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Dear Ladies + Gentlemen,

We are SO PROUD to share

The HERstory of

Our #Oscars2020 Contender:

In 2012 I set out to make a sustainable, green, upcycled, lgbtqia , interracial love story – an – all- female-crew motion picture —

with — an original, eclectic soundtrack

much of it to be shot + recorded on a floating film set

and surrounding Venice Beach “hood” near my “AquaCultureZ™ WaterGarden™ feMt0™studi0”

Upon graduating early with a Master’s Degree from NYU, then entering the life of a “working actress” I learned most roles offered to girls + women (except a lucky few) were too often broadcasting degrading messages about us.

I tried to “adjust” a couple of the early roles – to balance ‘ the power in the frame.’ Despite the content of any given dialogue or role, I worked to imbue the character with strength.

I was beginning to get offered somewhat lucrative roles, I was more than willing to work hard – “work my way up.” The problem with that plan – is summarized by the “MeToo” movement, which is not just about inappropriate sexual innuendo, but psychological abuse leading to agony, resulting in self-doubt.

It’s also an Economics problem, with roadblocks held in place by threads of racism, sexism , homophobia , climate-ignorance in a gate-keeping culture – when all I wanted was to excel in the profession to which I’d dedicated myself whole-heartedly.

I’d been warned about this environment by older actors ( not actresses ) but assumed times had changed so I walked blindly into an environment reminiscent of a bygone era that had never updated it’s own “operating system.”

There I was with all this 21st Century software but there was nothing to run it.

How does a professional, work their way up such a slippery ladder? Perhaps economic inequality is sourced in such pathologies?

Until #MeToo became a hashtag – I’ll venture to guess that most women suffered under the weight of judgement by their families, friends and self-criticism about why they hadn’t progressed further despite their talent and drive. The worst part, is not being supported by “sisters” of a sorority I feel could be so comforting – and even worse, navigating a hyper-competitive “pigeons-for-scraps” culture based in scarcity where ideas and intellectual property can be so easily appropriated by those with power, harvested from those without.

I’ll venture to guess we all felt as though it was just happening to us alone. Similar to the “Occupancy Wall Street” awareness – when people realized that getting their degrees and working hard was not enough in an economy rigged for the 1 percent.

Even if I’d been willing to be willing on whatever levels of “consent” – I’d just come from surviving an abusive childhood – literally “rescued” by my passion for acting , dance, arts , learning – and my teachers who saw the talent, had invested their care in that little girl rushing through the streets of Manhattan – from dance class to acting class to anthropology and science classrooms.

They’d invested their own passion for education – in that little girl – me.

I couldn’t let them down and I couldn’t let down other little girls who might someday see a movie that I was in – and when she sees me in that movie, she sees herself and when she sees herself, I want her to feel strong, not helpless. I want “her” to feel proud of “HERstory.”

After turning down three lucrative roles in a row, especially after bumping into one of the producers I’d turned down at a social event – noticing his “WHO are YOU to turn ME down glare ” –

I sucked it up – GLARED BACK with a smile –

and THAT was the moment I learned :

WHO I AM ? Is a girl who won’t get bullied – ever again.

Who I am – is a girl choosing integrity over expediency – no matter how ambitious I may be.

And I’m ambitious.

In that moment – I realized – the only way to hopefully “work my way up” – without dipping way down into the “MeToo” swamp I found myself wading through – was to make my own film and album – with an all female crew – so that I could speak to “the little girl in everyone”© – and – simply do what I do best : “pictures words music in motion ™” ©


I also understood that it wasn’t “men” – it wasn’t “directors” or “producers” — it was the Culture at large. Certainly I’d run into plenty of women who had internalized misogyny to enact upon sisters and there was plenty of it in every profession. I had to find a way to work in my chosen profession, to which I had already dedicated – so I chose – to literally “be the change I wished to see” as the saying goes.

Having studied anthropology along with intercultural, interdisciplinary performance modalities – I felt uniquely equipped to grapple with these new insights – even though, they’d prove beyond challenging to implement. I’d be needing some miracles and tons of hard work integrating the education + early work experience I’d earned – with the realities of making a movie and album. A tall order.

I had saved up babysitting, lemonade stand, acting gigs and yoga teacher earnings and these were “startup funds” which I partly used to create our first music video “ElectionTrain” made in urgent support for Obama. Then we began pre-pre-production on the feature motion picture :

“eVe N’god this female is not yet rated ™©

FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION

DaysOfeVe™☯️

“Pictures Words Music In Motion™”

I didn’t want to make a film or album that I’d already seen before.

I was aware that most noted ‘counter-culture’ revolutions in media had previously involved an examination but also ultimate glorification of violence + what is sometimes described as ‘toxic masculinity.’

The film prologue introduces my storytelling concepts which I’ve been referring to, as : “orgasmic” instead of “phallic.” I’m positing that my liquid, fluid, music-based, “orgasmic” storytelling journey to tell the “love-is-love-triangle-story” of eVe, Lila + Doctor Goddard – can exist in harmony with the more normative “phallic” cinematic storytelling styles most cultures expect in a narrative movie. While other directors have experimented with dabbling in it – I feel my movie, while working within the constraints of a modest budget, fully explores this type of storytelling, not with outer special effects, but with inner ones.

The movie draws us “under” and “into” the deep end of the pool, the pond, the ocean as if vacillating between conscious + unconscious time-space dimensions but always flowing like water (orgasmic) instead of rocketing into space (phallic) as “eVe” describes from “inside the closet.”

While I’m proud to say my film was made “like a girl” as that popular hashtag proudly proclaims – I’m almost tempted to ask the audience to consider my innovative storytelling “as if” this were directed by one of several guy filmmakers who’ve experimented this way, but with larger budgets but perhaps a bit less insight about the female nature of this “orgasmic” storytelling style which, in my work, seeks to flow poetic, liquid, music.

It is, in fact, I guarantee you, a different type of “orgasm.”

As my movie does include a theme + dedication to victims of violence against the LGBTQ community, women, black individuals + communities, indigenous individuals + communities … and … AND : our oceans, our mother Earth, wildlife – especially Sea-Life (most feminine) – I did portray an act of violence, but I was cognizant of telling the story of the movie in a manner I described onscreen as ‘orgasmic’ existing alongside most storytelling which is often “phallic.”

I posit that both ‘orgasmic’ + ‘phallic’ storytelling can ( and must ) exist inter-dependently in our Arts + Culture.

I found myself having to not only “shatter glass ceilings” + “break sound-barriers” – but I also had to “break” some storytelling / cinematic / music ‘ rules ‘ –
in order to tell my ‘love-triangle’ ‘love-is-love – story’ : AUTHENTICALLY.

This wasn’t going to be structured like other movies – this “herstory” needed something from me + “she” is composed of the twin-Tao-yin-yang characters : “eVe” + “Lila.” “She” wrote herself, directed herself.

SO – my “Declaration of IndiePenDance™ re – EVOL ution ™ femt0™studi0 ” has evolved, organically – out of necessity – into a counter-culture womanifest0™ ” ©

An all female, openly LGBTQIA crew in 2013 was VERY NEW (still rare) – if we were not ‘the first’ – we are definitely among the very first –

Eyes widened whenever I floated the idea. Also pushback – pushed back — on a variety of levels.Sigh.

Some men “mansplained” – my idea was discriminatory. Others proudly displayed their self-hatred through open sexism, racism, homophobia, climate-denying biases, which was – briefly surprising but eventually – worthless, because hate, though ‘loud’ – is such a drab, useless – one way ticket.

Recently, I became aware of a “mini-genre” to which my “eVe” belongs – and by that I mean – movies which explore the internalized concepts of various religious “eves” – in the context of secular, colloquial (not biblical) culture.

As my Master’s degree incorporated both Anthropology+ Performance Arts – I tend to “study” culture – even while I’m creating it.

I’ve noticed + personally experienced – the regulations + limitations placed on HER-stories – the ” ‘slut-shaming” of “eVe” ‘ – which has : palpable, real-life consequence for most women, girls, feminine males + wildlife (especially Sea-Life , most feminine) — with it’s victims buried deep in the roots of most cultures.

Shaming-eVe :

When looking “in the closet” of any given Culture – if we venture to explore past the climate-denial, past homophobia and racism – we’ll find misogyny – hiding – way – WAY … at the back of that closet – where most of us, even women, are unaware of the insidious odor seeping deep :

” into the fabric – it’s in the stitches”© as my protagonist eVe™ discovers.

Misogynysuspicion hatred of all things femme, wild , uncontrollable, the soft-strength, the innocence – the vulnerability …

including Nature, feminine girls, masculine girls, feminine boys, water, fluid sexuality + gender, wildlife, Sea-Life, cetaceans … “all are snaking along … slithering in + out of the multi-verse like the proverbial snake swallowing her own tail “© … all included … on that spectrum

All that “femme” – is feared by the toxic entity which has hounded Humanity for eons – I’ll name it here : “that which believes it must control others or die.” That toxin can be present in women too.

My “eVe” spends a good bit of the movie “trapped” indoors and she wisely uses some of that time – exploring the “closet.”

eVe “speaks truth to power” when she discovers “in the closet” – that “Shame” is misogyny’s “favorite weapon – the ultimate WMD? ” ©

My team and I are SO PROUD to be considered for the 2020 nominations.

It’s beyond ego, it’s a form of healing.

Thank you.

For Your Consideration

I discussed my movie as ‘ archetypal fable’ – in a 2019 Interview – before I ever saw the other “eve” reference movies

The project was made partly in response to my own Me-Too experiences (and that of fellow female artists + craftspersons).

I believe it’s impossible to fully comprehend what it’s like to be female – or LGBTQ – in the context of cultural biases + expectations toward – “female essence ” (“in all 6 billion gender expressions”© ) – without exploring the internalized cultural influences of – the “myth” of “eve” — and as I’ve posited in the film – equally important – Eve’s twinwhom we call “Lila” representingthe myth of Lillith.”

Furthermore, in understanding the ‘female experience’ – I truly believe that men, and ‘ male-identifying ‘ persons (some of whom, are biologically ‘female’) – will greatly benefit, resulting in the betterment of our blue-planet and ‘every inter-dependent living being’ ©

Those espousing hateful views towards people – or environmental conservancy – often cite economics + productivity as excuses for exclusionary actions. In fact, hate, exclusion + climate denial are completelyun-productive for society + for the planet.

It’s pure economics if one needs that sort of excuse. Discriminatory, hateful, wasteful energy create nothing except toxins + problems .

We already have a surplus of those.

This planet needs solutions that heal our problems. More than ever I believe education + quality communication skills are the universal “solvent” whereby we can dissolve + detoxify global cultures from such maladies.

In fact, my ” feMt0™studi0 AquaCultureZ™ “© which are ” Authentic Artisanal Farm To Table Indie Movies , Music, Books ™ —

– surviving independently, indigenous + sustainable – like an endangered species ( along with all other endangered species wildlife, Sea-Life, and the working class / middle class in every economy ) – on gasps of oxygen –



Moving Forward :

I didn’t want to make a film or album that I’d already seen before.
I posit that both ‘orgasmic’ + ‘phallic’ storytelling can ( and must ) exist inter-dependently in our Arts + Culture.
I found myself having to break some storytelling / cinematic / music ‘rules ‘
in order to tell my ‘love-triangle’ ‘love-is-love – story’ : AUTHENTICALLY.
SO – my “Declaration of IndiePenDance™ re – EVOL ution ™ femt0™studi0 ” has evolved, organically – out of necessity – into a counter-culture womanifest0™ ” ©

in spite of the BigMoney$ in BigMedia$ – enacting a full on — GentrificationOfCulture™ by buying up / swallowing up – the arts, the media human culture ©

we are hand-made – on sustainable half-a- shoestring budgets – I’m hoping that the Academy considers my written request to create a new category for this budget level –

hand-made by an artist – with a crew of fellow artists + craftspersons (not a corporation) positing this idea :

” LOVE is good for the economy – we are MakinALivinNotAKillin™ “©

Which Should be a relief for some economists arguing with haters + abusers of power!

