Director Biography – Anthony Sneed (SWIPE)

Anthony Sneed is a filmmaker, visual artist and performer who lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. Born in New Jersey, he’s an enrolled member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians of Cherokee, North Carolina.

In 2008, he landed the lead role in Frank Henenlotter’s film “Bad Biology”, catalyzing their working relationship. The two have since collaborated on the films “Chasing Banksy” and the award-winning “Boiled Angels: The Trial of Mike Diana”. During this time, Anthony spent six years studying comedy at New York’s Upright Citizens Brigade and Magnet Theaters, where he performed regularly on sketch and improv house teams.

In 2018, Sneed made his directorial debut with the award -winning short film “SUCK” in which he also performed, wrote & edited. He’s since graduated from the director program at the prestigious American Film Institute in Los Angeles.

He’s recently finished two new short films: “SWIPE”, “Quarantimes” and his AFI Thesis film “Kush: A Bubblegum Western”.

Director Statement

I was compelled to make “SWIPE” after recollecting about my adolescence and the misguided things we used to do with little to no ramifications. I wanted to retell this true story but add a little twist at the end chock full of retribution and much-needed life lessons.

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