Cody Blue Snider is an international award-winning director from New York. His approach to filmmaking ranges from viscerally dramatic work to irreverent comedies.  At 19, he dropped out of film school to make his international award winning short film All That Remains. This launched Cody into directing commercials and music videos, where he quickly became one of the sought after metal music video directors around, amassing tens of millions of views online and charting on AOL, Revolver, and Kerrang Magazine’s top ten lists.

After premiering at the Tribeca Film Festival, his latest short film, Fool’s Day, has commanded worldwide notoriety, receiving over 50 awards internationally, including the Academy Award qualifying Palm Springs, Austin and Seattle International Film Festivals. Fool’s Day was voted #1 on the Hollywood Reporter’s’ Viewfinder list in 2013, by top industry executives, recognizing it as the year’s best short form content in the world. Buzzfeed hailed it “The best short film I’ve ever seen!” while the LA Times exclaimed “Genius!!!… Cody Blue Snider is a force to be reckoned with.”

Cody currently resides in Los Angeles where he most recently directed a commercial campaign for Captain Morgan and a Disney Pilot titled “Right Hand Guy. Snider also holds a three picture deal with New Line Cinema, beginning with his feature adaptation of Fool’s Day, with Edward Norton attached to produce.

He is currently represented by Circle Of Confusion and VERVE.

Cody Blue Snider achieved the following list of accolades exclusively for films and videos in which he was the Director, Writer and Editor.

FILM FESTIVAL AWARDS

1. Seattle International Film Festival – Golden Space Needle Award: Best Short Film 2014
(Academy Award Qualifier)

2. Austin International Film Festival – Juror’s Award: Best Narrative Short 2013 (Academy Award Qualifier)

3. Palm Springs International Film Festival – Audience Choice Award 2013

4. Vail International Film Festival – Best Short Film 2014

5. Edmonton International Film Festival – Wedgie Award: Best Comedy Award 2013

6. San Jose Film Festival – Best Comedy Award 2013

7. Tallgrass International Film Festival – Vimeo Audience Choice Award 2014

8. Cleveland International Film Festival – Audience Choice Award 2014

9. LA Comedy Shorts Film Festival – Grand Prize: Best Of Fest 2014

10. Flickers: Rhode Island International Film Festival – Grand Prize: Best Comedy Short 2013

11. Long Beach International Film Festival – Best Short Film 2013

12. Omaha International Film Festival – Audience Award: Best Short Film 2014

13. Traverse City Film Festival – Founder’s Prize Award 2013

14. Traverse City Film Festival – Audience Award: Best Narrative Short 2013

15. 15 Short Film Festival – Jury Award: Best Comedy 2014

16. 15 Short Film Festival – Honorable Mention: Audience Choice Award 2014

17. Bend Film Festival – Best Short Screenplay 2013

18. Cinestrange Film Festival – Best Short Film: Deep Red Radio Audience Award 2013

19. Dead By Dawn Film Festival – Audience Award: Best Short Film 2014

20. Florida International Film Festival – Audience Award: Best Short Film 2014

21. Fresh Takes International Youth Film Festival – GRAND PRIZE: Best In Fest Award 2014

22. Landshut Film Festival – Audience Award: Best Short Film 2014

23. Reel Shorts Film Festival – Audience Choice Award 2014

24. Reggio Film Festival – Audience Jury Award 2013

25. Reggio Film Festival – Special Mention: International Jury 2013

26. Reggio Film Festival – Special Mention: Staff 2013

27. Reggio Film Festival – Special Sound Award 2013

28. Taos Shorts Film Festival – People’s Choice: Honorable Mention Award 2015

29. Washington West Film Festival: Audience Award: Best Short Film 2013

30. DIY Film Festival: Best Film 2011

31. DIY Film Festival: Best Director 2011

32. Black Bear Film Festival: Fan Favorite 2010

33. Los Angeles Movie Awards – Award Of Excellence 2011

34. Los Angeles Movie Awards – Best Cinematography 2011

35. Los Angeles Movie Awards – Best Production Design 2011

36. Canada International Film Festival – Award Of Excellence 2011

37. BEST OF FEST – Best Experimental Film 2010 (Recognizing Top 5% of independent films)

38. First Exposure Film Festival – BEST OF SHOW 2008

FILM FESTIVAL NOMINATIONS

1. Tribeca International Film Festival – Best Narrative Short 2013

2. Oldenburg International Film Festival – German Independence Award: Best Short Film 2013

3. Northeast international Film Festival – Best Short Film 2014

4. Trail Dance Film Festival – Best Narrative Short 2011

5. Myrtle Beach International Film Festival – Best Short 2011

FILM FESTIVAL ‘OFFICIAL SELECTIONS’