In my movie – my lead female protagonist – ‘eVe’ – posits new ideas to the male protagonist – ‘doctor Goddard / aka ‘god.’

“eVe” speaks “truth to power” when she posits her thesis about a “fempowered™ fluid female economy based on water instead of Oil ” © :

” oil – that’s energy from death – but WATER is LIFE! waterways of the world wear LINGERIE not boxers! ” ©

“eVe” continues her argument in this debate towards her PHD :

“doc, we REALLY need our goddesses back” © in order to create a “fair sex ecology, economy, a fair sex state! the STATE wants a goddess – NEEDS a goddess – ” © ( Cali Lili Indies ™ “eVe N’ god this female is not yet rated ™”©)

Runaway With A Scholarship ™”

Just after graduating at an impossibly early age, having been skipped several grades, earned scholarships to pay my own tuition- with a Master’s Degree but no high school diploma – i stepped out into the “real world” only to discover that the “ISMs” I had believed to be “anachronISMs” – from history books racism, sexism, homophobia , climate denial – the “male gaze” – the “white gaze ” + other “gazes” – were still alive and finding their way back , insidiously, into our world consciousness, our current histories + HERstories.

The HERstory that we are living now – became a source of great worry to me. I had survived an abusive childhood + I know abuse when I see it.

Abuse of Power exhibited all the tell-tale signatures of Domestic Abuse, Child-Abuse — AND – Environmental Abuse — on a larger scale. The ‘family’ is ‘humanity’ and as my family of origin was never a safe place to be — I had already adopted “Humanity” as the family with whom I “belong.”

As a person born of vastly varied, multi-cultural heritages – I could see early on – that “tribalism” was a way to keep walls between people. Which is why I was a “global citizen” before that became a hashtag.

Born on the water,’ I’ve always felt – my “true heritage” – is water.

The two debating characters in my movie – “eVe” and “Doctor Goddard – are never – in the same room.

They are separated by “walls” – through which they “debate” – but their ultimate “union” is a form of “healing” … a little miracle.

SurFShackLoft™h20

Large Part of the purpose for those Projectwas my dedication to Sustainability + Green Practices.

My alarm at what’s happening to our planet – especially to our waters, ocean life, wildlife – all of which endanger human life + civilization, led me to take my own tiny climate- actions very early on.

In high school – I had designed a “SurFShackLoft™feMt0™studi0™h20 to be handbuilt very frugally – from biodegradable + upcycled materials.

Miraculously, this loft was built very economically but equally important – was combining that Sustainability Ethos – with my aesthetics + methodologies developed from early background in dance+theater – to create my signature style along with SustainableFilmSets™.

SustainableFilmSets™ ArtisanalFarmToTableProductions™

Without a doubt, my feMt0studi0 is – the – Innovator/ Pioneer in SustainableFilmSets™ + “ArtisanalFarm-To-TableProductions™”© Sending out the “pearls” from my little “AquaCultureZ™ Direct to the audience from VenusBeach™ CuttingEdgeOfThePacific™

An added touch of sweetness came when i had asked my local farmers to donate lemons, avocados, kale and flowers, along with other produce – to the creation of our GardenOfeVe™ film set — and they were THRILLED to do so.

“ToyBoxTech ™ ©

As I planned for the movie, I realized that while I don’t consider myself a “designer” – my script – born from story + music (the lyrics are written into my scripts) — but also from methodology + aesthetics, had already designed both sets + costumes.

I hadn’t intended to do this. It just created itself.

We built an “indoor garden” that looked as though a proverbial metaphorical “eVe” embodied by a contemporary – “surfer-chick-student-burlesque-dancer eVe” – had left somewhere in a hurry + quickly planted her own indoor ” victory garden” – out of survival.

This wasn’t fully autobiographical but it metaphorically mirrored my childhood.

Hard as it was to convey – not wanting to sound grandiose – I just knew in the heart of that little girl who survived with the aid of her dedication toward the arts + teachers encouraging her talent – that little girl (me) – her eyes – were witnessingwhat ‘eVe’ in my movie refers to – as ‘an ancient grief’ – her precious ‘global family’ – was falling victim to ancient abuse.

A ‘silent scream’ was often all that could be mustered by that little girl witnessing domestic violence at so young an age. That ‘silent scream’ sensation was returning but this time – ‘she’ – ‘the little girl me’ – was witnessing on a larger scale. Those who know about domestic abuse, know that the witnessing is even more destructive than most people know. Her childhood home was a place she had escaped – always imagining a beautiful world of possibility out here where ‘ the world is my living room’ © ( from one of the songs on the soundtrack ). Now THAT world was experiencing the ‘domestic abuse’ too.

I’m still discovering the movie and songs even now, perhaps the Project can be described as : “A Not-So-Silent Scream ™”© A project born from worry – destined for determination and resolve to be “HandMadeToMakeADifference ™.”©

“Odd Like Me”

eVe N’ god this female is not yet rated ™ ”

I’m in love.

With Movies

and her sister – Music.

“Pictures Words Music in Motion ™”

In addition to a ” Coming Out ” this movie, this music is intended as a “Coming In From The Cold.” 

All through the making of this project, I found myself fighting to save my studio and home in Venice Beach from the severe gentrification and homelessness growing all around me.

It was a familiar fight – against an unjust encroachment from abuse of power. Many times I found myself staying up all night figuring out legal documents, in order to fight back against Trump-style developers – while during the day – working to keep the project going. 

A familiar struggle, reminiscent of a childhood framed with terror but propelled by hope and love. A childhood and adult-hood experienced by many less fortunate than myself. 

Love.

It can heal everything.

I learned that early in life. 

It’s odd, like me, earning a Masters’ degree (NYU) with no high-school diploma, having been skipped several grades directly into University. Odd – like me. My fellow students in the Masters’ program were already professors in other countries who had done all they could, to come to America, to study at NYU. I was a kid with no high school diploma – and they were grown-up professors. Odd, like me. I often think about them now, back in their countries and what they must think of America now.  

Having survived an abusive childhood – I was dedicated to the arts and grateful for the “shelter” I could find in my deep love / passion for the arts and my teachers, who’d encouraged my work. 

Dance was my first love – along with her twin – music. Then I discovered their sisters –  theater and cinema. Along with the support of my teachers, these ladies “saved my life.” 

Alone with my dreams, walking the pavement of NYC streets, afraid to go home on the subway until 

late at night, I learned my craft comforted by the shelter of dance classes with Broadway Pros, art house cinema screens, and haunting legacy of timeless masterpieces echoing from the halls of every Manhattan museum and library.

My teachers were angels + allies in my “dreams come true” and thanks to them, and to my love – I won scholarships, was skipped grades and offered a scholarship to NYU where I earned my Masters’ Degree at a very young age.  

One of my report cards described me as a “runaway imagination” and of course, I imagined my imagination running away and I myself became a “runaway with a scholarship.”

I caught a wave + scraped together my “half a shoestring” budget, built my tiny “green” grassroots, up-cycled, recycled, mostly “off the grid” floating film + music Tiny SurfLoft On The Water in Venice Beach, hand-picked my team + went to work !

I had saved up lemonade-stand, babysitting, yoga teacher + acting gig earnings and my hand-built studio and methodologies as a matter of following a course I had set, upon navigating my way from graduating with a Master’s Degree at an impossibly young age. There was a virtual drummer playing an indigenous soundtrack to my life and — I was listening and following the steps. The ocean was an important core for me and I had dedicated my artistry toward creating my own style of “AquaCulture.

I likened it to building a “an oyster-pearl-farm” and my projects would encourage audiences to “sip the oyster savour the pearls .”©

My projects are :

HandMade 2 Make A Difference with ToyBoxTechnology ™ ” 

Riding the subways alone at too young an age, doing all I could not to go home – I found myself “living at” all my dance classes in private studios on additional dance scholarships, then “living at” the museums and libraries of NYC – kept me busy, along with part-time babysitting and other jobs to pay for anything scholarships didn’t cover. 

So …  I just …  – never had time – to explore / learn about my own sexuality.

By the time I did learn about it – I was married to my much older male partner, and then BOOM – one day – I FELL —  in love with a girl. 

It felt CRAZY –  

But it was also – BEYOND GREAT !

The LOVE I had for dance, and the arts – had now come full circle into bloom. 

I was blooming

My amazing male partner – reflected this too. He said – you are more YOU now. 

I had a lot of figuring out to do.

First — I had to figure out – WHY – did I feel as though I was SUPPOSED to be upset?

I DID agonize about –

feel GUILTY about it —

but I HAD to ask – WHY?

That’s when it came to me – the title of one of the soundtrack songs + a work of art I released with the project :

“We Don’t Fall in Love, We Rise ™”

Little did I know how many times I would repeat that to myself + others.

We had a lot of figuring out to do. Luckily – I was and am still – married to an amazing human being. 

Well, of course – I was growing up – growing into Me

Along with this personal growth, came my awareness of what was happening in the 21st Century world at large. 

My personal anguish into ecstasy and my growing deep concerns for the future of Humanity / Mother Earth as an “Endangered Species” became so agonizing –  that my only way to deal with anxieties about what I saw happening to this planet in the 21st Century while I was literally “blooming” personally – was to speak up and speak out – doing what I do best. 

Suddenly I KNEW that there were people who were experiencing the same “awakenings” about their sexuality but who were living in repressive cultures – and I wanted to reach out to them – to hear THEIR stories – and tell them it would be ok – share my experiences with them –  when I first began visualizing this project in 2010.

Although part of my anguish about the LGBTQ community was brought on by learning about the story of Brittany Cosby and Crystal Jackson who were “killed for kissing”© as well as that of Matthew Wayne Shepard – all of whom the movie is dedicated on-screen (dedicated to several communities) … — never did I imagine, of course, that we’d be experiencing all of this today – in 2019. 

So many of my posts regarding this project were aimed at persons who lived in other ( more repressive ) cultures and dictatorships. 

And here we are, ladies and gentlemen. 

Here – we – are. 

2019

A ” Coming Out ” and a  “Coming In From The Cold.”  

I hoped to release a “healing balm” for the “global family” –  at the intersections of LGBTQIA communities and my growing concerns for inter-related social justice crises such as – reproductive rights / women’s rights, violence against LGBTQ and female communities, Indigenous People’s and Black Lives Matter and Climate Change / endangered species. 

As intended – this movie, soundtrack and everything my feMt0™studi0 has been working on since inception in 2012 has already reached selected but passionate audiences from Los Angeles to Lagos, Uganda to Agra, Mali, to Manhattan — 

My wish after graduating – was to create an international – inter-disciplinary – multi-gender – mixed orientation team – in order to reach domestic + global audiences, without the “Over-Lords” of corporate media, stifling the creativity my teachers had encouraged in me. 

Much to my surprise – I got a bit of that wish with the limited releases of this project and my first Youtube music video “Election Train”  leading up to the movie. I had taken some time from the creation of the movie – to make the music video in order to support Obama’s re-election. 

I am REALLY WISHING that with an acknowledgement from YOU — that this project can TRAVEL FARTHER – and reach MANY MORE people who might be comforted by it’s message of acceptance and LOVE IS LOVE – along with being entertained by the work itself

Creating high quality cinema and music – was of utmost importance along with the “message” of the story. Excellence and Craft is a must. 

I was very much aware of ‘composing’ + ‘designing’ along with screenplay-writing, directing, acting, along with rapping-singing+producing – so there’s definitely a ’21st-Century-Girl-rapper-rock-band‘ – aesthetic at work here . The wardrobe was a “meditation on mens-wear”© + I had imagined it could be a clothing line someday! This was also based on an exploration of “the male gaze” + “the white gaze.”

‘Culture is Nutrition meets Environment …’ ©

‘We Consume it + sometimes unwittingly, like the air we breathe, we consume by OSMOSIS …’©

Lovers of Movies + Music as well as – Free-speech a Free-Press, Journalism + uh – Basic Freedoms of Democracy might do the Culture + the Planet ( ourselves ) a favor – if we simply support an authentic indie artisanal “maker” like myself and my team.

