Brando Crawford is best known as the Director, Producer and Creator of Acting for a Cause, a series of curated play and screenplay table-reads with the best actors of young Hollywood, including Oscar Nominee Florence Pugh (Greta Gerwig’s Little Women), Emmy Nominee Margaret Qualley (Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood), Ruby Rose (Batwoman), Justice Smith (All the Bright Places), Natalia Dyer (Stranger Things), Jacob Elordi (HBO’s Euphoria), Brandon Flynn (13 Reasons Why), Auli'i Cravalho (Disney’s Moana), Cameron Monaghan (Shameless), Alex Wolff (Hereditary), Zazie Beetz (Atlanta), with participating writers including Oscar winner Kenneth Lonergan (This is Our Youth), John Hughes as represented by the John Hughes Estate (Ferris Bueller’s Day Off), and Oscar Nominees Jason Reitman and Sheldon Turner (Up in the Air), all while raising money and awareness for charities including EIFoundation, Mount Sinai Hospital Chicago, Know Your Rights Camp and International Foundation for Education and Innovation.
Chicago Tribune released a full page article titled "Working Off of Momentum" on the front page of their Arts and Entertainment section calling Crawford a "Visionary". By July 2020, a wide variety of news outlets wrote pieces about the project including BBC World News, Variety, TimeOut New York, JustJared, Disrupt Education, among other publications.
While closing out the last reading of their season, Crawford launched Acting for a Cause Media, to continue collaborating with his peers in Young Hollywood creating “art for the sake of art and impact”.
Crawford has produced music video totaling over 100 million streams including by Lil Xan, Futuristic, Gawne, MacLethal, Crypt and in August 2020, he exec. produced "Night Shifts" winning Silver at Fantasia Film Festival for, in Finn Wolfhard's Directorial Debut.
Crawford is not only known for his creative activism, he owns a Real Estate portfolio that stretches across North and South America, and is known for purchase, restoration, adaptive reuse and ownership of the former Hales Mansion, now known as the International Mansion: the largest privately owned mansion in Oak Park, IL, a village known for its architecture (Frank Lloyd Wright’s Home and Studio) and as the birthplace of Ernest Hemingway.
Brando Crawford also serves as Executive Director of The Language and Music School an educational establishment offering private lessons in world languages, music and academic tutoring and a "homeschool in school" Preschool, and Kindergarten- 8th Grade program. The school was originally founded by his mother in 1994- together they run both aspects of the school.
Brando is a descendant of Nobel Prize Physicist, Enrico Fermi, and his family is recognized at the King David Legacy Center in Jerusalem for paternal Davidic Descent from both grandfathers. Brando is honored to serve as Davidic Dynasty’s international spokesperson and representative.
Crawford is represented by Wolf Kasteler PR,
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