100 episodes

The Savvy Creative with Christina Castaneda features award winning audio fiction with magic, Romance and dark thrillers, fully produced by indie writers and creative talent. We also celebrate indie authors, screenwriters, playwrights and creatives who produce and publish their stories with writer interviews.

The Savvy Creative Christina Castaneda

    • Fiction
    • 5.0 • 30 Ratings

The Savvy Creative with Christina Castaneda features award winning audio fiction with magic, Romance and dark thrillers, fully produced by indie writers and creative talent. We also celebrate indie authors, screenwriters, playwrights and creatives who produce and publish their stories with writer interviews.

    VENICE MAGIC SHOP: FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH

    VENICE MAGIC SHOP: FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH

    Xochitl's cousin, Javier, returns from the IE to join her in a boardwalk turf war during art walk night as they try to save their late grandmother's botanica.
    Jesus Garcia as Javier
    Natalie Rivera as Sofia
    Clarice Lafayette as Glenna
    Michael Alan Herman as Adam
    Jose Santaella as Gato
    Dan Lenard as Charlie
    Christina Castaneda as Xochitl
    Support Indie Creators:
    Support the podcast: https://donorbox.org/venice-magic-shop-season-1
    Support and Follow House of Ka, new film by Michael Alan Herman: https://seedandspark.com/fund/house-of-ka#story
    Support and Follow Butt Stuff, a new film by April Yanko: https://seedandspark.com/fund/butt-stuff#story
    Podcast theme Te Quiero by Kicktracks
    Other Featured music: We Vibin' by ATELLER
    All Sound FX and music are fully licensed by Artlist.io
    Follow us on Instagram @savvycreativepodcast
    Follow us on Tik Tok @savvycreative
    Follow us on Twitter @savvycreativecc
    Subscribe to our YouTube channel: @savvycreativetv

    • 27 min
    VENICE MAGIC SHOP: WITCHES BRAID

    VENICE MAGIC SHOP: WITCHES BRAID

    Xochitl is weary of trusting two of her newest neighbors as rival shops are ready to start a Boardwalk turf war right before the Venice Art Walk.
    Starring:
    Clarice Layfayette as Glenna
    Michael Alan Herman as Adam
    Jose Santaella as Gato
    Dan Lenard as Charlie
    Christina Castaneda as Xochitl
    Support Indie Creators:
    Support the podcast: https://donorbox.org/venice-magic-shop-season-1 
    Support and Follow House of Ka, new film by Michael Alan Herman: https://seedandspark.com/fund/house-of-ka#story
    Podcast theme Te Quiero by Kicktracks
    All Sound FX and music are fully licensed by Artlist.io
    Follow us on Instagram @savvycreativepodcast
    Follow us on Tik Tok @savvycreative
    Follow us on Twitter @savvycreativecc
    Subscribe to our YouTube channel: @SavvyCreativeTV

    • 26 min
    VENICE MAGIC SHOP: WATERING HOLE

    VENICE MAGIC SHOP: WATERING HOLE

    Continuing from Episode 2, Xochitl and Selkie are pulled in by the tide and strong waves from the dark portal, leaving them stranded in the dark depths of the ocean. Together they have to use their magic to get back to shore and seal the portal.
    Starring:
    April Yanko as Selkie
    Jose Santaella as Gato
    Dan Lenard as Charlie
    Christina Castaneda as Xochitl
    Written & Directed by Christina Castaneda
    Podcast theme Te Quiero by Kicktracks
    Underwater theme Quiet River by Roman P
    All Sound FX and music are fully licensed by Artlist.io
    Support the podcast: https://donorbox.org/venice-magic-shop-season-1  
    Follow us on Instagram @savvycreativepodcast
    Follow us on Tik Tok @savvycreative
    Follow us on Twitter @savvycreativecc

    • 15 min
    VENICE MAGIC SHOP: SELKIE

    VENICE MAGIC SHOP: SELKIE

    After a Mermaid beaches on the Venice shoreline, Xochitl uses her desert magic relics to help her protect more mermaids all while enjoying some Venice Boardwalk fun.
    Starring:
    April Yanko as Selkie
    Support April Yanko's short film, Butt Stuff: https://seedandspark.com/fund/butt-stuff#story
    Christina Castaneda as Xochitl
    Written & Directed by Christina Castaneda
    Podcast theme Te Quiero by Kicktracks
    All Sound FX and music are fully licensed by Artlist.io
    Support the podcast: https://donorbox.org/venice-magic-shop-season-1 
    Follow us on Instagram @savvycreativepodcast
    Follow us on Tik Tok @savvycreative
    Follow us on Twitter @savvycreativecc

    • 25 min
    STORY TIME: VENICE MAGIC SHOP

    STORY TIME: VENICE MAGIC SHOP

    The first episode in our series, Venice Magic Shop where two first gen Mexican American cousins try to save their late grandmother's shop on the Venice boardwalk that caters to mythical creatures with the help of their magical talking cat.  
    After Xochitl returns from the Mojave desert to seek revenge on her cousin, Yessenia, she comes back to find her late grandmother's shop abandoned and must decide if she will return to Mojave or make magic happen in Venice. 
    Starring: 
    Jose Santaella as Gato 
    Dan Lenard as Charlie 
    Christina Castaneda as Xochitl 
    Music by Chris Gregory 
    Written & Directed by Christina Castaneda 
    Podcast theme Te Quiero by Kicktracks 
    All Sound FX and music are fully licensed by Artlist.io 
    Support the podcast: https://donorbox.org/venice-magic-shop-season-1  
    Follow us on Instagram @savvycreativepodcast 
    Follow us on Tik Tok @savvycreative 
    Follow us on Twitter @savvycreativecc 
     

    • 19 min
    TEA TIME: Protecting Your Story

    TEA TIME: Protecting Your Story

    Support the podcast: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/savvycreative 
    Before you start workshopping your story and building your team, be sure to protect your art with these very important steps; whether you're working with friends, frenemies or established pros with questionable intentions. 
    Time Stamps: 
    1:11 Tea time 
    14:43 4 steps to protect Your Story 
    22:41 Red Flags with Writing Mentors 
    30:39 4 Year Podcast anniversary 
    Follow us: 
    Tik Tok: @savvycreative 
    YouTube: @savvycreativeTV 
    Instagram: @savvycreativepod & @christinaacastaneda 
    Openseas: @savvy_creative 
    Facebook: @savvycreativetv 

    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
30 Ratings

30 Ratings

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