Drea Castro

Drea C.

Glendale, CA
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Drea delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:
January 2009

I have been in the creative industry since I was a child. I have been singing since I came out of the womb! And doing photography since high school. I am now in front and behind the camera as an actress/on camera host, and I am a professional photographer/videographer. I have behind the camera for companies such as VH1, MTV, Fuse TV, and the New York Post. In front of the camera, you have probably seen me in films such as Relativity Media's, "Act of Valor," "Baby Mama" (Opp Tina Fey/Sigourney Weaver), and Chris Rock's "I Think I Love my Wife." My experience both in front and behind the camera compliments each other as I understand what is needed for both positions. I try to keep my lessons informative and fun! -- Anything can be achieved if you take your time and you really want it.

I teach both in front and behind the camera :)

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Content Producer/ Photographer/Videographer
Oct 2016 - Present
Golden Hippo Media

-Shot high quality photographs/videigs used for advertising
campaigns with placement in Elle Magazine, QVC and Uber
-Produced, wrote & shot original long & short form content and developed marketing campaigns
-Assisted in securing and hiring of on camera and crew talent, equipment rental, production vendors, and issuing of final invoices and payment for all productions.
-Coordinated pre-production, location scouting, prop and set builds, lighting, audio, production, breakdown, and delivery of final assets for all live action projects.

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Jan 2009 - Present
getDrea Photography

-Produce Photography & Video Content for
news, corporate, events, headshots, editorials,
product & fashion clients.

- Corporate/Non-profit/News/Media Clients include
VH1, Fuse TV, Samsung, Freddie Mac, National MS Society,
Mike’s Hard Lemonade, El Pollo Loco, LA Law Enforcement, etc

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Visual Manager/Lead Photographer/Editor
May 2015 - Oct 2017
Street Food Cinema

-Assisted in securing and hiring of crew talent
- Produced visual media edits for video and photo
for advertising purposes.
-Managed the video and photography team ensuring
successfully executing the brand vision.


BA in Theater
Aug 2002 - May 2005
Ramapo College of NJ


Fluent / Native Proficiency
Fluent / Native Proficiency


Best Song for Mr Wang Goes to Hollywood
Apr 2015
LA WebFest 2015
Jun 2012
Soul Recognition Award at Boston International Film Festival
Mar 2007


Screen Actors Guild/American Federation of Television and Radio Artists
Jun 2005

An American labor union representing over 160,000 film and television principal and background performers, journalists, and radio personalities worldwide.

Photos & Videos

Rachel Getting Married Monologue by Drea Castro
Drea Castro - Reel
Drea Castro - Headshot

Fitness Photo/Active Lifestyle Photo shoot

Poster/Concept Idea - Actor - Jake Head from Worcester, MA

Jasmine -Pre Bat Mitzvah portrait shoot.

Casey Washington - Actor from "Mike & Molly" Poster Art shoot

Product Photography shoot for Hummus Republic

Freddie Mac Editorial Shoot
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2 Reviews

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Twilla Loewen Dec 21, 2015
Photography · Online

My instructor Drea was a very was a very Patient and was prepared for our lessons. She sends an email and get a basic understanding of what your goals are what type of equipment you're planning on using and if she is unfamiliar with you for particular camera she does her research and is prepared to answer you any of your questions. I would recommend taking photography classes from her, I intend to continue taking lessons from Drea she is a treasure trove of knowledge.

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John F. Jun 26, 2015
Photography · In studio

good teacher,

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