DIRECTOR | WRITER | PRODUCER
Cory Reeder is a writer, director, producer and founder of Renaissance Man Productions. Since moving his company to Los Angeles in 2011, he has created music videos for Hayley Kiyoko, Jonathan Davis, Seether, Martin Solveig, Of Mice & Men, Five Finger Death Punch, and more.
In between music video productions, Cory is devoted to writing and directing narrative stories. In 2014, while directing the award-winning short film Unlikely Temptations starring Nic Novicki, Reeder was educated on the lack of representation people with disabilities have in media.
Since then he has advocated for all forms of inclusion behind and in front of the camera. In 2016, his film Boxed Out won actress Diana Elizabeth Jordan the Best Actor Award from the Easterseals Disability Film Challenge. In 2017, his entry: Best Friend, was nominated in all categories taking home two awards for Best Film and Audience Awareness Award. In 2019 he produced the directing debut for Diana Elizabeth Jordan entitled, I CAN, for which she earned a best director nomination.
Cory is represented by Sydney Blanke at Fourth Wall Mgmt and is currently pitching:
Best Friend, the feature, based on his award-winning short
Shenanigans, a debaucherous wedding sitcom
Life Sentence, a dark autobiographical thriller
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)
Director & Producer
I write for fun and work, about things I like and don't like, inspirations and desire, and they all usually involve either coffee or bacon.