14 Festivals so far for Waiting for the Punchline and Best Actress awards at New York Movie Awards and Hollywood Gold Awards. Thank you! You can catch us next in Portland at the Portland Comedy Film Festival June 12th, in Chicago at the Womens Comedy Film Festival- Chicago June 26th, and in Austin at the Austin Comedy Film Festival July 17th.
Waiting for the Punchline is accepted into its first festival- Oregon Short Film Festival (February 19-20)
Christina is a finalist for Best Actress in the Portland Comedy Film Festival
The Ex is the winner of Best Dark Comedy Film at Austin Micro Film Festival
The Ex selected to screen at The Portland Comedy Film Festival and Oregon Scream Week Festival
Wrapped filming on "Waiting for the Punchline"
Featured on Black Magic Collective in an article about "Waiting for the Punchline
Currently in pre-production for "Waiting for the Punchline"
Accepted in the Laugh Riot Grrrl Comedy Festival!
Coronavirus: Shows are on hold but check my "Shows" page for Virtual mics and shows I will be hosting on Zoom and Instagram Live!
"The Ex" short film is an Official Selection and will premiere at the Zed Fest Film Festival November 6-10
"Finding China" accepted into the We Make Movies Film Festival to be held July 11-15.
Filming begins for a self-produced horror-comedy short with a starring role, "The Ex"
OCTOBER 2018 "818", a feature I had the honor of acting in, will be having its premiere at The Valley Film Festival Oct 31st at The Laemmle in NoHo at 7PM! Come check it out before your Halloween festivities begin!
"Food Junkie" and "LA Juice Cleanse" to screen at The 10th Annual Reel Recovery Film Festival in Los Angeles and New York!
Christina is the new official host of the Comedy Madness Show at The Comedy Store Monday nights in the Belly Room. Check out this great show every week and then pop by next door for the "Kill Tony" podcast!
Cast in "There'll Be Some Changes Made Today" premiering at The Hollywood Fringe Festival
Cast in "The Lost Son" on Ragamuffin Channel. The series premieres February 12th
Cast in the comedy "Social Justice Detective" available to watch now
Cast in the feature "818"
Featured on "A Star Wars Minute" Podcast
Cast in "Dipsticks" series. My episode premieres February 15th!
-Invited to be a guest on Hollywood Close-Up Podcast, recently featured in Backstage magazine! Listen to the episode here: http://natalieandwayne.com/2017/07/26/ep192-feeling-comfortable-behind-the-mic-with-christina-marie-leonard/
-Accepted into the Burbank Comedy Festival
-Filmed a role in the Warner Brothers/ATT Finalist pilot "Stereotyped"
-LA Juice Cleanse to show at El Cid Short Film Night
-Marks a years worth of episodes of The Hidden Rebels Podcast
-Filmed a scene in the feature film "The Tarot"
-Wrapped filming for "20-NOTHINGS"
-Finding China, Finalist at the Boston Connect Film Festival
-Loch Ness: The Web Series is an official selection at The Prairie Lights Film Festival
-Performing in the Spring Comedy Showcase at AMAW
-Emceeing at Flappers Comedy Club
-Cast as "Kendra" in "Continue, 9, 8, 7"
-Performing stand-up as Princess Leia at Stan Lee's LA Comic Con
-Emceeing at the Main Stage at the Hollywood Improv
-Performed stand-up at Long Beach Comic Con
-Wrote/produced/acted in the short film "LA Juice Cleanse"
-Cast as "Jules" in "20-NOTHINGS"
-Loch Ness: The Web Series is trending on Stareable.com!
-Performing in the Burbank Comedy Festival: August 14-20 Exact dates to be announced!
-Episode 1 of my new Star Wars-themed podcast "Hidden Rebels" is now up on iTunes and Soundcloud! "Hidden Rebels Episode 1"
-Thanks Mike Engle for having me on "Endless Bummer" Podcast to talk about Loch Ness: The Web Series!
-Delighted to be on "Praire Lights Film Podcast" to talk about Loch Ness: The Web Series and my short film Food Junkie!
