As a filmmaker, Bodie has written and directed several award-winning short films, including “Sacramento – A Family Fable”, which premiered at the AFI Film Festival.  Most recently, he has continued his artistic collaboration with DJ Shyboy on his debut album, "Water on Mars", conceiving and directing videos for two of his tracks: "Wouldn't It Be Good" and "Bird in Flight".  For mtvU he co-wrote/co-directed with Silas Howard the short musical “How Do I Say This? I’m Gay!”, and directed an episode of the series “Sucks Less with Kevin Smith”. In 2003 he produced the low-budget feature film “Totally Sexy Loser”, written and directed by Jason Schafer (“Trick”).  In a return to his theatrical roots, Bodie directed a hybrid film-theatre-dance performance entitled “Love, Connie” which has toured to various venues around the U.S.

 

As Content Producer for the Sundance Institute, Bodie directed an eight-part web series about the prestigious Sundance Directors Labs, and was integral to the inception and direction of their inaugural live-stream coverage at the 2010 film festival.  He continues to produce and direct their film festival video coverage to this day. Previously, while working for Sundance’s Feature Film and Theatre Programs, Bodie participated in the development of projects including the films “Me and You and Everyone We Know”, “Paradise Now”, “A Guide To Recognizing Your Saints”, and the plays “Grey Gardens” and “Passing Strange”. Bodie co-produced a staging of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play “I Am My Own Wife”, re-staged by Moisés Kaufman and starring original cast member Jefferson Mays, at the Stary Teatr in Krakow, Poland.

 

Currently an Assistant Professor of Cinematic Practice at USC’s School of Cinematic Arts’ division of Media Arts + Practice, Bodie teaches courses in digital storytelling and docu-narrative performance installation. He has also taught acting, directing, and improv at various schools and universities including Cal Poly Pomona, South Lake Tahoe Community College, and the International School of Brussels, Belgium. He received his BA in dramatic arts from UC Davis and his MFA in directing from UCLA’s School of Film, Television, and Digital Media.