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The Secret Gallery Inc. is a full-service casting company by Drew Dasent & Daniel Peddle. With over twenty years of experience in the fashion industry, we offer a customized service to international brands hoping to distinguish their casting within the global marketplace.

From collaborating directly with designers to liaising with art buyers, we understand the creative terrain and its many corporate nuances. Our astute eyes, professionalism, and respect for the clients’ goals have helped us establish a long-term clientele of some of the world’s most respected industry visionaries.

Working closely with local mother agencies as well as international talent networks, The Secret Gallery Inc. is known for identifying break-out stars, helping our clients stay ahead of the curve.

We also continually discover new talent through “street scouting” and have launched the careers of numerous models. Several of our discoveries have gone on to become working and established actors in Hollywood.

Whether casting print advertising, magazine editorials, runway shows, commercials, or ecommerce, we approach each project with passion and creativity. Our steadfast pursuit of diversity and artistic sensibility, have helped us earn our reputation as industry leaders in casting.

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The Secret Gallery Inc.
206 West 23rd Street, Fifth Floor,
New York, New York 10011
casting@thesecretgalleryinc.com

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DANIEL PEDDLE

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Artist Daniel Peddle spent his childhood in rural North Carolina. He graduated with honors in Anthropology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and attended graduate film school at New York University. While a student at NYU, Daniel cast his student films by “street scouting” undiscovered talent. This nontraditional means of casting soon evolved into a full-service casting company with an international clientele such as Comme des Garçons, Phillip Lim and Givenchy. His discoveries include Academy Award winner Jennifer Lawrence, who he discovered near Union Square when she was thirteen-years-old. Top image-makers continually seek Daniel’s intuition for new talent and artistic eye.

It was through street casting that Daniel first encountered the subjects of his debut feature documentary film The Aggressives (2005) the urban subculture of butch women and trans men of color. An influential work on modern gender identity, the film was awarded the Kinsey Honor from the Kinsey Institute and numerous “Best of” awards at documentary film festivals worldwide. Powerhouse Books published Daniel’s written exposé on the Aggressives’ subculture in the book Transculturalism © 2005.

Trail Angels (2011), Daniel’s second documentary feature is also a portrait of a subculture. Here a community based on kindness emerges from the backwoods of America. The film follows four unsung heroes, who make it their quest to help the seasonal thru-hikers of the Appalachian Trail, a pilgrimage of five million footsteps. The film debuted on The Documentary Channel in 2011 as part of their series “Across America”.

Sunset Edge, Daniel’s first narrative feature uses a fresh cast of teenagers discovered by Daniel for the film. Mixing documentary techniques with painterly tableaus of rural life, Sunset Edge captures the vivid deconstruction of traditional meaning-systems in the American South. Sunset Edge premiered at Museum of The Moving Image in NY and was theatrically released in select U.S. cities including NYC and LA.

Moss, Daniel’s latest narrative feature also boasts an entire cast discovered by Daniel, including newcomer Mitchell Slaggert in his film debut as the titular “Moss”.

With partner Drew Dasent, The Secret Gallery was founded in 2000 and first opened in Redhook, Brooklyn. Before closing to the public in 2001, they exhibited artists Jamel Shabazz, Martina Hoogland-Ivanow, Melissa Auf der Maur and produced Carter Smith’s notorious “Squat” show, casting four young strangers to live under 24-hour surveillance for six-weeks in the gallery.

The Secret Gallery was incorporated in 2001 and relocated to New York City, where it now houses a casting office as well as Daniel’s art and film studio.

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DREW DASENT

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Drew Dasent was born in Sheffield, UK. He worked as an art director for a British sportswear company, before relocating to New York City in 2000. Stateside he began working as a wardrobe stylist and has extensive experience in both commercials and music videos. He has styled for Marc Anthony, Aaliyah, DMX, Rage Against The Machine, Bruce Springstein, and Nine Inch Nails among many others.

Drew met Daniel on a photo shoot and the two quickly bonded, sharing a similar aesthetic and political viewpoint. Their love for world culture and general disdain for over-industrialization has led them to many collaborative efforts including WHENTHEWORLDWASFLAT, an on-going limited series of elaborate drawings and esoteric writings on fabric, hand-embroidered by Drew.

