Joan Montreuil is an award-winning Houston based filmmaker, and the visionary and founder of Wisdom Productions, LLC and BWIF, DBA [Brilliant Women In Film], a women's group of filmmakers located in Houston, Texas. Joan's work can be seen at international film festivals, on network television, and in various publications across the globe. Joan is a woman of standard, she puts her money where her mouth is and now has her own day in Houston on April 6th! She is the creator of The Writers Room, BWIF Film Festival, Trading Places, My First Movie and My First Book, Actor's Delight, Director's Delight t and the Dummy Set. Joan is also an instructor and creates her own film and media programs to teach her students and the community.
Her creative roots stem from the city of New Orleans where she is a known playwright, writing, directing and producing over 20 inspirational plays spreading the message of faith in local churches, youth facilities, youth prisons, conferences and homeless shelters. Trina Brown also known as Joan Montreuil is an ordained Minister of the Gospel and has put into practice what she preaches. She branched out becoming an independent filmmaker in the city of Houston, writing, directing, producing, acting and editing her own Short(s) and Feature Films in 2007. She is the author of three published books "Delivered from Destruction, The Unexpected and Beyond The Vows". She has three blockbuster Feature Films "Walk By Faith and "Closer To Home" and Beyond The Vows. She has open her life and has been an inspiration to countless women! Her work is displayed in stores and online!
Joan strongly believes that, without a vision, the people perish and that dreams and visions don't just die. She states that even when the going gets tough our dream(s) keeps us inspired to live past what we see, think, or feel. She truly believes that in times of temptation including our darkest hour, our dreams and visions will sustain us and keep us alive in our mind, body, soul, and spirit. Joan says she's been steadfast and unmovable where she strongly believes that her "Expectation" will not cut off. Experiencing much grief and sorrow Joan turns to her inner-self and receives wisdom, revelation & knowledge, which have produced the compassionate storyteller in her. She understands the process of long-suffering and is called to help encourage those that are of a broken and contrite spirit. With the gift((s) that GOD has entrusted in her, she will encourage the multitude.
*Christian Author Award, The Author's Showcase 12.12.19
*Awarded " Joan Montreuil" Proclamation Day on 4.6.2018
* Brilliant Women in Film Day National Holiday 3.8.2018
*Awarded Congressional Recognition "Brilliant Women In Film" 8.11/2019
*Honors from "Know Your Worth" Lisa Ricardo Ministries
*Ordained as a Minister of the Gospel by Pastor Antoine Barriere
* Awarded as Elect Lady of Distinctive Services By Walking in Victory Ministries
*Parenting Award By Walking in Victory Ministries
*Outstanding Services as Youth Director By Household of Faith Family Worship Church
* A Phenomenal Overcomer By W.O.W. Houston, Texas
*Outstanding Professional Award Westfield High school
*Best Screenplay & Best Writer For "Beyond The Vows" Christian Film Festival
*Best Beyond The Vows Trailer" Idlewood Festival
Awards & Recognition
In honor of
Trina "Joan-Montreuil" Brown
2nd Book Signing for
"Delivered from Destruction
Radio Interview @ 102.1 Radio Station Promoting "Walk By Faith"
Celebrating our 3 Movies on Great Day Houston
"Down By The River" Opening for SAG Film Festival in San Antonio, TX