I’m not against big budget films – I often love them!

And – I’d like to find more opportunities to work in them as an actress – because the current system is one big roadblock.

I just need a bit of “oxygen” – support from my community + from the Culture – to do what I do at my Sustainable femt0 ™studi0 : ” IndiGoGreen™ DreamBigTinyFootPrintZ™” we dream big + leave tiny footprints”©

Often , I liken my signature artisan-made process to “farm to table” + “Aquaculture.”

There’s a scene in Billy Wilder’s movie “Sabrina” where Audrey Hepburn as Sabrina , having been to the Sorbonne – is able to cobble together a feast – from just a few eggs + crackers + milk … – THAT’S my aesthetics

Yes I’m mixing metaphors when I say I’m allowing the “AquaCulturalZ™ Oyster-Pearls to “vine-ripen” + then when we release a project – I aim to “nourish” through “pictures words music in motion ™” encouraging Audiences to :

“sip the oysterZ savor the pearlZ ™ “©

Every day at my ocean studio – I send out RIPPLES on the water – wishing for love and peace in the world …

My most effective “Ripple” is this move, this album … –

I hope that your acknowledgement — will help this Ripple travel much farther than I can get it to go on my own … 

It’s funny how sometimes we have to do what GingerRogers described along the lines of “dancing Backwards In High Heels ” –  in order to move forward one step.

She takes her baby steps,
BackWardsInHighHeels “©

” and though she be but little, she is fierce ” – (Shakespeare ) 

this quote is invoked in one of my favorite true-life stories about the great ” seabiscuit ” –
a story warming my heart from the very beginning of this journey with my own movie –  Tiny Budgets + tiny teams – uphill climbs – hopes + dreams –

‘ She KNOWS
she’s the Dark Horse here –
but darkness
she doesn’t fear

+ Oh she loves to run…

My genuine aim is to:

” nourish ”  through

” Pictures

Words

Music In Motion ” ™

Bon Apetit !

“We Don’t Fall in Love,

We Rise ™ “©


Truli© Cali Lili

2019🏝️ interview :
https://medium.com/@mondofilm/interview-with-cali-lili-from-eve-n-god-this-female-is-not-yet-rated-6d50611b758e

2017 🏝️interview :
http://www.wearemovingstories.com/we-are-moving-stories-films/2017/6/21/eve-n-god-this-female-is-not-yet-rated

Post Script :

GirlTheWorld™

© Cali Lili ;

My process is based on my methodologies in my book ‘The Declaration Of IndiePenDance™’ where I explore my film-making+music-making approach – I call it c.lili™ ‘s CynAesthetiX™ and it includes a variety of innovations in cinematic+music aesthetics.

As a young actress who’s taken the time to respect the history / HERstory of my craft – from the craftspersons’ perspective – I know that ‘innovation’ rests upon the past + is a bridge to the future.

With My Sisters – For My Sisters : in my recent writings and explorations about feminism — I am finding it crucial for us to find out – not so much why men hurt women – but instead, why some women – hurt women –

including the fact that often, we women, hurt ourselves, it’s a vicious cycle – and by hurting our sisters, we are expressing our self hatred …

I explored this – but it was not until VERY recently that I fully understood the depth of how these incidents shape us from childhood, into our teenage years, school experiences and then –

importantly, as we enter the professional world and encounter the competitive forces from our sisters, which often lead women to do unspeakable things – things they write about and rail against as #feminists – but which they do to each other, sometimes unconsciously …

I completed my movie + album while continuing essays and posts about what I would come to call the “Gentrification of Culture ™ “© referring to the intellectual property theft and secret exclusionary behaviors in the most unlikely corners of Arts and Culture

As we know, our work as feminists – and feminism can be fragile, as the world is often cruel to women who speak out, we often need each other — a form of Stockholm-Syndrome style bond out of necessity … so now the “famous feminists” can become the new bullies, having internalized the misogyny — perpetuating the predatory abuse of power — which is why I don’t often avail myself of friendships that are based in “need” or which arise out of hardships like global misogyny …

But there is a bond among us sisters and I always hold a wishful hope that women / girls I encounter will understand the need for true friendship, genuine caring, listening to each other — behaving towards our sisters in ways we wish to be treated … Unfortunately though, I’m going to say it here, and elsewhere – we often miss that mark.

I’m sorry to have to say it, sorrier to have experienced it, but damnit – we need to do better with each other. “Mean Girl Culture Cool” is often invoked when women / girls are acting all “empowered” – but of course that’s just stupid and self-defeating. We must do better.

Sisters – we really must. I offer the project below – which is the first in a trilogy on the subject. This project was a gift I made with my sisters, for my sisters all over the world. We might have been the first AllFemaleCrew as a production team – but we were certainly among the very first ever and I am certain we were a catalyst.

The Project is not easy to pigeonhole – and that’s true to form. I never wanted to make a movie I’ve already seen anywhere else.

One could describe this movie as :

A meditation on ‘male-gaze’ – ‘white-gaze’ – ‘mens-wear’ + other ‘ISMs’….

Or

“A Not So Silent Scream ” ©

I’m still discovering it myself.

I offer it up and hope it reaches both Sisters and Brothers too

Together – we really must GirlTheWorld™ – this is why I made this project – I believe this is how “we shall over-come” our challenges – the ISMS – racism, sexism, homophobia and including climate denial.

I believe honoring the “Sacred Feminine” – the Female – the WomanKind on MotherEarth is the main component of Healing this BluePlanet – our WildLife our SeaLife and our Humanity ” © Cali Lili all rights reserved

Ladies + Gentlemen

Humbly

For Your Consideration :

Our Oscars 2020 Contender

In These Categories:

Best Actress

Best Actor

Best Director

Original Screenplay

Original Song

Best Picture

United We Thrive
Divided We Fall
For AnyThing

DaysOfeVe™☯️

movie + album

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with Cali Lili

🎙️2017

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🎙️ 2019 On Medium :

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Dear Richard,

I did it! –

We did it …

still so upset you couldn’t do a role …

I know you would have been amazing –

I had to switch scripts – so that I could be true to myself, AND true to the work, it’s always about the work

I know for sure , u understand the whole thing,

We love you

+

we know you come and hang out with us from time to time,

we miss you and you are always in our hearts.

I think you would have liked this and I KNOW your comments about it would be both loving and hilarious, just like you …

rest in power Dear Sir, you’ll never be forgotten …

In Good Company

I had the great good fortune to have met Mr. Pryor when I was a kid, planning my first professional film.

He was signed to do a great role in it… Which he would have been brilliant in – even in his wheelchair … – it’s still a grief for me that the deal experienced delays , due to sheer greed on the part of the film financiers. It’s one of the reasons I decided to go completely + #authentic indie.

#Oscars2020 Contender
#eVeNgodThisFemaleIsNotYetRated™☯️
“eVe
N’
god
this
female
is
not
yet
rated™ ☯️”© #CaliLili

MeToo
LGBTQ
RoeVWade
ClimateAction
#BlackLivesMatter
#socialjusticemovie
on #iTunes #Apple 🍎 (Also  #YouTube #GooglePlay #Vimeo

Dear Richard, we love you + we know you come and hang out with us from time to time, we miss you but you are always in our hearts.

#Oscars2020 Contender
#eVeNgodThisFemaleIsNotYetRated™☯️
“eVe
N’
god
this
female
is
not
yet
rated™ ☯️”© #CaliLili

MeToo
LGBTQ
RoeVWade
ClimateAction
#BlackLivesMatter
#socialjusticemovie
on #iTunes #Apple 🍎 (Also  #YouTube #GooglePlay #Vimeo #worldwide )
🍎🎼🎬 #blackcinema #film  #femaledirector  https://t.co/r7hwds7iDs
🍎🎵#soundtrack #debutalbum  https://t.co/cLRvSOk0gy
So proud to be featured
In the company of
Other excellent #BlackLivesMatterMovies
starring #WingsHauser
#RichardPryor ‘s
#JojoDancerYourLifeIsCalling
+
#ASoldiersStory w
#DenzelWashington
#PattiLabelle
DavidAlanGrier
#AdolpheCaesar
#HowardRollins
(And a huge awesome cast)
+

#TalesFromTheHood

© interview with CaliLili
🎙️ https://t.co/9NHCWmeUe7 https://t.co/OogHNZQN1K
#BlackLivesMatterMusic
#BlackLivesMatterSoundtrack

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In Good Company, Dearest Richard, Dearest Mr. Pryor …

In Good Company .

I had the great good fortune to have met Mr. Pryor when I was a kid, planning my first professional film.

He was signed to do a great role in it… Which he would have been brilliant in – even in his wheelchair … –

— it’s still a grief for me that the deal experienced delays , due to sheer greed on the part of the film financiers. It’s one of the reasons I decided to go completely + #authentic indie.

Dear Richard, I did it! – we did it … still so upset you couldn’t do a role … I know you would have been amazing – I had to switch scripts – so that I could be true to myself, and the work, as you know, it’s always about the work

I know for sure that you understand the whole thing,

We love you

+

we know you come and hang out with us from time to time,

we miss you and you are always in our hearts.

I think you would have liked this and I KNOW your comments about it would be both loving and hilarious, just like you … rest in power Dear Sir, you’ll never be forgotten …

Oscars2020 Contender

eVeNgodThisFemaleIsNotYetRated™☯️

“eVe
N’
god
this
female
is
not
yet
rated™ ☯️”© #CaliLili

MeToo
LGBTQ
RoeVWade
ClimateAction

BlackLivesMatter

socialjusticemovie

on #iTunes #Apple 🍎

Also available on

#YouTube

#GooglePlay

#Vimeo

#worldwide
🍎🎼🎬 #blackcinema #film #femaledirector https://t.co/r7hwds7iDs
🍎🎵#soundtrack #debutalbum https://t.co/cLRvSOk0gy
So proud to be featured


In the company of
Other excellent #BlackLivesMatterMovies

movies

starring #WingsHauser

RichardPryor ‘s

JojoDancerYourLifeIsCalling

+
#ASoldiersStory w

DenzelWashington

PattiLabelle

DavidAlanGrier

AdolpheCaesar

HowardRollins

(And a huge awesome cast)
+

TalesFromTheHood

© interview with CaliLili
🎙️ https://t.co/9NHCWmeUe7 https://t.co/OogHNZQN1K

BlackLivesMatterMusic

BlackLivesMatterSoundtrack

'Let's make up ... A better world' ©, ArtisanAuteur™ AuthenticIndie™ TruliIndies™ DeclarationOfIndiePenDance™ ©CaliLili™, 🌊c.lili™CurrentZLeaps+LandingZ™©🧜🏾‍♀️🧜🏼‍♀️🧜🏿‍♀️🏄🏽‍♀️🏄🏼‍♀️🏄🏾‍♀️🌊🐬🌊, 🌊c.lili™SeaLili™CurrentZLeaps+LandingZ™©🧜🏾‍♀️🧜🏼‍♀️🧜🏿‍♀️🏄🏽‍♀️🏄🏼‍♀️🏄🏾‍♀️🌊🐬🌊, Uncategorized, worldoceansday

Oscars 2020 Contender: Cali Lili’s All-Female-Crewed SustainableMovie™ “eVe N god This Female Is Not Yet Rated™ © DaysOfeVe™☯️ : 1 Day in the epiphany of a 21st Century Girl, who kissed a Girl.™ © Meditations on OrgasmicStoryTelling ™ ” © Now Available WorldWide on Vimeo ; iTunes 🍎 ; YouTube ; Google Play

” and though she be but little – ”

” dream big tiny footprintZ ™ © CaliLiliIndies™

When you consider what to watch

Please consider us !

