Ep 123: "What I create is not who I am" Rease Cassity, ACTRESS, CREATOR, and EMPOWERER

06.12.2021 - By Filmmaking Conversations Podcast with Damien Swaby

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Rease Cassity is a New York-based actor, filmmaker and writer who loves 90s R & B, hates that glitter isn’t a recognized color, and dreams of a day when being over a size four in Hollywood isn’t a capital offense. She grew up in Southeast Texas, studied the music industry in college, and was recruited by a major label marketing department to create grassroots campaigns for millennials. While working what for many was a dream job, she realized it wasn’t hers and committed to her dreams of acting. Since then, she played a Midwest mother opposite Russell Crowe and Sienna Miller in the Showtime limited series, The Loudest Voice, (Directed by Jeremy Podeswa) Judge Reinhold’s determined critical care nurse in the feature My Many Sons (directed by Ralph E. Portillo), and best friend and MoH in the comedy/horror film Til Death Do Us Part. On NYC stages, she appeared in the Wives of King Henry VIII: The Musical and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (NY Shakespeare Convention selection). Rease’s passion is creating stories that promote self-acceptance, authenticity and inspiration. In following this purpose, she’s created Starving Artists, a motivational cooking show, in which she interviews NYC creatives about their artist journey, as they cook. What started out as a cooking show quickly morphed into a community on social media. In addition, alongside Mexican filmmaker Maria Otero and Columbian-American actress Stephanie Salgado, she’s developing Foreplay, a sex-positive comedy in which she plays a plus-size woman who wouldn’t know an insecurity if it bit her in the ass. As a creative creature, Rease also writes, sings, paints and photographs. She’s committed to go wherever her creative endeavors take her. When she’s not working, Rease is volunteering, singing Montell Jordan’s “This Is How We Do It” at karaoke, and dreaming of a day when she voices the first plus-size animated Disney princess.Like to have a ASC cinematographer as a mentor?Have you thought of upgrading your cinematography game? Would you like to have an ASC Cinematographer mentor you for free? Join veteran cinematographer Suki Medencevic, A.S.C. (Disney, Pixar, FX Networks, Netflix, American Horror Story). He teaches you how to create beautiful images using three lighting techniques he has mastered on film sets over his 30+ years in the film industry. Each technique uses basic, low-cost lighting equipment so that anyone can achieve beautiful visuals no matter your projects's budget.Learn film lighting from an ASC cinematographer. If you want to take your cinematography to the next level, this free training will get you there. These videos are available for a limited time, so sign up for instant access. CLICK HERE TO REGISTERhttps://www.ifhacademy.com/a/28632/aLFBXkpNIf you liked this podcast, shoot me an e-mail at [email protected], you can check out my documentary The People of Brixton, on Kwelitv here: https://www.kweli.tv/programs/the-people-of-brixtonDamien Swaby Social Media Links:Instagram https://www.instagram.com/filmmaker_damien_swaby/Twitterhttps://twitter.com/DamienSwaby?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5EauthorWebsite http://filmmakingconversations.com/If you enjoy listening to Filmmaking Conversations with Damien Swaby, I would love a coffee. Podcasting is thirsty work <a...

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