A project made from a labor of love

On a day like today where you’re bombarded with red hearts and loud reminders to spread love to all those around you, I am feeling especially grateful.

If you are new to this list, welcome and thank you for supporting this web series! If you have been with me since the beginning, like back in 2016 when we released the proof of concept, I thank you for sticking by this project and continuing to support it in the ways that you can. I am humbled at the fact that you’re still here and interested in what we’re creating!

I started writing the original script for the series with a simple idea – how can I capture the experiences I and other nonprofit workers/advocates/activists in a way that is easy for those who work outside of it to understand? Comedy has always been my go-to method for communicating the issues that are hard for me to explain otherwise and ultimately, Gabby Smashes became the platform for me to attempt to translate those experiences in a captivating, funny, and heartfelt way through a protagonist that just wants to do good in the world.

The support and momentum from the release of the pilot last year was both wonderful and overwhelming. And none of it would have ever happened without YOU – from sharing the crowdfunding campaign and pilot, to donating, to attending the screenings – all of you helped us get to this point.

And now we’re getting close to the finish line! The pilot was only the beginning – we still want to share this story with all of you but we know, we can’t get there without you.

With only 13 days left we are a little less than halfway to our goal. Because we’re filming four episodes, our budget is bigger this time around – bigger crew, more actors, more equipment, etc. More in general! As an independent project that runs completely on the drive and passion of the people behind it, I know a little recognition and compensation can go a long way, which is why we’re running this campaign. It takes a lot of people to make this happen and for me it’s extremely important to compensate and recognize those who work on this project. It’s the least I can do for the labor provided in making this little dream become a reality!

If you can donate before our deadline, I’d greatly appreciate your support.

Thank you again from the bottom of my heart!

Sincerely,
Luann

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