Oscars 2020 Contender Cali Lili’s

“eVe N’ god

this female is not yet rated™”

Google Play Movies
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Youtube Movies
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Vimeo Worldwide
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Apple TV🎬 🍎
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iTunes movies
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Debut Album and Soundtrack


Apple Music
🍎 🎶 https://music.apple.com/us/artist/cali-lili/1402310156?fbclid=IwAR1tXAFIFegkTgeyrgh7gi-zBmGoU2Sd9MCOlSLi1CgbS6Ir0tSnih7Rk7s

Also On Youtube Official Artist Channel Cali Lili 🎼
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfmQSviatkBEmFmRzsCyo3g?fbclid=IwAR0jvweMUnt91h8Q7t8rsqStvGxMuvTk2Y7BGcH_B6exi3aX6dCc5MCo6iQ

And All other Music Platforms

2019 Interview with Film Scholar / Journalist Justin Bozung on Medium
https://medium.com/@mondofilm/interview-with-cali-lili-from-eve-n-god-this-female-is-not-yet-rated-6d50611b758e

2017 Interview with We Are Moving Stories
http://www.wearemovingstories.com/we-are-moving-stories-films/2017/6/21/eve-n-god-this-female-is-not-yet-rated?fbclid=IwAR1pS5EWZ3_g0MLmqtO-p_MYYgqcrMsKDqq2kis0YH0I38CHDKT_nYmjN0g

” dream big tiny footprintZ ™ ” ©

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We appreciate you and …


We Made This For You !

” We Make HERSTORY “

PLEASE HANDLE WITH CARE

This Project is Hand-Made with 100 % Organic Hearts and Souls. HandMadeToMakeADifference™

Movie and Soundtrack Available WorldWide on
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Dear Ladies + Gentlemen,

We are SO PROUD to share

The HERstory of

Our #Oscars2020 Contender:

In 2012 I set out to make a sustainable, green, upcycled, lgbtqia , interracial love story – an – all- female-crew motion picture —

with — an original, eclectic soundtrack

much of it to be shot + recorded on a floating film set

and surrounding Venice Beach “hood” near my “AquaCultureZ™ WaterGarden™ feMt0™studi0”

Upon graduating early with a Master’s Degree from NYU, then entering the life of a “working actress” I learned most roles offered to girls + women (except a lucky few) were too often broadcasting degrading messages about us.

I tried to “adjust” a couple of the early roles – to balance ‘ the power in the frame.’ Despite the content of any given dialogue or role, I worked to imbue the character with strength.

I was beginning to get offered somewhat lucrative roles, I was more than willing to work hard – “work my way up.” The problem with that plan – is summarized by the “MeToo” movement, which is not just about inappropriate sexual innuendo, but psychological abuse leading to agony, resulting in self-doubt.

It’s also an Economics problem, with roadblocks held in place by threads of racism, sexism , homophobia , climate-ignorance in a gate-keeping culture – when all I wanted was to excel in the profession to which I’d dedicated myself whole-heartedly.

I’d been warned about this environment by older actors ( not actresses ) but assumed times had changed so I walked blindly into an environment reminiscent of a bygone era that had never updated it’s own “operating system.”

There I was with all this 21st Century software but there was nothing to run it.

How does a professional, work their way up such a slippery ladder? Perhaps economic inequality is sourced in such pathologies?

Until #MeToo became a hashtag – I’ll venture to guess that most women suffered under the weight of judgement by their families, friends and self-criticism about why they hadn’t progressed further despite their talent and drive. The worst part, is not being supported by “sisters” of a sorority I feel could be so comforting – and even worse, navigating a hyper-competitive “pigeons-for-scraps” culture based in scarcity where ideas and intellectual property can be so easily appropriated by those with power, harvested from those without.

I’ll venture to guess we all felt as though it was just happening to us alone. Similar to the “Occupancy Wall Street” awareness – when people realized that getting their degrees and working hard was not enough in an economy rigged for the 1 percent.

Even if I’d been willing to be willing on whatever levels of “consent” – I’d just come from surviving an abusive childhood – literally “rescued” by my passion for acting , dance, arts , learning – and my teachers who saw the talent, had invested their care in that little girl rushing through the streets of Manhattan – from dance class to acting class to anthropology and science classrooms.

They’d invested their own passion for education – in that little girl – me.

I couldn’t let them down and I couldn’t let down other little girls who might someday see a movie that I was in – and when she sees me in that movie, she sees herself and when she sees herself, I want her to feel strong, not helpless. I want “her” to feel proud of “HERstory.”

After turning down three lucrative roles in a row, especially after bumping into one of the producers I’d turned down at a social event – noticing his “WHO are YOU to turn ME down glare ” –

I sucked it up – GLARED BACK with a smile –

and THAT was the moment I learned :

WHO I AM ? Is a girl who won’t get bullied – ever again.

Who I am – is a girl choosing integrity over expediency – no matter how ambitious I may be.

And I’m ambitious.

In that moment – I realized – the only way to hopefully “work my way up” – without dipping way down into the “MeToo” swamp I found myself wading through – was to make my own film and album – with an all female crew – so that I could speak to “the little girl in everyone”© – and – simply do what I do best : “pictures words music in motion ™” ©


I also understood that it wasn’t “men” – it wasn’t “directors” or “producers” — it was the Culture at large. Certainly I’d run into plenty of women who had internalized misogyny to enact upon sisters and there was plenty of it in every profession. I had to find a way to work in my chosen profession, to which I had already dedicated – so I chose – to literally “be the change I wished to see” as the saying goes.

Having studied anthropology along with intercultural, interdisciplinary performance modalities – I felt uniquely equipped to grapple with these new insights – even though, they’d prove beyond challenging to implement. I’d be needing some miracles and tons of hard work integrating the education + early work experience I’d earned – with the realities of making a movie and album. A tall order.

I had saved up babysitting, lemonade stand, acting gigs and yoga teacher earnings and these were “startup funds” which I partly used to create our first music video “ElectionTrain” made in urgent support for Obama. Then we began pre-pre-production on the feature motion picture :

“eVe N’god this female is not yet rated ™©

FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION

DaysOfeVe™☯️

“Pictures Words Music In Motion™”

I didn’t want to make a film or album that I’d already seen before.

I was aware that most noted ‘counter-culture’ revolutions in media had previously involved an examination but also ultimate glorification of violence + what is sometimes described as ‘toxic masculinity.’

The film prologue introduces my storytelling concepts which I’ve been referring to, as : “orgasmic” instead of “phallic.” I’m positing that my liquid, fluid, music-based, “orgasmic” storytelling journey to tell the “love-is-love-triangle-story” of eVe, Lila + Doctor Goddard – can exist in harmony with the more normative “phallic” cinematic storytelling styles most cultures expect in a narrative movie. While other directors have experimented with dabbling in it – I feel my movie, while working within the constraints of a modest budget, fully explores this type of storytelling, not with outer special effects, but with inner ones.

The movie draws us “under” and “into” the deep end of the pool, the pond, the ocean as if vacillating between conscious + unconscious time-space dimensions but always flowing like water (orgasmic) instead of rocketing into space (phallic) as “eVe” describes from “inside the closet.”

While I’m proud to say my film was made “like a girl” as that popular hashtag proudly proclaims – I’m almost tempted to ask the audience to consider my innovative storytelling “as if” this were directed by one of several guy filmmakers who’ve experimented this way, but with larger budgets but perhaps a bit less insight about the female nature of this “orgasmic” storytelling style which, in my work, seeks to flow poetic, liquid, music.

It is, in fact, I guarantee you, a different type of “orgasm.”

As my movie does include a theme + dedication to victims of violence against the LGBTQ community, women, black individuals + communities, indigenous individuals + communities … and … AND : our oceans, our mother Earth, wildlife – especially Sea-Life (most feminine) – I did portray an act of violence, but I was cognizant of telling the story of the movie in a manner I described onscreen as ‘orgasmic’ existing alongside most storytelling which is often “phallic.”

I posit that both ‘orgasmic’ + ‘phallic’ storytelling can ( and must ) exist inter-dependently in our Arts + Culture.

I found myself having to not only “shatter glass ceilings” + “break sound-barriers” – but I also had to “break” some storytelling / cinematic / music ‘ rules ‘ –
in order to tell my ‘love-triangle’ ‘love-is-love – story’ : AUTHENTICALLY.

This wasn’t going to be structured like other movies – this “herstory” needed something from me + “she” is composed of the twin-Tao-yin-yang characters : “eVe” + “Lila.” “She” wrote herself, directed herself.

SO – my “Declaration of IndiePenDance™ re – EVOL ution ™ femt0™studi0 ” has evolved, organically – out of necessity – into a counter-culture womanifest0™ ” ©

An all female, openly LGBTQIA crew in 2013 was VERY NEW (still rare) – if we were not ‘the first’ – we are definitely among the very first –

Eyes widened whenever I floated the idea. Also pushback – pushed back — on a variety of levels.Sigh.

Some men “mansplained” – my idea was discriminatory. Others proudly displayed their self-hatred through open sexism, racism, homophobia, climate-denying biases, which was – briefly surprising but eventually – worthless, because hate, though ‘loud’ – is such a drab, useless – one way ticket.

Recently, I became aware of a “mini-genre” to which my “eVe” belongs – and by that I mean – movies which explore the internalized concepts of various religious “eves” – in the context of secular, colloquial (not biblical) culture.

As my Master’s degree incorporated both Anthropology+ Performance Arts – I tend to “study” culture – even while I’m creating it.

I’ve noticed + personally experienced – the regulations + limitations placed on HER-stories – the ” ‘slut-shaming” of “eVe” ‘ – which has : palpable, real-life consequence for most women, girls, feminine males + wildlife (especially Sea-Life , most feminine) — with it’s victims buried deep in the roots of most cultures.

Shaming-eVe :

When looking “in the closet” of any given Culture – if we venture to explore past the climate-denial, past homophobia and racism – we’ll find misogyny – hiding – way – WAY … at the back of that closet – where most of us, even women, are unaware of the insidious odor seeping deep :

” into the fabric – it’s in the stitches”© as my protagonist eVe™ discovers.

Misogynysuspicion hatred of all things femme, wild , uncontrollable, the soft-strength, the innocence – the vulnerability …

including Nature, feminine girls, masculine girls, feminine boys, water, fluid sexuality + gender, wildlife, Sea-Life, cetaceans … “all are snaking along … slithering in + out of the multi-verse like the proverbial snake swallowing her own tail “© … all included … on that spectrum

All that “femme” – is feared by the toxic entity which has hounded Humanity for eons – I’ll name it here : “that which believes it must control others or die.” That toxin can be present in women too.

My “eVe” spends a good bit of the movie “trapped” indoors and she wisely uses some of that time – exploring the “closet.”

eVe “speaks truth to power” when she discovers “in the closet” – that “Shame” is misogyny’s “favorite weapon – the ultimate WMD? ” ©

My team and I are SO PROUD to be considered for the 2020 nominations.

It’s beyond ego, it’s a form of healing.

Thank you.

For Your Consideration

I discussed my movie as ‘ archetypal fable’ – in a 2019 Interview – before I ever saw the other “eve” reference movies

The project was made partly in response to my own Me-Too experiences (and that of fellow female artists + craftspersons).

I believe it’s impossible to fully comprehend what it’s like to be female – or LGBTQ – in the context of cultural biases + expectations toward – “female essence ” (“in all 6 billion gender expressions”© ) – without exploring the internalized cultural influences of – the “myth” of “eve” — and as I’ve posited in the film – equally important – Eve’s twinwhom we call “Lila” representingthe myth of Lillith.”

Furthermore, in understanding the ‘female experience’ – I truly believe that men, and ‘ male-identifying ‘ persons (some of whom, are biologically ‘female’) – will greatly benefit, resulting in the betterment of our blue-planet and ‘every inter-dependent living being’ ©

Those espousing hateful views towards people – or environmental conservancy – often cite economics + productivity as excuses for exclusionary actions. In fact, hate, exclusion + climate denial are completelyun-productive for society + for the planet.

It’s pure economics if one needs that sort of excuse. Discriminatory, hateful, wasteful energy create nothing except toxins + problems .

We already have a surplus of those.

