Vegan Thanksgiving recipes in cooking video with Maddy

In this month of the Spirit of Giving, we had produced this Vegan Thanksgiving video several years ago for FREE for a local chef, who had no funds to pay for a video production. This was a gift given as free work (around 15 hours, one of our many volunteer jobs to enhance our community and our world beyond) to do the good of spreading the information. If you like and enjoy the recipes Chef Maddy Gives in this video, please consider giving to our friends in need fund raiser below. Spreading that gift of giving. Andy



Thanksgiving month fund raiser for friends in need

This month of thanksgiving distant friends of ours have been blessed with new life in their home.  Money is tight where they are and work is hard to find, so we decided to do a small fund raiser for them to help out in their time of need.

Money is tight most places, as they are here with us, but when we found out that $5 (less than the price of a drive thru coffee) is about a days wages and $25 is about a months rent,  Andy sacrificed a couple of lunches out for one week.  And we will give more soon once due payments from contracts come in.

We hope in this time of need, in this month of giving, other good people will decide to give a little too and help others in need, even though they may be in need themselves, considering the pay scale difference between us in the US, and our friends in Romania it is easy to send a little help.  It is small acts of kindness that we do monthly, and not just in this month of Thanksgiving that help those in need.  Thank you to anyone who can make a donation however small and send some love to our friends in Romania


Haunted Halloween Incident 1, Short Film

Short film premiere last night, this is NOT UZH, this is something we banged out in one afternoon. hit that bell notification, and well… happy Halloween! maybe.


Archive Upload, Willits Piano/Guitar Music

Archive video from Willits Soul Cafe 2010 with Jack Power playing some Argentinian Melonga’s on Piano, and then Marcos Pereda Playing some Cuban/Latino music on his guitar.  Several pieces indexed for quick access in the video description, click to go to that piece.

Archive Upload, Willits Jazz Music

From Willits Soul Cafe 2010.  Soul cafe house band playing Jazz music collected from several different soul cafe events.  Several pieces indexed for quick access in the video description, click to go to that piece.

Production update for Our Zombie Parody Feature UZH

We work on Dozens of Video Projects every year, this is our full time job. We are also working on our long awaited Comedy/Parody feature film UZH, which we are still editing. If we had raised all the funds we expected were needed for UZH all these other project jobs would have been turned down and we would have fully just worked on UZH. (we also stopped all volunteer video jobs quite a while ago (2015 maybe), we figured 10.000 hoursish (roughly) we have done since 2005 was enough)

As we raised only a portion of the money from our fundraiser and we were going to produce UZH anyway (not raising the planned funds was never going to stop this project) doing this while doing our full time Jobs for hire, makes everything take a little longer. We are still planning to Finish UZH by the end of this year, we are currently stuck in heavy time consuming special effects processes for the film. And we hope to get through the effects process shortly and get on with finishing up the film.

We appreciate everyone’s patience (or impatience) while we move towards a close. MANY feature films have taken longer than ours to get to finished (with low or high Budgets) but well low budget brings all its own set of problems . We are working on the edit of the film every week, we have days set aside for video for hire jobs, and days set aside for UZH work. We have been taking less for hire jobs to spend more time on finishing Undead Zombie Hookers, and once we get through the next couple of weeks of effects editing we will see where we are for our upcomming Willits, CA Noyo Premiere.

Willits Soul Cafe The Schindels, Archive Upload

From our archive uploads.  Train Singers Greg and Malakai Schindel, perform at Willits Methodist Church.

Watch on youtube,  several sections are indexed in the video description, and you can click and jump right to that section. (thats why the video is not embeded to play here)

Vegan food, Thanksgiving

Plenty of time to plan now for those that wish to have a Vegan Thanksgiving, Chef Maddy Avena shows us how in this video from our production archive,

free to watch on our youtube.

Also on our channel we have Gluten free Holiday treats by Chef Maddy, and “Main Dish salads” archive upload coming soon



Gluten free Holiday Sweets and treats, we will repost near time, just adding because ,well we talked about it