April 29, 2019 - Easterseals Announcement - (3 min read)
Cory Reeder nominated for Best Film at the 2019 Easterseals Disability Film Challenge.
https://disabilityfilmchallenge.com/uncategorized/finalists-for-the-easterseals-disability-film-challenge-announced-and-showcased-at-the-newport-beach-film-festival April 2019 - Second Chances Podcast - (1hr, 20 min listen)
Cory discusses the tragedy he's faced in his life and how that shapes him as a filmmaker.
On Film Festivals (part one) On Film Festivals (part two) THE LIST: This is not a definitive list. This is something I've been able to cull together over the years. Some fests are no-brainers because you've heard of them, others may be deep-cuts or b-sides worth checking in to. Above all, before submitting to any festival take the time to consider everything I said in Parts One & Two of this blog. *** = Personal Favorite because they take care of the filmmakers and provide mo
On Film Festivals (part one) HOLY CRAP, there are a lot of film festivals. How do you pick? Which ones? How many? Let's get into it. It won't be easy because it's natural for us artists and creators to think everyone will like or benefit from seeing our work, but the truth is, everything is not for everyone. FACT: You will not get into the majority of festivals you submit to. When looking at all the potential festivals you could submit to ask yourself, why submit my film here
The amazing thing about Hollywood, and life, is that nothing is ever as it seems. Such was my lunch with Scott Silveri, creator of the television series Speechless. Scott started in the writer’s room of Mad About You, then onto Friends where he added the titles Story Editor, Co-producer and eventually Executive Producer to his accomplishments. Since then he has created Joey, Perfect Couples, Go On and now Speechless on ABC. I went into our meeting ready to sit with an acc
SCREENING FEB 12-25, 2021 as part of the first ever Unstoppable Program. Tix & Info at www.slamdance.com Best Friend is a family comedy short, about Deirdre, a young girl from New York struggling to accept Los Angeles as her new home. With the help of her family and a very special new friend, things start looking up for Deirdre. The film showcases heart-warming debut performances by Gitane Neil and Andrew “Julian” Alvarado. ABOUT THE PRODUCTION Made for the 2017 Easterseals D
Once when I was trying to get a dark, gritty feature film about prison solitary confinement off the ground, a film executive at a major agency said, "Don't ever call it a "message film", they don't sell and people hate them." At the time I was naive and let the wet blanket he threw over me snuff my ambition. But soon after I realized how stupid it was, because not only does every film have a message, every form of art does as well. It's just a matter of how overt that messa
There are things that I keep to myself and things I like to share. Here will be the middle for those who may want to know a bit more of my inner workings. Not necessarily things I want to broadcast, but then again, if my thoughts or experiences may help or be of service you, and you're taking the time to read it, then so be it. I can't tell you what it is, or what it's going to be about, because I don't know. What I do know is that I love food, travel, music, people, and