Chad Schneider

Chad Schneider

Screenwriter, Director and Editor

Austin, Texas

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April 2012
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About Chad

After studying photography at Webster University in St. Louis, I traveled, worked for a failed dot com, sold cameras in New Orleans, and earned an MFA in Film from Columbia University.

Following grad school I relocated to Minneapolis where I founded a one-man-band style video production company and established myself professionally as a practitioner of content marketing, digital advertising, multimedia creation & distribution, and web content strategy.

I now live in Austin, TX, where my daily life is pretty much the same as it was in Minneapolis, with the added benefit of better weather and plentiful breakfast tacos.

My short films have screened in microcinemas and film festivals around the world. My writing has placed in a couple screenwriting contests.

My photography has been exhibited in New York City, Minneapolis, and in a solo show in St. Louis entitled "new york is a friendly town." My photography has also been published in The New York Times, The Guardian, The Riverfront Times, and Shots Magazine, among others.


  • New York is a Friendly Town

    New York is a Friendly Town Comedy Drama Independent A disillusioned, thirty-something Manhattan apartment broker struggles to adapt to a changing city full of ambitious young dreamers

  • Geography for Beginners

    Geography for Beginners Comedy Drama Independent Two fringy teens in 1993 - Sid, a devotee of Marx and the Beach Boys, and Rhonda, a newly formed punk rocker - embark on an unplanned road trip from St. Louis, through Memphis and on to New Orleans in search of some closure on the past and a taste of the future


  • Memorizing Dates

    Memorizing Dates (2007)
    Film (Drama and Short) Director, Writer, Producer A frustrated photographer resuscitates his creative voice through tentative intimacy with a woman from his past.

  • Stragglers

    Stragglers (2005)
    Film (Drama and Short) Director, Writer, Producer A hitchhiker and his colorful companion take an unplanned walk through the woods after their car breaks down. When one man falls ill, the other must face his own limitations.


  • Bluecat Screenplay Competition, Semi-Finalist - New York is a Friendly Town

  • Nashville Film Festival Screenwriting Competition, 2nd Round - Geography for Beginners


  • Webster University (Saint Louis, MO)

  • Columbia University Film Division (New York, NY)

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