Cady McClain is a 2-time Emmy Award winning actor, filmmaker, musician and writer whose professional career spans more than 30 years.
Her first foray into documentary film, Seeing is Believing: Women Direct, premiered at the 2017 SOHO International Film Festival, winning the Audience Award for a Feature Film. Shooting 95% of the film, she did an enormous amount of solo shoots, running lights and sound, conducting the interviews, and doing 99% of the editing.
Recent directing projects include the Award-winning short film, Butterflies, (BEST SHORT/BEST ACTRESS PHILADELPHIA INTL. FF); the internet hit, Venice the Series (two Emmy Nominations: 2017 and 2018); The Missing Piece and The Last Day, short films for Kids in the Spotlight (a FOX Studios supported program to benefit foster youth) the first winning Best Ensemble and Best Supporting Actress at the Movies By Kids Awards hosted by Ty Burrell; and the original web series, Switch, starring Olympia Dukakis.
In September 2017, McClain was awarded by the Association of Women in Communications with the illustrious International Matrix Award. Previous recipients include Ann Curry, Jane Pauley, Judy Woodruff and Christiane Amanpour.
McClain is proud to be the Festival Outreach Chairperson for the AWD.