99 Problemz, but CIF Isn’t One


Catharine Savage

As you might have guessed, I’m particularly happy whenever someone I shoot has a success story.

Like when Richard was discovered by an independent film company by putting his headshot in his Facebook feed. He went on to shoot almost a dozen independent and student films over the past year.

Or The Katydids, who are now producing the television series Teachers for TV Land.

Or Lou Leonardo, who just happened to book a little thing known as a Super Bowl commercial.


Kimberley Michelle Vaughn

Well, two people that I photographed over the past year, Kimberly Michelle Vaughn, and Catharine Savage, are in an improvised sitcom called 99 Problemz.  Their show has just been picked up by the Chicago Improv Festival this year.

Congratulations!  I’ll see you at CIF!

Update on Lou Leonardo

If you read my last post on Lou Leonardo, you might be curious as to what he’s going to do in the Super Bowl Commercial.

This might help answer you question:

I’m just going to jump to the conclusion that Lou is appearing in a Super Bowl commercial where he, and other actors, get to sing with Jennifer Hudson.
I’m literally glassy eyed thinking about it.

Lou is about to be nationally known

Lou_7290This is Lou Leonardo.
I knew him for a little while when I had a chance to photograph him several years ago.  Since then, he’s been pretty much everywhere in the improv community.  I even had a couple of chances to perform with him.
He’s beyond a good guy. He’s the guy who brings the extra huge container of homemade guac to the party. He’s the one who greets everyone with a big hug. He is a proud nerd, an unabashed musical theater fan, and the first one to congratulate you when you get something big.

I’m telling you this because of this YouTube video that you’ll find online:

Lou will be featured in a number of commercials during this coming Super Bowl Sunday. I can’t tell you the details because, well, Lou can’t tell me the details. But just the fact that he’ll be featured in a national commercial during the Super Bowl is about the biggest news that I could share from a friend…. next to “congratulations on that Astronaut gig.”

Congratulations doesn’t seem like the right word.
This is beyond anything I could hope for you.