Corey Hughes is a Baltimore-based director and cinematographer making short films, music videos, and feature films floating between narrative, documentary, and experimental tendencies. His filmmaking practice is rooted in non-traditional collaborations and exploration of new digital image making.
His work has premiered at International Film Festival Rotterdam, SXSW, New York Film Festival, Maryland Film Festival, and Locarno Film Festival, where he was awarded the Pardi di Domani Special Jury Prize for the short film Armageddon 2. As a cinematographer, his credits include Theo Anthony’s Subject to Review (NYFF '19, ESPN+) and All Light, Everywhere (Sundance '21), as well as Marnie Ellen Hertzler’s Hi, I Need to Be Loved, Dirt Daughter, & Crestone (True/False & SXSW '20).
At MacDowell, Corey edited his new mid-length film, Your Final Mediation. It’s the third film in a series exploring the intersection of spirituality, technology, and identity through the format of niche YouTube genres.