This planet needs solutions that heal our problems. More than ever I believe education + quality communication skills are the universal “solvent” whereby we can dissolve + detoxify global cultures from such maladies.

In fact, my ” feMt0™studi0 AquaCultureZ™ “© which are ” Authentic Artisanal Farm To Table Indie Movies , Music, Books ™ —

– surviving independently, indigenous + sustainable – like an endangered species ( along with all other endangered species wildlife, Sea-Life, and the working class / middle class in every economy ) – on gasps of oxygen –



Moving Forward :

I didn’t want to make a film or album that I’d already seen before.
I posit that both ‘orgasmic’ + ‘phallic’ storytelling can ( and must ) exist inter-dependently in our Arts + Culture.
I found myself having to break some storytelling / cinematic / music ‘rules ‘
in order to tell my ‘love-triangle’ ‘love-is-love – story’ : AUTHENTICALLY.
SO – my “Declaration of IndiePenDance™ re – EVOL ution ™ femt0™studi0 ” has evolved, organically – out of necessity – into a counter-culture womanifest0™ ” ©

in spite of the BigMoney$ in BigMedia$ – enacting a full on — GentrificationOfCulture™ by buying up / swallowing up – the arts, the media human culture ©

we are hand-made – on sustainable half-a- shoestring budgets – I’m hoping that the Academy considers my written request to create a new category for this budget level –

hand-made by an artist – with a crew of fellow artists + craftspersons (not a corporation) positing this idea :

” LOVE is good for the economy – we are MakinALivinNotAKillin™ “©

Which Should be a relief for some economists arguing with haters + abusers of power!

In my movie – my lead female protagonist – ‘eVe’ – posits new ideas to the male protagonist – ‘doctor Goddard / aka ‘god.’

“eVe” speaks “truth to power” when she posits her thesis about a “fempowered™ fluid female economy based on water instead of Oil ” © :

” oil – that’s energy from death – but WATER is LIFE! waterways of the world wear LINGERIE not boxers! ” ©

“eVe” continues her argument in this debate towards her PHD :

“doc, we REALLY need our goddesses back” © in order to create a “fair sex ecology, economy, a fair sex state! the STATE wants a goddess – NEEDS a goddess – ” © ( Cali Lili Indies ™ “eVe N’ god this female is not yet rated ™”©)

Runaway With A Scholarship ™”

Just after graduating at an impossibly early age, having been skipped several grades, earned scholarships to pay my own tuition- with a Master’s Degree but no high school diploma – i stepped out into the “real world” only to discover that the “ISMs” I had believed to be “anachronISMs” – from history books racism, sexism, homophobia , climate denial – the “male gaze” – the “white gaze ” + other “gazes” – were still alive and finding their way back , insidiously, into our world consciousness, our current histories + HERstories.

The HERstory that we are living now – became a source of great worry to me. I had survived an abusive childhood + I know abuse when I see it.

Abuse of Power exhibited all the tell-tale signatures of Domestic Abuse, Child-Abuse — AND – Environmental Abuse — on a larger scale. The ‘family’ is ‘humanity’ and as my family of origin was never a safe place to be — I had already adopted “Humanity” as the family with whom I “belong.”

As a person born of vastly varied, multi-cultural heritages – I could see early on – that “tribalism” was a way to keep walls between people. Which is why I was a “global citizen” before that became a hashtag.

Born on the water,’ I’ve always felt – my “true heritage” – is water.

The two debating characters in my movie – “eVe” and “Doctor Goddard – are never – in the same room.

They are separated by “walls” – through which they “debate” – but their ultimate “union” is a form of “healing” … a little miracle.

SurFShackLoft™h20

Large Part of the purpose for those Projectwas my dedication to Sustainability + Green Practices.

My alarm at what’s happening to our planet – especially to our waters, ocean life, wildlife – all of which endanger human life + civilization, led me to take my own tiny climate- actions very early on.

In high school – I had designed a “SurFShackLoft™feMt0™studi0™h20 to be handbuilt very frugally – from biodegradable + upcycled materials.

Miraculously, this loft was built very economically but equally important – was combining that Sustainability Ethos – with my aesthetics + methodologies developed from early background in dance+theater – to create my signature style along with SustainableFilmSets™.

SustainableFilmSets™ ArtisanalFarmToTableProductions™

Without a doubt, my feMt0studi0 is – the – Innovator/ Pioneer in SustainableFilmSets™ + “ArtisanalFarm-To-TableProductions™”© Sending out the “pearls” from my little “AquaCultureZ™ Direct to the audience from VenusBeach™ CuttingEdgeOfThePacific™

An added touch of sweetness came when i had asked my local farmers to donate lemons, avocados, kale and flowers, along with other produce – to the creation of our GardenOfeVe™ film set — and they were THRILLED to do so.

“ToyBoxTech ™ ©

As I planned for the movie, I realized that while I don’t consider myself a “designer” – my script – born from story + music (the lyrics are written into my scripts) — but also from methodology + aesthetics, had already designed both sets + costumes.

I hadn’t intended to do this. It just created itself.

We built an “indoor garden” that looked as though a proverbial metaphorical “eVe” embodied by a contemporary – “surfer-chick-student-burlesque-dancer eVe” – had left somewhere in a hurry + quickly planted her own indoor ” victory garden” – out of survival.

This wasn’t fully autobiographical but it metaphorically mirrored my childhood.

Hard as it was to convey – not wanting to sound grandiose – I just knew in the heart of that little girl who survived with the aid of her dedication toward the arts + teachers encouraging her talent – that little girl (me) – her eyes – were witnessingwhat ‘eVe’ in my movie refers to – as ‘an ancient grief’ – her precious ‘global family’ – was falling victim to ancient abuse.

A ‘silent scream’ was often all that could be mustered by that little girl witnessing domestic violence at so young an age. That ‘silent scream’ sensation was returning but this time – ‘she’ – ‘the little girl me’ – was witnessing on a larger scale. Those who know about domestic abuse, know that the witnessing is even more destructive than most people know. Her childhood home was a place she had escaped – always imagining a beautiful world of possibility out here where ‘ the world is my living room’ © ( from one of the songs on the soundtrack ). Now THAT world was experiencing the ‘domestic abuse’ too.

I’m still discovering the movie and songs even now, perhaps the Project can be described as : “A Not-So-Silent Scream ™”© A project born from worry – destined for determination and resolve to be “HandMadeToMakeADifference ™.”©

“Odd Like Me”

eVe N’ god this female is not yet rated ™ ”

I’m in love.

With Movies

and her sister – Music.

“Pictures Words Music in Motion ™”

In addition to a ” Coming Out ” this movie, this music is intended as a “Coming In From The Cold.” 

All through the making of this project, I found myself fighting to save my studio and home in Venice Beach from the severe gentrification and homelessness growing all around me.

It was a familiar fight – against an unjust encroachment from abuse of power. Many times I found myself staying up all night figuring out legal documents, in order to fight back against Trump-style developers – while during the day – working to keep the project going. 

A familiar struggle, reminiscent of a childhood framed with terror but propelled by hope and love. A childhood and adult-hood experienced by many less fortunate than myself. 

Love.

It can heal everything.

I learned that early in life. 

It’s odd, like me, earning a Masters’ degree (NYU) with no high-school diploma, having been skipped several grades directly into University. Odd – like me. My fellow students in the Masters’ program were already professors in other countries who had done all they could, to come to America, to study at NYU. I was a kid with no high school diploma – and they were grown-up professors. Odd, like me. I often think about them now, back in their countries and what they must think of America now.  

Having survived an abusive childhood – I was dedicated to the arts and grateful for the “shelter” I could find in my deep love / passion for the arts and my teachers, who’d encouraged my work. 

Dance was my first love – along with her twin – music. Then I discovered their sisters –  theater and cinema. Along with the support of my teachers, these ladies “saved my life.” 

Alone with my dreams, walking the pavement of NYC streets, afraid to go home on the subway until 

late at night, I learned my craft comforted by the shelter of dance classes with Broadway Pros, art house cinema screens, and haunting legacy of timeless masterpieces echoing from the halls of every Manhattan museum and library.

My teachers were angels + allies in my “dreams come true” and thanks to them, and to my love – I won scholarships, was skipped grades and offered a scholarship to NYU where I earned my Masters’ Degree at a very young age.  

One of my report cards described me as a “runaway imagination” and of course, I imagined my imagination running away and I myself became a “runaway with a scholarship.”

I caught a wave + scraped together my “half a shoestring” budget, built my tiny “green” grassroots, up-cycled, recycled, mostly “off the grid” floating film + music Tiny SurfLoft On The Water in Venice Beach, hand-picked my team + went to work !

I had saved up lemonade-stand, babysitting, yoga teacher + acting gig earnings and my hand-built studio and methodologies as a matter of following a course I had set, upon navigating my way from graduating with a Master’s Degree at an impossibly young age. There was a virtual drummer playing an indigenous soundtrack to my life and — I was listening and following the steps. The ocean was an important core for me and I had dedicated my artistry toward creating my own style of “AquaCulture.

I likened it to building a “an oyster-pearl-farm” and my projects would encourage audiences to “sip the oyster savour the pearls .”©

My projects are :

HandMade 2 Make A Difference with ToyBoxTechnology ™ ” 

Riding the subways alone at too young an age, doing all I could not to go home – I found myself “living at” all my dance classes in private studios on additional dance scholarships, then “living at” the museums and libraries of NYC – kept me busy, along with part-time babysitting and other jobs to pay for anything scholarships didn’t cover. 

So …  I just …  – never had time – to explore / learn about my own sexuality.

By the time I did learn about it – I was married to my much older male partner, and then BOOM – one day – I FELL —  in love with a girl. 

It felt CRAZY –  

But it was also – BEYOND GREAT !

The LOVE I had for dance, and the arts – had now come full circle into bloom. 

I was blooming

My amazing male partner – reflected this too. He said – you are more YOU now. 

I had a lot of figuring out to do.

First — I had to figure out – WHY – did I feel as though I was SUPPOSED to be upset?

I DID agonize about –

feel GUILTY about it —

but I HAD to ask – WHY?

That’s when it came to me – the title of one of the soundtrack songs + a work of art I released with the project :

“We Don’t Fall in Love, We Rise ™”

Little did I know how many times I would repeat that to myself + others.

We had a lot of figuring out to do. Luckily – I was and am still – married to an amazing human being. 

Well, of course – I was growing up – growing into Me

Along with this personal growth, came my awareness of what was happening in the 21st Century world at large. 

My personal anguish into ecstasy and my growing deep concerns for the future of Humanity / Mother Earth as an “Endangered Species” became so agonizing –  that my only way to deal with anxieties about what I saw happening to this planet in the 21st Century while I was literally “blooming” personally – was to speak up and speak out – doing what I do best. 

Suddenly I KNEW that there were people who were experiencing the same “awakenings” about their sexuality but who were living in repressive cultures – and I wanted to reach out to them – to hear THEIR stories – and tell them it would be ok – share my experiences with them –  when I first began visualizing this project in 2010.

Although part of my anguish about the LGBTQ community was brought on by learning about the story of Brittany Cosby and Crystal Jackson who were “killed for kissing”© as well as that of Matthew Wayne Shepard – all of whom the movie is dedicated on-screen (dedicated to several communities) … — never did I imagine, of course, that we’d be experiencing all of this today – in 2019. 

So many of my posts regarding this project were aimed at persons who lived in other ( more repressive ) cultures and dictatorships. 

And here we are, ladies and gentlemen. 

Here – we – are. 

2019

A ” Coming Out ” and a  “Coming In From The Cold.”  

I hoped to release a “healing balm” for the “global family” –  at the intersections of LGBTQIA communities and my growing concerns for inter-related social justice crises such as – reproductive rights / women’s rights, violence against LGBTQ and female communities, Indigenous People’s and Black Lives Matter and Climate Change / endangered species. 

