Kerry Barden is a native of Atlanta. He majored in theatre at the University of Georgia and has cast over 200 films, including, most notably Boys Don’t Cry, American Psycho, The House of Mirth, Bad Boys 2, Pineapple Express and four films for director John Waters. As a producer, his credits include the award-winning Conversations with Other Women, starring Aaron Eckhart and Helena Bonham Carter. Kerry is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts, and Sciences; and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences
Paul Schnee is originally from Wilmington, Delaware and is a graduate of Kenyon College. After graduating, Paul worked at ICM for legendary agent Sam Cohn, then as assistant to director Mike Nichols. He and Kerry formed Barden / Schnee Casting in 2008. In addition to casting for film, Paul directs theatre in New York, most recently Pucker Up and Blow for FringeNYC, The Children’s Hour, After the Fall and Awake and Sing! for the Atlantic Theatre Company/NYU and the world premiere of Napoleon in Exile by Daniel Reitz at 59E59 Theatres. He is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences; and The Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers. Paul lives in Brooklyn NY with his wife and daughters.