From a young age, Cassie has had a passion for storytelling. Whether she told stories in narrative form or non-fiction, writing quickly became an instilled passion. Throughout college, she studied both creative writing and screenwriting, which developed her sense for character and dialogue, as well as professional editing and grammar skills.
In 2014, Cassie received the Grace Abernathy Screenwriting Award for her original short screenplay, "Life in Frames." Funds from the award went towards production of the short film, which marked her true directorial debut. Cassie's short comedy, "Student Driver" and short documentary, "Unbridled: The Power of Equine Therapy" also garnered acknowledgement at the Academy for Creative Media Awards, receiving nominations in their designated categories.
Cassie completed two notable internships, one with the hit CBS show, "Hawaii Five-0" and the second with successful local production company, TalkStory Productions. Between these two experiences, she learned the ins and outs of the entertainment industry, and also gained invaluable experience as a script reader. It was during her time at TalkStory Productions that Cassie had the opportunity to write coverage for screenplays, as well as analyze and develop feature-length films and television shows, which allowed her to grow tremendously as a writer.
After graduating cum laude with her B.A. in Creative Media and Minor in English from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, Cassie began pursuing professional writing endeavors. Aside from film, Cassie has an extensive background as a theatre performer and singer, which spans over ten years. She also has experience as an elementary school teacher, and would love to write for children someday. With a mindset that she will be forever learning, she hopes that her culmination of experience thus far will bring depth into each writing endeavor.