Chaney graduated magna cum laude from SUNY Purchase College, The Conservatory of Dramatic Writing (BFA), with a focus on screenwriting. He currently resides in New York City, where he has worked as a story analyst for New Line Cinema, IFP New York, Tribeca All Access, and RHI Entertainment.
Chaney currently works as a screen and television writer for Guys Walk Into A Bar and TakeTheHill. He also runs Vanished and Gone, a production and literary company that was the genesis for The River Thief, based on the remarkable life of the inventor of the first homeless shelter. In Chaney's journey through this project thus far, he has had the pleasure of collaborating with Todd Komarnicki, Scott Winters, Dean Winters, David Wendorff, Jonathan Coleman, Jeanne Moore and Seth Parks.
Through Vanished and Gone, Chaney has directed a music video for Poets Club Records, for an alternate version of Zilverzurf's Ceu Sem Fim, featuring Lykke Li. He also has a feature length, psychological docudrama entitled Broken Formation in the early stages of post production.
Chaney aims to continue his pilgrimage from being an award winning, micro budget filmmaker (Indigo Children, Shelter to Sunlight) into the American mainstream entertainment business as a writer/director for the screen.