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Behind the Camera

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Favorite Films
[For Each Year I've Been Alive]
Who is "Bobby Fodera"?

ROBERT V. FODERA, JR., or better known as Bobby, was born in Staten Island, New York, and is a 2022 Graduate of Syracuse University’s College of Visual and Performing Arts with a B.F.A. Film and a Minor in Animation and Visual Effects. Since 2016, he has directed numerous short films, music videos, and short animated films.  Stories from Sicily (2020) is notably his first documentary project, and The Seven Stages of Grief (2021) is his second and latest experimental film. Snowflake Dance (2022) is his senior thesis film and is the narrative culmination of his college filmmaking career. As a filmmaker, Fodera is developing his creative style through his educational endeavors in Syracuse and has an ongoing web series titled, Bobby Fodera’s Weight Loss Journey (2020-). Fodera aspires to be a director of feature films that push the limits of creative storytelling.



Of All Time: Indiana Jones & The Last Crusade, Back to the Future, Jurassic Park, & Star Wars

2022: Everything Everywhere All At Once

2021: C'mon C'mon

2020: Promising Young Woman

2019: Avengers: Endgame

2018: Avengers: Infinity War

2017: Baby Driver

2016: La La Land

2015: Spotlight

2014: Whiplash

2013: Man Of Steel

2012: The Avengers

2011: Captain America: The First Avenger

2010: Inception

2009: Avatar

2008: The Dark Knight

2007: I Am Legend

2006: The Departed

2005: Batman Begins

2004: The Incredibles, Spider-Man 2

2003: Finding Nemo, School of Rock

2002: Catch Me If You Can

2001: A Beautiful Mind

2000: Cast Away



My name is Bobby.  Well, that's the nickname I've had since I was a child.  My real name is Robert.  My full legal name is Robert Vito Fodera Junior and my middle name is taken from my living paternal grandfather.  Many people are also surprised when I recite the full name aloud, especially if I mention my Catholic name (Louis, named after my maternal grandfather). My name(s) is greatly inspired by the male ancestors before me as can also be seen from the Junior at the end of my name, which signifies my father's name is Robert Vito Fodera.  Another tidbit about my family is that my father has two brothers and they both have Vito as their middle names, which is the name of their father.  Furthermore, both of my uncles have a male son with the same name and Juniors added to the end of them.

On a different note, sadly, both my maternal grandparents and only maternal aunt passed away before I was born.  I wanted to include my mother's side of the family in my name so when Confirmation came around for me when I grew up through St. Catherine of Siena Church in Pittstown, NJ, I chose St. Louis (Pronounced LU-ISS not LU-EE), whom I knew nothing about, just so I could add the moniker to my name, resulting in my full name as:

Robert Vito Louis Fodera Junior

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