Posted by: Through the Eyes of Women | July 17, 2018

6/25/18: Film Commissioner Cassandra Hesseltine tells host Emma Breacain what it takes to get a movie made in this town.

swiss army manLike many of us, Cassandra Hesseltine was bewitched as a child by the magic she saw on the silver screen. Like fewer of us, Hesseltine has been spending her adult years working numerous jobs within the film industry. She currently heads the nonprofit Humboldt-Del Norte Film Commission, serving as a sherpa and concierge to producers and directors who need a little North Coast magic to tell their stories.

headshot 2015Job description: Whatever a film production needs, whether it’s acquiring necessary permits, arranging lunch for the crew, driving A-list celebrities around our winding backroads behind tinted windows, or recommending just the perfect, ethereal locales to shoot big deal flicks like A Wrinkle In Time.

Job uniform: Sometimes jeans, sometimes gowns.

In this episode, Hesseltine talks about the realities of her fantastical job, and what a film commission does for a community.

To listen to and/or download this segment, click the following link:

TTEOW Emma Breacain Cassandra Hesseltine


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