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aaron cassara

filmmaker

Aaron Cassara was interested in moving pictures from a young age and pursued a career in film because of his passion for story telling, it’s ability to shine light on the different aspects of life and filmmaking’s collaborative nature. He was drawn to the excitement and camaraderie of the film set. He not only understands the power and richness a deep collaboration can bring to a creative project, but seeks it out.

He grew up in Chicago, and graduated with honors from Columbia College with a degree in film and video. His first film out of school went to several film festivals, including Sarasota and Hollyshorts, after winning Audience Choice in its monthly screening series. He has been freelancing in television, film and video for 8 years, with extensive cinematography and editing experience. He has directed and produced several short films (documentary and narrative) and a 5-episode web series.

He has long-standing relationships with many different kinds of production companies, businesses and individuals who regularly create content. He thrives on working with people from all different kinds of backgrounds and concentrations, and enjoys coming together to uncover the most effective way to convey the story.