Featured in Entertainment Weekly in May 2020 as part of an All My Children reunion.


Her short film on foster girls Burnt Feathers, Broken Wings won Best Social Justice Film at the 2020 Santa Fe Film Festival. Produced with Kids in the Spotlight, the film opened for Foster Boy starring Matthew Modine (in attendance).

Attached to direct the feature film Paint Made Flesh - adapted screenplay written by Howard Meyer and Cady McClain to be produced by Deborah Del Prete (p.g.a.)


A two-time Emmy© Award winner McClain has worked as an actor with respected directors such as Herb Ross, Marvin Chomsky, Richard Benjamin, and John Erman. 


A fierce advocate for the female voice in film and television, her documentary film Seeing is Believing: Women Direct won multiple festival awards and was seen on PBS Empire in March 2020. She was honored to receive the 2017 International Matrix Award from the Association of Women in Communications for her work related to the film.  


McClain has two Emmy© nominations for her work on the team directing the LGBTQ series Venice the Series.

She has been featured for her work in Salon, Indiewire, Entertainment Tonight, People Magazine, FilmThreat, PBS SoCal, TV Guide Magazine, The Washington Post, The New York Times, New York Magazine, The Daily News, NPR, The Boston Herald, Time Out NY, Good Housekeeping, McCall’s, The Times Picayune, The Palm Beach Post, Newsday, The Alliance of Women Film Journalists, WFAA Texas (ABC affiliate), CBS KCal9, Newport Beach Magazine, Broadway World, Germany’s FilmLowen, and Country Weekly.

A Mentor for Women in Film (2019-2020) she is proud to pass on her mentoring skills to a wide variety of women. She is also an Ambassador for The Chimaera Project and a member of NYWIFT, Glass Elevator, and AWD.


McClain is a 9th generation Californian with Mexican roots.  She currently lives in Los Angeles with her husband, actor and filmmaker Jon Lindstrom.


Deborah Del Prete - Coronet Management 

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