Michigan raised – Currently based in Chicago, Cory is a currently finishing his degree in cinema+television production with a minor in graphic design.
Growing up experimenting with traditional art, Cory spent four years studying art in High School before starting his filmmaking undergrad in 2013. Initially, he had ambitions to study computer animation. Realizing his passions and talents would be better utilized with bigger picture concepts – filmmaking/directing took over his dreams and pursuits since he was in his early teens.
Early influences include:
-The Lord of the Rings motion picture trilogy – notably Peter Jackson’s narrative/stylistic choices and the epic nature of the VFX sequences;
-Steven Spielberg – films with thematic ties to loss of innocence and childlike wonder, along with the cinematographic qualities created by Janusz Kaminski.
Over the past four years of secondary education, Cory has experimented with and expanded his visual storytelling voice, as well as honing his talents in mediums of: traditional, digital, and graphic arts – in academia and the professional industry.
Continuing to ask questions like: ‘What’s the importance?’, ‘What am I trying to say with this project?’ – Cory seeks not only create with the instinctive qualities within him, but to make a difference in the people/world around him with his artistic efforts.
In a completely collaborative field, Cory is looking for artists of all kinds who are driven to:
Help people escape to a created reality (if only for a moment).