Rea started SenoReality Pictures with Ryan S. Jones, while attending film school at the University of Kansas in 2001. Since then, Rea has directed over twenty short films that have screened at festivals such as Palm Beach International Film Festival, Shriekfest LA, The New York City Horror Film Festival, A Night of Horror Film Festival, Fright Night Film Festival, Dragon Con Film Festival, Eerie Horror Film Festival and Fangoria's Weekend of Horrors. These shorts have also screened on FangoriaTV, Horror Channel.com and DreadCentral.com. SenoReality's first feature film "The Empty Acre" was completed in 2006 and premiered at the Kansas International Film Festival. The film received positive reviews from critics and was released on DVD from Cinema Epoch in 2007. That same year, a collection of shorts directed by Rea were released on an anthology DVD titled "Heartland Horrors" from Elite Entertainment.
Rea's most recent shorts "Get Off My Porch", "Time's Up, Eve", "Next Caller", "Now That You're Dead", "Do Not Disturb" and "Mrs. Brumett's Garden" have also garnered acclaim and are currently on the festival circuit. In the summer of 2008, Rea's short film, "Woman's Intuition" won a Regional Emmy Award. In 2009, his short film "Now That You're Dead" was nominated for a Regional Emmy. In 2009, Rea was co-director on the "Jake Johanssen, I Love You" comedy special, has aired on SHOWTIME throughout 2010. In 2010, Rea received his third Emmy Nomination - Heartland Chapter for his short film "Mrs. Brumett's Garden" Rea and SenoReality Pictures are currently in production / post-production on two new short films, "Hell Week" and "Rhino" as well as their second full-length feature, "NAILBITER", which is set for release in 2011.