about > JACQUELINE CASTEL
Jacqueline Castel is a French-American filmmaker, archivist, curator, and longtime collaborator with Sacred Bones Records. Her work as a writer & director has screened at Sundance, SXSW, BAMcinemaFest, and worldwide in Paris, London, Moscow, Tokyo, & Mexico City, and has featured collaborations with filmmakers John Carpenter & Jim Jarmusch.
As a music video director, her work has aired internationally on MTV & the BBC, premiered online with the New York Times, Interview Magazine, NOWNESS, & Dazed Digital, and has been included in year end best of lists on Pitchfork & NME, deeming her a "Director to Watch" by Fader Magazine and prompting her inclusion as a panelist on the topic for SXSW. She has created visuals for live performances at the Guggenheim, MoMA P.S. 1, & The Creators Project, along with providing Creative Direction for the Red Bull Music Academy.
Castel's archival and curatorial work has extended to the Genesis Breyer P-Orridge archives at the Tate Britain, the estate of H.R. Giger, and via her experiences interviewing and preserving the archives of dozens of creative luminaries, scholars, and historians for Criterion, Kino Lorber, Arrow, & Severin Films.
Castel honed her craft at CalArts, FAMU in the Czech Republic, and earned her BFA at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts in Film & TV.
She is currently in production directing a feature documentary on Thee Temple Ov Psychick Youth, a transgressive UK-based artist collective co-founded by members of Throbbing Gristle. Her first narrative feature film, a French-Japanese co-production, is shooting in Tokyo in 2017.
She is based in NYC & Los Angeles and is represented by the Verve Agency.