For Pates Sake!

*Pictured above: Me holding my mothers hand, and my dad in the background at my brothers wedding. Shortly before moms passing..*


If you are reading this I already have so much gratitude for you taking time out of your busy life to read about me. That being said, I'll get straight to the point. I am an orphan from Downtown Cleveland, Ohio and my dream is to go to The Los Angeles Film School in California. I am very close to reaching that goal, as I have received some financial aid to help cover tuition. However, federal aid can only help so much. After all is said and done I will still owe about ten thousand dollars and that is not including rent or living expenses. As of right now I have enough money to buy my plane ticket and pay my first months rent, but not much more.

I am currently 21 years old and have been living on my own since I was 18. When I was nine years old my mother told me she was sick and went to the hospital, that would be the last time I ever talked to her. She died about a week later, leaving just me and my father. My dad was a very good guy with a big heart that always put others before himself, sadly, he was a very bad alcoholic. One sunny day in the summer 2 years after my mother passed away, Dad asked me if I wanted to go with him to a Cleveland Indians baseball game. Being a kid who couldn't sit still for more than ten minutes, I declined the offer as I wanted to play outside on such a nice day. Halfway through the game he had a stroke and joined my mother in heaven. 
Luckily for me I had a responsible brother who took me in. Overnight he had to turn from a brother into a father for me, which made our relationship less than pleasant. For ten years I lived with him getting bad grades and always being grounded. I passed high school by the skin on my teeth and have been living paycheck to paycheck ever since. This opportunity to go back to school doing something I love is one I have been longing  for quite some time. I am very passionate about film making and everything that has to do with it. I am going to give it my all and take this more seriously than anything I have ever done. At the bottom of this page you can find my Youtube channel that has some old videos I made on there along with the website for LA Film School. 

What you can do to help
If you are financially stable and would like to donate any amount of money it would be much appreciated. All you have to do is click the "DONATE" button and it will take you to the safe and secure page.. you DO NOT need to make an account all you have to do is put in your payment information and thats it! Any and all contributions are much needed and GREATLY appreciated. 

I will continue to update this page throughout my studies in California with all future movies / projects I make. Thanks again!


Sincerely
Chris Pate

www.youtube.com/chrispateisag 
www.lafilm.edu


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