As intended – this movie, soundtrack and everything my feMt0™studi0 has been working on since inception in 2012 has already reached selected but passionate audiences from Los Angeles to Lagos, Uganda to Agra, Mali, to Manhattan — 

My wish after graduating – was to create an international – inter-disciplinary – multi-gender – mixed orientation team – in order to reach domestic + global audiences, without the “Over-Lords” of corporate media, stifling the creativity my teachers had encouraged in me. 

Much to my surprise – I got a bit of that wish with the limited releases of this project and my first Youtube music video “Election Train”  leading up to the movie. I had taken some time from the creation of the movie – to make the music video in order to support Obama’s re-election. 

I am REALLY WISHING that with an acknowledgement from YOU — that this project can TRAVEL FARTHER – and reach MANY MORE people who might be comforted by it’s message of acceptance and LOVE IS LOVE – along with being entertained by the work itself

Creating high quality cinema and music – was of utmost importance along with the “message” of the story. Excellence and Craft is a must. 

I was very much aware of ‘composing’ + ‘designing’ along with screenplay-writing, directing, acting, along with rapping-singing+producing – so there’s definitely a ’21st-Century-Girl-rapper-rock-band‘ – aesthetic at work here . The wardrobe was a “meditation on mens-wear”© + I had imagined it could be a clothing line someday! This was also based on an exploration of “the male gaze” + “the white gaze.”

‘Culture is Nutrition meets Environment …’ ©

‘We Consume it + sometimes unwittingly, like the air we breathe, we consume by OSMOSIS …’©

Lovers of Movies + Music as well as – Free-speech a Free-Press, Journalism + uh – Basic Freedoms of Democracy might do the Culture + the Planet ( ourselves ) a favor – if we simply support an authentic indie artisanal “maker” like myself and my team.

I’m not against big budget films – I often love them!

And – I’d like to find more opportunities to work in them as an actress – because the current system is one big roadblock.

I just need a bit of “oxygen” – support from my community + from the Culture – to do what I do at my Sustainable femt0 ™studi0 : ” IndiGoGreen™ DreamBigTinyFootPrintZ™” we dream big + leave tiny footprints”©

Often , I liken my signature artisan-made process to “farm to table” + “Aquaculture.”

There’s a scene in Billy Wilder’s movie “Sabrina” where Audrey Hepburn as Sabrina , having been to the Sorbonne – is able to cobble together a feast – from just a few eggs + crackers + milk … – THAT’S my aesthetics

Yes I’m mixing metaphors when I say I’m allowing the “AquaCulturalZ™ Oyster-Pearls to “vine-ripen” + then when we release a project – I aim to “nourish” through “pictures words music in motion ™” encouraging Audiences to :

“sip the oysterZ savor the pearlZ ™ “©

Every day at my ocean studio – I send out RIPPLES on the water – wishing for love and peace in the world …

My most effective “Ripple” is this move, this album … –

I hope that your acknowledgement — will help this Ripple travel much farther than I can get it to go on my own … 

It’s funny how sometimes we have to do what GingerRogers described along the lines of “dancing Backwards In High Heels ” –  in order to move forward one step.

She takes her baby steps,
BackWardsInHighHeels “©

” and though she be but little, she is fierce ” – (Shakespeare ) 

this quote is invoked in one of my favorite true-life stories about the great ” seabiscuit ” –
a story warming my heart from the very beginning of this journey with my own movie –  Tiny Budgets + tiny teams – uphill climbs – hopes + dreams –

‘ She KNOWS
she’s the Dark Horse here –
but darkness
she doesn’t fear

+ Oh she loves to run…

My genuine aim is to:

” nourish ”  through

” Pictures

Words

Music In Motion ” ™

Bon Apetit !

“We Don’t Fall in Love,

We Rise ™ “©


Truli© Cali Lili

2019🏝️ interview :
https://medium.com/@mondofilm/interview-with-cali-lili-from-eve-n-god-this-female-is-not-yet-rated-6d50611b758e

2017 🏝️interview :
http://www.wearemovingstories.com/we-are-moving-stories-films/2017/6/21/eve-n-god-this-female-is-not-yet-rated

Post Script :

GirlTheWorld™

© Cali Lili ;

My process is based on my methodologies in my book ‘The Declaration Of IndiePenDance™’ where I explore my film-making+music-making approach – I call it c.lili™ ‘s CynAesthetiX™ and it includes a variety of innovations in cinematic+music aesthetics.

As a young actress who’s taken the time to respect the history / HERstory of my craft – from the craftspersons’ perspective – I know that ‘innovation’ rests upon the past + is a bridge to the future.

With My Sisters – For My Sisters : in my recent writings and explorations about feminism — I am finding it crucial for us to find out – not so much why men hurt women – but instead, why some women – hurt women –

including the fact that often, we women, hurt ourselves, it’s a vicious cycle – and by hurting our sisters, we are expressing our self hatred …

I explored this – but it was not until VERY recently that I fully understood the depth of how these incidents shape us from childhood, into our teenage years, school experiences and then –

importantly, as we enter the professional world and encounter the competitive forces from our sisters, which often lead women to do unspeakable things – things they write about and rail against as #feminists – but which they do to each other, sometimes unconsciously …

I completed my movie + album while continuing essays and posts about what I would come to call the “Gentrification of Culture ™ “© referring to the intellectual property theft and secret exclusionary behaviors in the most unlikely corners of Arts and Culture

As we know, our work as feminists – and feminism can be fragile, as the world is often cruel to women who speak out, we often need each other — a form of Stockholm-Syndrome style bond out of necessity … so now the “famous feminists” can become the new bullies, having internalized the misogyny — perpetuating the predatory abuse of power — which is why I don’t often avail myself of friendships that are based in “need” or which arise out of hardships like global misogyny …

But there is a bond among us sisters and I always hold a wishful hope that women / girls I encounter will understand the need for true friendship, genuine caring, listening to each other — behaving towards our sisters in ways we wish to be treated … Unfortunately though, I’m going to say it here, and elsewhere – we often miss that mark.

I’m sorry to have to say it, sorrier to have experienced it, but damnit – we need to do better with each other. “Mean Girl Culture Cool” is often invoked when women / girls are acting all “empowered” – but of course that’s just stupid and self-defeating. We must do better.

Sisters – we really must. I offer the project below – which is the first in a trilogy on the subject. This project was a gift I made with my sisters, for my sisters all over the world. We might have been the first AllFemaleCrew as a production team – but we were certainly among the very first ever and I am certain we were a catalyst.

The Project is not easy to pigeonhole – and that’s true to form. I never wanted to make a movie I’ve already seen anywhere else.

One could describe this movie as :

A meditation on ‘male-gaze’ – ‘white-gaze’ – ‘mens-wear’ + other ‘ISMs’….

Or

“A Not So Silent Scream ” ©

I’m still discovering it myself.

I offer it up and hope it reaches both Sisters and Brothers too

Together – we really must GirlTheWorld™ – this is why I made this project – I believe this is how “we shall over-come” our challenges – the ISMS – racism, sexism, homophobia and including climate denial.

I believe honoring the “Sacred Feminine” – the Female – the WomanKind on MotherEarth is the main component of Healing this BluePlanet – our WildLife our SeaLife and our Humanity ” © Cali Lili all rights reserved

Ladies + Gentlemen

Humbly

For Your Consideration :

Our Oscars 2020 Contender

In These Categories:

Best Actress

Best Actor

Best Director

Original Screenplay

Original Song

Best Picture

United We Thrive
Divided We Fall
For AnyThing

DaysOfeVe™☯️

movie + album

Now streaming :

apple tv

itunes movies

Youtube movies

Google play movies

Vimeo

🎬

apple music

music album soundtrack streaming everywhere worldwide

interviews

with Cali Lili

🎙️2017

https://t.co/TwbFGG5qkg

🎙️ 2019 On Medium :

'Let's make up ... A better world' ©, ArtisanAuteur™ AuthenticIndie™ TruliIndies™ DeclarationOfIndiePenDance™ ©CaliLili™, 🌊c.lili™CurrentZLeaps+LandingZ™©🧜🏾‍♀️🧜🏼‍♀️🧜🏿‍♀️🏄🏽‍♀️🏄🏼‍♀️🏄🏾‍♀️🌊🐬🌊, 🌊c.lili™SeaLili™CurrentZLeaps+LandingZ™©🧜🏾‍♀️🧜🏼‍♀️🧜🏿‍♀️🏄🏽‍♀️🏄🏼‍♀️🏄🏾‍♀️🌊🐬🌊, Uncategorized, worldoceansday

Don’t Miss © cali lili

“oh
sis
don’t miss
this is

TheMoment

it’s this
the moment
the moment
the moment

DontMissTheMoment

itsthis

the moment
it’s
this

This

ThisTheMoment

this

this
this
this
too light for some
too dark for the other
color
my heart

sister
brother

color
my love
match it
spin it fine
blend together
fruit
the vine

the wine

take our time

decency
unbound-ary
the love
in u
like
the love in me

sister
brother

decency
the what
in we.

oh
sis
don’t miss
this is
the moment
it’s this

the moment
the moment
the moment

DontMissTheMoment

it’s this

the moment

it’s
this

DontMissThis

DontDissThis

DontMissThisMoment

this

color
the mask
dare the ask

too light for some
too dark for the other

color
my heart

sister
brother

match it
spin it fine
blend
the fruit
the vine
the wine
the take
the time

the time
our time

it’s
this

DontMissThis

DontDissThis

DontMissThisMoment

this
this ”

© cali lili

cali lili ‘s a capella Wayfaring Stranger

UnitedWeThrive

Divided We Fall For AnyThing.

🍎 https://t.co/QoHp1Xkwac ” ©cl

JUNETEENTH2020

juneteenth

BlackLivesMatter

WOC

qwoc

lgbtqia

chicas

girlcrew

womenofeverycolor™

woecwoke™

womenofeverycolorwoke™

dreamers

girlpower

https://t.co/QoHp1Xkwac

'Let's make up ... A better world' ©, ArtisanAuteur™ AuthenticIndie™ TruliIndies™ DeclarationOfIndiePenDance™ ©CaliLili™, 🌊c.lili™CurrentZLeaps+LandingZ™©🧜🏾‍♀️🧜🏼‍♀️🧜🏿‍♀️🏄🏽‍♀️🏄🏼‍♀️🏄🏾‍♀️🌊🐬🌊, 🌊c.lili™SeaLili™CurrentZLeaps+LandingZ™©🧜🏾‍♀️🧜🏼‍♀️🧜🏿‍♀️🏄🏽‍♀️🏄🏼‍♀️🏄🏾‍♀️🌊🐬🌊, Uncategorized, worldoceansday

Oscars 2020 Contender: Cali Lili’s All-Female-Crewed SustainableMovie™ “eVe N god This Female Is Not Yet Rated™ © DaysOfeVe™☯️ : 1 Day in the epiphany of a 21st Century Girl, who kissed a Girl.™ © Meditations on OrgasmicStoryTelling ™ ” © Now Available WorldWide on Vimeo ; iTunes 🍎 ; YouTube ; Google Play

” and though she be but little – ” she be ELIGIBLE For Your Consideration

” dream big tiny footprintZ ™ © CaliLiliIndies™

PLEASE HANDLE WITH CARE

This Project is Hand-Made with 100 % Organic Hearts and Souls. HandMadeToMakeADifference™

Movie and Soundtrack Available WorldWide on
🍎 iTunes 🎬 https://itunes.apple.com/us/movie/eve-n-god-this-female-is-not-yet-rated/id1447735793
YouTube 🎥
https://t.co/9msdykTSYJ
Google Play 🎥 https://play.google.com/store/movies/details?id=Mxgf1AeeWw4
Vimeo 🎥 https://vimeo.com/ondemand/189618?ref=tw-share

Dear Ladies + Gentlemen,

We are SO PROUD to share

The HERstory of

Our #Oscars2020 Contender:

In 2012 I set out to make a sustainable, green, upcycled, lgbtqia , interracial love story – an – all- female-crew motion picture —

with — an original, eclectic soundtrack

much of it to be shot + recorded on a floating film set

and surrounding Venice Beach “hood” near my “AquaCultureZ™ WaterGarden™ feMt0™studi0”

Upon graduating early with a Master’s Degree from NYU, then entering the life of a “working actress” I learned most roles offered to girls + women (except a lucky few) were too often broadcasting degrading messages about us.

