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Cassandra Han, casting director, Munich
  • Casting director
Born 1968 in USA (55 Years)


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    About Cassandra Han

    Cassandra Han is an American casting director based in Europe for almost twenty years, who specializes in bridging the German, Italian, US and UK markets.

    She has just finished casting a new feature film by the German auteur Oskar Roehler, and is working on a six-part German Original series for a major streamer.

    Italy Casting credits include: James Mangold's Oscar-winning FORD VS FERRARI, Terrence Malick's A HIDDEN LIFE (Cannes 2019) and two seasons of Gaumont's hit Netflix series BARBARIANS.

    Recent series include SAM EINE SACHSE for Big Window (Disney+), EIN HAUCH VON AMERIKA (ARD), directed by Dror Zahavi and Italy's CURON for Netflix.

    Upcoming international cinema releases include the Polish feature FILIP (Silver Lion at the Polish International Film Festival) for Akson Studios; the Latvian/Italian feature SISTERS (Warsaw International Film Festival) and the Indian/French animated feature SCHIRKOA.

    Other feature film credits include Pif's IN GUERRA PER AMORE for Wildside, CRESCENDO by Dror Zahavi, WAS WIR WOLLTEN (Austria's Academy Award submission for 2021), AMELIE RENNT (German Film Prize) and Roberto Faenza's HILL OF VISION.

    Cassandra was a founding member of Ethan Hawke's NY theater company Malaparte and holds an MFA in acting from Trinity Repertory Company.

    New York credits include THE BASKETBALL DIARIES with Leonardo DiCaprio and GRIND with Billy Crudup and Adrienne Shelley.

    A founding member of WIFTM Italy, Cassandra is also a member of the European Film Academy. She is Vice President of the European Board of the CSA and a Board Member of the International Casting Directors Network. Cassandra was a jury member for the 2021 Berlinale Shooting Stars.

    Known for

    Movies as casting director

    2023Samia (WT)Feature FilmYasemin SamdereliNeue Bioskop Film GmbH
    2022Davos 1917
    Casting Italy
    Limited series, ARD [de], Degeto [de], SRF [ch]MultipleContrast Film GmbHCasting Italy
    2022One Trillion DollarsLimited series, Paramount+MultipleW&B Television GmbH
    2022Die Diplomatin - Vermisst in Rom
    Italy Casting
    TV-Movie (Series), ARD [de], Degeto [de]Roland Suso RichterUFA FictionItaly Casting
    Development Casting
    Limited series, arte, BR [de], NDR [de], ORF [at]MultiplePrimary PicturesDevelopment Casting
    2022Unsere wunderbaren Jahre
    Italy Casting
    TV Series, Degeto [de], WDR [de]Mira ThielUFA FictionItaly Casting
    2022Sam - A Saxon
    Limited series, Disney+MultipleBig Window Productions [de]ADDITIONAL CASTING
    20228 1/4 (aka Achteinviertel) (WT)Feature FilmOskar RoehlerNachtlicht Film UG [de]
    Italy Casting
    TV Series, NetflixMultipleGaumont GmbH [de]Italy Casting
    2021Mordach - Tod in den Bergen
    TV Movie (multi-part), ARD [de], Degeto [de]Roland Suso RichterUFA FictionItaly
    2021FilipFeature Film, TVP [pl]Michał KwiecińskiAkson Studio [pl]
    2021HerzogparkLimited series, RTL+ [de], TVNOW [de]MultipleLETTERBOX FILMPRODUKTION GmbH
    2021SistersFeature FilmLinda OlteDeep Sea Studios [lv]
    2020Hill of VisionFeature FilmRoberto FaenzaJean Vigo Italia [it]
    2020Ein Hauch von Amerika
    Casting (UK)
    Limited series, ARD [de], Degeto [de], NDR [de], SWR [de], WDR [de]Dror ZahaviFFP New Media GmbHCasting (UK)
    2019Tensione superficialeFeature FilmGiovanni AloiOmbre Rosse Film Production [it]
    2019CrescendoFeature FilmDror ZahaviCCC Filmkunst GmbH
    2019Ford v. Ferrari
    Casting Italy
    Feature FilmJames MangoldTwentieth (20th) Century Fox [us]Casting Italy
    2019A Hidden Life
    Casting South Tyrol
    Feature FilmTerrence MalickStudio Babelsberg Motion Pictures GmbH [de]Casting South Tyrol
    Casting Italy
    TV Series, NetflixMultipleGaumont GmbH [de]Casting Italy

    Film awards

    2023FilipWeronika Migoń Award for the Best CastingBest CastingNominated

    Basic data

    Experience abroadCentral Europe: Croatia, Germany
    North America: USA
    East Asia: Japan
    Southern Europe: Italy
    Western Europe: Netherlands, United Kingdom
    EducationMFA, Acting (Trinity Rep Conservatory)
    BA, University of Pennsylvania
    Immediate working areaMunich
    2nd residence (if applicable)Rome
    1st residence (federal state or country)Germany - Bavaria
    Accommodation possibilitiesBerlin, Los Angeles, New York