Chad Darnell

Writer.  Producer.  Director.  Actor.  Teacher. (Sometimes Casting Director.)


Hello!  Thanks for visiting my little page!

It has been an incredible year!  Last summer, I launched Base Camp: Savannah - a collective of workshops to bring talented teachers to Savannah and south Georgia.  We've had so many talented teachers building up the talent in the region and it's so exciting to see all of the work they are booking based on their classes! 

In June, we wrapped season two of MERCY STREET in Richmond, VA (premiereing in January 2017 on PBS) and just wrapped PERMANENT in Richmond in August.  It was a rewarding experience to cast so many local Richmond actors in hilarious indie starring Rainn Wilson and Patrica Arquette.

Last fall, I had the pleasure of casting locals and background on the Daniel Radcliffe thriller, IMPERIUM.  The film premiered to fantastic reviews and is currently playing in a limited release and On Demand.  Check it out!

MERCY STREET premiered in January 2016 to huge ratings on PBS.  We hope to begin season two in the spring.  You can watch it on-line at, Amazon Prime, and available for download on iTunes.

CHRISTINE debuted at Sundance in January 2016 and will be released later this year by The Orchard .  

When I'm not casting, I'm focusing on my writing and acting career.  I have several scripts that are in the pre-production stage and we hope to be shooting later this year.  I'm also writing a Young Adult novel, THE REVIVALS.

My Joey Stefano biopic (X-RATED) is still in the funding stages.  We are still looking for investors for the $625,000 low budget film and we'll be launching a campaign in the fall.

Check back soon for more updates!