THE JOYFUL VAMPIRE TOUR OF AMERICA
From May to August 2019, Naomi and her team took her second feature film, Bite Me, on a whimsical 51-screening, 40-city, 3-month, RV-fueled tour of the United States. Their goal was to innovate how independent films are distributed, by taking the power back from the gatekeepers and exploring a direct-to-fan model that included event-based screenings, audience members in costume, Joyful Vampire Balls, 13,0001 miles driven in RV, and expansive lessons on the state of film distribution and viewership today.
The entire tour and distribution experience was documented in real-time via an entertaining, hilarious, and informative weekly YouTube series made by filmmaker Kiwi Callahan and is available on YouTube .
To read Naomi’s re-cap of lessons learned, visit her post on Seed&Spark HERE .
Courtney Loving, LCPC is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and Integration Specialist in private practice in Ketchum, Idaho. Prior to practicing in Idaho, she worked at an Untied Way Agency in Columbus, Georgia serving a diverse population including Military families from Fort Benning. Courtney has certifications in working with Trauma, specifically using Havening Techniques, Emotional Freedom Technique and Trauma Resiliency Model. She also has advanced training in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy. Since moving to the Wood River Valley she has also partnered with Higher Ground, serving veterans and their families as a mental health partner. Future interests include working toward her certificate in Psychedelic assisted therapy and weaving her passion as trauma specialist with psycho-sensory modalities and indigenous medicine. Prior to becoming an LCPC, Courtney worked as member of Actor’s Equity as an actress. She is grateful to combine the many life skills and experiences gleaned from a lifetime working in the theatre in her practice as a therapist. As a therapist and performance coach, these skills allow her to develop programs dedicated to teaching theatre skills to enhance authenticity, communication, compassion and intention. Previous coaching clients include attorneys, physicians, corporate leaders, managers and educators. Courtney finds the common denominator in all clients to be a longing for connection, comfort and compassion. So whether counseling, coaching or consulting, he skills as a Licensed Professional Counselor and an actress combine to help people wanting to take the necessary risks to grow.