Who I Am (in so many words…)

JUSTIN CASSELLE is a filmmaker based in Los Angeles and Chicago, directing and producing episodic narratives, music videos, and branded content. His passion for filmmaking is rooted in his desire to create opportunities for people of color to make films that everyone can relate to and enjoy. Casselle is a core creative member of Chicago-based production company VAM Studio which focuses on productions by and representing marginalized individuals. As the youngest brother of four older sisters, directing has given Casselle an appreciation for the phrase “rolling with the punches”. Creating, problem-solving, and often times re-creating are all things he looks forward to behind the camera, especially when those working alongside him feel equity in front of the camera. A fan of a healthy craft service budget, Casselle prefers his film sets to be inclusive of all genders, cultures, and snacks.