aka Michael Todd Schneider…
“…akin to smashing your teeth into the coffee table for ninety minutes.”
The first words on Schneider’s work by Rue Morgue Magazine was regarding his debut feature, My Crepitus/I Never Left The White Room. They classified a style that would evolve over time, some have called it: surrealist psychological retro-gore. Being awarded Best Cinematography and Best Horror Short shockedA Tribute to Sanity to New York International Independent Film Festival screens. The notorious and confrontational August Underground’s Mordum was hailed an instant classic. Banned from the public, Grotesque Fantasies is an experimental documentary following Schneider and fiends on their artistic exploits. Combining 80’s horror themes with an elaborate film process called Life-O-Vision is Opening the Mind. Continuing to venture back to the way films used to be made, …AND THEN I HELPED is a splatter romp set in 1976. LET’S MAKE A.. HORROR MOVIE combines all learned into one autobiographical experience that blurs the line between celluloid and reality. A cerebral collaboration with Tyler Tharpe (Return in Red, Freak) brings two stories into an exploitation popcorn haven with DOUBLE DOSE OF TERROR!! A man hating clan of women feast towards the ‘ultimate’ in Manna, a co-creation with producers Manda Manuel and David Bond.
Schneider has also spent the past few years supplying his assets on such notable features as G. Cameron Romero’s The Screening, Revenge Is Her Middle Name, Slew Hampshire, Soap Box, Return in Red, Gallery of Fear, Bigfoot at Holler Creek Canyon, Chrome Baby, The Wickeds, Two Front Teeth, House of Honcho, Scarlet Rain and Multo.
A true auteur of award winning disposition, Schneider’s distinguishable versatility rooted itself out of necessity and limitation. A bold director, writer, editor, actor, cinematographer, special makeup effects designer, sound designer and experimental musician.