Writer-director Zoe Cassavetes developed her screen style through first-hand observation from an early age, as the youngest daughter of actress Gena Rowlands and actor-director John Cassavetes. She pursued a brief acting career in early ’90s features such as Ted & Venus and The Thing Called Love, before joining her brother Nick and sister Xan in the other family business of directing.
Her first feature length film, Broken English, starring Parker Posey, did the festival circuit and solidified her status as an indie darling. Zoe and fellow film scion Sofia Coppola created and hosted Hi-Octane, a Comedy Central sketch-variety TV show. She also guest-hosted MTV’s House of Style, beginning a long affiliation with fashion designers and clients.
In 2012, Zoe directed The Other Side of the Game for Bombay Sapphire’s Imagination Series, in partnership with the Tribeca Film Festival, from a script by Academy Award-winning screenwriter Geoffrey Fletcher (Precious). That same year, her narrative short, The Powder Room, served as one of the first four installments of Miu Miu’s Women’s Tales campaign, and premiered at the Venice Film Festival. Zoe recently completed her second feature, Day Out of Days, starring Alexia Landeau and Melanie Griffith, to be released in 2015.