Talent Guide

Zoe Cassavetes

  • Discipline:Director, Writer
  • Program Year:Grants and Awards 2014


Zoe Cassavetes grew up in Los Angeles and worked on many productions as a director, writer, producer and actress. In the 1990’s, she teamed up with friend Sofia Coppola to make the TV show High Octane, one of the first shows to be entirely shot in digital video. She also did stints as a host of MTV’s House of Style, as well as assistant directing feature films. Several years later, Cassavetes moved to New York and directed her short film Men Make Women Crazy Theory, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival (2000). In 2007 she made her first feature film Broken English, which also premiered at the Sundance Film Festival as well as many others around the world and was nominated for two Film Independent Spirit Awards (Best Female Lead, Best First Screenplay). Cassavetes has made numerous commercials for clients such as Miu Miu, Louis Vuitton, Disney, Petit Bateau, Lamarthe, Chaumet and Johnnie Walker and music videos for Leighton Meester (Gossip Girl) and electro band Scratch Massive. As a photographer, Cassavetes works for high fashion magazines (Elle, New York Times, Liberation, Air France Madame) as well as many campaigns such as Dom Perignon and Martel.

Current Project

Day Out of Days


Day Out of Days is a female-driven narrative about a 40-year old actress who fights to find meaning in her life and career in an ever-youthful world.