-Public Screening of Episode 3 at El Cid as part of Web Series Unplugged Wednesday June 15
-Cast as Lisa in "Say Goodbye, Grace"
-Cast as Kira Blue in the feature film "BloodSucka Jones vs. The Creeping Death"
-Loch Ness: The Web Series is live! Watch all 5 Episodes here
-Thanks for having me on the Bleak in Review Podcast as my character "Donna" from Loch Ness!
-"Food Junkie" is accepted into its first festival, "Prairie Lights Film Festival"
-Loch Ness: The Web Series trailer is up! View it here!
-"Finding China" is accepted into its second festival and will be screened at the Omaha Film Festival in March 10th at 6:00. Full schedule
-"It Snows All The Time" wins Best Film at LA Art House Fest
- First time doing stand-up in Las Vegas at Adrenaline Lounge
-Wrapped shooting on two short films, "Just The Thought" and "Isolated"
-Completed level one at Groundlings
-The first episode of "Perfect Gentlemen" is up! I play special guest "Samantha" in this podcast following the weekly "Wheely Big Show" at Shaky Town! latest-episode
-Was lucky to be invited to participate in Jim Hanna's staged reading of his "7th Annual One Man Show Competition" as well as doing standup at "The Longest Day" event at The Pig And Whistle this month! We raised over $5,000 for the "Lets Put On A Show" Alzheimer's fundraiser!
-Our second video is online for "Things Girls Do"! Be on the lookout for our third video next month. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=twRSvks0skA
-"Non Stop to Comic Con" just won its 2nd best feature award at the Con Film Festival in Sacramento! Had a great time at their cast and crew screening. Make sure to check us out in September at the Long Beach Comic Con!
-Our first video for "Things Girls Do" is now online! Check it out here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BnQpr01kUY4
-Thrilled to perform my one-woman comedy pirate act coming this May in the Midlands Pirate Festival!
-Had a great trip home to Omaha, NE. Got to host and perform at The Funny Bone, as well as snagging some interviews on KMTV's "The Morning Blend" and "Up Front At 4"! The Morning Blend Up Front At 4
-Short Film month! Great working with Bobby Vu and Victor Nguyen on "Boyfriend Material" and Alex Duong on "Finding China", soon to be released.
-Actress Sarah Wahl and I have been filming weekly sketches for a new YouTube channel called "Things Girls Do". Soon to be released! Follow us on twitter @thingsgirlsdu or @thingsgirlsdoforreal on instagram!
-I advanced in the Next Comic Standing contest at HaHa Comedy Club- check out the next round Monday March 2nd!
-Competing in the Next Comic Standing contest at HaHa Comedy Club- check it out Monday Feb 2nd!
-Just wrapped the feature length horror-comedy "Frankenstein In A Women's Prison"!
-Jubilee Project's short film Co-Pilots is now available online! It is a beautiful story in partnership with Pastor Francis Chan and his latest book "You and Me Forever". Check it out here: http://youtu.be/95hi0wvMyEc
-Did a spot for Digital Bolex! Check it out here: https://vimeo.com/105796747
-Booked and filmed a role in the movie "It Snows All The Time" starring Taryn Manning, Lesley Ann Warren, and Brett Cullen. It's an amazing story: www.itsnowsallthetime.com
-Check out my stand-up act on flappcast.com with Jiffy Wild from "Chelsea Lately"
-Excited to now be part of SAG-AFTRA!
-"The Donna Diaries" are here! Subscribe to the Loch Ness: The Web Series YouTube channel for a new vlog from "Donna" who I play in the upcoming series. Each week's video also posted here in my "reel" section.
-"Non-Stop to Comic-Con" first Official Trailer is out!
The hilarious feature I acted in earlier this year has no release its first trailer just in time for Comic-Con!
Check it out in my "reel" section!
- "Riley Rewind" now available on Netflix Instant View!
I play Angela in this series created by Anna Akana and directed by Ray William Johnson. After getting a combined total of 7,127,434 views on YouTube between the 5 episodes, I can't wait to reach even more viewers and share this story I believe in to an even greater audience.
Just finished principle photography for "Jubilee Project"'s newest short film "Co-Pilots"
Check out some of their other inspiring films here: http://jubileeproject.org/
-It's a wrap on "Loch Ness: The Web Series"!
We wrapped on principal photography in March on the project I produced wrote, and acted in, and we are now in the editing process for Episode 1!