FOUNDER of W+E1
Wren has had two seemingly different career paths in her life: Filmmaker, and Healer. With W+E1 Productions she is merging her two passions, and embodying the phrase Healing Arts by making films with intention to inspire and heal.
Back in the late 80’s Wren attended graduate school for filmmaking at San Francisco State University. She won her first two film awards in the real world while still in school.
Wren left film school when she scored her first “real job” in the Industry working as an assistant editor of television commercials. She was one of the first people in San Francisco to be trained on the revolutionary technology of the Avid non-linear editing system. Having this skill during the dawn of the digital age kept her busy, and she eventually became a post-producer for a San Francisco edit house where they finished commercials for Ad Agencies like Hal Riney, Foote, Cone & Belding, J. Walter Thomson, and others.
Wren worked on hundreds of commercials including Levi’s, Taco Bell, Old Navy, and many more. That was her day job. By night, she worked on her own films.
In the 90's, Wren obtained grants for, produced, directed, and edited two award-winning films: Period Piece (1996) and A Pregnant Moment (1999). She also post produced two films for award winning filmmaker Jay Rosenblatt.
In 1997, Wren felt a different calling and returned to graduate school to get a Master of Science in Chinese Medicine.
Wren never imagined she would be making a film again. But after meeting Bernice Ende, she knew she needed to share Bernice’s 30,000 miles of wisdom with the world!