Cory Baker

Cory Baker

O The Anthem

Actor, director and editor in Baltimore, Maryland

About Cory

Cory Baker is a gifted writer, a visionary director, and an artist who loves every aspect of the process of filmmaking. Through sound and cuts, flickering images of light in twenty-four frames a second; Cory gets the best out of creative people, works well with other artists, and provides inspiring work for the enjoyment of the world.

Cory started writing his first screenplay in the fall of 2008 when he was twenty-four years old. It was a leap for him, giving himself a permission to follow a dream. He had always been creative and, even a decade earlier, had spent an entire summer with family and friends making skits and sketches with his parent’s video camera. While he enjoyed making these movies, he never thought it was something he could do with his life.

Between 2008 and 2012, writing took over much of Cory’s free time. He always had the talent for writing, and his ability to write alluring prose particularly fit in the world of screenwriting and playwriting. January 13, 2013, when he was having trouble writing, Cory took up some free writing to inspire his process. What he wrote would become the body and soul of his first short film “Lights of Baltimore,” which would later be nominated for the Baltimore City Paper short film contest.


Armed with a $250 camcorder and a vision, but no formal training; Cory went out and shot two more short films: “Spiral” and “The Blind Date.”

It was during a trip to New York in March of 2013 that Cory first found information on the New York Film Academy. He decided then and there that he needed to combine his natural ability and his growing interest with formal training. Later that year, he packed up his car and drove across the country, from Baltimore to Los Angeles, to take in the intensive filmmaking program at NYFA’s campus in Los Angeles.


In Los Angeles, Cory made new friends and learned the process of filmmaking. During his time there, he wrote, directed and edited seven new short films including: “Breathe,” “A Chance Encounter in Cyberspace,” and “I Can’t Do It...I Can’t Live Without You.” He also had the opportunity to work as a cinematographer, a production sound engineer, in the camera department, and with post production sound; rounding out his education. At the end of the summer, he drove back to Baltimore, and aimed to take what he had learned and apply it to making the career he dreamed of.


Starting in 2014, Cory teamed up with his college friend Robert Cheek in turning the name he produced under and founded into a legitimate production company. They launched the O The Anthem podcast in April of 2014, and made another short film in 2015: “The Love Letter.”

Poised for growth, Cory and Rob are now making plans to shoot Cory’s first feature length film, as well as start production on a web-series and a television show. Through their work, they have reached tens of thousands of people in every populated continent in the world. With their training, knowledge, and growing experience, O the Anthem, and its associated brands, are on the precipice of prevalence with its finger on the pulse of popular culture.


Name: Cory Baker

Lives in: Baltimore, Maryland

Company: O The Anthem

Occupation: Actor, Director, Editor, Producer and Screenwriter

Credits

  • The Love Letter

    The Love Letter (2014)
    Film (short) by O The Anthem (Drama and Romance) Writer, Producer, Director, Editor, Sound department Danny thinks back about times he met Valerie while he writes her a love letter. Danny remembers when they first met over cigarettes at a wedding, and their next encounter before a ball game over drinks. Danny describes his love, and in doing shines the light on an aspect of love that is rarely spoken of.

  • I Can't Do It...I Can't Live Without You

    I Can't Do It...I Can't Live Without You (2013)
    Film (short) by O The Anthem (Comedy and Drama) Writer, Director, Actor, Producer, Editor, Sound Final project at the New York Film Academy in Los Angeles. Starring Nick Holmes, Emilly Thomas and Fernanda Rohd. Featuring "Race Car" by Cassandra Kubinski.

  • A Chance Encounter in CyberSpace

    A Chance Encounter in CyberSpace (2013)
    Film (short) by O The Anthem (Drama) Writer, Director, Producer, Editor Checkovian product shot at NYFA Los Angeles, using dialogue from Easy Rider. Starring Roberto Arrizon and Sofia Flores.

  • Reflection

    Reflection (2013)
    Film (short) by O The Anthem Writer, Director, Editor, Producer Shot on the backlot of Universal Studios for NYFA Los Angeles. Starring Sofia Flores and El McKnight.

  • Damn Girl

    Damn Girl (2013)
    Film (short) by O The Anthem Writer, Director, Producer, Editor Shot on the backlot of Universal Studio on the Western Lot for New York Film Academy in Los Angeles

  • Let's go to the Fucking Club

    Let's go to the Fucking Club (2013)
    Film (short) by O The Anthem (Music) Writer, Director, Producer, Editor Music video project filmed for New York Film Academy - Los Angeles. featuring "So Fast So Maybe" from k. flay

  • Breathe

    Breathe (2013)
    Film (short) by O The Anthem (Music) Writer, Director, Editor Continuity Project for New York Film Academy in Los Angeles. Starring Lorena Vignau.

  • Capacitive Touch

    Capacitive Touch (2013)
    Film (short) by O The Anthem Writer, Director, Editor, Producer Mise-en scene, my first project at the New York Film Academy in Los Angeles

  • Books and Coffee

    Books and Coffee (2013)
    Film (short) by Noua Assumpcao Cinematographer

  • Royals

    Royals (2013)
    Film (short) by Noua Assumpcao Cinematographer

  • Water Girl

    Water Girl (2013)
    Film (short) by Noua Assumpcao Cinematographer

  • Glitch

    Glitch (2013)
    Film (short) by Noua Assumpcao Cinematographer

  • Lights of Baltimore

    Lights of Baltimore (2012)
    Film (short) by O The Anthem Actor, Writer, Director, Producer, Cinematographer, Editor, Sound A man's thought process as he looks out his window during the course of several days.

  • Spiral

    Spiral (2012)
    Film (short) by O The Anthem Director, Producer, Editor, Sound Bree Stenson is at the end of her rope, just the time for her biggest fan Victor to belly up at the bar next to her.

Awards

  • Official Selection Baltimore City Paper Short Film
    (2012)

Education

  • New York Film Academy
    (2013-2013)

Desert Island Movies

Cory's Profile Statistics

  • Since: December 2014
  • Last online: 2 weeks ago
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