Susan Shopmaker, Casting Director


Susan Shopmaker

Susan Shopmaker is one of independent film's most respected casting directors, with over 20 years of feature film credits to her name. In 2018 she won the Casting Society of America's Artios Award for Eliza Hittman's Beach Rats and previously won an Artios Award for Sean Durkin’s acclaimed Sundance drama Martha Marcy May Marlene, and was also nominated for Goat, James White, Afterschool, and Disney's Enchanted.

She previously cast such projects as John Cameron Mitchell’s Hedwig and the Angry Inch, John Slattery's God's Pocket, Andrew Neel's King Kelly & Goat, and Michel Franco’s Chronic (Cannes 2015 Award Winner & 2017 Spirit Award Nominee). 

Other awards : Ensemble acting award for Carlos Puga’s All That I Am at SXSW 2013 and Best actress award to entire cast of women in Lance Edmand’s Bluebird at Karlovy Vary International Film Festival.


Selected Filmography

Random Acts of Flyness
2018 • Written & Directed by Terence Nance.

First Reformed
2017 • Written & Directed by Paul Schrader.

Where is Kyra? 
2017 • Written & Directed by Andrew Dosunmu.  With Kiefer Sutherland, Michelle Pfeiffer,

Beach Rats
2017 • Written & Directed by Eliza Hittman.  With Harris Dickinson, Kate Hodge, Madeline Weinstein

2016 • Directed by Andrew Neel.  With Ben Schnetzer, Nick Jonas, Gus Halper, James Franco
Cannes 2015 Award Winner

2016 • Written & Directed by Adam Leon.  With Callum Turner, Grace van Patten, Michal Vondel, Mike Birbiglia

2016 • Directed by Daniel Ragussis.  With Daniel Radcliffe, Toni Collette, Tracy Letts

2015 • Written & Directed by Michel Franco.  With Tim Roth, Michael Cristofer, Robin Bartlett, David Dastmalchian,

James White
2015 • Written & Directed by Josh Mond.  With Christopher Abbott, Cynthia Nixon, Scott Mescudi

Those People
2015 • Written & Directed by Joey Kuhn.  With Jonathan Gordon, Jason Ralph, Haaz Sleiman

Listen Up Philip
2014 • Written & Directed by Alex Ross Perry.  With Jason Schwartzman, Elisabeth Moss, Jonathan Pryce

God’s Pocket
2014 • Directed by John Slattery.  With Philip Seymour Hoffman, Christina Hendricks, Richard Jenkins

That Awkward Moment
2014 • Written & Directed by Tom Gormican.  With Zac Efron, Michael B. Jordan, Miles Teller

2013 • Written & Directed by Lance Edmands.  With Amy Morton, John Slattery, Louisa Krause

King Kelly
2012 • Written & Directed by Andrew Neel.  With Louisa Krause, Libby Woodbridge, Roderick Hill

Martha Marcy May Marlene
2011 • Written & Directed by Sean Durkin.  With Elizabeth Olsen, Sarah Paulson, John Hawkes

American Violet
2008 • Directed by Tim Disney.  Written by Bill Haney.  With Nicole Beharie, Will Patton, Alfre Woodard

2008 • Written & Directed by Antonio Campos.  With Ezra Miller, Jeremy Allen White, Emory Cohen

2006 • Written & Directed by John Cameron Mitchell.  With Sook-Yin Lee, Peter Stickles, PJ DeBoy, Jay Brannan

Tanner on Tanner
2004 • Directed by Robert Altman.  Written by Garry Trudeau.  With Cynthia Nixon, Michael Murphy, Pamela Reed

Party Monster
2003 • Written & Directed by Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato.  With Macaulay Culkin, Wilson Cruz, Seth Green

Hedwig and the Angry Inch
2001 • Written & Directed by John Cameron Mitchell.  With John Cameron Mitchell, Miriam Shor, Michael Aronov

Series 7:  The Contenders

2001 • Written & Directed by Daniel Minahan.  Brooke Smith, Marylouise Burke, Merritt Weaver, Glenn Fitzgerald


New York Casting

2011 • Creators:  Bryan Elsley, James Brittain, Jamie Brittain.  With Danny Flaherty, Sophia Black-D'Elia, James Newman

2007 • Directed by Kevin Lima.  Written by Bill Kelly.  With Amy Adams, Susan Sarandon, James Marsden, Patrick Dempsey

The Holiday
2006 • Written & Directed by Nancy Meyers.  With Kate Winslet, Cameron Diaz, Jude Law, Jack Black, Eli Wallach

Something’s Gotta Give
2003 • Written & Directed by Nancy Meyers.  With Jack Nicholson, Diane Keaton, Keanu Reeves, Amanda Peet, Frances McDormand