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Author Archive for Leisa Greene

Leisa Greene’s passions include writing about music, theater, film, food, art, family and friends -- all of which are supported by the community of Missoula and an IV line of dark-roasted iced coffee. She is the English Department’s Administrative Associate of Graduate Admissions at her alma mater, University of Montana; the editor-in-chief of Indie It Press; and the author of a memoir manuscript currently titled EARLY OUT. Her other writing consists of short essays (Brother Townsend and A Jamboree Family), playwriting (The Beckett Syndrome) and screenwriting. “The only regret you will ever have is if you never write it. So, go write it Mom. “ – Dustin Nelson, my son

The Seeing Place Theater - Off Broadway, New York City

The Seeing Place Theater – Off Broadway, New York City

The Seeing Place Theater on off Broadway, New York City – Planning a trip to NYC this year? Now is the time to check out the “off Broadway” theater scene too.   The Seeing Place Theater is one of our recommendations that will provide a great theatrical experience for the audience.  I had an opportunity […]

Big Sky Documentary Film Festival 2014: Indie Films on Musicians

Big Sky Documentary Film Festival 2014: Indie Films on Musicians

Big Sky Documentary Film Festival 2014: Indie Films on Musicians – The Big Sky Documentary Film Festival 2014 will show four indie films on musicians this coming weekend (February 21st- 23rd) in Missoula, Montana. The films feature stories about musicians: Wilker Flores from Angola and his death metal band; Grant Hart, 80’s Punk singer and drummer […]

The Como Brothers Band Taking on the Indie Music World

The Como Brothers Band Taking on the Indie Music World

The Como Brothers Band Taking on the Indie Music World During the 2014 Artists In Music Awards, The Como Brother Band gained nominations in five different categories. On February 7th, The band won in two of the five: Composer/Songwriter of the Year and Album of the Year for Baby Steps. On February 5th, the Como […]

Indie Band - We Found A Lovebird

Indie Band – We Found A Lovebird

Indie Band – We Found A Lovebird We Found A Lovebird’s EP,  Let’s Start the War, is full of hard-hitting song writing by Larry Lechner.  His lyrics slam with in-your-face-no-bullshit-about-life reality.  We Found A Lovebird’s band name stings of  irony, with songs about illicit affairs, letting opportunities pass you by, and ‘powerlessness’ being a lie […]

Jimmy Dempster in Case 0912

Jimmy Dempster in Case 0912

Jimmy Dempster in Case 0912, an indie short film noir.  Previously cast as The Punisher in a concept show, (based on fan fiction from the Marvel comic book) Jimmy Dempster takes on a new role as Detective Watson in Case 0912. Case 0912 is full of intrigue and suspense, with the convention a noir can […]

Casey Ryan's Cutting Room Floor - January Lineup

Casey Ryan’s Cutting Room Floor – January Lineup

  Casey Ryan’s Cutting Room Floor – January lineup includes talented authors, incredible comic creators and busy-at-work actors.  Catch it all here.  Remember’ “If you have a story to tell, or a project to sell” Casey wants to hear from you. – Sun. 1/26 at 12PM EST – Actor Holt Boggs & Actor Jimmy Dempster […]

Best 10 Indie Films of 2013

Best 10 Indie Films of 2013

After attending film festivals, and perusing Netflix during family TV time over this past year, we decided to write our own “Best 10 Indie Films of 2013.”  Other critics input, equations or “rules” was not a factor in how we went about rating our favorites, in fact, they’re not rated in any particular order.  This […]

Casey Ryan's Cutting Room Floor: Holiday the Indie Way

Casey Ryan’s Cutting Room Floor: Holiday the Indie Way

Holiday the Indie Way with Casey Ryan’s Cutting Room Floor during December.  Casey’s show is going to have a ton of surprises, and one of  those shows includes me!  I was already jacked to do it, then Casey said,  “We could have some fun with a ‘2013 year in review’ kind of thing.”  Let me just […]

7 on 10: Women Alcoholism and Imprisonment

7 on 10: Women Alcoholism and Imprisonment

I came across ‘a MUST pay attention to indie film production’ titled “7 on 10”.  It is an unusual name for a film, but it isn’t the reference to basketball that intrigues me.  The allure is in how 7 on 10 portrays women in ‘a not very much talked about way’.  This story is told […]

Indie Bands Tour for Hospice: Free Your Spirit

Indie Bands Tour for Hospice: Free Your Spirit

Indie bands tour across the US raising money for hospice, titled “Free Your Spirit”, it’s music for your soul and music for a cause.   Indie bands, Shakewell and Mile 5, started the tour off in Missoula with out-of-state bands including; The Will Arrington Band, The Luke Williams Band, and Canvas People from San Marcos, TX.  In addition, musician […]

Welch & Penn Early Bird Gangsters

Welch & Penn Early Bird Gangsters

Welch & Penn on their new EP, Early Bird Gangsters, blends acoustic indie-folk and performance poetry, creating an unusual new sound that I’ve never heard before.  This could be the beginning of something fresh and new indie music lovers! Indie artists, Welch & Penn, “believe in the concept of bringing performance poetry and music together, […]

PlayShorts A Joe Wilson Joint

PlayShorts A Joe Wilson Joint

PlayShorts, a Joe Wilson joint, is an audience-funded anthology series inspired by Playhouse 90. Playshorts is an ongoing project that produces plays to the internet as short films. This  little arthouse theater on the net is a fantastic idea!  Years ago, Playhouse 90 adapted 90 minute plays for television.  The show ran every week with a different cast, story, director and writer, […]

Montana Festival of the Book 2013

Montana Festival of the Book 2013

UPDATE: A RECAP Montana Festival of the Book 2013 — October 10-12, Missoula was a success. We celebrated the literature of the West with over 80 authors and viewed a couple of independent films, attended workshops, got our favorite books signed, listened to  readings, and enjoyed a Cajun lunch. Our indie multi-genre writer,  (and my friend) […]

Your Dreams Matter, YDM Network - Who and What They Are

Your Dreams Matter, YDM Network – Who and What They Are

Check Out Radio Podcasts at Blog Talk Radio with YDM Network on BlogTalkRadio YDM Network, Your Dreams Matter! Last Sunday, I was interviewed by LauraLMe and Eric a.k.a. EDubb on YDM Network.  It was a great experience and an honor and a privilege to interview with them.  YDM Network is a great team with fantastic […]

Indie Musician Melissa Endean - Breaking the Silence

Indie Musician Melissa Endean – Breaking the Silence

Indie musician Melissa Endean is breaking the silence.  By breaking her own silence she is helping to break the silence for many other women.  Right now, Melissa is raising awareness about violence against women and gender inequality.  She is an advocate and volunteer for Women Against Violence Against Women (WAVAW); furthermore, her talent is impressive. […]

Monumental The Movie - Official Trailer

Monumental The Movie – Official Trailer

Monumental The Movie released their official trailer today. The filmmakers plan on completion of the film in 2014.  This is an indie movie I’m keeping a close eye on due to the talents of their director Scott Hansen and lead actor Gary Cairns, who is also a supporter of Indie It Press. I am very […]