CADY McCLAIN

Director, Producer, Artist

Val-en-tina

Val-en-tina

Jury Prize Winner at La Femme Underground Film Festival. Louisville’s International Festival of Film 2018 -Official Selection, The Official Latino Short Film Festival in 2016 – Official Selection.

Directed by Araeia Robinson. Starring Jon Lindstrom and Marisol Sacramento. Produced in collaboration with Baby Green Byrd Productions.

“Val-en-tina tackles a more concentrated politically charged issue and also manages to bring up even more unsettling charges: racism, classism, miscegenation and fetishization.” Graveyard Shift Sisters.

Butterflies

Butterflies

Winner Best Short Film/Best Actress in a Short Film Philadelphia Independent Film Festival. Winner Best Screenplay Kew Gardens Film Festival.

Official Selection: SOHO Film Festival, Hollyshorts Film Festival, Chesapeake Film Festival, and Buffalo Film Festival.

A mixed race girl overcomes an unusual bully by observing the life cycle of a butterfly.

One Night Only

One Night Only

An invite-only one night festival of films, held at the Electric Lodge in Venice, CA. .

An evening of short films with a theme of diversity and a focus on gender parity, curated to evoke a reminder both of the wide range of the human experience, and the common themes experienced by all. The event brought talented artists together in a supportive environment from which further art would be made. No filmmaker was charged to participate in the festival, no audience member was required to purchase a ticket.

Films included those by Darius Clarke MonroeNaima Ramos-Chapman and Terrance NanceAraeia RobinsonRobert Munic and Ingrid RogersNzinga Kadalie KempNtare Guma Mbaho MwineLaurie Arakaki, and Mtume Gant.

Ghost Light: The Haunting

Ghost Light: The Haunting

Directed by Penny Bergman

“With minimal scenery and costumes, the play is still a visceral experience, enhanced by the Kabuki music and the physical movement of all the actors. It is this harmony of sound and sight that is truly haunting…”  ~ centerontheaisle.com

An experimental Asian-American hybrid piece of theatre exploring a woman’s revenge against a “Macbeth-ian” husband. Directed by Penny Bergman.

Ghost Light Play Website.

Seeing is Believing: Women Direct

Seeing is Believing: Women Direct

Seeing Is Believing: Women Direct is a documentary film which emphasizes the opportunity for women to use their voice through media to change the social and political landscape and achieve full equality. Focusing on inspiring and uplifting young female storytellers through the mentorship and leadership of four diverse directors, Seeing is Believing: Women Direct opens the conversation up to ask “What is the broader role of storytelling in our society and how can women use filmed media as a unique opportunity to catalyze progress?” The film is additionally bolstered by important insights from male and female-identifying filmmakers to show how collaboration, rather than oppression, can incentivize all genders to connect to our shared human experience. Featuring Lesli Linka Glatter (EP/Director: Homeland), Sarah Gavron (Director: Suffragette, Brick Lane), Li Lu (Director: There is a New World Somewhere) and Naima Ramos-Chapman (Director: HBO’s Random Acts of Flyness).

Begins educational distribution October 2018 through TuggEdu.

Lost Girls: Angie's Story

Lost Girls: Angie's Story

Directed by Julia Verdin and produced in conjunction with the group Artists for Change, this narrative film serves to bring awareness to the epidemic of child sex trafficking. In pre-production.

Modern American Feminism

Modern American Feminism

A series of short films looking at the conflict between the sexes and it’s effect on modern society.

Anybody's Anything

Anybody's Anything

Narrative feature in development.

Switch the Series

Switch the Series

1 of only 12 series selected as part of IFP and SeriesFest Forward Impact Project, 2018.

A woman turns to BDSM work in New York City to discover a new paradigm of men recovering from trauma.

Paint Made Flesh

Paint Made Flesh

Inspired by the 2009 touring exhibition Paint Made Flesh, organized by Mark W. Scala, chief curator, Frist Art Museum, Nashville“Paint Made Flesh” the play reveals the interconnected histories of three ambitious people, struggling to face the truth of who they’ve become.

A pop up performance of the play was set in the middle of a gallery exhibition. The play contains acts of creating art, video art, and performance art.

The final performance was filmed.

Sponsored in part by Sotheby’s.

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