How To Do Everything

New York City, New York | Series


Alex Kraft

1 Campaigns | New York, United States

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We believe in humor that is heartfelt and intelligent. We believe in embracing the quirky and idiosyncratic. We believe that laughter has the power to free people to be themselves. 'How To Do Everything' will pack an emotional punch at the same time as it makes you laugh out loud.

About The Project

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Mission Statement

'How To Do Everything' is made by a motley crew of dreamers from all different walks of life. We are proud to say that our cast and production team is diverse in gender, age, and nationality. We are coming together to tell a shared story: how to live, thrive, and laugh as an artist in New York City.

The Story

Our team met through a 72 Hour Short Film Challenge at The Actor's Green Room, where Alex Kraft and Luke Winter were tasked with coming up with the idea for a comedic short film, which was then to be shot over the course of a weekend. We had so much fun working together that weekend, and were so pleased by the laughs we got from the resulting short film ('The Window Is Open'), that we decided we had to consider the possibility of expanding the original story into a web series. Alex and Luke got to work on the script for a first season, Joe Lacerda and Joe Tribble began to assemble the production team, and before long we were off to the races.


So why another web series about a bunch of actors in New York City? We believe that we can explore that ground in our own original way by telling three dimensional stories of people that are not just concerned with how to audition, but how to do everything else. We're not looking to recreate the short form, viral-style comedy of similar shows. We've instead chosen to go against the grain within the web series form and to create ten to twelve minute long episodes which are full of heart and soul, not just laughs. We love heartfelt, intelligent, sensitively drawn shows like Freaks and Geeks and How I Met Your Mother, and we love the quirky, unforgettable characters of shows like The Office. We want to get the chance to have a crack at making a show that has those elements, that's in the spirit of our comedic heroes.


We believe that laughter is a powerful thing--that it can free people up to be themselves. We want to create that experience. We believe that in doing so, we can create a sustainable web series with network TV potential. We believe that we have a hilarious and deeply relatable story on our hands, and we want to tell that story with the highest possible production values at the micro budget independent level. 


Why do we need to make this show right now? We are trying to take control and ownership of our careers as actors, and to build a body of footage that showcases the best of what we can do. Despite our best efforts, we are not getting any younger, and we know that we have only a narrow window of time to make something lasting while we are all available to bring this project to fruition.  


We want to make you laugh, but we need your help to do it. Launching a successful web series with high production values is not cheap. We are launching a 30 day campaign to raise the necessary $6,000 to film the first season of the series. Will you stand with us to bring 'How To Do Everything' to life?


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Costs $500

'How To Do Everything' is a SAG New Media production, which legally requires us to obtain insurance for our shoot.

Casting Room Rental

Costs $600

We need to rent studio space to hold auditions for the guest roles on our show. We need enough time in the studio to cast the best.


Costs $3,000

We want to film our show with the highest production values possible. To do that, we need to hire and pay the best in the business.

Location Costs

Costs $1,500

Our script calls for a variety of locations (from bars to rehearsal studios) which must be rented by the hour.


Costs $400

We want to maintain high morale throughout our shoots. To do that, we need to feed our cast and crew at regular intervals!

About This Team



Naturally trained, Joseph Lacerda is a NYC based actor born and raised in South Plainfield NJ. He is of Italian, Portuguese and English descent. Mr. Lacerda has trained with The Barrow Group for acting and the Upright Citizens Brigade for improvisation. Joseph continues to hone his craft with the veteran acting coach Richard Kline.

Mr. Lacerda is an Executive Producer and supporting actor in the web series 'How To Do Everything' which is currently in production. Joseph can be seen playing the supporting role of Eric Hensen in the feature film My Brother's Girlfriend. He also has been in numerous independent films including the short film Ego which will be released and submitted to film festivals in the Spring of 2017. Mr. Lacerda got to use his athletic abilities in a United States Tennis Association commercial where he portrayed a tennis player.

Outside of acting, Mr. Lacerda enjoys playing soccer, participating in extreme sports such as cliff jumping and skydiving, playing guitar, skiing black diamonds in the winter, going to unique bars with good company, hiking mountains and traveling. Joseph is excited and looking forward to working in the next Emmy Award winning television series!




Joseph Tribble is an Actor who enjoys collaborating with fellow artists to create and tell stories.




