If you can imagine it, you can achieve it!
My name is Cali Gilbert and I'm an award winning filmmaker. Yet it wasn't that long ago that I was homeless.
I arrived in Los Angeles in 2013 after experiencing 12 months of homelessness in San Francisco. Since then I have published a number of bestselling books, launched my own production company, Tower 15 Productions, and premiered my first film, INVISIBLE at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood.
In 2014 I had a dream of becoming a filmmaker and I dreamt of one day attending the Cannes Film Festival in France as a filmmaker. I now have that opportunity as my film is winning awards on the festival circuit and my accreditation for Cannes has been approved.
INVISIBLE is a short film that I created over a span of six weeks and shot on my cell phone. It sheds light on the homeless crisis here in Los Angeles with a focus on prevention.
My passion is supporting other women who are creative and educated and helping them start their own businesses.
HOW THE FUNDS WILL BE USED
The funds raised will go towards the following:
* Passport Renewal
* Return Airfare from Los Angeles, California to Paris, France
* Return TGV train fare from Paris to Cannes, France
* Accommodations in Paris and Cannes, France for two weeks
* Food for the two week period in France
* Ground transportation in France during the two week period
* The organization of workshops to support women in transition here in Los Angeles to guide them in starting their own businesses upon return from France.
Travel Dates: May 7-20, 2020
The sooner I can obtain the funds, the better rates I will get on airfare and accommodations as prices increase closer to the travel dates.
means the world to me. I believe so much in myself and my ability to make a difference in the world. Yet I can't do it alone. Having the support and encouragement of others has allowed me to dream big and manifest the most amazing things in my life. I know I can really make a difference in the world and support other creatives in sharing their unique gifts. The time in France will allow me the opportunity to share my vision with a global community and connect with other creatives so that TOGETHER we can bring about positive change in the world.
I AM BEYOND GRATEFUL....
for this opportunity to showcase my work at the Cannes Film Festival in May, and especially to YOU for supporting me and my dream to get there. While in Cannes I will be documenting the entire experience and sharing via my social media platforms. I also hope to write a blog about the experience that you can follow via my website.
THANK YOU so much for believing in me and my dream.
Excited to see what we can create together!
- Mark Gatley
- Veronica Chavira
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Santa Monica, CA