From America's finest city (San Diego) and now residing in the entertainment capital of the world (Los Angeles), Cassandra Pimentel is a Filipina-American filmmaker most known for her festival selected short film PLAZA BLVD (2017), IT'S NOT YOU, IT'S ME (2014) starring Yoshi Sudarso (Nickelodeon’s Power Rangers Dino Charge) and MyxTV's original digital series A.S.S. - A SCARY SLEEPOVER (2018) starring Emmy nominated Thia Megia (American Idol, NBC's Days of Our Lives).
PLAZA BLVD premiered at the LA Asian Pacific Film Festival, and to name a few, it was also a finalist at the FACINE Philippine Arts & Cinema International Film Festival and Los Angeles Cinefest.
Not only does she direct films, but Cassandra has a blast directing music videos. Cassandra has directed music videos for the Grammy nominated Reggae group Common Kings, The Filharmonic (NBC The Sing Off, CBS The Late Late show with James Corden), Sheer Element (NBC The Voice S 23), Jules Aurora , Fil-Am OPM popstar Garth Garcia's, In The Mourning, Ceej and Robin Nievera.
Cassandra aims to incorporate culture and diversity in her projects; Seafood City Supermarket approached her to create a commercial spec for them in 2018 which she wrote and directed. It did not air, but on Tiktok it has over 300k views. In her efforts to be a voice for inclusion, she participated in the 2019 Easterseals Disability Film Challenge and directed the short film TAKE IT BACK starring Santina Muha (Netflix One Day At A Time). Out of 71 film entries, Take It Back was 1 of 5 nominated for BEST FILM. The Take It Back cast and crew were also featured on CNN Entertainment, and RJ Mitte (Breaking Bad) "singled out TAKE IT BACK as a movie designed to change the perspective of how someone with a disability is viewed" (The Wrap).
Cassandra built her feature film experience as the First Assistant Director on the film CHALK IT UP (NETFLIX) in 2014; From 2016 to 2020 she assisted Producer Deborah Del Prete (Wedding Planner, Ender’s Game) in various feature films such as LOCATING SILVER LAKE starring Josh Peck (Nickelodeon’s Drake and Josh) and Finn Wittrock (LA LA Land, American Horror Story).