No doubt, Henry Bergh is the most famous American youve never heard of, declares Gary Kaskel
, author of Monsters and Miracles-Henry Bergh's
Writer and filmmaker Gary Kaskel
has penned a biographical novel that explores the mind of a wealthy New Yorker who never had to earn a living, who in mid-life finds his calling to protect animals exploited mercilessly by a variety of perpetrators, which led to very public confrontations with Commodore Vanderbilt and P.T. Barnum.
paints a detailed and personal portrait of the man who taught us to respect animals.
has woven an urbane and atmospheric tale of New York and Europe in the mid-19th century and an aristocrats passionate crusade not only to bring America forward on the subject of animal cruelty and childrens rights but for meaning and purpose in his
Gary Kaskel was born and raised in Manhattan where he studied at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts as a teenager.
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.
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).
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
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.
is presently working on an autobiography titled, "I Could Have Been a Pawnbroker."
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