CADY McCLAIN

Director, Producer, Artist

Seeing is Believing: Women Direct

The film’s initial 28 minute version premiered at the Newport Beach Film Festival in April of 2017 winning a Jury Award and Best Short Doc from the Burbank Film Festival. It’s feature length version (60 mis) premiered at the 2017 SOHO International Film Festival where it won the coveted Audience Award. It is a recipient of the Awesome Without Borders grant and was chosen as “Project of the Day” by IndieWire. Now an 84 minute version the film premieres at the Heartland International Film Festival.

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WINNER: SOHO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL AUDIENCE AWARD FULL LENGTH FILM

WINNER: BURBANK FILM FESTIVAL BEST SHORT DOC

WINNER: NEWPORT BEACH FILM FESTIVAL WINNER: BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT HONORABLE MENTION

“Seeing is Believing: Women Direct” is a documentary series about women directors. Cady says, “The film is a conversational piece that will hopefully shed some light on the ridiculousness of bias, and inspire everyone who feels as if their road is just a little bit harder to keep on fighting to create what they feel is important to themselves and to the world.” – Cady McClain

Butterflies

A short film written and starring Carlotta Summers about a mixed race high school girl who uses an unusual metaphor discovered in class to inspire her to fight back against an unusual bully. Winner “Best Short Film” at the Philadelphia International Film Festival.

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“I loved that Carlotta was so sensory in her descriptions of the visuals in the script. I have experienced my own traumas in life and know that when you are recovering you seek solace in specific sensory moments. It’s like, hiding in a detail and nurturing the comfort that comes from it. My goal was to bring that to life for the audience. I wanted the viewer to be able to feel the petals of the flower, to smell the early morning, to feel the cold of the school locker area…To recall the poetry of sensory emotion. I also really like stories where a person finds a strength within themselves through their own deliberation. I like to watch people think and make decisions on film, not just react, but consider. I also really believe in helping more young women see themselves as the hero of their own journey, and Carlotta’s script definitely told that story beautifully.”

Venice the Series

Directed 9 out of 13 days of Season 5 of Venice the Series, for which she was nominated for a Daytime Drama Series for directing in 2017 and 2018.

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“They give me the script and I try to bring it to life and shoot it in a way that is beautiful, make the actors look great and make the story as intriguing as it can be with pictures.” -Cady McClain

The World of Albert Fuh

The story of a man who falls in love with a balloon. In 2015 “The World of Albert Fuh,” won Best Comedy Drama Short at the Ohio Indie Gathering Festival, was accepted into the SOHO International Film Fest, the LA Indie Film Fest, awarded an Honorable Mention for “Best Director” by the Los Angeles Film Review, an “Honorable Mention” from the SAMO Indie Fest, and received an Award of Merit by the Best Shorts Film Festival.

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“This film is about loneliness and one man’s creative attempt to bridge the growing gap between himself and the world. New Yorkers seem to see themselves in Albert Fuh and I’m so grateful. The roars of laughter from the SOHO audience was incredibly rewarding.” – Cady McClain

Flip Fantasia

Enjoyed acceptance into the Macon Film Festival in 2014 and gained a remarkable FB cult following of over 20K in the states and over 80K in Peru (!!) it is a surreal and comic journey about a young man and his inability to let go of his dead girlfriend.  As Cady puts it:

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“It’s kind of a combination of influences, practices, and my life experiences. It’s surreal and spiritual. It’s full of color and pain. It’s everything I love and a lot of what I know about life, all wrapped up in one tiny little bundle. The audiences at the Macon Film Festival laughed and applauded loudly. It meant so much to me to have it so well received for a first film. ”  – Cady McClain

The Missing Piece

Produced and directed this short surreal comedy for “Kids in the Spotlight,” a non-profit organization devoted to helping more foster youth to get inspired by filmmaking and find mentorship in the process of participating in the production process of a short film they wrote.

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“Having the film win Best Supporting Actress and Best Ensemble at the MOVIES BY KIDS awards at FOX studios made me feel really proud.  I loved being able to pull the best out of young people who having their first film experience!”

Paint Made Flesh

Produced and Directed this full length Equity play and filmed the entire show multi-camera live. Summer 2018.

Visit www.paintmadeflesh.com to watch the trailer.

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