Worth loving wild Cory Shanbom.
When Cory Shanbom was 8 years old, his parents bought him a small video camera that made him love filmmaking.
“I went on short skis with my friends and neighbors,” recalls the Hollywood Jewish producer, actor, writer and comedian, who hails from Bloomfield Hills for the first time. “I just loved watching movies and dissecting them.”
Shanbom, who is currently working on his biggest short film yet; fleeingHe was a big fan of the As in the future trilogy and Steven Spielberg films like AND growing up
“They liked anything well written and exciting,” he recalls.
He was also a theater kid and between his love of the stage and his love of movies he knew that he wanted to pursue a career path in the film industry.
Following a brief stint as a DJ and emcee at Joe Cornell Entertainment, Shanbo packed up and headed to New York City in 2014 to study the arts. I attended Pace School of Performing Arts at Pace University, and graduated in 2018 with a BFA in acting.
Shanbo decided to stay in New York. He took all the rent money he received as a teenager from Temple Israel many years ago and used it to make a short film he wrote and starred in. meditator.
“It was a crazy thing to do,” he laughs. “But the people liked it and gave me jobs.”
Shanbo found gigs here and there, but quickly learned that as a stage actor, he was going to spend more time waiting than acting. “I’m not someone who wants to not be busy,” he said.
To fill the time, he walked dogs, taught filmmaking at an after-school Brooklyn Middle School and eventually began working on feature films.
The flower of faith
A spark was needed.
From there, Shanbom naturally fell into post-production and eventually into the production process itself. “It was exciting to see how the movies were made,” he recalls. “Nothing is so detailed, so intricate as the moving parts. It is a very complicated process. “
However, after six years in New York, Shanbom realized that he needed to head to Hollywood if he was going to fully pursue his dream.
He took a truck on credit and moved to Los Angeles in 2020 without a job. Then, however, Shanbom promised him that he would do nothing but what he wanted to do.
Shanbo successfully solved the risk. He posted a job in a post-production house, located next to his apartment, which just happened to be looking for an assistant editor.
“It’s such a difficult industry to break into,” he explains. “But if you really love it, if you’re really passionate about it, you keep going until you find the right people. And when you find the right people, they don’t want to hire someone else, you know?”
It is a certain mindset that has allowed Shanbo’s career to grow. When he’s about to land his first gig in Hollywood, he calls himself lucky to have worked on set for about a week.
Honoring the Ambassador
Now, Shanbom is difficult to work fugitives a plan that is near and dear.
It’s a short film in honor of producer and writer Joel Steiger, who passed away from lung cancer in 2021 and has been working on the show. Perry Mason.
Shanbom shares Steiger’s daughter Emma Steiger, who went to summer camp with Shanbom when she brought to life a script that Joel Steiger wrote but never had the chance to perform. It was adapted from the original form into a short film.
Together, Shanbom and Steiger raised more than $30,000 on the Seed & Spark crowd funding platform to create the film, which has since received 105% of its funding goal. fleeing The mystery is set in Arizona and follows two sisters who suddenly become runaways after their stepfather murdered their mother.
Shanbom says that filming is scheduled to begin this month, and he hopes to have the film completed by the end of 2023, with various film festivals.
Outside of work, Shanbom is a fan of the sport of pickleball (especially against his mother) and enjoys playing Dungeons & Dragons together with friends. “Shame is a low creativity boost,” he laughs. “You’re just sitting around the table making up stories.”
For those looking to break into the movie industry, Shanbom has one simple plan. “You can sell yourself if you have faith,” he said. “But to propel them.”