Reed Morano, named one of Indiewire's 20 Best Breakthrough Directors of 2015, earned an Independent Spirit Award nomination for her cinematography in her directorial debut “Meadowland”. Reed's work was also recognized as one of the 20 cinematographers in "The Best Cinematography of 2015". She directed the upcoming pilot of "The Handmaid's Tale" for Hulu premiering in April.
The protagonist of the online film is Anna Rose, a young girl with Down syndrome narrating her life. On screen her life is played by actress Olivia Wilde. The metaphor aims to inspire a reflection on how people with Down syndrome see themselves, whilst revealing the inherent prejudice and discrimination that they face based on society's preconceptions and stereotypical low expectations.
- Reed Morano