Cassandra’s career in film, television and theatre has spanned more than 30 years. Originally from Southern California and then NYC, she specializes in bridging the German, Italian, US and UK markets. She just finished casting a Paramount+ German Original series for Wiedemann & Berg TV, ONE TRILLION DOLLARS, which will be released in 2023. She also completed UK casting for an Italian Paramount+ series entitled MISS FALLACI. She is currently working on a second feature film by the German auteur Oskar Roehler, after completing his ACHT EIN VIERTEL in 2022. Italy Casting credits include: James Mangold's Oscar-winning FORD VS FERRARI, Terrence Malick's A HIDDEN LIFE (Cannes 2019) and two seasons of Gaumont's hit Netflix series BARBARIANS. German credits include SAM EINE SACHSE for Big Window (Disney+), EIN HAUCH VON AMERIKA (ARD), directed by Dror Zahavi, the series DAVOS by Letterbox and BRENNER for RAI. Recent international cinema releases include the Polish feature FILIP (Silver Lion at the Polish International Film Festival) for Akson Studios; the Latvian/Italian feature SISTERS (awarded at the Warsaw International Film Festival) and the Indian/French animated feature SCHIRKOA. Other feature film credits include Pif's IN GUERRA PER AMORE for Wildside, CRESCENDO by Dror Zahavi, WAS WIR WOLLTEN, AMELIE RENNT (German Film Prize) and Roberto Faenza's HILL OF VISION.
Cassandra was a founding member of Ethan Hawke's NY theater company Malaparte and holds an MFA in acting from Trinity Repertory Company. New York credits include THE BASKETBALL DIARIES with Leonardo DiCaprio and GRIND with Billy Crudup and Adrienne Shelley. A founding member of WIFTM Italy, Cassandra is also a member of the European Film Academy. She is Vice President of the European Board of the Casting Society (CSA), a Board Member of the International Casting Directors Association (ICDA) and a member of Germany"s Bundesverband Casting. She holds a MFA from Trinity Repertory Conservatory and a BA from the University of Pennsylvania. She was a jury member for the 2021 European Shooting Stars and has been a voter for the International Emmy Awards.
Lorenzo’s background is in architecture, but he’s been working in film for nearly a decade now. He started off in casting, with associate credits that range from Terrence Malick’s A HIDDEN LIFE (Cannes 2019) to James Mangold’s FORD VS. FERRARI for Twentieth Century Fox (for Oscar nominations) to the hit Netflix series BARBARIANS for Gaumont. In 2020, he did Italy Casting for WAS WIR WOLLTEN, which was nominated for three Austrian Film Awards and two Romys. Lorenzo founded and serves as managing director for Background Players, which provided location casting services for such projects as Evi Romen’s award-winning debut feature HOCHWALD, the Sky One series A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES and Ulrich Köhler’s IN MY ROOM, which premiered at Cannes in 2018. Lorenzo recently co-founded Enrosadira Pictures and is currently producing the documentary feature ENDGAME: THE SOUTH TYROL 1945 and has two feature films in development.
Chiara is currently a Casting Associate on numerous projects for Cassandra Han Casting, after having worked as a Casting Assistant on Season Two of BARBARIANS (produced by Gaumont for Netflix, directed by Stefan Ruzowitzky), FILIP (produced by Akson Studio, directed by Michał Kwieciński), SISTERS (produced by Albolina Film, directed by Linda Olte), ON THIN ICE (directed by Ernst Gossner) and SHELTER FROM THE STORM (directed by Jake Weber). She worked on the sales team of Universal Pictures Italia - Home Entertainment and in the Content Proposition and VOD Strategy and Performances team of Sky Italia. Chiara graduated with top honors in Economics and Management of Cultural Heritage and Entertainment at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, with a thesis on international co-productions for film and TV, and then in Economics and Management in Arts, Culture, Media and Entertainment at Università Bocconi, with a thesis on the impact of socio-political influences in the assignment of Oscar awards. She has been a member of the Bocconi Cinema Association and worked as an assistant for the Trailers FilmFest in Milan. She has rounded out her studies with courses in filmmaking at ALMED in Milan and the School of Visual Arts in New York, and participated in the MIA New Generation 2020 training program at the MIA Market in Rome.
Ellis joined Cassandra Han Casting in February 2022 after graduating with a first class English degree from the University of St Andrews (minoring in film). He is currently working as a Casting Assistant on multiple projects and is also a Production Assistant on Enrosadira Pictures' documentary feature ENDGAME: THE SOUTH TYROL 1945.