CORY REEDER

DIRECTOR  |  WRITER  | PRODUCER

 

ABOUT

Cory Reeder is an award-winning screenwriter, director, and producer whose work merges inclusive storytelling with cinematic craftsmanship. His work has been featured in festivals worldwide and garnered nearly a billion views online.

After being diagnosed as an adult with ADHD and educated on the lack of disability inclusion in TV/ Film, Cory fixed his lens on advocacy. His work brought diversity to productions that once may not have considered it. Global artists like System of a Down, Seether, Hayley Kiyoko, and most recently, The Record Company have all employed inclusive cast and crew under Cory's direction.

 

During the 2020 Covid19 Pandemic, Cory produced the online web series Scene to Screen: Writers in Quarantine. Focused on encouraging new voices to begin sharing their stories. Weekly inclusive panel discussions talked through the basics of screenwriting, process, and expectations. Guests included Justin Simien, Linda Yvette Chavez, Ryan O'Connell, Sung-Jin Lee, and more.

 

Current Projects:

  • Best Friend, comedy feature about a teen with Down syndrome struggling in her new hometown: Hollywood!

  • Shenanigans, sitcom about a debaucherous wedding planner

  • Life Sentence, a dark thriller feature about murder and redemption.

AWARDS

2020 – NOM – Best Friend, Official Selection, SLAMDANCE (Writer/Director)

2019 – NOM – I Can, Best Film, Easterseals Disability Film Challenge (Producer)

2018 – WIN – Best Friend, Best Film, Canine Film Festival (Writer/ Director)

2018 – WIN – Best Friend, Best Comedy Short, People of Passion Int. Film Fest (Writer/ Director)

2018 – NOM – Ain’t Woke, Best Filmmaker, Easterseals Disability Film Challenge (Writer/ Director)

2017 – WIN – Best Friend, Best Film, Easterseals Disability Film Challenge (Writer/ Director)

2017 – WIN – Best Friend, Audience Award, Easterseals Disability Film Challenge (Writer/ Director)

2017 – NOM – Best Friend, Best Filmmaker, Easterseals Disability Film Challenge (Writer/ Director)

2017 – WIN – Best Friend, Best Comedic Short, Directors Circle Film Festival (Writer/ Director)

2017 – WIN – Unlikely Temptations, Best Short, Picture This Film Festival (Director)

2016 – WIN – Unlikely Temptations, Best Comedy Short, Maui Film Festival (Director)

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WORK

Director & Producer

 
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I write for fun and work,  about things I like and don't like, inspirations and desires, and they all usually involve either coffee or bacon. 

 
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CONTACT ME

Los Angeles  |  Palm Springs  |  San Diego  |  Las Vegas

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