About

I am a writer/director/editor and sometimes camera operator currently residing in Minneapolis, Minnesota. As a two-time recipient of The McKnight Fellowship For Filmmaking (2010/2016) and Creative Capital Grant for Moving Image (2015), I have been recognized primarily for my experimental narrative work (SEEKING WELLNESS, INVINCIBLE FORCE) but delved into the documentary form with a personal exploration of fatherhood and the death of record stores entitled OLD MAN, described by film scholar Jack Sargeant as “an exceptional and poetic work” (Film Ink 2014). My work has also been called “uncomfortable to watch” (Urban Cinephile, 2009), “sublime yet terrifying” (Filmstock, 2008), “stunningly depraved” (Melbourne Underground, 2009) and “the kind of thinky/sadistic exercise that even the dark prince of psychological horror Michael Haneke might find difficult to watch” (City Pages, 2008). My second feature length documentary, VORE KING, is a detailed portrait of R.P. Whalen, world famous horror host, trash movie guru, carnival sideshow barker and America's premier purveyor of vorarephilia fetish pornography. Shortly after VORE KING I suffered a traumatic brain injury and subsequently my projects have become smaller in scale and more introspective. I am currently developing a feature narrative sci-fi horror allegory entitled CHARLENE and would like to bring some collaborators into the fold. Please contact me for more information. My last name is Schneidkraut. Thanks for watching.