Casey Beck


Casey Beck is on the faculty at California State University, East Bay, where she teaches documentary production. Her debut short film, Mongolia: Land Without Fences, premiered online on FRONTLINE/World in 2007. After completing a Fulbright scholarship in Argentina, she was the first unit director of Ballplayer: Pelotero, a New York Times Critics Pick. She was a recent finalist for the KQED Homemade Film Festival and has produced films for NowThis, MTV, FoodMattersTV, and The Documentary Channel (Pivot).

Beck premiered her feature documentary directorial debut The Organic Life to sold-out crowds at the 36th Mill Valley Film Festival in 2013. The film won Best Documentary Feature at the Santa Cruz Film Festival and was broadcast on national TV in tandem with a VOD rollout on Hulu and iTunes. Beck screened Shades at the Academy Award qualifying festival Cinequest 2019 and another short, Legion, in 2020. Her two works on water contamination, Downstream and The Great Divide, have won numerous awards and were screened across the country.