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Casey McKinnon is an actress and producer from Montreal, Quebec, Canada. She is known for her work on web series Galacticast, A Comicbook Orange and Kitkast.

Casey McKinnon
CaseyMcKinnonOctober2007.jpg
October 2007
Born Casey Erin McKinnon
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Residence Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Nationality Canadian
Occupation Actress, producer
Notable work
  • Galacticast,
  • A Comicbook Orange,
  • Kitkast
Website caseymckinnon.com

Contents

BackgroundEdit

Born and raised in Montreal,[1] McKinnon attended St. Thomas High School with partner Rudy Jahchan and studied East Asian studies at McGill University[2] alongside royal friend Autumn Phillips; herself both a McGill and St Thomas High School alumna.[3] Before pursuing a full-time career in new media, she worked for the United Nations.[4][5]

CareerEdit

Web seriesEdit

 
McKinnon at the 2009 Streamy Awards

McKinnon first became known under the pseudonym Ms. Kitka, the host of sex news and entertainment show Kitkast, launched on October 15, 2005. Inspired by podcasting and British television show Sin Cities, the show gained mainstream attention from Rolling Stone and The Guardian. However, due to a desire to make a science fiction show, she decided to move onto other projects and launched Galacticast with her boyfriend Rudy Jahchan on May 8, 2006.[6] Under the corporation name 8Bit Brownies Inc., the two went on to co-produce a short miniseries for Next New Networks filmed at South by Southwest called Pulp Secret Confessions[7] and later launched the comic book and graphic novel review show A Comicbook Orange on June 6, 2006, where McKinnon worked as host.[8] In July 2007, McKinnon was hired to host Pulp Secret Live At Comic-Con, where she made a daily update show live from the San Diego Comic-Con,.[9]

In addition to her self-produced works, she has appeared in Geek Therapy alongside America Young,[10] Star Wars inspired lightsaber battle Elf Sabers with The Guild's Teal Sherer,[11] Babelgum original series Hurtling Through Space at an Alarming Rate as nemesis Kalm,[12] and the fan imagined trailer for Elfquest.[13]

JournalismEdit

From July to October 2007, she wrote a monthly column for The Guardian following her experiences working in web video.[14] The articles connect new media to their Hollywood predecessors and reflect a desire for Internet television to be taken seriously by the old media community.

FilmographyEdit

FilmEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2008 Six Reasons Why Nomad's Mother
2011 ElfQuest: A Fan Imagining Brownberry Short film
2011 Elf Sabers Elf Casey Short film
2012 Alice and the Monster Posh Girl
2016 Perchance to Dream Proctor Short film

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2006 Torrent Herself Episode: "Episode 28"
2006 The Money Programme Various Archive footage from Galacticast
2010 EP Daily Herself 1 episode

TheatreEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2014 Hamlet Max Guildenstern Hamlet set in a post-apocalyptic world [15]
2014 Celini Ashley Serial Killers at Sacred Fools Theater Company
2014 A Woman of No Importance Lady Stutfield Sacred Fools Theater Company
2015 Sight Unseen Grete The Lounge Theatre on Theatre Row Hollywood
2016 The Tragedy of JFK (as told by Wm. Shakespeare) Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Produced by The Blank and based on Calpurnia in William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar.[16]

WebEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2005 Kitkast Ms. Kitka 20 episodes
2006-2008 Galacticast Various 68 episodes
2006 Goodnight Burbank Herself Episode: "GNB 20 - No Pets Left Behind. Sprouts kill cancer. Walnuts fights transfats."
2007 Pulp Secret Live at Comic-Con Herself 3 episodes
2007-2010 A Comicbook Orange Herself 50 episodes
2007 CNET TV Herself 2 episodes
2007 Pro at Cooking Herself Episode: "Episode 2"
2009 Hurtling Through Space at an Alarming Rate Kalm Episode: "The Wrath of Kalm"
2010 Rocketboom Herself Episode: "Casey McKinnon"
2010 Project: Comic-Con Herself - Narrator (voice) 4 episodes
2010 The Web.Files Herself Episode: "A Comicbook Orange"
2010 The RadNerd Show Herself Episode: "Casey McKinnon"
2010 Fanboy Funhouse Futuristic Mullet Chick/Herself 2 episodes
2010 BlackBoxTV Angela Billson Episode: "This Is For You Baby!"
2010 Bumps in the Night Captain Howdy/Bunny 2 episodes
2011 Elevator Lucy Episode: "Harold the Janitor's Dad"
2011 Midday at Noon Vampira Episode: "Infidelity"
2012 Geek Therapy Steve Jobs Grief Counselor Episode: "Steve Jobs Mourner"
2012 Tabletop Herself Episode: "Dixit"
2013 Shelf Life Young Hero Lass Singer (voice) Episode: "Powered Up"
2014 IRrelevant Astronomy Computer technician Episode: "Fusion vs. Fission"

