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Matthew Lessall Casting Director

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Born in London, raised in New York, educated in Indiana and London, and now based in Los Angeles, Matthew’s life and casting experiences are equally diverse. Having cast successful, international, award-winning projects for film, television and new media, in the form of features, pilots and series; his primary recognition is on the indie film front. Matthew has also worked at major networks and studios; as Director of Feature Film Casting at 20th Century Fox, in-house casting consultant for the Fox Searchlab Writer/Director Program, and most recently, as in-house consultant to the new Paramount Pictures Television Studios. His award history includes being recipient of multiple Artios Award nominations, a 2015 coveted Palme d’or Award for Cannes winner “Chronic”, for acclaimed Mexican director/producer Michel Franco and starring Tim Roth; 2016 Sundance selection "Frank & Lola” (starring Michael Shannon and Imogen Poots), and upcoming “Imperium” (starring Daniel Radcliffe and Toni Colette). On these films, he teamed with NY CD Susan Shopmaker. Matthew cast two seasons of Warner Premiere's record-breaking webseries “Mortal Kombat: Legacy” (Machinima), and season 2 of Warner Digital’s “Aim High” (Crackle) and produced/cast the festival circuit darling, “Reparation”. His long list of festival films also include “Bait”, an Official Entry at the Venice Film Festival, and productions/co-productions for Australia, Canada, Dominican Republic, Germany, Greece, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands and the UK, where he also enjoys dual citizenship. His films have additionally premiered at SXSW, San Sebastián and Toronto film festivals. At Paramount, he worked on several 2016 TV projects; “Urban Cowboy" (FOX), "Shooter" (USA) and "Berlin Station" (Epix). Matthew is a member of ATAS, BAFTA and is the current Vice President of the Casting Society of America.

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Nationality USA, Great Britain

Languages English – American (mother tongue), Spanish (basic)

Born 1971, London, Great Britain

Memberships Casting Society of America (C.S.A.) (USA)
ATAS (Academy of Television Arts & Sciences) (USA)
BAFTA - British Academy of Film and Television Arts (Great Britain)





Languages English – American (mother tongue), Spanish (basic)



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Nudity No Yes, partial Yes, completely

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CV - Television
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CV - Theatre
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