CRAZY the Series Post-Production

Los Angeles, California | Series

Comedy, Drama

Rachel Leyco

2 Campaigns | California, United States

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This campaign raised $8,958 for post-production. Follow the filmmaker to receive future updates on this project.

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*Pledges are tax deductible!* Filmmakers Rachel Leyco & Sheena Midori Brevig created a series to fight mental health stigma and hired a diverse crew of queer womxn and people of color. Filming of Season 1 is complete. Help us finish editing, enter festivals, and pay our crazy talented crew!

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Mission Statement

We strove to create a diverse film family. Over 90% of our cast & crew were queer and/or people of color, and over half are Asian/ Pacific Islander. Additionally, all queer characters and those with a mental illness or physical disability are portrayed by actors with personal experiences.

The Story

CRAZY is a dramedy web series about two queer Asian-American frenemies navigating their early twenties while battling mental illnesses that teach them they're more alike than they realize.

Mining comedy from some of the darker parts of our own personal mental health journeys as filmmakers, we hope to tell an empowering story around suicidality, seeking help, and self-care – and change what is too often a tragic narrative for LGBTQ+ characters of color.


Jaz Ocampo (Rachel Leyco), a Filipina-American, faces deep shame when her mother finds her medication. Diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder II,

Jaz spirals deep into the intricacies of

her mood disorder.



Leyna Dean (Sheena Midori Brevig), half-Japanese/ half-Caucasian, struggles to deal with a break-up from her ex-girlfriend, which triggers her anxiety -- and its unfortunate side effects. 



The show is an authentic story of young queer women coming to terms with their mental health and setting boundaries around their needs. It’s triumphant. It's powerful. It matters. We want you to get to see it.

Your contribution to this crowdfund will go toward editing, sound, special effects, and paying our volunteer crew. You’ll help us afford to enter CRAZY in festivals and make sure the world sees this story we've worked so hard on. 

Pledges are tax deductible! 

You pledge is fully tax deductible thanks to our partners at The Gay Asian Pacific Alliance Foundation. GAPA will also receive a percentage of funds raised through this campaign as our fiscal sponsor. 



If you can’t donate, you can still help! You can SHARE this campaign with your social networks and FOLLOW for updates. We’ll be posting video interviews with the cast and crew, screening information, and more. You can also follow us on Instagram at @crazytheseries for more updates!

We need community and connection now more than ever. To break stigma. To create opportunities for underrepresented communities in the film industry. To build a better future.

Thanks to the generosity of our largely volunteer crew and our giving friends and family, we finished filming over 7 days and several locations in July. We brought together a large and diverse crew (many volunteers!) passionate about telling authentic stories of queer characters and mental health. Over the next few weeks, we’ll be sharing video interviews with our crew discussing why CRAZY is so important to them.

Over 90% of our cast and crew were queer and/or people of color.


Open discussions of mental health and suicidality are still highly stigmatized. With CRAZY, we aim to take an intimate look mental health through relatable characters whose stories are often overlooked in mainstream media. It’s important to show young people with these diagnoses that they’re not alone – and their story doesn’t have to end in tragedy. 

Your donations will help us polish CRAZY into a finished series, enter international festivals, and distribute our film to a wider audience.


We’re committed to making art that helps build a more inclusive and accepting future. CRAZY is just the first step. Join us as we raise mental health awareness worldwide.



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Costs $5,000

Your donation helps us finish editing, sound, color, and visual effects - bringing CRAZY to life!

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Costs $2,000

Help us enter international film festivals and let the world see CRAZY!

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Costs $4,000

Help us pay our incredible volunteer crew!

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About This Team



Creator, Writer, Director, Actress. Mental Health Advocate

Susie Q on BET's Games People Play and upcoming season 3 of Netflix's Atypical

Rachel Leyco is an award-winning filmmaker, writer, actress, and activist.

Notably, she won a student Emmy at the 2013 College Television Awards as Writer/Director/Producer in the pilot web series, "The Sub Club.” She currently holds many writing/directing/producing credits, ranging from short films and web series to TV pilots and features.

As an actress, Rachel started off in theatre, starring in Beauty and the Beast and A Midsummer Night's Dream, then began her TV & Film career upon moving to LA, starring in commercials (Reebok, Head & Shoulders), web series (Batman Beyond: The Series), short films (Rise, Highbrow), indie features (Teacher of the Year), and television shows (NBC's Chicago Fire, BET's Games People Play, and Netflix's Atypical Season 3).

Her short films, Maple's Tree and Bicultural, have been official selections in many film festivals nationally and internationally.

As an activist, Rachel strongly advocates for many social justice issues, such as LGBTQ+ equality and mental health. Having been diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder II, she made it her mission to break stigma, create a dialogue, and bring awareness to communities all over the world through art and activism.

Rachel believes strongly in the power of words. She wants nothing more but to elevate and inspire lives through the magic of storytelling.

IG: @rachel.leyco




Creator, Writer, Director, Actress, Advocate

Growing up with a disabled younger brother, Sheena has been an advocate for those with special needs her entire life. This cultivated her fascination with biology and neurology which led her to TuftsUniversity where she attained her B.S. in Neuroscience with honors. During her studies she ventured to India, Argentina, and South Africa, observing how healthcare systems interact with culture and community and affect mental wellness. While immersed in these different communities, she experienced the immense power and importance of storytelling and human connection. Thus it has been her mission to pursue the creation, promotion, and progression of more accurate stories to reflect the diverse people and cultures of our world.

After graduating and moving to Los Angeles, Sheena has acted in various shorts, national commercials and other content, but recently shifted her focus to writing, directing, and producing. In the last year, she produced and directed two music videos for fellow bisexual artists Torrey Mercer and Lucy & La Mer, both songs about the queer/bisexual experience.

Sheena strives to harness the power of storytelling and through her art make waves in today’s evolving society to bring people together by breaking down barriers between individuals and communities, one brick at a time.

IG: @sheenamidori

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