JM Mitchell

JohnMichael Mitchell Casting


JohnMichael (JM) is a Casting Director and Producer who is passionate about creative collaboration and telling raw, emotionally-driven stories that elicit thought and action. JM attended Belmont University in Nashville, TN, where he focused on Entertainment Studies with a minor in Theatre. Growing up in the Theatre, JM began acting and directing more actively during his time in undergrad, and discovered his love of Casting and Coaching.

After interning at The Telsey Office and Judy Henderson Associates in New York City, JM began working on freelance projects as both a Casting Director and Producer, and has worked with brands like, Planned Parenthood, and the National Council for Mental Wellbeing. While JM typically casts for the screen, he has experience with the stage as well, and most recently cast the 2023 and 2024 summer seasons at Sauagatuck Center for the Arts.

JM is a member of the BFA film faculty at the School of Visual Arts (SVA) in New York, and teaches multiple workshops on casting and pre-production to the graduate film programs as well. He holds an MFA in Social Documentary Filmmaking from SVA.

JM's production website is coming soon, but contact him to stay connected! 

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"I loved working with JM. He was professional, proactive, got people out to the audition, and had great follow up. I'd work with him again in a New York minute."
          -- Mary Meyer, producer of Between Rock and a Hard Place

“I had the privilege and honor to work with JM last year on my short film Hair of the Dog. I was so pleased at how proficient and professional he was toward casting my film. I can honestly say that I will always have JohnMichael on my team as casting director for any future projects I produce."
          --Michael Butts, Director of Hair of the Dog

"JohnMichael was great to work with and we ended up with better talent than we could have found on our own"

          --Joey Ciccoline, Director/Videographer at

"As an actor, it’s great to read for a casting director that puts you at ease and allows room to play with the character. I’ve auditioned for JM several times now and it’s always such a treat. He speaks my language and gives clear direction. He truly is the casting director every actor hopes will be on the other side of that door."
          --Lindsey Shope, Actor