A portrait of Anthony Sneed


Anthony Sneed is an award-winning Cherokee filmmaker (EBCI) who lives and works in Brooklyn, New York, and Cherokee, North Carolina.

In 2008, he landed the lead role in Frank Henenlotter’s horror-comedy “Bad Biology.” The two have since collaborated on the films “Chasing Banksy” and the award-winning doc “Boiled Angels: The Trial of Mike Diana.” During this time, Anthony spent six years studying comedy at New York’s Upright Citizens Brigade and Magnet Theaters, where he performed regularly on sketch and improv house teams.

In 2015, Sneed enjoyed a sold-out run of performances at the NYC Fringe Festival for his hour-long, one-man show “The Buffalo,” which he wrote and starred in, based on his comically troubled teen years.

In 2018, his directorial debut, the dark-comedy short “SUCK,” premiered at Fantasia Film Festival in Montreal.  He’s since graduated from the director program at the prestigious American Film Institute in Los Angeles where he completed his thesis film “Kush: A Bubblegum Western”.

Since graduating, Anthony’s short  “SWIPE” has won numerous awards, including Best Comedy at Cleveland International Film Festival.

In 2021, he was featured in CAA’s MOEBIUS Film Festival and was a finalist in Disney’s Launchpad Season 2.

His newest short, “STRIPPER,” shot entirely on the Cherokee Indian Reservation with an all indigenous cast, has recently been completed and is now submitting to festivals.

He’s currently in production on his feature documentary “Bastards of the Boundary: Indian Stickball,” which chronicles a year in the lives of stickball team The Hummingbirds in the little-seen, violently beautiful game of Indian Stickball aka “The Little Brother of War”.