Gus Reed is a director, writer and performer
from Cape Cod, now based in LA.
He graduated summa cum laude from Columbia University with departmental honors and the Louis Sudler Prize in the Arts for his first feature screenplay, "Wilderness," in May 2014.
In 2014, he became an Associate Editor for The George Balanchine Foundation's Video Archives. In 2016, he was promoted to Senior Editor.
He lived and worked for two summers at Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
as a resident videographer, first as Video Apprentice in 2014, then as Assistant Video Producer in 2015.
His 2018 narrative short film "On the Other Shore" screened in film festivals in NYC, Boston, Brussels, London and Warsaw.
Recent and ongoing projects include videos with: New York City Ballet, The Jerome Robbins Foundation, The New York Choreographic Institute, Liz Gerring Dance Company, Jodi Melnick, Trainor Dance, Claudia Schreier, Kayla Farrish, Maggie Segale and JW ANDERSON.
He created a performance series called Camera Music with pianist Audrey Vardanega, screening original video/dance works with live music.
He made his Broadway debut as a performer in the 2020 revival of
West Side Story directed by Ivo van Hove with choreography by
Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker.
He graduated from the AFI Conservatory with an MFA in Film Directing in August 2022. His AFI thesis film, Ringing Rocks, a psychological horror short, stars Hunter Doohan, Max Sheldon and Rhian Rees.
photo by JJ Geiger, 2021