Monsters & Miracles
Every now and then you stumble across a person with such fantastic story that you wonder why you have never heard of them. We are pleased to share with you today an interview with Mr. Gary Kaskel here on Simply Pets Radio (formerly Your Pets My Dogs) with our host Lisa Smith Putnam.
Gary is just one of those rare marvelous finds that we are truly excited to share not only his story, but that of Mr. Henry Bergh’s. Gary, has had a strong interest in animal protection and other social justice issues. He was president of United Action for Animals in NYC (2003-2007). His intimate knowledge of the spectrum of animal advocacy led him to make "Animal People - the humane movement in America," a feature documentary in 2006.
Today Lisa speaks to Gary about his latest project Monsters & Miracles. Monster & Miracles is superb read and sheds a tremendous amount of knowledge and love about Mr. Henry Bergh. After several years of researching Mr. Henry Bergh the founder of ASPCA-Henry Bergh, he wrote an historical novel based on Bergh’s life entitled "Monsters and Miracles."
“Monsters and Miracles is the story of a complex and conflicted warrior for children and animals who changed the consciousness of a nation more than a century ago.” If you LOVE animals, this show is a must listen to, as your life as an animal lover will never be the same again! Thank you Gary Kaskel and Henry Bergh for your dedication and love for all that you do and have done in making sure ALL animals are treated with the love and dignity they expect!
Gary Kaskel was born and raised in Manhattan where he studied at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts as a teenager. He has been writing and making films since he was in grade school. His diverse career includes working as a camera salesman, stand-up comedian, journalist, technology consultant, charity executive, actor, screenwriter, director, cameraman and editor.
Since graduating from the CalArts film school, where he studied screen writing and directing under Alexander Mackendrick ("The Man in the White Suit," "The Ladykillers," "The Sweet Smell of Success"), Gary has worked in film and television as a writer, producer, director and cameraman for news, entertainment and documentary projects.
For more than twenty years, Gary Kaskel has had a strong interest in animal protection and other social justice issues. He was president of United Action for Animals in NYC (2003-2007). His intimate knowledge of the spectrum of animal advocacy led him to make "Animal People - the humane movement in America," a feature documentary in 2006.
From 2008 to 2011 he was a producer of the annual Genesis Awards for the Hollywood office of The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) responsible for editing the clips and montage packages, as well as producing a variety of Los Angeles-based celebrity public service videos for HSUS.
Presently, Gary Kaskel is CEO of Carriage Trade Media, a production company focusing on developing socially-conscious comedy, drama and historical film and television projects. After several years of researching the life of ASPCA-founder Henry Bergh, he wrote an historical novel based on his life entitled "Monsters and Miracles." He is presently working on an autobiography titled, "I Could Have Been a Pawnbroker."