Regina Hoyles is the next big screenwriter that you need to have on your radar!
As the creator, executive producer, director, writer and editor of a new series on YouTube, called NAPS, she is definitely #MakingMoves, and showing that you can do anything that you put your mind to.
Regina is originally from the south suburbs of Chicago, IL, and she is a graduate of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, where she trained in the Meisner technique, screen acting, and she will be receiving her B.F.A in Drama and a minor in the Business of Entertainment and Media Technology. Equally passionate about being both in front of and behind the scenes, Regina writes, films, edits, produces and dabbles in a little graphic design in addition to being a performer.
As the owner of RLH, LLC, she is passionate about adding voices like hers to the conversation, and creating a platform that explores the real-life scenarios that influence us all.
NAPS is a 6 episode comedic web series that centers on Maya, played by Hoyle, an African-American 22-year-old college grad navigating the world as an aspiring writer/director. The title of each episode mimics a specific point or occurrence in her life, while also quite literally reflecting specific aspects of how she and many other members of the black community engage with their hair.
NAPS is an ode to the beauty of black hair, and the show tackles the influence of natural hair socially and professionally.
We had the opportunity to chop it up with this young mogul to learn more about her experience curating this project, her advice for upcoming screenwriter’s, and also the meaning of this series for the culture.
Check it out below:
Check out the Trailer to Naps HERE: (Season 1 is LIVE):