At The Secret Gallery, armed with a resolute professionalism and astute critical eye, Drew is the operating director of casting services. He manages relationships with model agencies spanning the globe and directs castings for many international companies. From in-store and online marketing, runway and backstage production, print campaigns to catalogues, look-books, events, magazine editorials and special projects in film and multi-media, Drew has years of casting experience and over-sees many long-term client accounts.

Along with Daniel, the two have become industry leaders in promoting diversity in casting, while creating a distinctive and consistent casting vision for a wide range of brands.

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The Secret Gallery Inc. is a full-service casting agency. We work with international modeling and talent agencies and cast for worldwide print advertising, magazine editorials, runway shows, TV commercials, independent films and digital media.

The Secret Gallery Inc. also specializes in “street scouting”, finding unique and undiscovered talent for specific casting projects. We are considered a source for “real people” as well as new, and unconventional types. Many of our discoveries have been placed with top agencies around the world.

Contact

The Secret Gallery Inc.
206 West 23rd Street, Fifth Floor,
New York, New York 10011
646 688 4077 Office
casting@thesecretgalleryinc.com

Photography Clients

Magazines

Commercial Clients

Clients

Bruce Weber
Richard Burbridge
Carter Smith
Mario Sorrenti
Paolo Roversi
Craig McDean
Juergen Teller
Terry Richardson
Mario Testino
Tina Barney
Philip-Lorca diCorcia
Larry Clark
Steven Klein
David Sims
Tom Munro
Collier Schorr
David Armstrong
Willy Vanderperre
Alexei Hay
Daniel Jackson
Will Davidson
Larry Fink
Jack Pierson
Sebastian Faena
Beau Grealy
Miguel Reveriego
Sharif Hamza
Karim Sadli
Dan Martensen
Brett Lloyd
Pierre Debusschere
Ben Weller
Arthur Elgort
Beau Grealy
Matthias Vriens-McGrath
Vincent Peters
Jamel Shabazz
Martina Hoogland-Ivanow
Christophe Rihet
Koto Bolofo
Walter Chin
Mariano Vivanco
Stefan Ruiz
Lina Scheynius
Alex Cayley
Steen Sundland
Perry Ogden
Ranier Hosch
Vava Ribeiro
Alan Scrymgeour
Dusan Reljin
Clang
Luke Smalley
Magnus Unnar
Luke Irons
Frederike Helwig
Platon
Benjamin Alexander Huseby
Nathaniel Goldberg
Ilan Rubin
Sølve Sundsbø
K T Auleta
Marc Borthwick
Bruno Staub
Miles Aldridge
Danko Steiner
Mert and Marcus
Simon Burstall
Josh Olins
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Vogue

Italian Vogue
Vogue Nippon
Teen Vogue
Harper’s Bazaar
Arena Hommes Plus
Vogue Homme International
L’Uomo Vogue
V’MAN
V
Another
AnOtherMan
Vibe
The Source
The Fader
Wonderland
10 Men
Elle
Mixte
Trace
Spin
Dutch
BlackBook
Index
Tetu
Out
Candy
Wallpaper
New York Times Magazine
Details
GQ
Japanese GQ
iD
The Face
Interview
BIG
Paper
Complex
Flaunt
Surface
Exhibition
Numero
10
Rebel
D
EXIT
Dazed and Confused
Commons and Sense
Candy
Fräulein
Bon
Intermission
The Last Magazine
Russh
PIN-UP
Vogue Hommes Japan
International Herald Tribune
Visionaire
(RED)
H&M
Comme des Garçons
Givenchy
Sisley
Marella
Ben Sherman
M.A.C Cosmetics
Abercrombie and Fitch
Hollister
Adidas
Rogan
Orange Wireless
Avirex
Martin + Osa
Chase
Chevignon
3.1 Phillip Lim
Erin Fetherston
Band of Outsiders
Edun
Enyce
United Bamboo
Lancome
Biore
Chippewa
Perrier
Budweiser
Paco Rabanne
Burberry Intimates
Calvin Klein Jeans
Chaumet
Citizen Watches
B&B Liquor
VH1
MTV
NBC
Barbara Bui
Wrangler Jeans
Dockers Levis
Boost Mobile
Crane Paper
American Eagle
Nike
Motorola
Moet Chandon
Nom de Guerre
Marc Jacobs
Anteprima
Richard Chai
Boudicca
Catharine Malandrino
Target for Isaac Mizrahi
Secret
Thakoon
TSE Cashmere
Costume National Men
Valentino Men
C’N’C Costume National
Y&Kei
Tess Giberson
McQ
Ecco
SUNO
Maria Cornejo’s Zero
DKNY
Generra
YSL Homme
Roberto Cavalli
Sean John
Milly
Avirex
Van Cleef & Arpel
Uniqlo
Perricone
Max Factor
Samsung
Rocawear
BET
Diesel
Replay
Siviglia
Ports 1961

