"Cady McClain takes us by the hand and leads us step by step into a strange, labyrinthine world of art and artists. The journey is both physical and psychological. The actors performances are perfectly orchestrated without a misstep in her surefooted, MASTERFUL DIRECTION!"

Bob McAndrew - Former talent director at 20th Century Fox and Paramount Studios re "Paint Made Flesh"


"I believe that when a character moves in their life, the audience can also move in theirs.  This transformative relationship between a character on screen and the audience is deeply compelling to me.  I feel an obligation to the viewer to take them on a journey that will open them to the hidden possibilities inside their hearts." - Cady McClain

Seeing is Believing: Women Direct (84 mins) screened at ArenaCinelounge Drive-in on March 15th 2021 opening for Nomandland.  On this day the Oscars were announced and, in an historic moment, two female directors: Chloe Zhao and Emerald Fennell, both of whom won an Oscar! Chloe Zhao for Best Director and Emerald Fennell for Best Original Screenplay.

March 2021 included screening at the PBS stations Howard University - WHUT and Los Angeles - KVCR Empire (1 hour version)

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PAINT MADE FLESH (multi cam filmed live theater)        


Distribution: Axial Theater w/support from Sotheby’s (NYC) May 2021

SEEING IS BELIEVING: WOMEN DIRECT (single cam documentary)    


(28, 57, 84 mins) Multiple Fests & Awards

Distribution: PBS, Kanopy, Seed&Spark, ArenaCinelounge

ANGIE: LOST GIRLS (narrative feature)


dir. Julia Verdin 

Distribution: Freestyle

BURNT FEATHERS, BROKEN WINGS (multi cam doc short)    


Kids in the Spotlight - multiple awards  

Distribution: IndieFlix

BUTTERFLIES (single cam narrative short)            


Anthology Film Archives, Hollyshorts FF (Oscar Qualifiying)

Distribution: Amazon Prime  

THE WORLD OF ALBERT FUH (single cam narrative short)    


Official Selection SOHO FF, LA Shorts

FLIP FANTASIA (single cam narrative short)            


Official Selection Macon FF

THE LAST DAY  (multi cam narrative short)          


Kids in the Spotlight

Distribution: IndieFlix

THE MISSING PIECE (single cam narrative short)        


Kids in the Spotlight

Distribution: IndieFlix

VAL-EN-TINA (narrative short)                


dir. Araeia Robinson

Distribution: Wilde.tv

SWITCH (single cam web series)                 


EP - Stavroula Tosca 

VENICE THE SERIES (multi cam web series)            


EP - Crystal Chappell

Two Daytime ©Emmy Nominations

HOW WE GOT AWAY WITH IT (narrative feature)      

Assoc. Producer        

dir. Jon Lindstrom

Distribution: Devolver



dir. Penny Bergman

NYC Equity Workshop 

WINNER 2020 Best Social Justice Film Santa Fe Film Festival - Burnt Feathers, Broken Wings

WINNER 2020 Best Short Documentary Film Mystic Film Festival - Burnt Feathers, Broken Wings

WINNER 2020, Third Place NYWIFT Online Shorts Festival, Best Social Awareness - Butterflies

WINNER 2019 Best Documentary Pro Action, Artemis Film Festival - Seeing is Believing: Women Direct

WINNER 2019 Best Film, Best Ensemble, Best Screenplay Paramount Sponsored Kids in the Spotlight Awards - Burnt Feathers, Broken Wings  

SEMI - FINALIST 2019, The March On Washington Film Festival - Butterflies

WINNER 2018 Audience Award SOHO Film Festival - Seeing is Believing: Women Direct

EMMY© Nomination 2018 - Best Direction Web Series (w/team) - Venice the Series

WINNER 2018, Best Short Film, Philadelphia Independent Film Festival - Butterflies

FINALIST 2018, Artist Vodka d’Or Award for Oxford Film Festival - Butterflies

NOMINATION 2017, Best Film KITS Movie Awards at FOX Studios - The Last Day

EMMY© Nomination - Best Web Series (w/team) 2017 Venice the Series    

Alliance of Women Journalists MATRIX AWARD 2017 for work relating to support of female directors

JURY PRIZE 2016, Runner Up Best Doc Short Newport Beach Film Festival - Seeing is Believing: Women Direct 

WINNER 2015, Best Drama/Comedy Short IndieGathering FIlm Festival - The World of Albert Fuh


HONORABLE MENTION 2015, SaMo Film Festival - The World of Albert Fuh


HONORABLE MENTION 2015 LA Film Review - The World of Albert Fuh

Special Screenings: Women in Film (Seeing is Believing) and NYWIFT (Butterflies and Burnt Feathers, Broken Wings).

FESTIVALS PLAYED INCLUDE: Hollyshorts Film Festival, Dances With Films, Heartland International Film Festival, St. Louis International Film Festival, Oxford Film Festival, SOHO Int'l Film Festival, Newport Beach Film Festival, Catalina Film Festival, Bozeman Film Festival, Macon Film Festival, Sedona Film Festival, NFMLA, LA Femme Int'l Film Festival, High Falls Film Festival, Socially Relevant Film Festival, March On Washington Film Festival, SaMo Film Festival, Artemis Women in Action Film Festival, DTLA Film Festival, Buffalo Film Festival, Miami Web Fest, Les Femmes Underground Int'l, Latino Short Film Festival, Mystic Film Festival, and the Santa Fe Film Festival.