I don't feel very clear on the issue here. You say "It's not letting me use the filters from the data warehouse sheet" yet I'm not seeing any filters being applied. The only place you're using the calculated field CNT([Status (copy)]) is on the Color shelf in the first screenshot, and that is working as expected, as far as I can tell - there are only actuals for January and February, so those are the only cells being colored.
On the second screenshot, you're using Measure Names/Measure Values. You noted that the calculated field is accurate, so try putting the CNT([Status (copy)]) field on the Measure Values shelf, and that might get what you want. Other than that, I'd suggest posting a packaged workbook with some sample data, and with that specify what the actual totals should be for that data.