Cameron McCasland

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Cameron McCasland
Born Robert Cameron McCasland
(1981-08-24)August 24, 1981
Dallas, Texas, US
Years active 1985–present
Spouse(s) Jessica McCasland, June 14, 2003 – July 2013 (2 children)
Website
official Myspace

Cameron McCasland (born August 24, 1981 in Dallas, Texas, US) is a Regional Emmy Nominated[1] American film maker.[2]

Career[edit]

In 2007 McCasland directed a video for Quiet Company's music video, Fashionable from the album Shine honesty released by Northern Records.[3] It is currently playing on demand at Mtv.ca[4] after making the rounds on the festival circuit. It won best music video honors at the Crossroads Film Festival in Jackson, Mississippi,[5] and Fearless Film Festival in Fort Worth, Texas,[6] as well as taking the Silver Remi at the WorldFest Houston International Film Festival in Houston, Texas.[7]

In 2008 McCasland was nominated for a Regional Emmy in advanced media writing for Trash Day of the Dead which he wrote and directed for the '"Go Green With Dr. Gangrene" campaign.[8]

McCasland did a series of Go Green shorts,[9] which garnered several national awards, and which received citations from Tennessee Governor Phil Bredesen, and the Nashville City Council.[10] McCasland became the first recipient of the Vasaria Public Service Award at the Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Awards alongside Chiller Cinema.[11][12]

McCasland has directed multiple episodes of Dr. Gangrene's Creature Feature[13] which airs on Nashville's CW affiliate, WNAB.[14] He has worked with Larry Underwood (who portrays Doctor Gangrene), as an actor on the show as well as appearing as himself on the half-hour show Chiller Cinema (the show changed titles when it moved to a two-hour format). He has provided movie reviews and articles to the show's website, which also won a Rondo Award at The Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Awards in 2005.[15]

In 2009 McCasland directed the debut music video for the Numerics song Precious Time, which received the Golden Hermes award.[16]

Personal life[edit]

While in Nashville he met Jessica Evans, whom he married in his hometown of Edgewood, Texas[17] on Flag Day, June 14, 2003.[2] Their daughter, Marie McCasland, was born in December 2004. Their second daughter Roxie McCasland was born only hours after McCasland returned home from the 2008 CMT Music Awards in April 2008.[17] They separated in September 2011, and finalized their divorce in July 2013.

References[edit]

  1. ^ James Zahn (November 25, 2008). "An EMMY nod for TRASH DAY OF THE DEAD". Fangoria. Retrieved November 30, 2008. 
  2. ^ a b "Cameron McCasland". IMDB. Retrieved November 30, 2008. 
  3. ^ Taylor Muse (October 2007). "Spit on a Stranger 30 October 2007". vacant.cc. Retrieved November 30, 2008. [dead link]
  4. ^ "Quiet Company Fashionable Now Playing on Demand". MTV. 2007. Retrieved November 30, 2008. 
  5. ^ Mallory Potosky (October 30, 2008). "Eight Great Fests". Movie Maker Magazine. Retrieved November 30, 2008. 
  6. ^ Main Street Arts Festival. "Film Descriptions and Directors' Biographies AWARD WINNERS". Downtown Fort Worth Initiatives Inc. Retrieved November 30, 2008. [dead link]
  7. ^ Worldfest. "2008 Worldfest Winners List". Worldfest. Retrieved November 30, 2008. 
  8. ^ THE VADEN GROUP, PC, CPA'S. "MIDSOUTH EMMY AWARDS NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED 11/21/08". National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Retrieved November 30, 2008. 
  9. ^ Evil Dread. "New Valiant Goes Green With Dr. Gangrene". Evil Dread. Retrieved November 30, 2008. 
  10. ^ Duane Dominy (January 6, 2009). "RESOLUTION NO. RS2009-600". TN.gov. Retrieved February 19, 2009. 
  11. ^ David Colton (March 22, 2009). "Barbie (yes, Barbie!) beats Creature in Rondo Awards' top model showdown". Classic Horror Film Board. Retrieved May 12, 2009. 
  12. ^ buried.com (March 29, 2009). "Special Rondo Awards Citation For Nashville Filmmakers". buried.com. Retrieved May 12, 2009. 
  13. ^ "Myspace homepage for Dr. Gangrene's Creature Feature". Myspace. January 2008. Retrieved November 30, 2008. 
  14. ^ "CW58 WNAB Homepage". WNAB CW 58. February 2007. Archived from the original on June 23, 2008. Retrieved November 30, 2008. 
  15. ^ David Colton (February 19, 2006). "KONG STOMPS COMPETITION IN 4th RONDO AWARDS". classic horror film board. Retrieved November 30, 2008. "Best Website went to Nashville horror host Dr. Gangrene, whose Chiller Cinema site and TV show is a horror landmark in Tennessee. His show is now seen on Ch. 58 in the region." 
  16. ^ numericsband.com (March 29, 2009). "Special Rondo Awards Citation For Nashville Filmmakers". numericsband.com. Retrieved May 12, 2009. 
  17. ^ a b Terry Britt (July 13, 2008). "Local Man Found His Path As Video, Film Producer". Van Zandt News. Retrieved November 30, 2008. 

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