I want to look back and note all of the amazingly talented people I've worked with over the last year and give you an update on each film and series. So here's the quick run-down in the best format I could conjure up.

Love in the Time of Monsters - horror comedy

Highlight: Working with all of my University of Arizona friends on such a big endeavor! 

Accomplished: Film is complete and our Trailer is online! We hosted Private Screenings in Los Angeles, CA, Crescent City, CA & Tucson, AZ for Cast, Crew and Colleagues. We signed with reps at Circus Road Films.  We've been featured on Ain't it Cool News, Dread Central and in Sci-Fi Magazine!

Looking Forward: Film Festival Premiere (announcement coming January 29th), Thunderdikk Music Video Party and Release (coming soon!), more festivals around the world and distribution so our fans can finally see this bloody masterpiece!

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42 Seconds of Happiness - drama 

Highlight: Working with writer/director Christina Kallas who is fearless and brilliant.

Accomplished: Completed a fundraising campaign on IndieGoGo to fund our shoot. We shot the feature film in five days and it was amazing; unlike any film I've ever been a part of.  We have an editor working on the cut and we're seeking grants for finishing funds. Juggling People in Love in NYC and Writers Improv Studio.

Looking Forward: Bringing on the rest of our post production team. Hopefully receiving Finishing Funds for post and getting the word out to online distributors and film festivals about the film.  Perk fulfillment in the works for our donors.  Christina and I have already begun discussing plans for the next feature (aahhhh!)

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Ablution - drama

Highlight: Meeting Writer/Director Parisa Barani and being a part of this brave film.

Accomplished: Successful Kickstarter campaign raised enough money ($18,000+) to shoot the film!

Looking Forward: I can't wait to shoot this film and introduce the world to Parisa's voice.

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American Terror - action drama

Highlight: Hosting our first table read with talented US Veterans/Actors.

Accomplished: Our IndieGoGo Campaign allowed us to hire a writer, David Taylor, and grant writer, Aliza Pearl, to help us through the next stage of development. We had our first table read and invaluable feedback from US Veteran contacts. 

Looking Forward: We can't wait to finalize our screenplay, apply for grant money and get financing in place so we can go into production!  Perk fulfillment in the works for our donors.

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PAWDCasts: Pilar and the World of Dogs - hosted

Highlight: Directing an entire season of a show co-created with friend, Pilar Kuhn.

Accomplished: Completed 23 episodes of dog care tips. Attended the South Bay Kennel Club Dog Show in August. 

Looking Forward: We're planning topics and shooting dates for Season 2. Looking into brand sponsorship as well as launching a PSA campaign. 

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Producing Juliet - drama

Highlight: Working with Tina Cesa Ward again and joining the production in person in December for our second shoot!

Accomplished: 250,000 views on our first two episodes in a few weeks. Featured in Curve Magazine (Dec 2013 pg 68), After Ellen, Huffington Post and many other publications.  The fabulous Rochelle Dancel launched our Stage Stories website and we have some amazing stories you should check out! Watch Cast Conversations with our talented cast. Tina and I were interviewed on The Cutting Room Floor with Casey Ryan.

Looking Forward: We're launching Ep 3 on January 15th and Ep 4 on January 29th (so make sure you subscribe!) and hope to shoot more in the near future.

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Lookbook - drama

Highlight - Finally getting a chance to work with writer/director Bernie Su!

Accomplished: Kicked off the series launch with a packed party in Hollywood. Launched nine episodes on Lookbook.nu to a very engaged and hungry audience. Great coverage of our release across the web including The Hollywood Reporter and Tubefilter. Brand sponsorship and donations (because who can do a show about fashion without fashion brand involvement?!)

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The Ladies and the Gents - comedy

Highlight: Being able to write for a series that I'm not producing. While I would have loved to be in town and direct my episodes, being a writer only this time was a welcomed treat!

Accomplished: Wrote two episodes of The Ladies (Our Song and Rag Doll). Attended a packed launch party for the show. Episodes are online now for your viewing pleasure!

Looking Forward: I can't wait to hear what The Ladies and the Gents does next! Where ever they decide to go, I definitely want to be involved.

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My Gimpy Life - comedy

Highlight: Meeting and working with the lovely Teal Sherer!

Accomplished: Shot 4 episodes of My Gimpy Life Season 2. Got to work with some great actors including Mindy Sterling and Geri Jewell. Finally got to work with director Sean Becker.

Looking Forward: My Gimpy Life Season 2 launch dates coming soon so keep an eye out!

