It started as a short film written by a Humber student for her second-year project.

With help from Eva Ziemsen, co-coordinator of the Film and Television Production program, Reign became a 75-minute feature film. It will have its world premiere on June 16, opening Toronto’s Female Eye Film Festival (FeFF).

Reign tells the story of two friends: unpopular Charlie and social butterfly Brooke. When the girls are caught on camera kissing and the video goes viral in their high school, Brooke turns on Charlie and becomes one of her bullies.

The Humber-funded film is nominated for two FeFF awards: Best Debut Feature and Best Canadian Feature.

“As a festival committed to the next generation of women directors, we are honoured to exhibit such an outstanding example of what is possible by young women,” says leslie Ann Coles, FeFF founder and executive director.

Humber alumna Corey Misquita, who wrote the original short film, wrote and directed the full-length feature. Fellow Humber graduate Yusuf Alvi produced the film, along with co-executive producers and faculty members Eva Ziemsen and Anneli Ekborn.

“Giving students the opportunity to have hands-on, real-world experience and preparing them for their career is at the core of what we do at Humber,” says Ziemsen. “Every student who worked on Reign embraced the chance to be part of a special project that is a milestone for the college and a catalyst for their future.”

Watch the video to learn more about the project. For more information on FeFF, visit www.femaleeyefilmfestival.com.