DANIEL PEDDLE

DREW DASENT

Bios

Artist Daniel Peddle spent his childhood in rural North Carolina. He graduated with honors in Anthropology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and attended graduate film school at New York University. While a student at NYU, Daniel cast his student films by “street scouting” undiscovered talent. This nontraditional means of casting soon evolved into a full-service casting company with an international clientele such as Comme des Garçons, Phillip Lim and Givenchy. His discoveries include Academy Award winner Jennifer Lawrence, who he discovered near Union Square when she was thirteen-years-old. Top image-makers continually seek Daniel’s intuition for new talent and artistic eye.

It was through street casting that Daniel first encountered the subjects of his debut feature documentary film The Aggressives (2005) about a world of butch lesbians of color passing as men. An influential work on modern gender identity, the film was awarded the Kinsey Honor from the Kinsey Institute and numerous “Best of” awards at documentary film festivals worldwide. Powerhouse Books published Daniel’s written exposé on the Aggressives’ subculture in the book Transculturalism © 2005. Trail Angels (2011), Daniel’s second documentary feature is also a portrait of a subculture. Here a community based on kindness emerges from the backwoods of America. The film follows four unsung heroes, who make it their quest to help the seasonal thru-hikers of the Appalachian Trail, a pilgrimage of five million footsteps. The film debuted on The Documentary Channel in 2011 as part of their series “Across America”.

Sunset Edge, Daniel’s first narrative feature uses a fresh cast of teenagers discovered by Daniel for the film. Mixing documentary techniques with painterly tableaus of rural life, Sunset Edge captures the vivid deconstruction of traditional meaning-systems in the American South. Sunset Edge premiered at Museum of The Moving Image in NY and was theatrically released in select U.S. cities including NYC and LA.

With partner Drew Dasent, The Secret Gallery was founded in 2000 and first opened in Redhook, Brooklyn. Before closing to the public in 2001, they exhibited artists Jamel Shabazz, Martina Hoogland-Ivanow, Melissa Auf der Maur and produced Carter Smith’s notorious “Squat” show, casting four young strangers to live under 24-hour surveillance for six-weeks in the gallery.

The Secret Gallery was incorporated in 2001 and relocated to New York City, where it now houses a casting office as well as Daniel’s art and film studio.

Drew Dasent was born in Sheffield, UK. He worked as an art director for a British sportswear company, before relocating to New York City in 2000. Stateside he began working as a wardrobe stylist and has extensive experience in both commercials and music videos. He has styled for Marc Anthony, Aaliyah, DMX, Rage Against The Machine, Bruce Springstein, and Nine Inch Nails among many others.

Drew met Daniel on a photo shoot and the two quickly bonded, sharing a similar aesthetic and political viewpoint. Their love for world culture and general disdain for over-industrialization has led them to many collaborative efforts including WHENTHEWORLDWASFLAT, an on-going limited series of elaborate drawings and esoteric writings on fabric, hand-embroidered by Drew.

At The Secret Gallery, armed with a resolute professionalism and astute critical eye, Drew is the operating director of casting services. He manages relationships with model agencies spanning the globe and directs castings for many international companies. From in-store and online marketing, runway and backstage production, print campaigns to catalogues, look-books, events, magazine editorials and special projects in film and multi-media, Drew has years of casting experience and over-sees many long-term client accounts.

Along with Daniel, the two have become industry leaders in promoting diversity in casting, while creating a distinctive and consistent casting vision for a wide range of brands.

Bios

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Artist Daniel Peddle spent his childhood in rural North Carolina. He graduated with honors in Anthropology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and attended graduate film school at New York University. While a student at NYU, Daniel cast his student films by “street scouting” undiscovered talent. This nontraditional means of casting soon evolved into a full-service casting company with an international clientele such as Comme des Garçons, Phillip Lim and Givenchy. His discoveries include Academy Award winner Jennifer Lawrence, who he discovered near Union Square when she was thirteen-years-old. Top image-makers continually seek Daniel’s intuition for new talent and artistic eye.

