Gratitude and Giving

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Gratitude and Giving

A look back..

I have a lot to be thankful for.  As I write to you, I’m on the East Coast having just spent the Thanksgiving weekend with 14 family members, six of whom are under the age of six.  So many cuddles.

The last few months have been a whirl-wind of great achievements.  We wrapped a 20-day shoot on the feature film Nowherelandwhich was funded on Kickstarter earlier this yearI went into the studio to record my characters for the animated feature The Grid Zombie: Outlett Maul, I was chosen to play the part of a severed head on a platter inside of  a Haunted Maze for charity, and I filmed a pretty intense lead role for the horror feature film Killcast.

Killcast was unlike anything I’ve done before. There was no script, it was 24hrs of directed Improv. We had an outline and our director using a white board behind the scenes as cameras rolled for 24 hours, all while being live streamed on the Internet where fans could pay $10 to interact via Ustream and help participants try to escape, or not.

It was a pleasure to work with Director April Wade Wish, and the entire cast and crew. Click the screen-cap below to view a short video clip of my time in the “Kill Room”  and if you’re interested in supporting Independent Horror, you can do so by pre-ordering a DVD or Digital download Here 

I’ve also just completed my 10th successful Kickstarter Campaign, This time for my friend and colleague from DEADWOOD, Actor Jim Beaver . Jim, along with Producer Charlie Mount are bringing Verdigris to Theatre West in March 2015.  The campaign closed out at 160% Funded with over 900 Backers. Check it out HERE.  I’m really looking forward to seeing this production.

It appears this lil side business of managing crowdfunding campaigns that I’ve created for myself is here to stay.In the past 19 months or so, I have been instrumental in raising over a Million dollars, in the trenches with artists and creators.  For 2015, I’m expanding into workshops, speaking engagements, downloadable courses and programs.  As a member of this new email list, you’ll get my freebie videos before anyone else, discounts on programs, and you’ll be in the know about the latest and greatest in crowdfunding.  So, if you’re interesed in crowdfunding AT ALL then you want to get on this NEW  LIST

I’ll be wrapping up 2014, bouncing around the East Coast for work and pleasure, but mostly pleasure.  If you happen to be in the Boston area this coming weekend, I’ll be appearing as a Special Guest at The North-East Comic Con.  I’ll be speaking on a few panels, including the Voice Actors Script Read and leading a discussion on Crowdfunding.   Get Tickets Here

Oh, and check this out.. I just completed my first level of classes with FIRE FANS!
Click the photo below  for Video Proof!   (Sign up for Classes -> http://www.FireGroove.com )

Hope that you, yes you, are happy, content and continually growing, flowing, and loving the journey of this life.

Wishing all of us some December Magic!!
~Leah

Sean Astin’s Vox Populi Radio aired our Season Two Finale, Episode 23 on Oct 30th.  It’s been a wild ride; from our highly successful Kickstarter in 2013, till now.l  I can honestly say working as the Project Manager of Vox, hand in hand with Sean and the entire team has made me a more aware, more concerned, and more educated human being.  We’re not sure what’s in store for the program next year, but please do continue to #RaiseYourVox and follow us on Facebook and  Twitter
The Ms. In The Biz Book is now available thruAMAZON!! I’m stoked to be one of 21 female contributing actors, writers, producers and directors included in this ground-breaking book for females in the entertainment industry. Check out the Press Release and get the 1st chapter FREE via emailHERE and if you LOVE it… order it herehttp://bit.ly/thrivinginhollywood
Check out my very last Kickstarter client of 2014. Carolina Hoyos, a long-time friend is raising funds for her first solo album She’s using this campaign to share her journey with PTSD, to shine a light on mental illnesses and as a dedication to her Dad and his recent (successful) battle with Cancer.  Click the photo above to learn more.
I’m a tad late on theCYBER MONDAY Deal, so I’ve extended it to last thru Friday.  All Coffee Chats are 25% off andAll Coaching Packages are 10% off.  Must put a deposit down by this Friday to be eligible for these savings.
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This article was written by Leah