I tried to “adjust” a couple of the early roles – to balance ‘ the power in the frame.’ Despite the content of any given dialogue or role, I worked to imbue the character with strength.

I was beginning to get offered somewhat lucrative roles, I was more than willing to work hard – “work my way up.” The problem with that plan – is summarized by the “MeToo” movement, which is not just about inappropriate sexual innuendo, but psychological abuse leading to agony, resulting in self-doubt.

It’s also an Economics problem, with roadblocks held in place by threads of racism, sexism , homophobia , climate-ignorance in a gate-keeping culture – when all I wanted was to excel in the profession to which I’d dedicated myself whole-heartedly.

I’d been warned about this environment by older actors ( not actresses ) but assumed times had changed so I walked blindly into an environment reminiscent of a bygone era that had never updated it’s own “operating system.”

There I was with all this 21st Century software but there was nothing to run it.

How does a professional, work their way up such a slippery ladder? Perhaps economic inequality is sourced in such pathologies?

Until #MeToo became a hashtag – I’ll venture to guess that most women suffered under the weight of judgement by their families, friends and self-criticism about why they hadn’t progressed further despite their talent and drive. The worst part, is not being supported by “sisters” of a sorority I feel could be so comforting – and even worse, navigating a hyper-competitive “pigeons-for-scraps” culture based in scarcity where ideas and intellectual property can be so easily appropriated by those with power, harvested from those without.

I’ll venture to guess we all felt as though it was just happening to us alone. Similar to the “Occupancy Wall Street” awareness – when people realized that getting their degrees and working hard was not enough in an economy rigged for the 1 percent.

Even if I’d been willing to be willing on whatever levels of “consent” – I’d just come from surviving an abusive childhood – literally “rescued” by my passion for acting , dance, arts , learning – and my teachers who saw the talent, had invested their care in that little girl rushing through the streets of Manhattan – from dance class to acting class to anthropology and science classrooms.

They’d invested their own passion for education – in that little girl – me.

I couldn’t let them down and I couldn’t let down other little girls who might someday see a movie that I was in – and when she sees me in that movie, she sees herself and when she sees herself, I want her to feel strong, not helpless. I want “her” to feel proud of “HERstory.”

After turning down three lucrative roles in a row, especially after bumping into one of the producers I’d turned down at a social event – noticing his “WHO are YOU to turn ME down glare ” –

I sucked it up – GLARED BACK with a smile –

and THAT was the moment I learned :

WHO I AM ? Is a girl who won’t get bullied – ever again.

Who I am – is a girl choosing integrity over expediency – no matter how ambitious I may be.

And I’m ambitious.

In that moment – I realized – the only way to hopefully “work my way up” – without dipping way down into the “MeToo” swamp I found myself wading through – was to make my own film and album – with an all female crew – so that I could speak to “the little girl in everyone”© – and – simply do what I do best : “pictures words music in motion ™” ©


I also understood that it wasn’t “men” – it wasn’t “directors” or “producers” — it was the Culture at large. Certainly I’d run into plenty of women who had internalized misogyny to enact upon sisters and there was plenty of it in every profession. I had to find a way to work in my chosen profession, to which I had already dedicated – so I chose – to literally “be the change I wished to see” as the saying goes.

Having studied anthropology along with intercultural, interdisciplinary performance modalities – I felt uniquely equipped to grapple with these new insights – even though, they’d prove beyond challenging to implement. I’d be needing some miracles and tons of hard work integrating the education + early work experience I’d earned – with the realities of making a movie and album. A tall order.

I had saved up babysitting, lemonade stand, acting gigs and yoga teacher earnings and these were “startup funds” which I partly used to create our first music video “ElectionTrain” made in urgent support for Obama. Then we began pre-pre-production on the feature motion picture :

“eVe N’god this female is not yet rated ™©

FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION

DaysOfeVe™☯️

“Pictures Words Music In Motion™”

I didn’t want to make a film or album that I’d already seen before.

I was aware that most noted ‘counter-culture’ revolutions in media had previously involved an examination but also ultimate glorification of violence + what is sometimes described as ‘toxic masculinity.’

The film prologue introduces my storytelling concepts which I’ve been referring to, as : “orgasmic” instead of “phallic.” I’m positing that my liquid, fluid, music-based, “orgasmic” storytelling journey to tell the “love-is-love-triangle-story” of eVe, Lila + Doctor Goddard – can exist in harmony with the more normative “phallic” cinematic storytelling styles most cultures expect in a narrative movie. While other directors have experimented with dabbling in it – I feel my movie, while working within the constraints of a modest budget, fully explores this type of storytelling, not with outer special effects, but with inner ones.

The movie draws us “under” and “into” the deep end of the pool, the pond, the ocean as if vacillating between conscious + unconscious time-space dimensions but always flowing like water (orgasmic) instead of rocketing into space (phallic) as “eVe” describes from “inside the closet.”

While I’m proud to say my film was made “like a girl” as that popular hashtag proudly proclaims – I’m almost tempted to ask the audience to consider my innovative storytelling “as if” this were directed by one of several guy filmmakers who’ve experimented this way, but with larger budgets but perhaps a bit less insight about the female nature of this “orgasmic” storytelling style which, in my work, seeks to flow poetic, liquid, music.

It is, in fact, I guarantee you, a different type of “orgasm.”

As my movie does include a theme + dedication to victims of violence against the LGBTQ community, women, black individuals + communities, indigenous individuals + communities … and … AND : our oceans, our mother Earth, wildlife – especially Sea-Life (most feminine) – I did portray an act of violence, but I was cognizant of telling the story of the movie in a manner I described onscreen as ‘orgasmic’ existing alongside most storytelling which is often “phallic.”

I posit that both ‘orgasmic’ + ‘phallic’ storytelling can ( and must ) exist inter-dependently in our Arts + Culture.

I found myself having to not only “shatter glass ceilings” + “break sound-barriers” – but I also had to “break” some storytelling / cinematic / music ‘ rules ‘ –
in order to tell my ‘love-triangle’ ‘love-is-love – story’ : AUTHENTICALLY.

This wasn’t going to be structured like other movies – this “herstory” needed something from me + “she” is composed of the twin-Tao-yin-yang characters : “eVe” + “Lila.” “She” wrote herself, directed herself.

SO – my “Declaration of IndiePenDance™ re – EVOL ution ™ femt0™studi0 ” has evolved, organically – out of necessity – into a counter-culture womanifest0™ ” ©

An all female, openly LGBTQIA crew in 2013 was VERY NEW (still rare) – if we were not ‘the first’ – we are definitely among the very first –

Eyes widened whenever I floated the idea. Also pushback – pushed back — on a variety of levels.Sigh.

Some men “mansplained” – my idea was discriminatory. Others proudly displayed their self-hatred through open sexism, racism, homophobia, climate-denying biases, which was – briefly surprising but eventually – worthless, because hate, though ‘loud’ – is such a drab, useless – one way ticket.

Recently, I became aware of a “mini-genre” to which my “eVe” belongs – and by that I mean – movies which explore the internalized concepts of various religious “eves” – in the context of secular, colloquial (not biblical) culture.

As my Master’s degree incorporated both Anthropology+ Performance Arts – I tend to “study” culture – even while I’m creating it.

I’ve noticed + personally experienced – the regulations + limitations placed on HER-stories – the ” ‘slut-shaming” of “eVe” ‘ – which has : palpable, real-life consequence for most women, girls, feminine males + wildlife (especially Sea-Life , most feminine) — with it’s victims buried deep in the roots of most cultures.

Shaming-eVe :

When looking “in the closet” of any given Culture – if we venture to explore past the climate-denial, past homophobia and racism – we’ll find misogyny – hiding – way – WAY … at the back of that closet – where most of us, even women, are unaware of the insidious odor seeping deep :

” into the fabric – it’s in the stitches”© as my protagonist eVe™ discovers.

Misogynysuspicion hatred of all things femme, wild , uncontrollable, the soft-strength, the innocence – the vulnerability …

including Nature, feminine girls, masculine girls, feminine boys, water, fluid sexuality + gender, wildlife, Sea-Life, cetaceans … “all are snaking along … slithering in + out of the multi-verse like the proverbial snake swallowing her own tail “© … all included … on that spectrum

All that “femme” – is feared by the toxic entity which has hounded Humanity for eons – I’ll name it here : “that which believes it must control others or die.” That toxin can be present in women too.

My “eVe” spends a good bit of the movie “trapped” indoors and she wisely uses some of that time – exploring the “closet.”

eVe “speaks truth to power” when she discovers “in the closet” – that “Shame” is misogyny’s “favorite weapon – the ultimate WMD? ” ©

My team and I are SO PROUD to be considered for the 2020 nominations.

It’s beyond ego, it’s a form of healing.

Thank you.

For Your Consideration

I discussed my movie as ‘ archetypal fable’ – in a 2019 Interview – before I ever saw the other “eve” reference movies

The project was made partly in response to my own Me-Too experiences (and that of fellow female artists + craftspersons).

I believe it’s impossible to fully comprehend what it’s like to be female – or LGBTQ – in the context of cultural biases + expectations toward – “female essence ” (“in all 6 billion gender expressions”© ) – without exploring the internalized cultural influences of – the “myth” of “eve” — and as I’ve posited in the film – equally important – Eve’s twinwhom we call “Lila” representingthe myth of Lillith.”

Furthermore, in understanding the ‘female experience’ – I truly believe that men, and ‘ male-identifying ‘ persons (some of whom, are biologically ‘female’) – will greatly benefit, resulting in the betterment of our blue-planet and ‘every inter-dependent living being’ ©

Those espousing hateful views towards people – or environmental conservancy – often cite economics + productivity as excuses for exclusionary actions. In fact, hate, exclusion + climate denial are completelyun-productive for society + for the planet.

It’s pure economics if one needs that sort of excuse. Discriminatory, hateful, wasteful energy create nothing except toxins + problems .

We already have a surplus of those.

This planet needs solutions that heal our problems. More than ever I believe education + quality communication skills are the universal “solvent” whereby we can dissolve + detoxify global cultures from such maladies.

In fact, my ” feMt0™studi0 AquaCultureZ™ “© which are ” Authentic Artisanal Farm To Table Indie Movies , Music, Books ™ —

– surviving independently, indigenous + sustainable – like an endangered species ( along with all other endangered species wildlife, Sea-Life, and the working class / middle class in every economy ) – on gasps of oxygen –



Moving Forward :

I didn’t want to make a film or album that I’d already seen before.
I posit that both ‘orgasmic’ + ‘phallic’ storytelling can ( and must ) exist inter-dependently in our Arts + Culture.
I found myself having to break some storytelling / cinematic / music ‘rules ‘
in order to tell my ‘love-triangle’ ‘love-is-love – story’ : AUTHENTICALLY.
SO – my “Declaration of IndiePenDance™ re – EVOL ution ™ femt0™studi0 ” has evolved, organically – out of necessity – into a counter-culture womanifest0™ ” ©

in spite of the BigMoney$ in BigMedia$ – enacting a full on — GentrificationOfCulture™ by buying up / swallowing up – the arts, the media human culture ©

we are hand-made – on sustainable half-a- shoestring budgets – I’m hoping that the Academy considers my written request to create a new category for this budget level –

hand-made by an artist – with a crew of fellow artists + craftspersons (not a corporation) positing this idea :

” LOVE is good for the economy – we are MakinALivinNotAKillin™ “©

Which Should be a relief for some economists arguing with haters + abusers of power!

In my movie – my lead female protagonist – ‘eVe’ – posits new ideas to the male protagonist – ‘doctor Goddard / aka ‘god.’

