Hailing from Pasadena, California, ELI SNYDER grew up in a filmmaking family and found that he had a natural passion for storytelling. He began his career as a child actor in films such as 300 and Watchmen. His move behind the camera came once he attended UCLA where he studied film and played football. His UCLA thesis film, Interlude, won best short at the 2019 Flickers’ Rhode Island International Film Festival and later played in PBS’ encore series. He went on to attend the American Film Institute where he received the Richard P. Rogers Spirit of Excellence Award for directing. His thesis film, Aves, was selected for CAA Moebius, a showcase highlighting the top student films across the country. Following his graduation he directed the second unit for the Netflix feature film, Rebel Moon. Most recently he directed spots for Liquid Death and G-Fuel.