It was through street casting that Daniel first encountered the subjects of his debut feature documentary film The Aggressives (2005) about a world of butch lesbians of color passing as men. An influential work on modern gender identity, the film was awarded the Kinsey Honor from the Kinsey Institute and numerous “Best of” awards at documentary film festivals worldwide. Powerhouse Books published Daniel’s written exposé on the Aggressives’ subculture in the book Transculturalism © 2005. Trail Angels (2011), Daniel’s second documentary feature is also a portrait of a subculture. Here a community based on kindness emerges from the backwoods of America. The film follows four unsung heroes, who make it their quest to help the seasonal thru-hikers of the Appalachian Trail, a pilgrimage of five million footsteps. The film debuted on The Documentary Channel in 2011 as part of their series “Across America”.

Sunset Edge, Daniel’s first narrative feature uses a fresh cast of teenagers discovered by Daniel for the film. Mixing documentary techniques with painterly tableaus of rural life, Sunset Edge captures the vivid deconstruction of traditional meaning-systems in the American South.Sunset Edge premiered at Museum of The Moving Image in NY and was theatrically released in select U.S. cities including NYC and LA.

With partner Drew Dasent, The Secret Gallery was founded in 2000 and first opened in Redhook, Brooklyn. Before closing to the public in 2001, they exhibited artists Jamel Shabazz, Martina Hoogland-Ivanow, Melissa Auf der Maur and produced Carter Smith’s notorious “Squat” show, casting four young strangers to live under 24-hour surveillance for six-weeks in the gallery.

The Secret Gallery was incorporated in 2001 and relocated to New York City, where it now houses a casting office as well as Daniel’s art and film studio

DREW DASENT

Drew Dasent was born in Sheffield, UK. He worked as an art director for a British sportswear company, before relocating to New York City in 2000. Stateside he began working as a wardrobe stylist and has extensive experience in both commercials and music videos. He has styled for Marc Anthony, Aaliyah, DMX, Rage Against The Machine, Bruce Springstein, and Nine Inch Nails among many others.

Drew met Daniel on a photo shoot and the two quickly bonded, sharing a similar aesthetic and political viewpoint. Their love for world culture and general disdain for over-industrialization has led them to many collaborative efforts including WHENTHEWORLDWASFLAT, an on-going limited series of elaborate drawings and esoteric writings on fabric, hand-embroidered by Drew.

At The Secret Gallery, armed with a resolute professionalism and astute critical eye, Drew is the operating director of casting services. He manages relationships with model agencies spanning the globe and directs castings for many international companies. From in-store and online marketing, runway and backstage production, print campaigns to catalogues, look-books, events, magazine editorials and special projects in film and multi-media, Drew has years of casting experience and over-sees many long-term client accounts.

Along with Daniel, the two have become industry leaders in promoting diversity in casting, while creating a distinctive and consistent casting vision for a wide range of brands.

Contact

Photography Clients

Bruce Weber
Richard Burbridge
Carter Smith
Mario Sorrenti
Paolo Roversi
Craig McDean
Juergen Teller
Terry Richardson
Mario Testino
Tina Barney
Philip-Lorca diCorcia
Larry Clark
Steven Klein
David Sims
Tom Munro
Collier Schorr
David Armstrong
Willy Vanderperre
Alexei Hay
Daniel Jackson
Will Davidson
Larry Fink
Jack Pierson
Sebastian Faena
Beau Grealy
Miguel Reveriego
Sharif Hamza
Karim Sadli
Dan Martensen
Brett Lloyd
Pierre Debusschere
Ben Weller
Arthur Elgort
Beau Grealy
Matthias Vriens-McGrath
Vincent Peters
Jamel Shabazz
Martina Hoogland-Ivanow
Christophe Rihet
Koto Bolofo
Walter Chin
Mariano Vivanco
Stefan Ruiz
Lina Scheynius
Alex Cayley
Steen Sundland
Perry Ogden
Ranier Hosch
Vava Ribeiro
Alan Scrymgeour
Dusan Reljin
Clang
Luke Smalley
Magnus Unnar
Luke Irons
Frederike Helwig
Platon
Benjamin Alexander Huseby
Nathaniel Goldberg
Ilan Rubin
Sølve Sundsbø
K T Auleta
Marc Borthwick
Bruno Staub
Miles Aldridge
Danko Steiner
Mert and Marcus
Simon Burstall
Josh Olins

Magazines

Commercial Clients

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