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Brian Majestic: Dinosaur Hunter - comedy

Highlight: Seeing Rob Gokee and Brian Majestic successfully complete their IndieGoGo Campaign in 4 days!

Accomplished: Successful fundraising campaign. Casting talented people like Sheila Daley and Daryl Crittenden to accompany the rest of the cast. Bringing on a small but dedicated crew.

Looking Forward: Locking Locations and shooting this crazy show!

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Cost of Capital - drama

Highlight: Working with Goldie Chan and Brian DeChesare on Season 2 plans.

Accomplished: Hired writer, Douglas Stark, to work with us on Season 2 and it's currently in the works!

Looking Forward: Hopefully shooting Season 2 this year!

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What's Your Healthy? - hosted

Highlight: Working with My Damn Channel & Aetna on this show.

Accomplished: Shot 10 episodes of What's Your Healthy? and six of the 10 are online.

Looking Forward: Four more episodes going up soon and hopefully more productions in the future.

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New Projects

I can't talk about some of the other projects I have in the works - YET. But what I do know is 2014 is going to rock even more than 2013. Let's do this!

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As Season 1 of PAWDCasts: Pilar and the World of Dogs comes to an end this month (it's already December 2013!), you'll want to make sure you're keeping up with our dog happenings! From Trimming Your Dog's Nails to learning about different Breeds, we've got you covered! 

To watch the current Season 1 Episodes on our YouTube channel just click play below:

We're also asking viewers what topics they would like us to tackle in Season 2 so if you have a thought, question, problem or a breed you love, let us know so we can put your topic into the cue. Post your topics on our Facebook Page, YouTube Channel or email us here.

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Shooting on a Shoestring, Distributing on a Dime
 
Get nuts and bolts advice from actors and directors who are successfully producing ultra-low budget films and web series.  Pick up tips on getting your feature distributed or your webisode sponsored. Panelists include: Joe Gold and Tammy Caplan, Desperate Acts of Magic; J.C. Calciano and Matt Solari, Is It Just Me?; John Alan Simon and Elizabeth Karr,Radio Free Albemuth; and Allison Vanore and Andy Gunn, Love in the Time of Monsters.
 
When: 7-9 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013
 Where: SAG-AFTRA
James Cagney Boardroom – Lobby Level
5757 Wilshire Blvd. 
Los Angeles, CA 90036

After spending close to a month up in the redwood forest of Del Norte county and nearby Crescent City in May of 2012, the cast (Doug Jones, Jeff Turner) and filmmakers of Love in the Time of Monsters returned with a finished film the weekend of September 7, 2013.  Thrilled to have the film back in town, locals Jenny Young and other cast and crew threw down the red carpet, invited the entire city, and hosted an after party.  We had 300 people show up for the screening which played in three theatres that night and the reaction was nothing short of amazing.  To read more about the reaction from Crescent City you can catch the latest article from the Triplicate here:

Crescent City gets taste of Hollywood at movie screening

Some photos from the event - Sept. 7, 2013

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Ben Turner and Jeff Turner (as Bigfoot Kid Wes)

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Doug Jones (plays Dr. Lincoln) and Matt Jackson (Director)

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Rob Gokee (Composer) and wife Allison Vanore (Producer)

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The Lobby of the Crescent City Theatre on Screening Night - Sept. 7, 2013

"Producing Juliet" goes to London for a World Premiere this September at the Raindance Film Festival's first ever Web Fest!

"Raindance today announced its launch of the UK’s first ever Web Fest – a dedicated web series ‘micro-festival’ taking place on 28th and 29th September during the Film Festival itself. Web Fest will feature a packed schedule of panel discussions, with subjects covering audience development, lessons from YouTubers, product placement and branding, and future of web TV. There will also be world premiere screenings, including Producing Juliet, the latest from Tina Cesa Ward, whose previous series Anyone But Me captured over 35 million views." Read more...

Raindance Film Festival

 

This summer I had the honor of working with talented Writer/Director, Tina Cesa Ward, again.  This time on "Producing Juliet."

Realizing her open relationship isn't working, Rebecca finds a new focus in the foreign world of theatre by producing the sophomore effort of lovelorn playwright, Juliet, forming a partnership that will put everyone's drama on stage.

The show will be released October 2013 but the trailer was just released this week!

Trailer from the new series by Tina Cesa Ward ("Anyone But Me" and "Good People in Love") www.ProducingJuliet.com
Starring: Alisha Spielmann, Rachael Hip-Flores, Jenny Grace, Betty Kaplan, Andy Phelan, Stacey Raymond, Kevin Sebastian, Chinaza Uche