Foundation Film


Foundation is a high energy short film about a drag performer who tries to prove she has what it takes to make it in the world of drag. 

This film is a junior-level production at for the Chapman University Dodge College of Film and Media Arts

The Story

Foundation is the story of a drag performer called  Kasha La Bouche, who is ready to become a star. She finally gets her moment to shine when the famous drag mother, Señorita, enters the club just in time to see Kasha perform. Desperately wanting to be a part of a drag family, Kasha tries to slay this performance. But what she forgets is that she doesn’t need to look too far to find a community of her own amongst her fellow performers.

The Impact

We hope to make a film that breaks the stereotypical LGBT film. Foundation is about an artist realizing they have a community to support them. The goal of this film is to show that films featuring gay characters do not have to be centered around their sexuality. 

By donating to this film, you are supporting the future of LGBT storytelling. With Foundation, we are giving our part in progressing the LGBT narrative in entertainment.


By contributing to our film, you are becoming a part of our team. It is thanks to you that we will be able to bring this important story to life.

What You Can Get from Donating!

Donating $5
A personal thank you from the director, James Elinski
Behind the scene access

Donating $10
Social media shout out
Behind the scene access

Donating $20-30
Link to streaming
Social media shout out
Behind the scene access

Donating $50
Signed script
Link to streaming
Social media shout out
Behind the scene access

Donating $75
Foundation curated mixtape/playlist
Signed script
Link to streaming
Social media shout out
Behind the scene access

Donating $100*
Name in the credits

Donating $150*
Signed poster
Name in credits

Donating $250*
Personalized video from the crew
Name in credits

Donating $500*
Associate Producer credit

Donating $1000<*
Executive Producer credit

*Will also receive a link to streaming, behind the scenes access, and personal thank you from the director

Other Ways You Can Help

If you're not able to contribute financially, please help us get the word out. Together as a community, we can have a large reach by sharing the link to the campaign via social media, which will help to spread the word about this important story!

Thank you!

Donations (0)

  • Colette Herzing  
    • $90 
    • 18 d
  • Olive Galley 
    • $50 
    • 21 d
  • Maxwell Crowe 
    • $50 
    • 1 mo
  • Jackie and Linda Allera-Innocenti 
    • $25 
    • 1 mo
  • Kelly Tran 
    • $20 
    • 1 mo

Fundraising team: Paris Somerfeld (2) 

James Elinski 
Raised $865 from 12 donations
Orange, CA
Paris Sommerfeld 
Team member
Raised $160 from 4 donations
This team raised $765 from 6 other donations.
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