Xandra Maria Castleton, MFA, is a screenwriter and independent film and television producer whose scripts have served as the basis for award-winning documentary, television and narrative film projects. Her films have premiered at festivals such as Sundance, Tribeca, AFI and Rotterdam, and her feature dramatic comedy, Full Grown Men, was the winner of the 2007 Sundance Channel Audience Award prior to a critically successful theatrical release by Emerging Pictures. Full Grown Men starred Judah Friedlander, Matt McGrath, Alan Cumming, Amy Sedaris, and Debbie Harry (Blondie), and will be released online through Sundance Artist Services later this year.
Xandra won a regional Emmy award for her profile of filmmaker John Waters as the Series Producer of a public television series about independent filmmakers and actors, called Independent View. Xandra was the Co-Creator and Writer as well as Executive Producer of the scripted television documentary Stand Up Planet, currently airing on Pivot TV, KCET and LinkTV and streaming online at www.standupplanet.org. She is represented as a screenwriter by the Gersh Agency in LA and New York, and is a member of the San Francisco Writers’ Grotto in San Francisco.