Lyric Videos by Buena Vista Foto
Karl Püschel and I met through an appreciation of each other’s music on YouTube and soon after embarked on Floatin, a long distance collaboration from Vancouver to Los Angeles. Along with help from producer Chris Toeller and songwriters Adam Edgar and Morgan Paros, the song evolved over the course of a year from a mix-tape track to a completely re-worked record. Floatin has been selected as a featured track on Underground Hip-Hop Blog online and is available for download on iTunes.
Lyric Video by Buena Vista Foto
Collage, featured song of the 2011 Gen Art Film Festival, is now featured in the popular music library of Pasadena based music publishing company, 5 Alarm Music, and continues to find new places in films and commercials. Check out the new lyric video as well as the hands-free spec commercial “Hans Fri” written by my good friend Steve Alderfer.
I was recently cast to play the younger version of notorious Revenge character Conrad Grayson, expertly performed by award winning actor Henry Czerny. The flashbacks scenes I filmed also included young versions of Victoria Grayson and Pascal LeMarchal. Unfortunately the storyline was changed and my scenes never aired. Although I was disappointed that I won’t be able to share my work as young Conrad I am truly grateful for the opportunity to have been a small part in such an incredible show. The cast and crew were unbelievably talented and I am looking forward to bringing everything I learned on set to my next role.
My performance as Alexi, a young violinist in a WWII concentration camp, will premiere at the Bel-Air Film Festival on October 13th, 2013. Written and directed by Nicholas Tolkien. For tickets and more information visit Bel-Air Film Festival.com
A debut single that comes with a bonus; two unique and powerful versions. I collaborated with Los Angeles based songwriters/producers Joe Burge and Chris Toeller to create two distinct versions of a song about fighting your way through the haters, past the critics, and running your own life. This unconventional two-song release is fitting for the message singer Marissa DuBois brings home: “I’m not scared anymore and so my patience is gone, it’s time I stand up and take the world head on.”
Both versions are now available to purchase on iTunes!
Congratulations to all of the CWRTU featured alumni! Also, thank you very much to Jeffrey Verespej and everyone at Case Western Reserve University’s “Think” Magazine!
“The day Cody Wood walked across the stage at commencement, he walked into a new career.
Hours after graduating with dual degrees in biomedical engineering and music, he appeared as Bing Crosby in a production of the musical A Tribute to the USO in North Canton, Ohio. About six weeks later, he headed to California, landed an agent and began a performance career that draws on all of his skills—even the engineering ones…”
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Check out my latest single “Back House!” It’s a party rock anthem x heartbreak. The song is now available to purchase on iTunes!”
[Written by Cody Wood, Morgan Paros, and Chris Toeller. Recorded and produced by Chris Toeller and Cody Wood at Integritty Records. Photo credit: Pablo Hernandez 2013 (Fernanda Romero & Cody Wood) ©Cody Wood 2013.]
Keep your eyes out for me during the 55th Annual Grammy Award Ceremony! I will be performing fiddle in the new Pepsi sponsored music video “Holler If You’re With Me” by X-Factor Winner Tate Stevens.
Me, far right, getting down on the fiddle.
Special thanks to Jacob for this holiday inspired fan video set to my Christmas single “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” I recorded all of the instruments on the track including multiple violin parts and piano.
I recently completed writing and producing another single with good friend Chris Toeller called “With You.” The song is performed by the very talented Aussie singer Sarah Dokowicz and will be featured as the opening song of the new film “Starting from Scratch!” The song is the debut single by Sarah D and is available to purchase on iTunes!
The concept for the song is inspired by a scene in “Starting from Scratch” where the young couple quickly court and fall in love. The film, starring James Huang (Eagle Eye) and Elizabeth Sandy (Parks and Rec), is slated for release in festivals in 2013.
The official music video for the track “To the Sky” is out now! I wrote and performed the chorus for the track which is available on iTunes as a part of Qwiet’s latest album “The Meridian of Rhyme.”
Downtown LA skyline
My latest pop track “On My Own”, written for up and coming singer/actress Cora Lakey is currently nominated for Best Pop Track at the 2011 Hollywood Music in Media Awards!
Me and Cora Lakey rocking the red carpet at the Hollywood Music in Media Awards!
I am so honored to receive the “Emerging Artist Award” for the 2011 Gen Art Film Festival in NYC! My song “Collage” was played throughout the week at the film festival. On the final night of the festival I got to perform, along with featured artist Morgan Paros, at the Hiro Ballroom in NYC.
The Sneak Peak video below, set to “Collage” “Collage” was edited by Travis Graalman and shown before every movie throughout the Gen Art festival! Actors including Pierce Brosnan, Jennifer Connelly, Scott Caan, Zoe Kravitz, Dan Byrd, Emily Van Camp, Rachel Boston, Greg Kinnear, Jennifer Connelly, Harvey Keitel, and Marisa Tomei appear in the montage.
Pal Joey is a musical based on the book by John O’Hara and written by the famous duo Rodgers and Hart. It has been through numerous revivals, including the 1957 film starring one my idols, Frank Sinatra. I was fortunate to perform in the most recent Los Angeles revival of the Pal Joey extravaganza; a theatrical re-invention by Peter Schneider. Peter produced the original Lion King on Broadway and has been a major influencer in national theater. The show performed exclusively at the Boston Court Theater in Pasadena. Check out more photos of the cast on Flickr!
“Screams echoed around and around and my heart pounded. Leaping over hay bales I came bounding almost even with the llama again…”CUT!!!! CUT!” shouted the assistant director. Everyone came to a stop and looked around. Twenty feet to my right an elephant lifted its trunk in the air. The megaphone rang out again. “Places everyone. Great job. Places.” We all marched back to our starting positions and tried to collect ourselves for another stampede….”
Water for Elephants (Reece Witherspoon, Robert Pattinson) was my first big Hollywood movie experience. I originally auditioned and was cast as the violinist in the circus band. Unfortunately the band ended up being only brass instruments, but I was given the opportunity to work as an extra. It was an absolutely amazing film to work on for so many reasons. The desert landscape, authentic wardrobe, and incredible circus tents made it feel like we were actually living the story. Also, I was able to earn my initial SAG vouchers to become SAG eligible which is the first rung of building a career as a film and tv actor. To read more from my blog series visit the Water for Elephants Film Blog!
That’s me! Second in from left, white jacket :)