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Alumnus Premiers Movie at BronzeLens Film Festival

Reggie Lochard
Reggie being interviewed at the BronzeLens Film Festival
Reggie on set.

Successful actor Reggie Lochard, '08, now is making a name for himself as an producer and writer.

Lochard premiered his first feature film, When the Well Runs Dry, on Aug. 24, at the BronzeLens Film Festival in Atlanta, Ga.

The movie explores the lives of two brothers who strengthen their relationship after the loss of a parent. This film is Lochard’s debut as a co-producer and writer in a feature film. He also stars as one of the story’s main characters. Previously, he appeared in the thriller movie This House and on TV’s Celebrity Ghost Stories.

Lochard double-majored at NCCU, earning a bachelor’s degree in political science and English from the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences.

Meet Reggie, an Eagle soaring high in Tinseltown.

The Basics

Name: Reggie Lochard

Grad Year: 2008

Hometown: Brooklyn, N.Y.

Current City: Brooklyn, N.Y.

Job: Filmmaker, producer, actor and writer

About You

Who has made a great impact in your life?

My father has impacted my life the greatest.  He taught me the value of hard work, which has resonated with me my entire life. My father continuously works hard and seeing that daily has surely impacted my life.

What motivates you?

My dreams, ambitions and goals motivate me. I strive to lead by example and inspire individuals. I want to be a living testament that dreams, no matter the size, can be achieved.

Favorite Quote?

“Life is about choices.” – Musa Abdullahi

Where can we follow you on social media?

Instagram  - @ReggieLO24

Twitter - @ReggieLochard

Education

What influenced your decision to attend NCCU and select your major?

During my senior year in high school, I was offered a track and field scholarship that made the decision-making process easier. Previously, I aspired to become a defense attorney hence my degree in political science. To succeed as a defense attorney, one must have keen reading and writing skills, hence my second degree in English literature.

How did your education prepare for your career?

Majoring in English was the best decision I’ve made. I never saw myself as a writer, however in my current career, I write a lot.

What advice would you give a current college student?

I would advise a current college student to determine their career goals sooner rather than later.

The Career

Tell us about your job:

I tell stories for a living. I’m very fortunate to have the opportunity to be able to do what I’m doing right now; it is a tough industry.

How has working in your industry changed the way you view the world?

Working in the entertainment industry has definitely broadened my horizon. Through the art of storytelling, you’re able to say and do things that you might not be able to in real life. Filmmaking allows you the opportunity to dive into a particular scenario and examine outcomes closely.

What is an important quality you look for in your relationships with others?

Ambition is a very important attribute to me. I constantly remind myself: This time next year, you have to be better, you have to be in a different position and you have to be further along. Also, surrounding yourself with people who have similar mindsets is very important to succeeding in life.

What music are you listening to at work this week?

I love music. This week, I have Drake’s new album “Scorpion” on repeat followed by Ariana Grande’s new album “Sweetener.

Judge Me Not: 5 Questions

  1. Maroon or Gray? Gray
  2. Mac or PC? Mac
  3. iPhone or Samsung? iPhone
  4. Netflix or Hulu? Hulu
  5. Snapchat or Instagram? Instagram

 

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