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The Vision

Killer Journey Productions is a boutique production ​company that provides creators with opportunities and ​organizations with epic content that inspires, educates, ​and drives collective evolution.

50% of profits are allocated to marine conservation content ​creation and strategic communication donations to marine ​conservation organizations.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to create compelling and impactful content ​that transcends boundaries, captivates audiences, and ​inspires collective evolution.

We are committed to pushing the boundaries of ​storytelling through visually stunning and sustainable ​productions, cultivating a collaborative environment that ​nurtures talent, and delivering exceptional content and ​service to our clients and partners.

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Our Services





Post Production

The Socials

Content Strategy and Planning

Social Media Content Creation

Social Media Content Consulting

Strategic Communications

Ad Writing


Script Writing

Speech Writing

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The Team


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Jeremy Osbern

Chris Blunk





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Founder, Director.

Leanne Manlosa


Social Media Strategist

Wilmington, NC

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John Copeman


Stunt Coordinator, Director.

The studio pictured is North Sea Films in Omaha, Ne.

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Send us an email with the basics and let’s ​discuss your project.

We look forward to collaborating!

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The series pictured have no affiliation with Killer Journey Productions.


Music Videos

Bright Eyes

Production Coordinator

Icky Blossoms


The Faint


The music videos featured were not produced by or affiliated with Killer Journey Productions.

Documentary Films


Associate Producer


Production Coordinator

Associate Producer

The films above were not produced by or affiliated with Killer Journey Productions.

Projects in Development

The Killer Journey...

Born in La Jolla in 1976, I’ve lived on both coasts and a few places in ​between. In 2000, while working as an adventure guide in Colorado, I ​was invited to apply to International Stuntschool in Seattle. It was love ​upon landing.

In 2001, I moved to Wilmington, NC, to train with a Stunt Coordinator ​named John Copeman. After three years of training with the now ​Emmy-Nominated Copeman on shows such as Dawson’s Creek, I set ​my sights on writing and directing but had no idea how to get there. I ​continued to devour opportunities on shows such as One Tree Hill, and ​Eastbound and Down.

While training as a stuntwoman in Wilmington, I traveled to Myrtle ​Beach and worked undercover in a nightclub for a dark comedy I was ​writing called Character Shoes, a coming-of-age story within a story...

In 2008, inspiration struck for my first film, There Will Be No Stay.

After three years of writing both and dancing to fund the research, I ​relocated to Omaha, Nebraska to learn production from Dana Altman ​at North Sea Films. In addition to various commercial and independent ​film projects, I produced music videos for bands such as Bright Eyes, ​Icky Blossoms, and The Faint.

This is when I began working with Independent Spirit ​Award-winning filmmaker and musician, Nik Fackler and ​Emmy Award-winning cinematographer Jeremy Osbern.

After seven years, There Will be No Stay was completed ​and sold to an Indie label, FilmBuff. I gave everything ​away, downsized to a dive bag, and began to focus on ​recovery through comedy and Character Shoes. In 2019, ​development was funded and the pilot was completed. ​Then, COVID…

In 2020, during a pandemic-inspired master class in ​conservation, I realized the need for science ​communications through storytelling. Further research led ​me to a critically endangered population of Killer Whales ​called the Southern Residents and the dynamic group of ​people dedicated to saving them. A Killer Journey-Tokitae’s ​Return is the film for which this company was formed.

I remain curious, inspired, and grateful as the journey ​unfolds...

Let’s Collaborate!


Founder, Director.

A Very Special Thanks


Paul Potter

Liliana Airhart

Helen Poppy Nickerson

Carine and Paul GrandGeorge

The Dillon Family

Azrael Tuchenhagen

Sophie Klein

Mel Waldman

Emily Kaiser, CRNA



Behind the Scenes

All photos by Patty Dillon