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!
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!)
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.
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.
PAWDCasts: Pilar and the World of Dogs - hosted
Highlight: Directing an entire season of a show co-created with friend, Pilar Kuhn.
Looking Forward: We're planning topics and shooting dates for Season 2. Looking into brand sponsorship as well as launching a PSA campaign.
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.
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?!)
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!
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.
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!
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!
What's Your Healthy? - hosted
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.
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!
Thanks for your support.