About Judy Keller Casting
Judy Keller is president of Judy Keller Casting Inc., founded in 1992.
Before her start in Casting, Judy was an Art Director in Paris where she was mentored by her great-uncle, Bill Bernbach, advertising genius and founder of the famed ad agency Doyle Dane Bernbach. She inherited her creative aesthetic and artistic eye from her Uncle Bill, and after many years as an Art Director, she developed her passion for Casting.
Judy Keller Casting specializes in casting both union and non-union voice-over and on-camera talent for major national network commercials and works with the top Advertising Agencies domestically and internationally. The Company casts talent for TV, Film, radio, industrials, new media, animation and print advertising
Since 1998, Judy Keller has worked on Independent Feature films as both a Producer and Casting Director. Judy is proud to have worked on “Everything’s Jake” starring Ernie Hudson, Debbie Allen, Lou Rawls and Phyllis Diller, which took home the Best Film Award from both The Santa Barbara Film Festival and The Big Apple Festival in New York. Both “Everything’s Jake” and “Eavesdrop” (released in 2008 and starring Chris Parnell, Wendy Malick, Lynn Collins, Anna Chlumsky, Tovah Feldshuh and Stephanie Szostak) can be viewed through Netflix.
Our affiliation with Red Line Films brought us two Emmy Awards for the docudrama film
“Cinderella Man” and 4 Emmy nods for the docudrama “The Rise and Fall of Stu Ungar.” We cast a television series for Fox Sports “The Greatest Sports Stories Ever Told” as well as “The Secret Game” on ESPN and “The Bert Shepard Story” for Fox Sports.
Other recent film work includes the short film “Esther,” which won first prize at the Georgia Festival in 2013, and the short film “8 to 5 on Cleveland,” which has been accepted to the Big Apple Film Festival 2013, Urban Mediamakers Film Festival 2013, Northeast Film Festival 2013 and the Queens World Festival 2014.
In 2012, Judy and her team cast and produced the play “Eavesdropping on Dreams” starring Lynn Cohen for the Cherry Lane Theater. Judy recently finished casting the new full-length feature romantic comedy “All In Time,” and the exciting news is that "All In Time" is premiering at the Newport Beach Film Festival this april 2015 to rave reviews. It will be having it's NYC premiere at the SoHo Film Festival on May 17th. To view the film's official website, click here. To read a review in the "Hollywood Reporter" about the film, click here.
This year, Judy Keller Casting has been busy casting the television series “Deadly Sins,” currently in its 4th Season on the Discovery ID Channel. Their latest short film, “Pamanhikan,” is in post-production. The film’s screenplay, written and directed by Angelo Santos, was awarded 1st place at the 2013 Vail Film Festivals Short Screenplay Competition and plans to compete in the 2015 Film Festivals. The company has also just landed writer Jay McInerney of "Bright Lights Big City" fame to be the writer and narrator for the One World Trade Center Observatory, which will be open to the public in May 2015.
Judy and her team continue to take on new and exciting projects in the television, commercial, and film worlds.
Check out this interview with Judy Keller from Actor's Next Level (Season 1) hosted by Jewel Elizabeth.
Read featured article “Judy Keller Loves Actors” on backstage.com
"95% of the auditions we do today are from our home studios - that's awful because there's no direction, there's no feedback. It's so refreshing to audition for Judy because she knows how to direct the actors and get the best reads from them, she has insight as to what the producers want, and lastly reading for Judy gives the actors a chance to let go and sound natural as opposed to reading in complete isolation."
Judy Keller Casting is a member of New York Women in Film & Television