Kathleen Vissichelli-Hanley is an independent casting director specializing in narrative and branded content. She has worked on many projects that have gone on to be honored at major film festivals, as well as projects for HBO/Cinemax, Harper’s Bazaar and Beyonce’s visual album Beyoncé. Kathleen is high spirited, exuberant, and has a passion for helping artists achieve their creative visions. She is excited to be a part of the next generation of casting directors who bring passion, flexibility and an eagerness to collaborate on all aspects of the casting process.
Kathleen’s experience includes projects of all scopes, sizes, and budgets across a wide range of platforms, including feature films, new media, commercials and musicals, among others. Her portfolio includes campaigns for the Tzu Chi Foundation, Ladders Inc., Sean John: 3AM, Western Union, Comcast, and Mont Blanc. Kathleen has cast narrative films that have been produced all across the country, including New York, California, New Orleans and Tennessee, as well as the Caribbean, Canada and Europe. She has worked with a myriad of veteran talent as well as up and coming actors at the beginning of their professional careers. Kathleen also teaches a variety acting and production workshops, which encourages good audition skills, branding and script analysis.
Kathleen was previously part of the casting teams at House Casting and Production, Disney/ABC Television Groups Prime Time Casting Department, Leftfield Pictures and Adrienne Stern Casting.
Outside of the audition room, Kathleen is an avid traveler who enjoys floral and food styling and photography. Her favorite weekend spots are at the beach or the boat. She is currently researching for a book about costumes and artifacts from Hollywood’s studio era.