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Recording of singer-songwriter Leonie Casanova’s debut album.
Recording of singer-songwriter Leonie Casanova’s debut album.
185 backers pledged $30,609 to help bring this project to life.

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RECORDING OF LEONIE CASANOVA'S DEBUT ALBUM

Welcome to Project Casanova!  

If you're just joining us, you've come at a beautiful time!!! In addition to the video above, we posted a newer video (please see the UPDATE tab) because we HIT TARGET 3 days after launch!!!!  INCREDIBLE STUFF!!!  We have now stretched our target to $30k and pledges are still rolling in and mean we can make an even better album - JUST HOURS LEFT BUT THERE IS STILL ROOM ON THE BUS!  HOP ON!  THANK YOU TO ALL WHO HAVE SUPPORTED US!!!

The Super Sandwich:  Shamim, Leonie & Hanan
The Super Sandwich: Shamim, Leonie & Hanan

What's our aim?

To record and produce the debut album from singer/songwriter Leonie Casanova.

Recording and producing a beautifully put together album takes some crucial elements. Your contributions will be vigilantly managed (we are spreadsheet superstars) and will go towards studio rental, a producer, live musicians, engineer, mixing, track mastering and other recording related expenses (like basic transportation and food for the musicians - though we wont be serving caviar or booking her a stretch limo...just yet)!  Anything above target will be gratefully received and put towards making an even better quality album and also towards costs like the marketing and publicity of her album.

NOTE: The way Kickstarter works - if we raise our target (or more), we can access the funds and move forward, but if we don't reach our target, all the money is returned.  This is a chance we're taking because we believe in this effort, we believe in Leonie and with your help, we know we can do it!!  ALL OR NOTHING.

Why do we care?

We are independent filmmakers with a passion for integrity-driven content. We heard Leonie sing in a dim and quirky underground joint in London a few years ago and were moved by what we heard. The lyrics, the melodies that stayed with us, the voice. That night, we ambushed a surprised Leonie as she walked off stage, and asked if she would write a song for our upcoming film project (which was little more than a script at this stage). She agreed, sure she'd never hear from us again, but we were serious and her song 'Broken' became the end credit theme for The World Unseen. We went on to create a record label to release the soundtrack of our next film 'I Can't Think Straight' (the CD features 3 of Leonie's songs) and we "signed her" as our first solo artist.

Leonie is a terrific, story-driven song-writer and a talented and passionate performer. And we know, having watched and heard her perform in front of many appreciative crowds all over the world, that a lot of other people agree with us. We want to support her poetic lyrics and hummable melodies, give her the freedom to write the songs she wants and to get Leonie's music out to you and the rest of the world.

Why should you support this?

  • Of course, you get rewards, goodies, and lots of them. 
  • But really, you are modern day patrons of the arts. 
  • Your support of this project is support of art, passion and talent. This girl is good and is meant to be doing this.  Leonie gave up a high-flying career on Wall Street because, like us, she believes in pursuing and living one's passion.
  • We all know the power of a great song to transport us and to evoke pure feeling. That power sits in every Leonie song.

Please help us be a part of getting those songs out there. Spread the word. Send this link to folks you know and help us make Leonie's album. Remember, we raise it all, or we get nothing!  The lion is ready to roar!

Deepest thanks,

Hanan & Shamim                                                                     

Enlightenment Productions

Sing thing
Sing thing
Going places! Photo by Leo Pinter
Going places! Photo by Leo Pinter
Photo by Lisbet Svensson Schau
Photo by Lisbet Svensson Schau
Photo by Leo Pinter
Photo by Leo Pinter

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    Pledge $10 or more About $10

    "Wanna Be Startin' Something" Reward:
    Bucket loads of virtual gratitude + advance digital download of the new album.

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    "I Want a Little Sugar in my Bowl" Reward:
    Bucket loads of virtual gratitude + advance digital download of the new album + physical copy of the cd

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    "Chase the Sun" Reward:
    Bucket loads of virtual gratitude + advance digital download of the new album + SIGNED copy of the cd + digital photo of Leonie taken during recording session.

