©2019 by Cady McClain.

Cady McClain - Filmmaker

"Burnt Feathers, Broken Wings" Official Selection 2019 Santa Fe Film Festival

Credits and Awards

DOCUMENTARY FILM (Director/Producer/Writer): Seeing is Believing: Women Direct.  WINNER BEST DOCUMENTARY Pro Action, Artemis Film Festival 2019 (84 minute version), AUDIENCE AWARD- 2017 SOHO International Film Festival (57 mins), JURY AWARD Newport Beach Film Festival (28 mins), BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT Burbank, Glendale, Geneva, and Ridgefield Film Festivals (28 mins). Distributed by TUGG EDU.

FEATURE NARRATIVE (Producer): Lost Girls: Angie's Story. Film in post-production.

SHORT FILM (Director/Producer): Burnt Feathers, Broken Wings - WINNER BEST FILM, BEST ENSEMBLE, BEST SCREENPLAY Kids in the Spotlight Movie Awards 2019 sponsored by Paramount Studios. Official Selection Santa Fe Film Festival.

SHORT FILM (Director/Producer): Butterflies. WINNER: BEST SHORT FILM/BEST ACTRESS- Philadelphia Ind'p Film Festival

SHORT FILM (Director/Writer/Producer): The World of Albert Fuh - WINNER BEST DRAMA/COMEDY SHORT: IndieGathering FIlm Festival, Honorable Mention SaMo Film Festival, Honorable Mention LA Film Review

SHORT FILM (Director/Writer/Producer): Flip Fantasia - Official Selection Macon Film Festival.

SHORT FILM (Director/Producer): The Last Day - Nominated for Best Ensemble & Best Film 2018 KITS Movie Awards at FOX Studios

SHORT FILM (Director/Producer): The Missing Piece - Nominated for Best Film, 2017 KITS Movie Awards at FOX Studios

SHORT FILM (Producer): Val-En-Tina - Official Selection Les Femmes Underground Int'l and Latino Short Film Festival.

WEB SERIES (Director): Venice the Series Season 5. 2017 & 2018 EMMY NOMINATIONS for Directing Web Series

WEB SERIES (Director, Episode 4):  Switch the Series starring Olympia Dukakis - WINNER NYWIF BEST SUSPENSE WEB SERIES, BEST PILOT SANTA FE FILM FESTIVAL. Official Selection Dances with Films, Hollyshorts, Miami Web Fest


LIVE FILMED THEATER (Director/Producer): Paint Made Flesh (sponsored by Sotheby’s). Now in development as an independent film.

OFFICIAL SELECTIONS: Heartland International Film Festival, St. Louis International Film Festival, SOHO International Film Festival, Newport Beach Film Festival, Oxford Film Festival, Hollyshorts Film Festival, Catalina Film Festival, Bozeman Film Festival, Macon Film Festival, Sedona Film Festival, NFMLA, Geneva Film Festival, LA Femme International Film Festival, High Falls Film Festival, Socially Relevant Film Festival, LA Women's International Film Festival, Chesapeake Film Festival, Adirondack Film Festival, Buffalo Film Festival, and LA Indie Film Festival.


SPECIAL NOTICE: McClain was honored to receive the 2017 International Matrix Award from the Association of Women in Communications for her work related to female directors. 2019-2020 mentor at Women in Film - Los Angeles.


MEMBER: Women in Film, NYWIFT, Glass Elevator, AWD, and Women in Media.

ADVOCACY: Board Member: The Chimaera Project (2017-18); Moderator: WeHo Panel for Women and Leadership, (2017); Chairperson: Festival Outreach AWD (2018); Jury Member: Hell's Half Mile (2018); Keynote Speaker: DRI Women in the Law (2018); Organizer: Canon/ISA Meet and Greet (2018); Moderator: Powerhouses of Female Fortitude Panel at Artemis Film Festival (2019). Moderator: Indie Distribution NOW at DTLA Film Festival (2019).