JESSICA SHERMAN, CSA

EDUCATION

University of California, Riverside  9/05 – 6/08
Bachelor of Arts in Economics/Administrative Studies
Concentration in Marketing
Minor in Political Science

ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE

RECENT HIGHLIGHTS

SKIN (Short Film) – Casting Director                                                                                                                   2/17 – 4/17
2020 Artios Winner – Short Film Category
2019 Academy Award Winner – Best Live Action Short Film
New Native Pictures
Director: Guy Nattiv
Producers: Andrew Carlberg, Tim Harms, Guy Nattiv, Jaime Ray Newman
Executive Producers: Matt Luber, Celine Rattray, Peter Sobiloff, Trudie Styler

PAST FILM/TELEVISION

Can I Be Honest? (Independant Film) – Casting Director                                                                            9/19 – 10/19
Director: Miranda Bailey
Producers: Miriam Segal, Paul Brennan

AFTERMATH (Independent Film) – Casting Director                                                                                      6/19 – 7/19 
Director: Peter Winther
Producers: Peter Winther, Lars Winther
Executive Producer: Michael D. Jones

TOO LATE (Feature Film) – Casting Director                                                                                                   4/19 – 6/19
Director: Diana Thomas
Executive Producer: Ryan Lacen, Anthony Baldino

HOME INVASION (1/2 hour Comedy Series) – Casting Director                                                                    11/18 – 4/19
Brain Academy
Director: Don Bitters
Executive Producer: Peter Settman
Producers: Melanie DiPietro, Leo Oliva

TELL ME YOUR SECRETS (Limited Series) – Casting Director                                                                       5/18– 10/18
TNT/TNT
Executive Producers: Bruna Papandrea, Casey Haver, John Polson & Harriet Warner
Producer: Joe Incaprera

ANDERSON FALLS (Independent Film) – Casting Director                                                                              4/18 – 7/18
Lone Suspect/Title Media
Director: Julien Seri
Producers: Luke Barnett, Vincent Masciale, Mike Macari, Giles Daoust, Catherine Dumonceaux

ALL THE WORLD IS SLEEPING (Independent Film) – Casting Director                                                         3/18 – 5/18
Normal.tv/Young Women United
Director: Ryan Lacen
Producers: Ryan Lacen, Anthony Baldino, Sonja Mereu

SMARTY PANTS (Animated Series) – Casting Director for Search                                                                 2/18 – 3/18
Disney TV Animation/Cinema Gypsy
Executive Producers: David Shayne, Laurence Fishburne, Helen Sugland

MOUNTAIN REST (Independent Film) – Casting Director                                                                                4/17 – 7/17
Automatik Entertainment /Exhibit
Director: Alex O. Eaton
Producers: Fernando Loureiro, Roberto Vasconcellos
Executive Producers: Brian Kavanaugh-Jones, Miles Joris-Peyrafitte

TRESPASSERS (Independent Film) – Casting Director                                                                                      6/17 – 7/17
1inMM Productions
Director: Orson Oblowitz
Producers: Julio Hallivis, Diego Hallivis, Anne Clements
Executive Producers: Sonny Mallhi, Jon Wagner

RHINO (Independent Film) – Casting Director                                                                                                     6/17 – 7/17
Hyde Park Entertainment/Gun Powder & Sky/The Machine
Director: Scott Coffey
Producers: Ashok Amritraj, Kevin Herrera, Rawn Erickson
Executive Producers: Van Toffler, David Harris, Priya Amritraj, Addison Mehr

DEADCON (Independent Film) – Casting Director                                                                                                5/17 –6/17
Hyde Park Entertainment/Gun Powder & Sky
Director: Caryn Waechter
Producers: Ashok Amritraj
Executive Producers: Van Toffler, David Harris, Priya Amritraj, Addison Mehr

LIFE LIKE (Feature Film) – Casting Director                                                                                                           2/17 – 4/17
Lionsgate
Director: Josh Janowicz
Executive Producers: Sunil Perkash, Ryan Johnson

