Casey, born in Falmouth, Massachusetts grew up in Cambridge and studied drama Cambridge Rindge and Latin High. He’s the younger brother of actor Ben Affleck (recently receiving awards for his independent film Argo which he directed) and is most known for his work in films like: Gone Baby Gone(directed by brother Ben), Good Will Hunting, Ocean’s Eleven, and more recently The Killer Inside Me, Tower Heist, and the voice of Mitch in ParaNorman. Casey also directed the critically acclaimed film I’m Still Here, starring Joaquin Phoenix.
IFFBoston recently announced that Affleck will have several roles, which include outreach to studios, filmmakers, and talent on behalf of the festival. He’ll also be offering programming input, connecting the festival with local charities, and advising on festival growth.
Affleck will be making an annual appearance at the Film Festival, which has screened two of his own films--Steve Buscemi’s Lonesome Jim (2005) and Michael Winterbottom’s The Killer Inside Me. (2010).
“Casey has exemplified the kind of artistic and risk-taking choices in his work that we strive to champion each year at the festival, and we are very excited to welcome him into the IFFBoston team” said Independent IFFBoston program director Adam Roffman. “As we enter our second decade as a festival, we believe Casey’s experience, connections, and insights will prove invaluable to the growth and vitality of our organization.”
Affleck says he’s excited to join the Boston team, “I look forward to helping the festival showcase new, exciting work,” said Affleck. “The independent film community has given me the opportunity to experiment as an actor and a filmmaker and to find an audience for films that I am deeply proud of. I hope I can help IFFBoston continue its growth as a world-class film festival.”
“I would also like to work with IFFBoston to find new ways of integrating itself year-round into the Greater Boston arts community; bringing the festival into schools and neighborhoods that might benefit from it.” he continued.
The Independent Film Festival Boston will take place from April 24-30, 2013. The complete film lineup will be announced on March 20.
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