Awards and nominationsEdit

As a producer, McKinnon's work on Galacticast garnered five PodTech Vloggie Awards[17] and three Parsec nominations,[18] while A Comicbook Orange was nominated for Best Hosted Web Series in the 2nd Streamy Awards[19][20] and won Best Web Non-Fiction in Clicker.com's Best of 2010 awards.[21]

She has also been named a sexy geek by the Montreal Gazette[22] and blogger Violet Blue.[23]

Awards and nominations for Casey McKinnon
Year Award Show Category Nominated work Result
2012 Inaugural IAWTV Awards Best Host (Taped)[24] A Comicbook Orange Nominated
2016 BroadwayWorld Los Angeles Awards Best Featured Actress in a Play (Local Production)[25][26] The Tragedy of JFK (as told by Wm. Shakespeare) Won

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ south by southwest festivals + conferences
  2. ^ "In a galaxy not so far, far away...". Archived from the original on 2009-01-22. 
  3. ^ Elsworth, Catherine (8 August 2007). "Autumn Kelly". The Daily Telegraph. 
  4. ^ Goldstein, Andrew M. (21 April 2006). "The Rise of the Video Blog". Rolling Stone. 
  5. ^ Elsworth, Catherine (8 August 2007). "Autumn Kelly". The Daily Telegraph. 
  6. ^ Loadedpun.com
  7. ^ News - Tilzy.TV
  8. ^ Five New Networks To Watch Online « NewTeeVee
  9. ^ "Teh awesome, in fact". Fagstein. 
  10. ^ http://jacehallshow.com/blog/20120124/steve-jobs-mourner-featured-in-latest-geek-therapy-episode/
  11. ^ Kyle Munley. "Elf Sabers: A Joyous Fight to the Death". Star Wars Books - Suvudu.com. 
  12. ^ "Quick Clicks: Julia Allison, 'Grass Roots', 'Anyone But Me', Sundance, 'HTSAAAR'". Tubefilter. 
  13. ^ "Quick Clicks: 'Workshop' on Hulu, 'ElfQuest', 'White Collar Brawler', 'We Break Hearts'". Tubefilter. 
  14. ^ publicbroadcasting.ca: Fixing Internet Video
  15. ^ Delin, Kevin (16 June 2014). "Fringe Review: Hamlet Max". Bitter Lemons. 
  16. ^ Dostal, Ellen (7 October 2016). "BWW Review: THE TRAGEDY OF JFK (as told by Wm. Shakespeare)". BroadwayWorld.com. Retrieved 5 December 2016. 
  17. ^ "Ze Frank Comes Out On Top At PodTech Vloggies  » Podcasting News". 
  18. ^ Parsec Awards 2007 Finalists | The Parsec Awards Archived December 20, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.
  19. ^ "2nd Annual Winners & Nominees". The Streamy Awards. 
  20. ^ Samuel Axon (12 April 2010). "Streamy Awards 2010: Here Are the Winners". Mashable. 
  21. ^ Liz Shannon Miller. "Gigaom - Web Originals Lead Voting for Clicker’s Best of 2010 Awards". 
  22. ^ http://blogs.montrealgazette.com/2007/12/28/vote-for-montreals-sexiest-geek-in-2007/
  23. ^ Violet Blue. "Top Ten Sexy Geeks 2006". Violet Blue ® - Open Source Sex. 
  24. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-05-30. Retrieved 2012-05-31. 
  25. ^ "2016 BroadwayWorld Los Angeles Regional Awards Update - Becky Gulsvig, Pia Toscano, J. Harrison Ghee in Lead!". BroadwayWorld.com. 2 December 2016. Retrieved 5 December 2016. 
  26. ^ "2016 BroadwayWorld Los Angeles Awards Winners Announced - Kristin Chenoweth, Christine Ebersole, Rachel York and More!". BroadwayWorld.com. 4 January 2017. Retrieved 9 January 2017. 

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