Fresh from Chicago, you could say he's a gift of the pandemic. Cody brings home a deep desire to continue his human brand of filmmaking in the commercial landscape here in New Zealand.
Cody discovered storytelling instincts at a young age. He was often in the backyard with his parent's camcorder. Once he gained a bit more height, Cody attended New Zealand Broadcasting School. Here he developed his fascination for capturing unique parts of the human experience. After graduating he created the award-winning documentary 'Gloriavale', an impartial view of life inside a closed community. The film screened on the international festival circuit, and was featured on the Daily Mail and Campbell Live.
His film journey took him to Chicago, where he directed commercials at DRAFT FCB. He shot campaigns for Jack Daniels, Michelob Ultra, Aramark, Chlorox, Cox Communications and Toyota. He crafted stories that communicated the brand and resonated at the all-important 'heart level'.
Before heading home Cody wrote and directed the emotional 'First Day' for International Stuttering Awareness Week. Being a person who stutters himself, Cody wanted to tell a story that gave insight into the complexities of the stuttering experience. He shows how a small gesture of acceptance can have a massive impact.
It's fair to say Cody tells stories that lead from the heart, offering seeds of hope and compassion.
Please enjoy FIRST DAY- International Stuttering Awareness Weekhttps://vimeo.com/545326701
Cody is going to make a wonderful contribution to the roster. We've nurtured many highly successful director's over the years, and we know when we see a great talent. He's also a lovely human being.
We look forward to making some great films with Cody.
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