Jennifer Venditti is an acclaimed casting director and filmmaker. Her work recognizes the extraordinary in the ordinary, confronting stereotypes and broadening our ideas of beauty and our understanding of what it means to be human.
She began her career in 1998 in fashion where early on she identified a lack of diversity in representations of beauty. She developed then unheard of street casting techniques that evolved our definitions of what is considered beautiful. Her work appeared throughout the 90’s and 2000’s in some of the worlds most visible fashion and advertising imagery.
While scouting, Venditti began interviewing subjects to understand the people behind the faces. One such interview became a feature length documentary; Billy The Kid. Billy the Kid brought attention from the film community, who began seeking her out to cast films when traditional casting techniques fell short.
For each project, Venditti engages a full spectrum of talent possibilities; trained actors, performers, models, everyday people, members of sub culture and diverse communities. She celebrates the alchemy that results from the mix.
Venditti has cast such film and tv projects as HBO’s hit show Euphoria, Mike Mill’s feature C’mon C’mon starring Joaquin Phoenix, the Safdie Brother’s Uncut Gems and Good Time, Alma Har’el’s Honey Boy starring Shia Labeouf, Gotham Award Nominated Give Me Liberty, Andrea Arnold’s American Honey and currently she is casting Director Park Chan Wook’s next TV project with HBO/A24, an adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize winning book The Sympathizer.