"It's not where you take things from,
it's where you take them to."
Hailing from the Kapiti Coast in New Zealand, Cody Mathieson Packer is a critically acclaimed director who began making films at the age of 16. Cody’s passion lies in telling visual stories about people on the outer edge of society, as well as examining different facets of the human condition.
Cody studied at the New Zealand Broadcasting School in Christchurch where he earned a Bachelor of Broadcasting Communications in Digital Film and Television. It was here that Cody made his short documentary called, ‘Gloriavale,’ which won the 2012 CineYouth International Film Festival award for ‘Best Documentary’ and then was selected to screen as an Official Selection at the 2012 Chicago International Film Festival in the Student Showcase. The short went on to be picked up by The Guardian and Daily Mail in the UK, as well as screen on New Zealand's top current affairs show, 'Campbell Live.'
Cody then moved to America to further his studies, completing a Cinema Arts + Science BA majoring in Film Directing. Cody’s short films have won numerous student film awards and screened both domestically in the US at such festivals as the Lone Star Film Festival, Tacoma Film Festival, California Independent Film Festival, Tallgrass Film Festival and the National Film Festival for Talented Youth, as well as internationally at such festivals as the Sapporo International Film Festival and Market in Japan.
Cody is currently employed by FCB Chicago as a Film Director and fronts the in-house Creative Collective team. He also has an anthology television show in the late stages of development with Bunim Murray Productions in LA to be pitched to Netflix, Amazon, Hulu and FX in 2018.
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