My name is Cody Rheault and I am first, and foremost, a storyteller. I achieve that through the medium of filmmaking, photography, and writing.
I believe the aspects of storytelling are vital whether you are promoting a business, profiling people, or shooting a magazine feature. Creating professionally imagery is part of that process, but the art of telling a story through the knowledge of interacting with people and shaping images to evoke the character of a person, place, or thing is a process I continue to implement in my work.
My experience in the industry has been a 10 year journey through the mediums, culminating to where I am today as a professional storyteller.
My experiences vary but everything points to the desire to tell stories. Currently, I am a freelance correspondent with the weekly Nugget Newspaper in Sisters, Oregon. For 7 years I have covered small-town events and human interest stories as a contributing writer and photojournalist. I am also an active member of the American Warriors Youtube series profiling veterans and telling their stories through documentary filmmaking. Prior to that, a 3-year stint as a former member of Central Oregon Daily News where I was a contributing producer, filmmaker, and editor with the task of producing stories for TV broadcast. There I independently produced the weekly segment War Stories - honoring local veterans and their military service through short documentaries telling their life stories, and filmed and edited the Oregon travel series Destination Oregon which took our small team around the state on over 150 travel features.
I currently live in Sisters with my family where I own and operate my independent creative business. Ultimately, I aspire to specialize in the documentary genre locally and abroad while shedding light on stories that inform and inspire.