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Cory Press & News

Jan 9, 2024 - Podcast - In preparation for his latest film Smash or Pass screening in Slamdance 2024 Film Festival, Cory talks with David Serero of The Culture News Podcast. Play Episode


May 4, 2023 - Variety - Smash or Pass wins Best Editor at 10th Annual Easterseals Disability Film Challenge


April 13, 2023 - Respect Ability review of Smash or Pass -


Feb 17, 2021, Interview with LRM Online about Best Friend being selected to screen in the inaugural Unstoppable Program at Slamdance 2021 -


Sept 2020 - New Filmmakers Los Angeles video interview on ADHD, making a film in quarantine, and disability inclusion.


April 29, 2019 - Easterseals Announcement - (3 min read) Cory Reeder nominated for Best Film at the 2019 Easterseals Disability Film Challenge.


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.


April 2019 - Disarming Disability Profile - (5 min read) Cory discusses being an advocate for people with disabilities within the film industry.


April 25, 20119 - Show Don't Tell Podcast - (1hr, 10 min listen) Cory discusses independent filmmaking, overcoming adversity and creating opportunities for new filmmakers.


April 20, 2019 - Hometown to Hollywood Podcast (1hr, 17min listen) Bonnie Wallace interviews I Can director Diana Elizabeth Jordan about her career as an actor with Cerebral Palsy and her directing debut I Can. Along for the ride Cory interjects with observations and lessons he's learned from working with Diana over the past five years.


April 20, 2019 - The Negatives blog - (5 min read)

Cory discusses early education, the difference between directing and producing and making the short film I Can, for the 2019 Easterseals Disability Film Challenge.


April 10, 2019 - HR Latte Podcast - (30 min listen)

Cory discusses hiring people with disabilities in film and television as well as how and why other employers should take steps to include people with disabilities within their hiring practices.


July 31, 2018 - Featured article in Voyage LA magazine - (7 minute read)


May 3, 2018 - 2018 Easterseals Disability Film Challenge nominees. Cory Reeder, Best Filmmaker -


July 19, 2017 - The La Habra Journal, Sonora alum seeks to highlight human spirit in award-winning film.


June 27, 2017 - OC Register, article on Fullerton upbringing, inspirations and Best Friend winning awards.


June 7, 2017 - Hollywood Reporter - double page spread showcasing the Easterseals Disability Film Challenge Awards event and winners. Pics below:


May 19, 2017 - Easterseals Disability Film Challenge award winners announcement. Best Friend wins Audience Awareness and Best Film Awards in 2017 competition.


May 11, 2017 - 2017 Easterseals Disability Film Challenge nominees. Cory Reeder and Best Friend nominated in all four categories!


March 15-17, 2017 - Picture This Film Festival award announcements. Cory Reeder director of Unlikely Temptations wins Best Drama (under 10 minutes)



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