Motivate, entertain educate…the three words that Kimberlie Dykeman eats, sleeps, and breathes every day! With her own SOAPBOX® brand of motivation brewing up TV, book, and online creations for future launch, Dykeman is literally sniffing out opportunities to connect with and learn from people who are also making a difference in the proverbial bigger picture. So when she heard that the renowned photographer and documentarian Andrew Shapter had a new film coming out, entitled “HAPPINESS IS”, the SOAPBOX® Queen pounced on the opportunity to see the premiere. But upon discovering that the doc is philanthropically-driven, raising money for charities at each and every city on the slated national tour…Dykeman immediately got on the horn with Shapter himself to donate her time and expertise!
The result? Kimberlie Dykeman will be the On-Camera Host at the red carpet premiere of critically-acclaimed film “HAPPINESS IS”, launching its nationwide screening tour right in her own backyard of Austin, TX. Bringing her signature in-the-moment interviewing style and authentically charismatic presence, Dykeman will be capturing VIP interviews, audience reactions, and helping drive DVD release sales for the benefit of the night’s beneficiary, Mobile Loaves and Fishes.
“This opportunity is such an honor and resonates with my very own mission as well, in all I do as a personality, an entrepreneur, and a philanthropist,” says Dykeman. “Andrew Shapter has raised the bar in thinking outside the box both for creating vital works that uplift the human spirit and organically drive awareness for the greater good of society.”
“HAPPINESS IS” …a cinematic road trip that explores the myths and the truths of the “pursuit of happiness” in America. It is the second film from Andrew Shapter, Director of the critically acclaimed documentary, Before the Music Dies. The film journeys through history–without boundaries or prejudices–in an attempt to understand what Happiness truly is, in the face of what the definition of Happiness has become.
DVD RELEASE PARTY: Waterloo Records, 600 North Lamar, Austin, TX, JULY 30th TIME: 5pm – 7pm. PREMIERE SCREENING: Alamo Draft House Cinema, 1120 South Lamar, Austin, TX. TIMES: July 30th 9:30 pm (includes HUGE TWEET-UP lead by Mark Horvath (@hardlynormal) and Alan Graham (@MLFNOW) & 9:50pm Both events are free and open to the public. For any remaining tickets to screening, go to www.happinessisthemovie.com.
EVENING’S SPONSOR: Stubb’s Legendary Kitchens www.stubbsaustin.com
ABOUT “HAPPINESS IS” : Andrew Shapter and his small team spent two years crisscrossing the country, speaking to all sorts of Americans they encountered along the way in an attempt to discover what it means to be happy. In addition to examining the phrase “the pursuit of happiness,” the film guides us through the eyes of spiritual leaders including the Dalai Lama, philanthropists, scholars, and the occasional celebrity (including Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, and Dan Millman), and a wide range of happiness “experts” as they describe their experiences and definitions of Happiness. Understanding what it means to be happy and the goal of obtaining happiness is an individual journey protected by our forefathers in the Constitution. “HAPPINESS IS”, your road map to happiness!
ABOUT KIMBERLIE DYKEMAN: TV Personality and Producer, Lifestyle Coach and Motivation Speaker, International Spokesperson, and Author. Dykeman has pioneered a groundbreaking system of coaching, emerged as a multi-faceted on-camera host, released her first book, “Pure Soapbox”, and launched SOAPBOX® motivation as a trademarked brand of that leverages famous quotes to promote living life to its fullest. Combining these backgrounds with unmatched street smarts and unyielding determination, Dykeman has evolved her vast goals into a full-fledged, enterprising conglomerate that develops mass-media programming, products, live events and web-based communication that have universal impact. Dykeman uniquely combines personal development, education, and charity to touch audiences worldwide with positive messaging. She is indeed a woman on a mission! The SOAPBOX® Queen!