My name is Casey McDougal.
I graduated magna cum laude with a BFA in Acting at the University of Connecticut, then studied at the Berkshire Theatre Festival, working onstage with actors such as Garret Dillahunt and Linda Hamilton. At the urging of a friend working in the film industry, I soon began to work in film and joined SAG-AFTRA. I have performed in theatre, commercials, feature films, and new media around the country, including for groups such as Deana’s Educational Theatre. I also co-founded Bated Breath Theatre Company.
I have worked on major motion pictures as a production assistant and studied Video Production / Editing and Producing at the Institute for Advanced Media. In 2013, I founded Purple Kitty Productions, LLC to produce my own original content. In 2014, I attended the Cannes Film Festival to work as an intern for film producer Frederic Golchan (Radar Pictures), through Rob Ford’s Creative Mind Group.
Later that year, I earned a student Emmy award for my production work on a PSA for Newman’s Own Foundation. My original web series, “Holding,” was accepted into the 2014 Miami Web Fest, and won “Best Web Series” at the Hollywood and Vine Film Festival. Recent credits include a supporting role in “The Last Poker Game,” starring Martin Landau, Paul Sorvino, and Maria Dizzia.
I recently finished studying Improv 201 at the Upright Citizens Brigade in New York City.
2014 Best Web Series - “Holding” Hollywood & Vine Film Festival
2014 College / University EMMY Award for Excellence - Public Service Announcement for Newman’s Own Honoring Those Who Serve Challenge
2017 Tribeca Film Festival - World Premiere of "The Last Poker Game"
2016 401 Film Festival - Holding, the web series, "The Chameleon"
2014 Hollywood & Vine Film Festival
2014 Miami Web Fest
"Wired" - Official Selection Action on Film Festival 2014 and Winner of the Nova Film Festival 2015 - Producer
2012 New York Film Festival
“The Coffee List” official selection (actor / producer)