ANGELIQUE MIDTHUNDER began her career in casting in the mid-1990s after working internationally as an actress and discovering an intrigue for the casting process.

Angelique spent many successful years working in Los Angeles, and in 2005 relocated to Santa Fe, New Mexico where she quickly became one of the state's preeminent casting directors.

In addition to casting every character type, Angelique has developed a special niche for Native American casting and prides herself on preserving integrity in cultural casting while recognizing the value of creative freedom.  

In 2010 she was nominated alongside Richard Hicks and David Ruben for an Emmy for “Outstanding Casting for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special” for Georgia O’Keeffe - and in 2017, she was nominated alongside Jeanne McCarthy for an Aritos Award for location casting for "Captain Fantastic."  She is a current member of the Casting Society of America (CSA) and the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.  

Angelique is dedicated to supporting New Mexico’s film industry and is especially proud of its vibrant talent pool. 

Angelique Midthunder, CSA

Angelique Midthunder, CSA

Jennifer Schwalenberg

Jennifer Schwalenberg

JENNIFER SCHWALENBERG began her career in casting in 1995 when she transitioned from working as a Los Angeles talent agent assistant to prominent commercial casting director, Beth Holmes.  She spent five years learning the craft of traditional commercial casting while also scouting the streets to find authentic faces and raw talent for directors who favored “real people.” During her tenure at BHC, Jennifer worked on hundreds of national commercials, including numerous Superbowl campaigns and with major advertisers such as Budweiser, Doritos, Dominoes, Pep Boys, Holiday Inn, and American Express.

In 2000, she left L.A. for the blue skies and stunning vistas of her dream city: Santa Fe, hired by the New Mexico Film Office under Governor Bill Richardson in 2003 to create and manage a Native American casting database to showcase the state’s tribal members and provide a substantial resource for casting directors and talent agents.

Jennifer became Deputy Director of the New Mexico Film Office in 2006 where she devoted her time recruiting and servicing productions, showcasing New Mexico, its communities and resources, coordinating scouts throughout the state, managing the tax credit and loan programs, and assisting producers, studios and networks throughout production and the incentive process. 

She went back to her love of casting and joined the Midthunder team in 2013, where she has worked on dozens of feature films, television productions, local and national commercials.  She is an Associate Member of the Casting Society of America (CSA).