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    "You Really Got Me" Reward:
    Bucket loads of virtual gratitude + advance digital download of the new album + SIGNED copy of the cd + digital photo of Leonie taken during recording session + specially designed T-shirt + Twitter & Facebook shout out from Leonie & Enlightenment + A4 signed photo of Leonie, or Leonie with Shamim & Hanan (as preferred)

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    "Boom Boom Pow" Reward:
    Bucket loads of virtual gratitude + advance digital download of the new album + SIGNED copy of the cd + digital photo of Leonie taken during recording session + specially designed T-shirt + Twitter & Facebook shout out from Leonie & Enlightenment + A4 signed photo of Leonie, or Leonie with Shamim & Hanan (as preferred) + personal recorded thank you video + 2 free tickets to a Leonie Casanova show of your choice (travel at your cost)

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    "It's Gettin' Hot in Herre" Reward:
    Bucket loads of virtual gratitude + advance digital download of the new album + SIGNED copy of the cd + digital photo of Leonie taken during recording session + specially designed T-shirt + Twitter & Facebook shout out from Leonie & Enlightenment + A4 signed photo of Leonie, or Leonie with Shamim & Hanan (as preferred) + personal recorded thank you video + 2 free tickets to a Leonie Casanova show of your choice (travel at your cost) +phone call from studio + handwritten letter

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    Pledge $1,000 or more About $1,000

    "Great Balls of Fire" Reward:
    Bucket loads of virtual gratitude + advance digital download of the new album + SIGNED copy of the cd + digital photo of Leonie taken during recording session + personal thanks email + specially designed T-shirt + Twitter & Facebook shout out from Leonie & Enlightenment + A4 signed photo of Leonie, or Leonie with Shamim & Hanan (as preferred) + personal recorded thank you video + 2 free tickets to a Leonie Casanova show of your choice (travel at your cost) +
    Phone/skype call + handwritten letter + sit in studio session/video Skype from studio

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    "Nothing compares 2 you" Reward:
    Bucket loads of virtual gratitude + advance digital download of the new album + SIGNED copy of the cd + digital photo of Leonie taken during recording session + personal thanks email + specially designed T-shirt + Twitter & Facebook shout out from Leonie & Enlightenment + A4 signed photo of Leonie, or Leonie with Shamim & Hanan (as preferred) + personal recorded thank you video + 2 free tickets to a Leonie Casanova show of your choice (travel at your cost) +
    Phone call + handwritten letter + sit in studio session/video Skype from studio + selection of handwritten lyrics of album songs + mention in liner notes

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    Pledge $5,000 or more About $5,000

    "I Believe in Miracles" Reward:
    Bucket loads of virtual gratitude + advance digital download of the new album + SIGNED copy of the cd + digital photo of Leonie taken during recording session + specially designed T-shirt + Twitter & Facebook shout out from Leonie & Enlightenment + A4 signed photo of Leonie, or Leonie with Shamim & Hanan (as preferred) + personal recorded thank you video + 2 free tickets to a Leonie Casanova show of your choice (travel at your cost) +Phone call + handwritten letter + sit in studio session/video Skype from studio + handwritten lyrics of selection of album songs + mention in liner notes + 2 VIP tickets + backstage to any Leonie Casanova headlining show forever + attempt backing vocals for a few minutes in studio + walk on part in music video

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    "I Shall be Released" Reward:
    Bucket loads of virtual gratitude + advance digital download of the new album + SIGNED copy of the cd + digital photo of Leonie taken during recording session + specially designed T-shirt + Twitter & Facebook shout out from Leonie & Enlightenment + A4 signed photo of Leonie, or Leonie with Shamim & Hanan (as preferred) + personal recorded thank you video + 2 free tickets to a Leonie Casanova show of your choice (travel at your cost) +
    Phone call + handwritten letter + sit in studio session/video Skype from studio + handwritten lyrics of selection of album songs + mention in liner notes + 2 VIP tickets + backstage to any Leonie Casanova headlining show forever + attempt backing vocals for a few minutes in studio + walk on part in music video + private concert in your home / work (all travel costs for Leonie + at least 2 musicians to be covered), co-exec producer credit in CD + VIP invite for 2 + access to album launch party + home cooked meal (by Shamim + Hanan) while Leonie sings you a couple of tunes of your choice

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Funding period

- (30 days)