Danny holds a BA from Whitworth College where he majored in music with an emphasis in vocal performance. He has traveled across the country performing contemporary and classical theatre, and was last seen at the Carolina Historic Theatre originating the role of Prince Paulo in the award winning world premier of Cinderella in Spain. Some of his favorite opera roles performed include Hamlett, Macbeth, and Lord Falstaff.


Since moving to New York Danny has developed a love of motion pictures and an admiration for the many components that come together in creating film. Recently, he was given the opportunity to direct his first SAG-AFTRA short film titled, “The Window is Open” which had a strong showing at the Actors Green Room 72 hour festival. He is very excited to direct this talented cast in their upcoming web series “How To Do Everything”. Danny is a proud member of SAG-AFTRA, Actors Equity, and The American Guild of Musical Artists.






Chris is a video editor and videographer from New Jersey. He studied Electronic Media at Kutztown University in Pennsylvania.






Alex Kraft has played roles from sketch comedy to classical plays, from independent film to contemporary theater. He graduated from Skidmore College in 2012 with a B.A. in English, and trained at Shakespeare & Company, British American Drama Academy, and The Magnet Theater before coming to The Barrow Group to study under Seth Barrish and Lee Brock as a student in their 1.5 Year Conservatory. Since graduating from The Barrow Group's Conservatory, he performed in theater throughout NYC and recorded his debut folk-rock album, ‘Letters From The End’.

                                                                                     LUKE WINTER


Luke Winter (Greg) is a graduate of New York University´s Tisch School of the Arts with a BFA in Acting. Whilst at NYU, he worked with some of the industry´s best, like Andy Roth, Ted Sluberski, and Vance Barber. After spending two years at the New Studio on Broadway, he attended Stonestreet Studios Film & Television Conservatory, where he discovered his passion for not just acting, but creating. He wrote a 5-page short film entitled, "This One Time at Camp", which suffered from a devastating lack of continuity and sound mixing, and never looked back. Luke is the co-writer of "How to Do Everything", with Alex Kraft. He also has a feature film, "If You Say It Is", in pre-production and many more projects in various stages of the creative process, as is the life of an artist.




Arron Lloyd - Native of Bridgeport, CT. BFA from Uconn. Podcast host of The Creation Grounds.  Grateful to be part of this project. Credits:  Television:Blue Bloods

Theater:  Fotos(Signature Theater) A Photograph: Lovers in Motion (Signature Theater) The Last Days of Judas Iscariot playing Judas and Jesus on alternating nights The Exonerated, Too Much MemorySpring Awakening,  Urinetown with Tony nominated Andrea McArdle and Hair (Connecticut Rep). Confederates, Wider Than the Sky, End Times, and The Rootwoman (Lark Theater). The Parkville Project (Playhouse on Park). The Winter’s Tale  (Shakespeare Theater of New Jersey).   
Arron can be heard voicing a series regular character on an overseas animated series. and @ArronLloyd Twitter and IG to connect.



Since graduating from Circle in the Square Theater School, Aaron David Kapner has performed in Off-Off Broadway theater, touring Shakespeare plays, independent films, webseries, television crime recreation shows and a commercial for Huntington Learning Center. Some of his favorite theater roles include Launce from Two Gentleman of Verona and the dual roles of King Simonides and Bawd from Pericles, both performed with the Hudson Shakespeare Company. 

On television, he's appeared in Mind of a Murderer on Investigation Discovery and Inside The American Mob on the National Geographic Channel. His film credits include the NYU student films Traveling Crops, Thanksgiving Dinner and an adapted scene from The Kings Speech, performing the role played by Geoffrey Rush in the movie.  His previous webseries experience was in Parker & Steve: A Bromcom where he played a different character in every episode.
A lover of both Shakespeare and comic books, he's an avid watcher of every comic book adaptation in the movies and on Netflix and aims to be in one of them as soon as he can.
He's enormously grateful for the chance to work with the amazing cast and crew of How to Do Everything and has loved every minute of working with them ever since they first got together to do the original film the webseries is based on, The Window is Open.


                                                                                      KRISTA PADILLA


Krista Padilla is an actress from Pueblo, Colorado. She moved to NYC to pursue her love of acting.  Krista expresses her creativity through different outlets which include modeling and acting. She enjoys her free time bike riding and painting. She admires anyone that follows their dreams and admires people that work on themselves everyday to be a stronger version of themselves.

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