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Meet Caitlin Carleton

Today we’d like to introduce you to Caitlin Carleton.

So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
Born and raised in Chagrin Falls, Ohio- a small town outside of Cleveland. GO BROWNS! (This is OUR year!!) I don’t watch football, but I love saying that every football season. I moved to Los Angeles in 2006 to be an actor. Fast forward seven years of acting school, theater companies, and an alcohol and drug addiction, and I found myself in the rooms of AA. Sober and finally able to focus, I started booking more acting jobs and created my own production company- Red Sage Productions. I haven’t stopped creating since.

We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc. – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
Remember that fast forward part I mentioned? It was very rocky. It was dirty and awful and I am so grateful to be sober and alive today. When I first got sober I felt like I had wasted so much time, but looking back those struggles were lessons to help me get to where I am now.

Please tell us more about what you do, what you are currently focused on and most proud of.
I recently directed a mockumentary called Fantasy Pony that is about girls who collect model horses. It’s silly and a little obnoxious, but I had a blast doing it. I am also in post-production for a short film called Blackout, that I directed, wrote and starred in about a woman spiraling down from addiction. I am in pre-production for a comedic web series about life’s difficult conversations.

I’m drawn to stories about second chances, and I love to find the comedy in things.

I am also starting a non-profit called Just Give Love. We go out once a month to different parts of Los Angeles and pass out socks, clothes, food, toiletries and some love to the homeless living on the streets. Check out our Facebook page! We are always looking for donations and volunteers.

What were you like growing up?
I was a bit of a trouble maker. A class clown. I was tall, skinny, had red hair and big ears. And I was loud. (Let’s just say I didn’t have any boyfriends growing up, and I had to ask guys to the school dances.) As a young child, my sister and I would go door to door selling our old McDonald’s toys. (It’s not like we needed the money, but hocking wares seemed fun to us!) My sister would hold a wood plank and I would set up all the toys and then ring the doorbell. “Mrs. Hansolack, would you like to buy an army man?” We didn’t sell any.

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1 Comment

  1. Winter Stezaker

    September 30, 2019 at 20:52

    Caitlin is a treasure and one everyone will know it

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