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PEYTON REED (Directed by) gained national attention with his feature directorial debut Bring It On. Starring Kirsten Dunst, Gabrielle Union and Jesse Bradford, this vibrant and inspired take on the politics of high-school cheerleading won critical raves and became the sleeper hit of Summer 2000.

Reed followed it up with 2003's Down With Love, a visually stunning homage to the sunny Rock Hudson/Doris Day films of the early '60s. The film, starring Renee Zellweger and Ewan McGregor, was critically acclaimed and has become a cult favorite.

Originally hailing from Raleigh, North Carolina, and a graduate of the University of North Carolina, Reed began his career as a documentary editor at ZM Productions. After writing and directing the award-winning short Almost Beat, he directed a series of high-profile behind-the-scenes documentaries, including The Secrets of the Back to the Future Trilogy, Through the Eyes of Forrest Gump and The Honeymooners Anniversary Special.

Reed went on to bring his wry wit and keen sense of visual invention to an incredibly diverse range of projects, from TV movies (The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes, The Love Bug) to music videos (The Connells, Superchunk) to some of the most critically hailed comedic television of the last decade (HBO's Mr. Show With Bob and David, Comedy Central's Upright Citizens Brigade).

Reed currently resides in Los Angeles, California.

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