Bed Buddies Director, Reid Waterer
On this episode of Queer Money, we talk with shorts film writer and director of Bed Buddies, Reid Waterer. Reid’s written and directed other successful queer shorts such as Foreign Relations, Daddy’s Big Girl and The Deviants.
Reid’s award-winning shorts, such as Deviants and You Can’t Curry Love, have played over 200 film festivals on six continents. Reid lives and works in Los Angles as an editor of trailers and TV advertising for movies and television shows, including The Hangover, Transparent, Grace & Frankie and Mamma Mia!
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On this episode of Queer Money, Reid shares how he became inspired to get into film and how he realized he preferred to be behind the scenes. Reid also shares how after graduating from UCS Film School, he landed a job with Peter Bogdanovich, the director of such lauded films as The Last Picture Show, Paper Moon, What’s Up Doc and Mask, that his fellow college graduates wouldn’t take.
Reid shares how taking this and other jobs others thought were beneath them informed his career. Reid also talks about how he deals with the random haters and uses his fans to inspire him, how he’s kept an open mind to opportunities that have helped his career and how he overcomes the inevitable entrepreneurial frustration.
Finally, and best of all, Reid shares what he thinks is the definition of success and failure. “The difference between success and failure is that to be a success you have to continue on when any normal person would quit,” says Reid.
What is Bed Buddies?
Bed Buddies is the story of what happens when three close friends accidentally have sex. It portrays how they reconcile this. It gives color to unique challenges gays and lesbians sometimes experience with their gay and lesbian friends and challenges the traditional paradigms of plural relationships.