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 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 high passion for directing music videos. In 2018 she had a blast directing The Filharmonic (NBC The Sing Off, CBS The Late Late show with James Corden) THIS CHRISTMAS music video featuring Spencer Ludwig. In the fall of 2019 she directed up and coming artist Jules Aurora's TEACH ME TO LOVE.
Cassandra aims to incorporate culture and diversity in her projects; her short film, BATTLE OF THE STICKS (2016) presents the Filipino cultural dance, Tinikling. 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).
Cassandra strives to spread the excitement of representation
and to share an abundance of diverse stories and visual art in
mainstream media so that society can better
understand, recognize and accept individual differences and uniqueness.