Heidi K. Eklund of
Hudson Valley Casting
Casting Director / Owner
Hudson Valley Casting
Hudson Valley Casting
Heidi K. Eklund began her career on stage, mostly in Shakespeare, in her younger years. While living in NYC she acted in countless Off Broadway theaters, and primarily as an ensemble member of the Irondale Ensemble Theater where she joined Actor's Equity Association. After a 5 year transition as a skydiver in Upstate NY, she found herself in Hollywood working with Mindless Entertainment as a script coordinator for "Extreme Dodgeball." During that experience she learned to love the other side of the camera and making film happen from the production side. She still keeps up with acting in film, doing voiceover work, and has written a full-length play "Consumed: Love, Passion & Poe"
Heidi was the Casting Coordinator at Vassar College for 14 years and has cast 40+ short films in that position. She grew her casting role from her assistant position when she saw a need to connect students with professional actors in the Hudson Valley Community.
Heidi is now the owner of Hudson Valley Casting and has served as the casting director for numerous films. Heidi still loves acting and will return to the other side of the camera when she is old and gray. "I always knew my acting career would blossom when I was past the age of 60."
Heidi is so grateful to partner with Amy Hutchings on so many projects.
Casting credits include:
The Storied Life of AJ Fikry
Lost on a Mountain in Maine
The Fledgeling by Joe Geitl with Juliet Landau and Anastasia Veronica Lee
The Green Veil (Limited Series) by Aaram Rappoport with John Leguizamo and Dianna Agron
Confession by Dayna Hansen with Sarah Hay and Clark Backo
As Sick As They Made Us, by Mayim Bialik with Dustin Hoffman and Dianna Agron
The Hating Game, by Peter Hutchings starring Lucy Hale
A Deadly Legend, by Eric Wolf starring Judd Hirsh, Corbin Bernsen, Lori Petty
Paint, by Britt McAdams starring Owen Wilson
Linoleum starring Jim Gaffigan and Rhea Seahorn
Shoplifters of the World (a movie featuring the music of THE SMITHS) Starring Helena Howard and Ellar Coltrane
SKIN directed by Guy Nattive starring Jamie Bell
Driveways starring Brian Dennehy and Hong Chau
Last Vermont Christmas for Hallmark
Then Came You with Maisie Williams and Asa Butterfield
Furlough with Melissa Leo and Whoopi Goldberg
Fabled with Zosia Mamet
BURN: The Bitch The Thief, The Psycho with Josh Hutchinson, Suki Waterhouse, and Tilda Cobham-Hervey
Green Dolphin with Sean William Scott and Shiloh Fernandez
I Killed My BFF The Preacher's Daughter ...Do Unto Others for Lifetime
Unintended with Elizabeth Lail
Sunny Edelman, Casting Associate
Anna fell in love with acting in her younger years, growing up in Seattle, WA, before deciding that her real passion lay backstage. She graduated from Vassar College in 2021 with a Bachelor's Degree in both Film and English. Attending college in the beautiful Hudson Valley is where she first began her journey with Heidi and Hudson Valley Casting. Anna started as a casting intern in 2018 and was quickly promoted to assistant, working on dozens of amazing productions from behind the scenes. Anna is so incredibly grateful to be able to help film come to life, and can’t wait to create more magic.
Productions include: I’m Thinking of Ending Things, Antarctica, The Secret Diary of An Exchange Student, SingleCare, The Hating Game, As Sick as They Made Us, Almost Made, Change of Scenery, Stay Awake, PAINT, The Green Veil and more.
Classically trained in acting, Sunny has directed and performed roles from Shakespeare to Disney,
working in regional, Off Broadway theaters, as well as in an Emmy winning television program and
numerous Indie films.
Recently, Sunny played the part of the narrator in Discovery Investigations Emmy award winning
drama, “A Crime to Remember.”
She received a B.A. in Theatre Arts and Elementary Education from S.U.N.Y New Paltz and studied
acting with Iza Itkin, Robert Castle, Bob Luke and Peter Sklar. Sunny also took classes at the Royal
Shakespeare Company in Stratford-upon-Avon, England.
Sunny has been teaching science for eighteen years at Twin Towers Middle School in Middletown, NY
and has directed many school drama productions.
She enjoys working with local Indie film makers and has served for a number of successful years as President of UPWIFT (Upstate Women in Film and Television). Sunny was also the events coordinator for the Hudson Valley International Film Festival and the Catskill International Film Festival.
Sunny’s looking forward to working on the next Emmy awarded series or in any feature opposite Colin