@trustafeaturefilm has consumed my LIFE & I’m stoked to take my screenplay into production. 🎥 I hope this proof of concept clip has you excited, & that insta doesn’t remove it again bc I say a “bad word.” 🤣 Give @trustafeaturefilm a follow and join the journey in bringing “Trust” to life. 🎥✨🎬
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Choose our band name, GO. ✨💋
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Crying *this is cuter* bc I HAVE THE BEST FRIENDS. 🥰 Bc of their generosity & support over the past 24hours, my film “Trust” is @fromtheheartproductions’ featured narrative for July! This fiscal sponsorship offers a tax deductible way for people to get involved in the creation of my film on a smaller scale, & I’m overwhelmed by the support I’ve already received. If you’d like to contribute, see the 🔗 in bio! LOVE YOU GUYS. ✨💜🎥 Here’s my artistic statement for my project: I was in ninth grade when my relative committed suicide and left the family reeling. Years later, the family’s reaction to my grandfather’s death was somewhat different. Most grieved his loss, others had their hands out. In each case, the family dynamic shifted. These personal tragedies compelled me to write “Trust,” a character-driven narrative focused on posthumous familial fallout.
“Trust” connects themes of greed, grief, mental health, and forgiveness. The protagonist, Kate, feels morally obligated to reestablish relationships with toxic family. As the narrative unfolds, she learns that forgiveness and reconciliation are not mutually exclusive. Certainly, audiences deserve a story that portrays this.
Family-centric dramas have proven success in a multitude of formats, from television show “Succession” to film “Marriage Story.” In the young adult genre, the impact is even greater from the perspective of a young woman. Moreover, “Trust” has a female protagonist with agency over the narrative and goals beyond romance. The story is one that I’ve envisioned, developed, and produced extensively, and my proof is one example. 🎬 #caligirls #filmmaker #film #filmfund #producer #writer #imonaboat #hotgirlsummer #musicfestival #partygirl #partygirls
Happy Birthday to a beautiful lady inside & out @bbgirlness. ❤️🎂✨ #caligirls #happybirthday #imonaboat #hotgirlsummer #musicfestival #partygirl #partygirls
Who watched VAC ATTACK via 🔗 in bio?! This was an absolute BLAST to be in & I hope you had as much fun watching it as I did making it. Associate produced & starring me! Written, directed, post sound & score by @kylelalalala, dp @deangeloharding, pd @nicolepachexo, stunts @xmatthewnormanx, puppeteer @bre.mueck, sound mixer @kpham12992, @heathface, @marquesvmallare, @isiahisiah, & so many more! 🥰✨🎬 #film #actor #caligirl #acting #movie #filmmaker #actress #horror #storyteller #storytelling #filmfund #horrorfilm #horrormovie #horrorshort #filmgrant #producer #womeninfilm
🎥 VAC ATTACK drops Sunday & it sucks! *Get it, vacuums suck?!* @kylelalalala directed the sh*t outta it, created an original score, & sound designed the whole thing. Our foley artist also did Steven Spielberg’s ET aka we only work with the best. We somehow convinced @kpham12992 to follow me with a boom & @deangeloharding to shoot the whole thing! @nicolepachexo & @chrisbalualua made the whole house look dope AF and now YOU better watch it Sunday or you’ll suck, in a bad way! Thanks to these magicians too for making it happen: @anton.nassif @heathface @xmatthewnormanx @marquesvmallare @bre.mueck @isiahisiah 🥰✨🎬 #film #actor #caligirl #acting #movie #filmmaker #actress #horrorfilm #storyteller #storytelling #filmfund #filmgrant #producer #womeninfilm
Faced my irrational fear of whales. 🐋✨Jet-skied from Marina harbor to catch the boat & only screamed for 30mins. *entire journey was... 30mins.* Building my sea legs in the Pacific w/ a little help from my friends. How long does it take to not get sea sick? 😳 #ocean #summer #caligirl #boatlife #bikini #boating #sailing #marinadelrey #oceanvibe
My feature script “Trust” progressed to the 2nd round of @screen_craft’s Film Fund, which brings me another step closer to funding my 1st feature! 🥰🎬✨ “Trust” is a personal story, one I wholeheartedly believe in, and I’m grateful for this positive reinforcement! Call me crazy **many have** but I’m determined to finance, and bring this film to life, by 2021. I have a third of my funding secured, soooo who else wants to invest?! 😜🎥 #featurescript #screencraft #featurefilm #filmfinancing #screenwriter #film #filmmaking
Protesting in the entertainment capital of the world has me thinking a lot about the cultural impact of cinema and the importance of inclusive staffing. While I self-educate and seek to be better, I can’t help but reflect on my own career trajectory. Two experiences remain at the forefront of my mind:
1. My 1st internship at a popular talkshow; I was 1 of 20+ interns, and not a single intern was black. 2. My 1st staff position on a show; There was not a single POC in the office. In an industry with widespread influence, this lack of inclusivity is highly problematic.
In Hollywood, we set a precedence for the rest of the world through our actions and stories. We need to step up and support melanated voices. As a small fish in this big pond, there are actionable steps I can take: 1. Use my voice to encourage diverse staffing 2. Donate to organizations that support black storytellers, like those listed here 3. Commit to diverse hires on my sets. - I recognize my own privilege, I have a lot to learn to position myself as an ally, and I know I’ll make mistakes as I go. Thanks @freethework for this list of Black Filmmaker Collectives & Platforms! #racismissmalldickenergy #raisethepercentage #blacklivesmatter
@campaignzero‘s #8CANTWAIT provides “8 use of force policies [that] can reduce police violence by 72%. And your mayor has the power to adopt them all right now.” Visit 8cantwait.org to see if your city has any of these policies in place and to get your mayor’s contact info. We have the ability to implement ALL of these policies right now! Spread the word, let’s take action. Thanks @campaignzero for this resource. #campaignzero #endpolicebrutality #blacklivesmatter
Black lives matter. Advocacy is crucial. Now please do your research when sharing information. If you share a black square with the # Black Lives Matter instead of #BlackOutTuesday, you unintentionally censor the voices you’re trying to amplify by flooding their hashtag. Reminder: activism requires action beyond just a hashtag. Donate, rally, vote, and listen to POC. Performative allyship is unproductive. We must research the brands, people, and sources we’re sharing information from BEFORE we share it. Let’s facilitate the spread of factual, action-oriented information. On that note, here are some organizations worth donating to & books to read. Don’t forget that some of you have a Democratic presidential primary TODAY, June 2! Vote vote vote and also vote. Did I mention you should vote? Vote.