Jennifer Venditti is a filmmaker and casting director. Her work in both fields recognizes the extraordinary in the ordinary, confronting stereotypes and broadening our ideas of beauty and our understanding of what it means to be human.
Venditti started her NYC based casting agency, JV8INC, in 1998 with an objective to expand the boundaries of beauty through diversity in casting. She has traveled the world casting actors, models and “real people” for advertising, fashion, and film. She has worked alongside photographers such as David Sims, Bruce Weber and Richard Avedon, and directors such as Spike Jonze, Ryan Gosling and Andrea Arnold. She counts Christian Dior, Calvin Klein, Louis Vuitton, Rodarte, Vogue and Apple amongst her many esteemed clients.
Her first feature, “Billy the Kid,” won awards at SXSW, LA and Edinburgh Film festivals, leading her to be named one of Filmmaker Magazine’s “Top 25 New Faces in Film.” Venditti’s currently developing a new film project.