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Rex SIkes Movie Beat chats w director Cassidy McMillan

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Cassidy McMillan Actress and director,  directed wrote and produced the documentary film on bullying and bullycide “Rats & Bullies”, which is currently garnering awards coast to coast in the film festival circuit. Cassidy’s acting work includes leading roles for the theater plays, musicals, and work in Film, TV for inde films, Showtime; AMC, Discovery, and has worked with directors James Cameron and Tom Shadyac.  Voiceover work includes audio games for Milton Bradley/Parker Brothers, radio commercials, and recently recorded four national commercials for the U.S. Coast Guard. In addition to acting work, Cassidy holds a degree in Communications/Broadcast Journalism, has worked as an investigator for global corporate and entertainment companies where she conducted hundreds of criminal investigations, and arrested subjects for various types of crimes. When she learned of the North American precedent setting bullycide case on the “Oprah Winfrey Show” of a 14 year old girl who took her life by hanging herself with a dog’s leash due to bullying, she was compelled to tell the story in a documentary and feature film in order to prevent more teens from taking their life. Cassidy acquired the life rights to the story, set out on the journey in making the projects happen and Directed Wrote/Produced the award winning Documentary Film “Rats & Bullies”. Additionally, she wrote the screenplay based on the story, titled, “The Toughest Girls”, which has won industry script competitions and is being read at studios for development into a feature film. “Rats & Bullies” was filmed in Canada; Washington D.C.; and California. The film completed post-production in 2011, and is being met with critical acclaim.  Stay tuned to Rex Sikes' Movie Beat for other great interviews, cast & crew listings, events, premieres & more at rexsikes.com