Monday, December 4, 2017

12/4 9:45am pst! Casting Director/Writer/Director Valerie McCaffrey joined Janeane Bernstein live on KUCI 88.9fm to talk about her powerful film, "Dirty Bomb"

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featuring Valerie McCaffrey!

Valerie has cast over 80 films but now uses her knowledge to a directing/writing capacity. She wrote and completed the short film called “Dirty Bomb” which completed post in November 2017, inspired by her uncle who served in the “Battle of the Bulge.” In addition, she directed a film called WISH YOU WERE DEAD distributed by Icon Entertainment International which starred Cary Elwes, Elaine Hendrix, Christopher Lloyd, Mary Steenburgen and Sally Kirkland. 

From April 1994-2000, Valerie held the position of Vice President of Feature Film Casting for New Line/Fine Line Films. During her tenure at New Line/ Fine Line, Ms. McCaffrey cast scores of films, developing strong relationships with all major talent agencies and management firms. Among the many highlights of her career, she cast Edward Norton and Eddie Furlong in New Line Cinema’s AMERICAN HISTORY X which Edward Norton was nominated for an Academy Award. 

Previously, she was a casting executive at Universal Studios, amongst scores of films including BABE, which also garnered James Cromwell an Oscar nomination for his performance. Having an eye for talent in the indie world, she cast Ellen Page in her first American film, HARD CANDY. Valerie also directed and produced an award winning documentary called “Cancer, it’s the System” in which she self financed. She wrote a screenplay called EVERYTHING IS GOING TO POT which she is planning to direct. In 2012, she produced a film LOST AND FOUND IN ARMENIA with Jamie Kennedy and Angela Sarafyan. 

She also produced and cast an awardwinning film entitled NEO NED, starring Jeremy Renner and Gabrielle Union. She also has several films in development including MEN OF GRANITE, a true story of the first generation Americans from Eastern Europe who were stopped from playing basketball because of their economic status and the color of their skin but they later went on to win the state championship in basketball.

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