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Out-Cast: The Hollywood Years

A project in Kettering, OH by John-Michael Lander
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Out-Cast is my continuing story of struggle to navigate through life while coping with the secret of sexual abuse.
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Funded: $8,771 of $8,500
Dates: Jan 17th -> Feb 16th (30 days)
Project By: John-Michael Lander
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WHO AM I?

February 11th - via: kickstarter.com
 During my time in Hollywood, I was trying to reinvent myself by adapting and assimilating to fit in. I wanted to be more than someone people thought was pretty. I wanted to act. But, I was limited to what roles I could go for because of how I... (Read More)

PANOS CHRISTY, HOLLYWOOD, 1984

February 11th - via: kickstarter.com
I met Panos Christi while shooting General Hospital and he immediately took me under his wing. He became my acting coach and mentor and helped me get focused on the business of acting. A group would meet at his apartment, twice a week, and we would... (Read More)

PATRICIA NELL WARREN

February 10th - via: kickstarter.com
1974 iconic novel cover and Patricia Nell Warren It is with a sad heart that I share a friend, Patricia Nell Warren, who wrote the 1974 ground breaking novel, The Front Runner, passed away yesterday. I was screen-tested for the lead role of Billy... (Read More)

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA

February 9th - via: kickstarter.com
One of my early headshots Moving to Hollywood was a huge undertaking. I knew I wanted to be where the movies were made, because I didn’t think I was talented enough to make it in New York on Broadway. I was constantly told that I needed to be on... (Read More)

END THE SILENCE

February 7th - via: kickstarter.com
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=St53zwFm5b4 We need to talk about men who have been sexually abused. It is affecting more people then you realize. 1 out of 6 males are sexually abused before they are 18 years old and are expected to lead "normal"... (Read More)

U.C.I. Diving, 1982

February 6th - via: kickstarter.com
  Excerpt from Out-Cast: The Hollywood Years Back dive straight I barged through the dressing room door, grabbed my backpack hanging off the back of a chair, and zig-zagged around cast and crew members to rushed out the exit into the bright... (Read More)

FINDING THE PIECES

February 4th - via: kickstarter.com
Research has indicated that sexual abuse survivors will sometimes feel that they have made things up, or fear that they have. There is this constant battle within trying to figure out what is real and what may be embellished. This battle never... (Read More)

SHATTERED STAINED GLASS WINDOW

February 2nd - via: kickstarter.com
 Dedicated to the person who is always there:  The memories are shattered, like a stained-glass window. Shards of details remain, but some are destroyed/disintegrated beyond recognition—yet the minutest physical slivers remain; pointy, sharp,... (Read More)

GENERAL HOSPITAL, 1982

February 1st - via: kickstarter.com
The famous shot of General Hospital When I returned to Hollywood, after a much-needed break from my first year at U.C.I, shooting Single Parent, and the outfall from the “faceless man," I found myself on the General Hospital sound-stage. My first... (Read More)

FLASHBACK, DAYTON, OHIO, FEBRUARY 1979

January 31st - via: kickstarter.com
I was sixteen and I was sneaking away every Wednesday evening to take acting and modeling classes with the infamous Norma Sharkey. My parents thought I was at diving practice—they would have freaked out if they knew I was driving myself to... (Read More)

MY FIRST NATIONAL COMMERCIAL, 1985

January 30th - via: kickstarter.com
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s72Z57Lj5P0 Excerpt from Out-Cast: The Hollywood Years:  I remember running into the building looking for April, excited to share my news.  She stood on the staircase, talking to another actress. I took a moment and... (Read More)

WHY A KICKSTARTER?

January 29th - via: kickstarter.com
First of all, I want to make it clear that I am so grateful for the people that have jumped in and have given so generously to this endeavor. I am moved and overwhelmed by your support. Thank you. Hollywood, 1986 I have been recently asked, “Why... (Read More)

JOHN RECHY'S TIGERS WILD, 1985, ZEPHYR THEATRE WITH SARAH JESSICA PARKER

January 26th - via: kickstarter.com
My next theatrical break came in 1985 when I found myself cast in John Rechy’s Tigers Wild, a special limited engagement prior to the New York opening at the Zephyr Theatre. The play was based on Rechy’s novel The Fourth Angel. During the first... (Read More)

THE LIBERATION OF JOHN-MICHAEL LANDER & HIS KICKSTARTER PROJECT

January 25th - via: kickstarter.com
I have had the please to be interviewed by blogger Natalie Wolf last evening and here is her story:... (Read More)

WORLD PREMIERE: VESPERS EVE, CAST THEATRE, LOS ANGELES, 1984

January 24th - via: kickstarter.com
The poster and playbill My first role I originated found me on stage at the Cast Theatre in Los Angeles in the October Company’s World Premiere of Louis La Russo II’s Vespers Eve directed by Richard Le Pore. I was surrounded by such heavy weight... (Read More)

THE VISIT OF THE OLD LADY, UCI, 1981

January 23rd - via: kickstarter.com
My first appearance on stage. (The Visit of the Old Lady was the first play that I ever did. My name appeared in the playbill next to the Four Time Olympic Champion to be, Greg Louganis.  I was a pre-med major at UCI before transferring to the... (Read More)

University of California, Irvine, 1982

January 22nd - via: kickstarter.com
  I want to share a scene I am working on for Out-Cast: The Hollywood Years. In this scene Sue has recently taken David to the University Clinic (after he woke up in a grassy area) and has escorted David back to their dorm.  UCI Dorm Moving day... (Read More)

WHY FICTION

January 21st - via: kickstarter.com
I am always asked why I wanted to write Surface Tension and now, Out-Cast: The Hollywood Years as fiction instead of non-fiction? My initial reply is that I wanted the freedom to expand on and alter things in order to enhance the flow if the story.... (Read More)

A Snowy Sunday

January 20th - via: kickstarter.com
I hope your Sunday is wonderful. We are snowed and iced in and the puppies do not like to go outside. So, I get to cuddle with them on the couch. I wanted to share that I launched my John-Michael's Literary Page on Facebook,... (Read More)

TEDxDayton and Update on New Chapter

January 19th - via: kickstarter.com
 Hello everyone, I hope you are safe and warm. I am in Kettering, Ohio and we are getting hit with a massive winter storm.  I have had an overwhelming amount of people asking if I have done any speaking. I have and I am including a link to the... (Read More)

WE ARE ON OUR WAY!

January 17th - via: kickstarter.com
Hello Everyone,  It is so humbling and exciting to share this Kickstarter Campaign with all of you. Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions and I will do my best to respond as soon as possible.  What is really nerve racking is the... (Read More)

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