THE ZIM (Short Film) – Casting Director                                                                                                                6/16 – 9/16
Premiered at L.A. Shorts International Film Festival 2017
Brickyard Films Production
Director: Alexander Bedria
Executive Producers: Jeremy Robinson, Kevin Kebodeaux, Nathan Stoebner
Producers: William Barfield, Alexander Bedria, Shannan Keenan

DIFFERENT FLOWERS (Independent Film) – Casting Director                                                                         6/16 – 7/16
Santa Barbara Film Festival, Phoenix Film Festival, Kansas City Film Festival, Omaha Film Festival
Director: Morgan Dameron
Executive Producers: Morgan Dameron & David Karp

THUMPER (Independent Film) – Casting Director                                                                                               2/16 – 5/16
Premiered at Tribeca Film Festival 2017 – Acquired by The Orchard
Automatik Entertainment/Exhibit
Director: Jordan Ross
Executive Producers: Cary Fukunaga & Brian Kavanaugh-Jones
Producers: Fernando Loureiro and Roberto Vasconcellos

  • April Webster & Associates                                                                                Sherman Oaks, CA                    11/15– 3/17

THE STRAIN (SEASONS 3 & 4) – Casting Director
Universal/FX
Producers: Guillermo Del Toro, Carlton Cuse & Chuck Hogan

  • April Webster & Associates                                                                                Sherman Oaks, CA                    11/15– 3/17

BATES MOTEL (SEASONS 4 & 5) – Casting Director
NBC Universal/A&E
Producers: Carlton Cuse, Kerry Ehrin & Tucker Gates

THE ASHRAM (Independent Film) – Casting Director                                                                                         10/15 – 1/16
Director: Ben Rekhi
Executive Producer: Brian Kavanaugh-Jones
Producer: Guneet Monga

  • Gail Levin Casting, Santa Monica, CA                                                                                                                 6/15 – 8/15

ROADIES (PILOT RESHOOT) – Casting Associate
WB/Showtime
Director: Cameron Crowe
Producers: J.J. Abrams, Cameron Crowe, Winnie Holzman

SLEIGHT (Independent Film) – Casting Director                                                                                                 5/15 – 7/15
Sundance 2016 – Acquired by Blumhouse
Diablo Entertainment
Director: J.D. Dillard
Producers: Eric B. Fleischman, Sean Tabibian, Alex Theurer

  • April Webster & Associates,                                                                                             Valley Village, CA          4/12 – 4/15

THE STRAIN (PILOT/SEASONS 1 & 2) – Casting Associate
Universal/FX
Director: Guillermo Del Toro
Producers: Guillermo Del Toro, Carlton Cuse & Chuck Hogan

  • April Webster Casting                                                                                                      Studio City, CA              9/14 – 4/15

BATES MOTEL (SEASON 3) – Casting Associate
NBC Universal/A&E
Director: Tucker Gates (Pilot)
Producers: Carlton Cuse, Kerry Ehrin & Tucker Gates

  • April Webster & Associates                                                                                              Sherman Oaks, CA      4/14 – 10/14

The Returned (Pilot/Series) – Casting Associate
A&E/Fremantle/Carlton Cuse Productions
Director: Keith Gordon
Producers: Carlton Cuse, Raelle Tucker, Justis Greene, & Regina Corrado

DUST STORM (Independent Feature) – Casting Director                                                                                  9/13 – 6/14
Normal.tv
Director: Ryan Lacen & Anthony Baldino
Producers: Ryan Lacen, Anthony Baldino & Shannon Riggs

  • Webster/Weisberg Casting                                                                                           Santa Monica, CA            6/13 – 4/14

STAR WARS: EPISODE VII (Feature Film) – Casting Associate
Disney/Lucas Films/Bad Robot
Director: J.J. Abrams
Producers: Kathleen Kennedy, J.J. Abrams, George Lucas, Bryan Burk

