Lydia's Journey BEYOND Hollywood

Follow an actress's journey beyond Hollywood. The life after a successful 10 year career...

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Producing a Movie



Man, I would say the hardest part about producing a feature film is getting the FUNDS!
We are fundraising in El Campo this week, the location where the film takes place, trying to get the community involved in the project. We are going business to business, inviting the business owners, as well as EVERYONE, to our event tonight where we will hopefully get the remainder of our $150,000 budget! Yikes! It's a lot of money, but I have faith that the community will pull together. That Latinos all over the country will support.
The purpose of this film is to transform the image of Latinos in the media, and we need everyone's support to make that happen. A lot of people TALK about supporting what we are doing, but we need everyone to put their money where their mouth is! haha $150,000 sounds like a lot but it's nothing when you're trying to make a movie. So if 1,000 people contribute $150, we are all set!
What will YOU contribute???

Friday, January 21, 2011

HOMEBOUND

My current project is in the works. It's a feature film called HOMEBOUND, written and directed by my friend Fanny Veliz. The plan is to shoot in El Campo, Texas, a small town outside of Houston where our lead actor, Jeremiah Ocanas, is from. We are set to shoot in March 2011, (that's just two more months!!!!) but we need the remainder of our budget to do so. We are trying to raise $150,000 in order to shoot this film. It's a small budget, but we are hoping to use our contacts and resources to get the best film we can!
I'm one of the producers on this project as well as an actress in the film. We are using a website called KICKSTARTER to raise the funds. We need YOUR help! Contribute what you can! There are perks with every contribution. To see the video and learn more, click HERE

Monday, January 10, 2011

They say "Everything Happens for a Reason"

I never knew why I felt like I was ready to leave Hollywood and come back to Texas. It didn't make sense to family, friends or colleagues. I just felt like I was ready to head back. And that's because I was still working steadily!
But once I got here, I realized that everything happens for a reason. There is no place I'm supposed to be right now than here and now.
This month I have spent the holidays with family, fell in love, took care of two small children, reconnected with old friends, and let's not forget, got my Texas license plates! This move may not have made sense in the beginning - but where I am now - it makes TOTAL sense. I'm exactly where I'm supposed to be: At the beginning of my new road that I'm traveling on. :)
My future is beginning and I couldn't be happier :)