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Monday, November 22, 2021

Cast Iron nominated for 2 Artios Awards

by admin

The news just dropped on Deadline: the Cast Iron team has garnered not one, but two Artios nominations for the 2021-2022 award season: one for the streaming series The Birch, and one for short film In France, Michelle is a Man’s Name.

The Artios Awards for Excellence in Casting are conferred each year by the Casting Society of America to select members in recognition of their work in television, film, and theatre. Since there still is no Oscar for casting, it’s among the top honors casting directors can receive in the US.

We love being recognized for our craft, but we love it even more when the teams behind the projects were amazing to work with. Both CryptTV and Em Weinstein’s filmmaking team were a true pleasure to collaborate with, which makes these nominations even sweeter!

Thank you, Casting Society of America, for everything you do to help elevate our profession, to our producers for your trust in us, and to our peers for the recognition. It truly means the world to be in such fine company.

Monday, August 31, 2020

“In France Michelle is a Man’s Name” awarded Grand Jury Prize at Outfest

by Cast Iron Studios Staff

In France Michelle is a Man’s Name,” the short film by Em Weinstein that we recently cast, has been awarded the 2020 Grand Jury Prize for U.S. Narrative Short at Outfest, the largest and oldest film festival–of any kind–in Los Angeles, and the preeminent and most widely-recognized LGBTQ film festival in the world.

Here’s what the Programming Coordinator said: “I am absolutely delighted to tell you that our U.S. Narrative Shorts jury fell in love with the film and has awarded IN FRANCE MICHELLE IS A MAN’S NAME with the Grand Jury Prize for U.S. Narrative Short. Congratulations!! In addition to the honor itself, this prize officially designates the film as an Academy Award-qualifying title for the category of Best Live Action Short Film.”

A HUGE CONGRATS to the filmmakers, cast and crew!

A full article about Outfest’s 2020 award winners appears in The Advocate. Free The Work also published a great piece about the project.

For more information and updates, please visit the film’s website and follow it on Instagram at @infrancefilm.

“In France Michelle is a Man’s Name” shot in Portland, The Dalles, and surrounding areas last fall. The mostly-Northwest cast included–among others–the talented actors below, who were all hired by our office. BRAVO!

From top Left: Tim Blough, Jerry Carlton, Neil Green, Olga Sanchez & Dan Vhay