KEYSTONE (WEB SERIES PILOT) – Casting Director                                                                                             5/13 – 7/13
Break Media
Director: Brandon Fayette
Producers: Brandon Fayette, Michael Traynor, Nicole Greenwood, & Greg Siegel

  • April Webster & Associates                                                                                             Studio City, CA                  12/12 – 4/12 

BELIEVE (PILOT) – Casting Associate
 Warner Bros/NBC
Director: Alfonso Cuaron
Producers: J.J. Abrams, Bryan Burk, Kathy Lingg, Athena Wickham, Alfonso Cuaron, Mark Friedman

  • April Webster/Sara Isaacson Casting                                                                          Studio City, CA                 8/12 – 2/13

BATES MOTEL (PILOT/SEASON 1) – Casting Associate
NBC Universal/A&E
Director: Tucker Gates (Pilot)
Producers: Carlton Cuse, Kerry Ehrin

  • Alyssa Weisberg Casting                                                                                                  Burbank, CA                      1/12 – 4/12

PERCY JACKSON & THE OLYMPIANS: THE SEA OF MONSTERS (Feature Film) – Casting Associate
FOX 2000 Pictures
Director: Thor Freudenthal
Producers: Karen Rosenfelt, Michael Barnathan, Chris Columbus

  • Webster/Weisberg Casting                                                                                             Santa Monica, CA                       2012

STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS (Feature Film) – Casting Assistant  
Paramount Pictures / Bad Robot Productions
Director: J.J. Abrams
Producers: J.J. Abrams, Bryan Burk, Jeffrey Chernov, Tommy Harper, Damon Lindelof, Bob Orci, Alex Kurtzman

  • Colbert/Mento Casting                                                                                                     Los Angeles, CA                        2011

WARM BODIES (Feature Film) – Casting Assistant 
Summit Entertainment / Make Movies
Director: Jonathan Levine
Producers: Gillian Bohrer, Erik Feig, David Hoberman, Todd Lieberman, Bruna Papandrea, Cori Stern, Nicolas Stern & Laurie Webb

STEP UP: REVOLUTION (Feature Film) – Casting Assistant                                                                                              2011
Summit Entertainment / Offspring Entertainment
Director: Scott Speer
Producers: Jon M. Chu, Lynn K. D’Angona, Erik Feig, Jennifer Gibgot, Matt Smith, Adam Shankman, Patrick Wachsberger

DESTINATION WEDDING (Feature Film) – Casting Assistant                                                                                            2011
Paramount Insurge/Brad Weston Pictures
Director: Nick Weiss
Producers: Brad Weston, Couper Samuelson

  • April Webster & Associates                                                                                                    Santa Monica, CA                    2011

PERSON OF INTEREST (Pilot) – Casting Assistant 
Warner Bros./ CBS
Director: David Semel
Producer: J.J. Abrams, Bryan Burk, Kathy Lingg, Athena Wickham, Margot Lulick, Jonathan Nolan, Greg Plageman

  • April Webster & Associates                                                                                                    Santa Monica, CA                    2010

ALCATRAZ (Pilot) – Casting Assistant 
Warner Bros. / FOX
Director: Danny Canon
Producer: J.J. Abrams, Bryan Burk, Jennifer Johnson, Steven Lillien, Kathy Lingg, Athena Wickham, Elizabeth Sarnoff

  • Webster/Weisberg Casting                                                                                             Santa Monica, CA                         2010

SUPER 8 (Feature Film) – Casting Assistant
Director: J.J. Abrams
Producer: J.J. Abrams, Steven Spielberg, Bryan Burk, Guy Riedel

  • Webster/Weisberg Casting                                                                                      Los Angeles, CA                                 2012

Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol (Feature Film) – Temp. Casting Assistant
Paramount Pictures/Bad Robot Productions
Director: Brad Bird
Producer: J.J. Abrams, Bryan Burk, Jeffrey Chernov, Tom Cruise, Tommy Harper, David Ellison

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