Born in New York City to a jazz-loving father and a folk-singing mother, Eliza Swords was destined for the world of creativity. Spending her first 18 years in the playgrounds of Broadway and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, her inspiration started young. after moving to Los Angeles for college to pursue her dreams of the film world, Eliza met spirituality in the form of the Dalai Lama in Central Park. She took that spark back to LA where she has been combining art and spirit for the last 20 years.
After graduating with a bachelor’s in film from Occidental College, Eliza worked for many small production companies and post-production companies including Miramax, where she learned the ins and outs of filmmaking from development to red carpet premiere. After this she worked on many movies both behind and in front of the camera filling almost every role possible on a set. She then wrote, directed and produced the short film “Atma” which went on to win Best Experimental Short at the New York International Film Festival. Eliza has written many features, plays and television shows over the years and loves little more than watching a creation’s journey from script to stage or screen.
Currently she is writing a novel based on her father’s work in the civil rights movement entitled “The Bellflower” which takes place in Mississippi. She has also directed Bristol Baughn’s one woman show “Judge-a-holic” now showing in several west coast cities. She and Barry are also inspiring love, joy and connectivity through producing and delivering heartfelt and entertaining content with their production company Pure Honey Ink. Projects are in development for social media, film, television and publishing. And of course, making each and every day the BEST DAY EVER with Barry Clark!
After many years as an actor, dancer, singer, waiter specializing in customer service work in the restaurant business in New York City, I end up moving to Los Angeles where I began working full-time in the entertainment industry. All told I’ve spent upwards of twenty years in entertainment including performing, producing, and casting theater, film and television, as well as writing, hosting, and management positions within the Studio Television industry. My longest run was in the world of Casting where I worked on Features and Television, and then got into Casting Production working at Universal Television for eight years on shows like “Law & Order,” “The Office,” and “House” to name a few.
During my time in television I had a very deep desire to make a meaningful contribution in the world and ended up going back to school to get a master’s degree in Spiritual Psychology, a degree that focuses on helping others to live an integrative and purposeful life. So with all this life experience and training under my belt I took some time away from the entertainment business and became a life coach, and for the past 12 years have coached hundreds of individuals in connecting more deeply with their hearts, their life purpose, and helped them to create a pathway to move forward in a direction more aligned with who they truly are.
Recently I finished a transformational self-help memoir, “Traveling Light/One Armchair Mystic’s Guide to the Universe,” am a regular Blog Contributor for PositivelyPositive.com, and am currently working on a screenplay called “Surviving Love.” Barry and his creative partner Eliza Swords are also inspiring love, joy and connectivity through producing and delivering heartfelt and entertaining content with their production company Pure Honey Ink. Projects are in development for social media, film, television and publishing. And of course, making each and every day the BEST DAY EVER with Eliza Swords!
Born and raised in the “Land of 10,000 Lakes,” Danielle enjoyed a life of outdoors fun, wide-open spaces, and a strong education. A few years after graduating college with a degree in Marketing, she followed her mom and sister to California and has not looked back. Initially, her degree took a backseat to what she calls her “first career” in restaurant management. But after feeling a deeper calling for years, she decided to continue her education.
Danielle continued her education by receiving a Master’s in Spiritual Psychology. As the story would have it during that time she also returned to Marketing and met lifelong friends and co-workers in Barry and Eliza.
Currently she is taking lead at Pure Honey Ink in both Marketing and Business Operations. While there is no creative project in the works for her individually, her influence can be felt in all PHI projects. And… never say never!