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The Essential List: Codey Wilson


CRY executive producer on Gibby Boy, New York bagels and the kit he can't live without

The Essential List: Codey Wilson

Codey is CRY’s best executive producer of 2023. So far. Formerly working in production in Hollywood, Codey transitioned to commercial producing to expand his grasp on the realms between creative and business. 

Codey’s story began in Virginia, followed by two de-Tours to Iraq, then on to LA, DC, ATL, NYC, LA again, Austin, TX, the Louisiana Bayou, and now continues on in Raleigh, NC.

He has that special sauce that elevates a project while putting together Moneyball productions. 

Relevant Movie quote deployed in the office: 

Star Trek II The Wrath of Khan - Khan : [paraphrase from Melville's Moby Dick]  “He tasks me. He tasks me and I shall have him!”


Hometown: Lynchburg, Virginia

Staycation: Goblin Mode - Phone off, up early, movie before noon and or writing, Thai food

Vacation: What? 

Pet: Gibby boy, the stray kitten who stole my heart.

Place of work: CRY (NYC) – Remote. 

Side project: Current - Indie Horror/Thriller Feature Film – ‘Lesions’

Bonus travel essential: Two pairs of noise cancelling headphones. Air Pods & Sony WXM3.   


Artist: Alex Guevara

Musician: Sun O))), Jóhann Jóhannsson, Hiroyuki Sawano

Commercial director: Dan DiFelice + CRY Directors

Film director: Panos Cosmatos, James Mangold, Denis Villenueve

Photographer: Jeffry Harrison

Film: Pig, Mandy, Terminator 2

Series: True Detective (S1), Attack on Titan, MadMen

Commercial: Halo - We Are ODST, & Ubisoft - Starlink

Video game: God of War, Ragnarok, & Destiny

Board game: Pokémon TCG

Book: Remembrance of Earth’s Past by Liu Cixin

Graphic novel: The Watchmen

Podcast: Filmmakers In Advertising, & Show Don’t Tell

Food and Drink

Breakfast: Steak and or pancakes + Coffee

Restaurant: Bird Biscuit (Austin). Diners. 

Cheap bite: Whole Foods has a brick pizza oven and you can get a large, TO GO, for $15…

Guilty pleasure: Deep Dish Pizza, Chicken & Waffles. I have a thing with bread. 

Booze: Peanut Butter Chocolate Milk Stout

Bonus food: NYC Bagels, Pizza, & Coffee – All day.


Where you document an idea: Trello, Notes app

Casual clothing: Black Tee

Smart clothing: Black Tee + Sweats

Footwear: Redwings + Crocs

App: Trello

Website: Letterboxd

Digital work tool: Spark email, 

Analogue work tool: Wooden book stand, Standing desk, blue light blockers

Morning grooming: In the morning, if my face is a little puffy, I'll put on an ice pack while doing stomach crunches. I can do a thousand now.

Bonus kit essential: Beard oil. 


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CRY, Mon, 30 Jan 2023 13:03:22 GMT