Festival, China 2007
Nashville International Film Festival, USA 2007
Seeds of Tolerance Current TV, USA 2007

Think Positive – Short Film

Official Selection
Frameline 28, San Francisco, USA 2004
Newport Beach Film Festival, USA 2004
Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival, USA 2004
Brisbane Queer Film Festival, AUSTRALIA 2004
Capital Queer Short Film Festival, AUSTRALIA 2004
Sydney New Mardi Gras Gay & Lesbian, AUSTRALIA 2004
Melbourne Queer Film Festival, AUSTRALIA – 2004
(Nominated for two awards: Audience Choice & Emerging Filmmaker)

Tired Tokyo – Short Film

Official Selection
Festival Cinerail, Paris, France 2008
Louis Vuitton Hawaii International Film Festival, USA 2004

Think Positive Teenagers – Short Film

Documentary on HIV created to educate teenagers on HIV. Features Dr. Kathy Ferbas, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA World Aids Day, Los Angeles, California.

Interview of Renee Brown

Interview of Renee Brown by Spoiler Alert Radio, All Things Film, locally and globally, July 2008.