1. Cannes Film Festival (2013)

2. Hamptons International Film Festival (2013)

3. Newport Beach International Film Festival (2014)

4. Dakota Digital Film Festival (2015)

5. Arizona Underground Film Festival (2014)

6. Asheville Film Festival (2013)

7. Big Sur Film Festival (2014)

8. Black Bear Film Festival (2013)

9. Butter (Art Directors Guild) Film Festival (2014)

10. Cinedelphia Film Festival (2015)

11. Cortopolis Film Festival (2014)

12. Crested Butte Film Festival (2014)

13. Cucalorus Film Festival (2013)

14. Dakota Digital Film Festival (2015)

15. Dark Bridges Film Festival (2014)

16. Destiny City Film Festival (2014)

17. Fantasia Film Festival (2015)

18. FEST Film Festival (2014)

19. Kitzbuehel Film Festival (2013)

20. FilmNacht Film Festival (2014)

21. Friar’s Club Comedy Film Festival (2014)

22. Funicinema Film Festival (2014)

23. Grunschnitt Film Festival (2014)

24. Hardline Film Festival (2014)

25. Hill Country Film Festival (2014)

26. Imagine Film Festival (2014)

27. Ithaca Film Festival (2013)

28. Julien Dubuque International Film Festival (2014)

29. Little Terrors Film Festival (2013)

30. Lowlands Film Festival (2014)

31. Meme Pas Peur Film Festival (2014)

32. Milwaukee Film Festival (2014)

33. Montreal Horror Film Festival (2014)

34. NociCortin Film Festival (2013)

35. Petaluma Film Festival (2014)

36. Ravenswood Film Festival (2014)

37. Really Funny Horny Goat Film Festival (2014)

38. Regard Film Festival (2015)

39. Rehoboth Film Festival (2014)

40. Rincon Film Festival (2014)

41. Rue Morgue Film Festival (2014)

42. San Luis Obispo Film Festival (2014)

43. Shorts International Film Festival (2014)

44. Slingshot Film Festival (2015)

45. St. Louis International Film Festival (2013)

46. Wassaic Film Festival (2013)

47. Willamsburg Film Festival (2014)

48. Willamstown Film Festival (2013)

49. Winter Film Awards (2014)

50. Winterthur Film Festival (2014)

51. Zum Goldenen Hirsch Film Festival (2014)

52. Stony Brook Film Festival (2012)

53. Bend Film Festival (2010)

54. Cincinnati International Film Festival (2010)

55. Big Apple Film Festival (2011)

56. Phoenix Film Festival (2011)

57. Fire Island Film Festival (2008)

Voted #1 on Hollywood reporters’ Viewfinder List (2013)
“Viewfinder List, the entertainment industry survey which polls studio executives, producers and creatives for their top 10 short films, commercials and/or music videos. This is similar to “The Black List” as the Viewfinder List honors short form content and the directors who made them.”

Motionless In White ‘Immaculate Misconception’ Music Video
Awarded “Most shocking video of 2011” at Fearnet awards
#9 on AOL’s “Top 11 Metal Videos of 2011”

Motionless In White ‘Devil’s Night’ Music Video
Nominated for Best Music Video at Kerrang Awards 2012
Music Video #4 on Revolver Magazine’s top 10 Music Videos of 2012

Buzzfeed
13 Films You Haven’t Seen But Must See In 2013 (#6 and the only Short Film on the list)

“Fool’s Day is the best short film I’ve ever seen.” – Buzzfeed

L.A.Times Blog 2013
“GENIUS!!… Cody Blue Snider is a force to be reckoned with.”

FILM SCHOOL REJECTS:The 10 Best Short Films of the Tribeca Film Festival 2013

INDIE WIRE
Critics vote Fool’s Day “The Biggest Surprise of the Tribeca Film Festival” and the “Best Scene of the Tribeca Film Festival/”

 

VERVE AGENTS: Melissa Darman, Chase Northington, Parker Davis & Brian Besser
Circle Of Confusion Management: Zach Cox & Dave Alpert

Contact for other work inquires, music videos, speaking engagements and workshops: Production@codybluefilms.com

Web Developer
Arturo ‘Knight’ Alvarado
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