Cameo Wood is an EMMY® winning filmmaker based in San Francisco, California. Her most recent film Real Artists is available on iTunes/Amazon/Seed&Spark right now. She is currently working on an episodic series and her first feature. In 2018 she was a co-winner at the AT&T Film Awards for 'Best Emerging Artist' awarded by Ava DuVernay. Real Artists has won 50 awards including a regional EMMY®, and continues to enjoy screenings at over 250 film festivals, museums, and television stations throughout the world.
She produced and co-directed episodes of The Alternative Guide to Secret Beijing which was featured on Atlas Obscura. Her first film, Dukha in Summer, premiered at the St. Louis Film International Film Festival and was nominated for best short at five others. Cameo is a member of Cinefemme, Women in Film, Alliance of Women Directors, Film Independent, WomenNMedia, and the co-founder of the SF chapter of Dinner with Dames. She co-founded the Coven Film Festival, a showcase of films made by women. She is a regular speaker at the Camp Reel Stories' Girls Day Workshop. Cameo has participated in the inaugural Sundance Co//ab Screenwriting, Episodic, and Fiction Directing programs.
Cameo has completed Medical Neuroscience at Duke University, Futurism at Stanford University, Witchcraft & Magic at Bennington College, Aerospace Engineering at the University of Alabama, Huntsville, and recently completed courses in Egyptology at University of Pennsylvania. From 1995-2008 She was an engineer at GTE Labs, Sprint, Lucent, and Cisco. In 2008 She founded Her Majesty’s Secret Beekeeper; the first urban beekeeping store in America, and currently serves on the board of the beekeeping non-profit SF Bee-Cause.
Cameo Wood is an EMMY® winning filmmaker based in San Francisco, California. Her most recent film Real Artists is available on iTunes/Amazon/Seed&Spark right now. She is currently working on her first feature. In 2018 she was a co-winner at the AT&T Film Awards for 'Best Emerging Artist' awarded by Ava DuVernay. Real Artists has won 50 awards including a regional EMMY®, and continues to enjoy screenings at over 250 film festivals, museums, and television stations throughout the world.
She produced and co-directed episodes of The Alternative Guide to Secret Beijing which was featured on Atlas Obscura. She co-founded the Coven Film Festival, a showcase of films made by women and non-binary directors. She is the founder of the Cinefemme Dinner with Dames SF series. She is a regular speaker at the Camp Reel Stories' Girls Day Workshop. Cameo has participated in the inaugural Sundance Co//ab Screenwriting, Episodic, and Fiction Directing programs.
Things of Beauty Burn
Film (Short, Drama and Fantasy) Producer A young girl explores grief with a new friend.
Film (Short, Drama, Sci-Fi and Thriller) Producer Against all odds, Sophia Baker just scored her dream interview at the world-famous Semaphore Animation Studios -- who'd have thought a fan edit of one of their hit films could land her a shot at a job? But when she meets arch, mysterious executive Anne Palladon, she soon learns all is not as she expects behind the curtain. Every instinct Sophia has ever had about art in filmmaking is about to be challenged. Based on Nebula, Hugo and World Fantasy Award-winning author Ken Liu's short story of the same name, Real Artists asks a poignant question: In a dystopian near-future where big data, AI and natural language processing learn and create quickly and at massive scale, what role can a single artist play? Is Sophia a creative rebel who can make a difference? Or is the situation more serious than that? Written by Production team
Dukha in Summer
Film (Documentary, Short and Adventure) Producer A short visit to the reindeer herders of the east taiga in Mongolia.
The Wars of Other Men
Film (Short, Drama, History, Sci-Fi and 1 More) Producer Set in a 1920s-like world at war, "The Wars of Other Men" tells the story of a nameless Lieutenant fighting for an army on the verge of defeat. The enemy has begun to dominate the battlefield with their new chemical super weapon, known only as "the Fog." When his superiors learn the location of the facility that manufactures the Fog, the Lieutenant is ordered to lead a squad through the war torn city to capture the scientist responsible for its creation... at a terrible cost to soldier and civilian alike. With the lives of his men and the fate of the war hanging in the balance the Lieutenant must make a choice -- will he be a good soldier or will he be a good man? Written by Mike Zawacki
Film (Short, Horror and Sci-Fi) Producer A young professor takes a job at an isolated New England college carrying with him a dark curse. Based on stories by H.P. Lovecraft.
Film (Short, Drama and Romance) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director Twenty-somethings Eva and Jessie meet at a bar at last call and embark on a late night odyssey around San Francisco. What seems like it may be a one night stand goes in a different direction when Eva reveals it's her last night drinking.
The Secret Guide to Alternative Beijing
Television (Talk-Show) Producer Add a Plot »
Dog Eat Dog
Film (Short and Comedy) Producer When Oliver becomes obsessed with a dog at the pound, he finds himself in a desperate rivalry with an unexpected stranger.
Film (Short, Action and Sci-Fi) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director In an alternate future, a steam-powered San Francisco is controlled by corporate overlords enforcing strict compliance of its citizens. A father and daughter are torn apart as they take different paths against the oppression but under mounting pressure of discovery, must work together to plan escape in their illegal airship. Written by Anonymous
Slashed: Tales of Forbidden Lust
Film (Short, Action, Comedy and Fantasy) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director A small-town Christian girl has taken the low road - she's moved to the city of San Francisco and become a slash fiction writer. Her characters are different than your usual Harry/Draco slash - they're real people from her life, who become unwillingly caught in her fantasies. Or rather, she becomes caught in theirs. Written by Anonymous
Before and After
Film Miscellaneous Crew
Best VFX - Hollyshorts
Best Emerging Filmmaker -AT&T Film Awards
The 'Tobe' Award - Best Genre Filmmaker Austin Revolution Film Festival
Best Director - Mindfield Festival
Best Writing - Sick Chicks Film Festival
Award of Distinction in Directing - Southern Shorts Award
Outstanding Narrative Film - Tallgrass Film Festival