The founder of Global Film Network, Inc.
and Executive Producer/Director for
JAPAN Mr. Regge Life, produced his first work in Japan,
STRUGGLE AND SUCCESS: The African American Experience in Japan,
in 1992. Mr. Life initially went to Japan as a Creative Artist's Fellow with
the Japan/US Friendship Commission and Bunka-cho.
During his fellowship, he met Yamada Yoji, and
observed the making of Tora San #43. At the end of his
six month fellowship, he began planning a documentary
on African Americans living in Japan. Mr. Life has
worked with CBS News' "Saturday Night with Connie
Chung" and NBC's "Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow".
He is the recipient of many awards including four CINE Golden Eagles.
He was honored by the Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame and chosen a
Sony Innovator in 1991. He holds a Bachelor's degree from Tufts
University, a Master of Fine Arts degree from New York University
School of Arts and enriched his education with a course in Cinema
Studies at Harvard University.
A Fulbrighter, he is currently serving as a Commissioner with the
Japan-United States Friendship Commission and is a Board member for the
Association of Independent Video and Filmmakers.