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Meet Up-And-Coming NYC Filmmaker, Paige Snider
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Meet Up-And-Coming NYC Filmmaker, Paige Snider

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Updated: 22 December 2016
Meet the up-and-coming director, Paige Snider, who is already making a splash in New York’s filming industry. Her most recent film, (UN)SEXY, is a comedy about a young woman who is plagued by sexual misadventures as she learns about herself. It has been featured in a number of festivals, including the ITSA Film Festival, the James River Shorts Competition, and the Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Awards. On January 23, (UN)SEXY will be screened at the Bronx International Film Festival. Culture Trip had the opportunity to learn about Paige, her work, and her inspiration.

How has it been receiving such great acclaim for your work?

It’s been super exciting and validating. It’s nice to know that I’m not the only one who likes my work. And I’ve only recently realized that a lot of strangers have seen me in my underwear.

What advice would you give to someone who was trying to break into the film industry?

I’m still trying to figure that out for myself. But from what I’ve learned, I’d say produce your own content and create constantly.

What’s next?

I’m working on turning (UN)SEXY into a webseries, and I’m thinking about writing it into a feature. I’m also co-producing a feature-length documentary about standup comedy in New York City. Aside from that, I’m trying to get a real, paying, adult job in the film industry. Hire me.

Courtesy of Paige Snider
Courtesy of Paige Snider

What is your dream project?

I think my dream project is every mildly narcissistic filmmakers’ dream project, which is to write/direct/star in my own show.

If you opened up a fortune cookie, what would it say?

‘The balance threshold(s) that you set within TD Bank Online Banking has/have been reached.’

How would you describe yourself/your work in 80 characters?

I think my recent work is honest, funny, and unintentionally body positive.

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Courtesy of Paige Snider

Cheese fondue or spray cheese? After doing eight takes of spraying cheez whiz directly into my mouth, I’d have to say cheese fondue.

To Kill a Mockingbird or The Catcher in the Rye? To Kill a Mockingbird. Like most ladies, I have a soft spot for Atticus Finch.

Picasso or Warhol? Picasso.

Courtesy of Paige Snider
Courtesy of Paige Snider

Beirut or Moscow? Moscow because the buildings look like something you would see on Cake Boss.

Kathryn Bigelow or Sofia Coppola? Kathryn Bigelow.

35 mm or digital? If I was a person with a lot of money, I’d say 35mm, but as someone with $60 in her bank account, I’m going to have to go with digital.