“eVe” speaks “truth to power” when she posits her thesis about a “fempowered™ fluid female economy based on water instead of Oil ” © :

” oil – that’s energy from death – but WATER is LIFE! waterways of the world wear LINGERIE not boxers! ” ©

“eVe” continues her argument in this debate towards her PHD :

“doc, we REALLY need our goddesses back” © in order to create a “fair sex ecology, economy, a fair sex state! the STATE wants a goddess – NEEDS a goddess – ” © ( Cali Lili Indies ™ “eVe N’ god this female is not yet rated ™”©)

Runaway With A Scholarship ™”

Just after graduating at an impossibly early age, having been skipped several grades, earned scholarships to pay my own tuition- with a Master’s Degree but no high school diploma – i stepped out into the “real world” only to discover that the “ISMs” I had believed to be “anachronISMs” – from history books racism, sexism, homophobia , climate denial – the “male gaze” – the “white gaze ” + other “gazes” – were still alive and finding their way back , insidiously, into our world consciousness, our current histories + HERstories.

The HERstory that we are living now – became a source of great worry to me. I had survived an abusive childhood + I know abuse when I see it.

Abuse of Power exhibited all the tell-tale signatures of Domestic Abuse, Child-Abuse — AND – Environmental Abuse — on a larger scale. The ‘family’ is ‘humanity’ and as my family of origin was never a safe place to be — I had already adopted “Humanity” as the family with whom I “belong.”

As a person born of vastly varied, multi-cultural heritages – I could see early on – that “tribalism” was a way to keep walls between people. Which is why I was a “global citizen” before that became a hashtag.

Born on the water,’ I’ve always felt – my “true heritage” – is water.

The two debating characters in my movie – “eVe” and “Doctor Goddard – are never – in the same room.

They are separated by “walls” – through which they “debate” – but their ultimate “union” is a form of “healing” … a little miracle.

SurFShackLoft™h20

Large Part of the purpose for those Projectwas my dedication to Sustainability + Green Practices.

My alarm at what’s happening to our planet – especially to our waters, ocean life, wildlife – all of which endanger human life + civilization, led me to take my own tiny climate- actions very early on.

In high school – I had designed a “SurFShackLoft™feMt0™studi0™h20 to be handbuilt very frugally – from biodegradable + upcycled materials.

Miraculously, this loft was built very economically but equally important – was combining that Sustainability Ethos – with my aesthetics + methodologies developed from early background in dance+theater – to create my signature style along with SustainableFilmSets™.

SustainableFilmSets™ ArtisanalFarmToTableProductions™

Without a doubt, my feMt0studi0 is – the – Innovator/ Pioneer in SustainableFilmSets™ + “ArtisanalFarm-To-TableProductions™”© Sending out the “pearls” from my little “AquaCultureZ™ Direct to the audience from VenusBeach™ CuttingEdgeOfThePacific™

An added touch of sweetness came when i had asked my local farmers to donate lemons, avocados, kale and flowers, along with other produce – to the creation of our GardenOfeVe™ film set — and they were THRILLED to do so.

“ToyBoxTech ™ ©

As I planned for the movie, I realized that while I don’t consider myself a “designer” – my script – born from story + music (the lyrics are written into my scripts) — but also from methodology + aesthetics, had already designed both sets + costumes.

I hadn’t intended to do this. It just created itself.

We built an “indoor garden” that looked as though a proverbial metaphorical “eVe” embodied by a contemporary – “surfer-chick-student-burlesque-dancer eVe” – had left somewhere in a hurry + quickly planted her own indoor ” victory garden” – out of survival.

This wasn’t fully autobiographical but it metaphorically mirrored my childhood.

Hard as it was to convey – not wanting to sound grandiose – I just knew in the heart of that little girl who survived with the aid of her dedication toward the arts + teachers encouraging her talent – that little girl (me) – her eyes – were witnessingwhat ‘eVe’ in my movie refers to – as ‘an ancient grief’ – her precious ‘global family’ – was falling victim to ancient abuse.

A ‘silent scream’ was often all that could be mustered by that little girl witnessing domestic violence at so young an age. That ‘silent scream’ sensation was returning but this time – ‘she’ – ‘the little girl me’ – was witnessing on a larger scale. Those who know about domestic abuse, know that the witnessing is even more destructive than most people know. Her childhood home was a place she had escaped – always imagining a beautiful world of possibility out here where ‘ the world is my living room’ © ( from one of the songs on the soundtrack ). Now THAT world was experiencing the ‘domestic abuse’ too.

I’m still discovering the movie and songs even now, perhaps the Project can be described as : “A Not-So-Silent Scream ™”© A project born from worry – destined for determination and resolve to be “HandMadeToMakeADifference ™.”©

“Odd Like Me”

eVe N’ god this female is not yet rated ™ ”

I’m in love.

With Movies

and her sister – Music.

“Pictures Words Music in Motion ™”

In addition to a ” Coming Out ” this movie, this music is intended as a “Coming In From The Cold.” 

All through the making of this project, I found myself fighting to save my studio and home in Venice Beach from the severe gentrification and homelessness growing all around me.

It was a familiar fight – against an unjust encroachment from abuse of power. Many times I found myself staying up all night figuring out legal documents, in order to fight back against Trump-style developers – while during the day – working to keep the project going. 

A familiar struggle, reminiscent of a childhood framed with terror but propelled by hope and love. A childhood and adult-hood experienced by many less fortunate than myself. 

Love.

It can heal everything.

I learned that early in life. 

It’s odd, like me, earning a Masters’ degree (NYU) with no high-school diploma, having been skipped several grades directly into University. Odd – like me. My fellow students in the Masters’ program were already professors in other countries who had done all they could, to come to America, to study at NYU. I was a kid with no high school diploma – and they were grown-up professors. Odd, like me. I often think about them now, back in their countries and what they must think of America now.  

Having survived an abusive childhood – I was dedicated to the arts and grateful for the “shelter” I could find in my deep love / passion for the arts and my teachers, who’d encouraged my work. 

Dance was my first love – along with her twin – music. Then I discovered their sisters –  theater and cinema. Along with the support of my teachers, these ladies “saved my life.” 

Alone with my dreams, walking the pavement of NYC streets, afraid to go home on the subway until 

late at night, I learned my craft comforted by the shelter of dance classes with Broadway Pros, art house cinema screens, and haunting legacy of timeless masterpieces echoing from the halls of every Manhattan museum and library.

My teachers were angels + allies in my “dreams come true” and thanks to them, and to my love – I won scholarships, was skipped grades and offered a scholarship to NYU where I earned my Masters’ Degree at a very young age.  

One of my report cards described me as a “runaway imagination” and of course, I imagined my imagination running away and I myself became a “runaway with a scholarship.”

I caught a wave + scraped together my “half a shoestring” budget, built my tiny “green” grassroots, up-cycled, recycled, mostly “off the grid” floating film + music Tiny SurfLoft On The Water in Venice Beach, hand-picked my team + went to work !

I had saved up lemonade-stand, babysitting, yoga teacher + acting gig earnings and my hand-built studio and methodologies as a matter of following a course I had set, upon navigating my way from graduating with a Master’s Degree at an impossibly young age. There was a virtual drummer playing an indigenous soundtrack to my life and — I was listening and following the steps. The ocean was an important core for me and I had dedicated my artistry toward creating my own style of “AquaCulture.

I likened it to building a “an oyster-pearl-farm” and my projects would encourage audiences to “sip the oyster savour the pearls .”©

My projects are :

HandMade 2 Make A Difference with ToyBoxTechnology ™ ” 

Riding the subways alone at too young an age, doing all I could not to go home – I found myself “living at” all my dance classes in private studios on additional dance scholarships, then “living at” the museums and libraries of NYC – kept me busy, along with part-time babysitting and other jobs to pay for anything scholarships didn’t cover. 

So …  I just …  – never had time – to explore / learn about my own sexuality.

By the time I did learn about it – I was married to my much older male partner, and then BOOM – one day – I FELL —  in love with a girl. 

It felt CRAZY –  

But it was also – BEYOND GREAT !

The LOVE I had for dance, and the arts – had now come full circle into bloom. 

I was blooming

My amazing male partner – reflected this too. He said – you are more YOU now. 

I had a lot of figuring out to do.

First — I had to figure out – WHY – did I feel as though I was SUPPOSED to be upset?

I DID agonize about –

feel GUILTY about it —

but I HAD to ask – WHY?

That’s when it came to me – the title of one of the soundtrack songs + a work of art I released with the project :

“We Don’t Fall in Love, We Rise ™”

Little did I know how many times I would repeat that to myself + others.

We had a lot of figuring out to do. Luckily – I was and am still – married to an amazing human being. 

Well, of course – I was growing up – growing into Me

Along with this personal growth, came my awareness of what was happening in the 21st Century world at large. 

My personal anguish into ecstasy and my growing deep concerns for the future of Humanity / Mother Earth as an “Endangered Species” became so agonizing –  that my only way to deal with anxieties about what I saw happening to this planet in the 21st Century while I was literally “blooming” personally – was to speak up and speak out – doing what I do best. 

Suddenly I KNEW that there were people who were experiencing the same “awakenings” about their sexuality but who were living in repressive cultures – and I wanted to reach out to them – to hear THEIR stories – and tell them it would be ok – share my experiences with them –  when I first began visualizing this project in 2010.

Although part of my anguish about the LGBTQ community was brought on by learning about the story of Brittany Cosby and Crystal Jackson who were “killed for kissing”© as well as that of Matthew Wayne Shepard – all of whom the movie is dedicated on-screen (dedicated to several communities) … — never did I imagine, of course, that we’d be experiencing all of this today – in 2019. 

So many of my posts regarding this project were aimed at persons who lived in other ( more repressive ) cultures and dictatorships. 

And here we are, ladies and gentlemen. 

Here – we – are. 

2019

A ” Coming Out ” and a  “Coming In From The Cold.”  

I hoped to release a “healing balm” for the “global family” –  at the intersections of LGBTQIA communities and my growing concerns for inter-related social justice crises such as – reproductive rights / women’s rights, violence against LGBTQ and female communities, Indigenous People’s and Black Lives Matter and Climate Change / endangered species. 

As intended – this movie, soundtrack and everything my feMt0™studi0 has been working on since inception in 2012 has already reached selected but passionate audiences from Los Angeles to Lagos, Uganda to Agra, Mali, to Manhattan — 

My wish after graduating – was to create an international – inter-disciplinary – multi-gender – mixed orientation team – in order to reach domestic + global audiences, without the “Over-Lords” of corporate media, stifling the creativity my teachers had encouraged in me. 

Much to my surprise – I got a bit of that wish with the limited releases of this project and my first Youtube music video “Election Train”  leading up to the movie. I had taken some time from the creation of the movie – to make the music video in order to support Obama’s re-election. 

I am REALLY WISHING that with an acknowledgement from YOU — that this project can TRAVEL FARTHER – and reach MANY MORE people who might be comforted by it’s message of acceptance and LOVE IS LOVE – along with being entertained by the work itself

Creating high quality cinema and music – was of utmost importance along with the “message” of the story. Excellence and Craft is a must. 

I was very much aware of ‘composing’ + ‘designing’ along with screenplay-writing, directing, acting, along with rapping-singing+producing – so there’s definitely a ’21st-Century-Girl-rapper-rock-band‘ – aesthetic at work here . The wardrobe was a “meditation on mens-wear”© + I had imagined it could be a clothing line someday! This was also based on an exploration of “the male gaze” + “the white gaze.”

‘Culture is Nutrition meets Environment …’ ©

‘We Consume it + sometimes unwittingly, like the air we breathe, we consume by OSMOSIS …’©

Lovers of Movies + Music as well as – Free-speech a Free-Press, Journalism + uh – Basic Freedoms of Democracy might do the Culture + the Planet ( ourselves ) a favor – if we simply support an authentic indie artisanal “maker” like myself and my team.

I’m not against big budget films – I often love them!

And – I’d like to find more opportunities to work in them as an actress – because the current system is one big roadblock.

I just need a bit of “oxygen” – support from my community + from the Culture – to do what I do at my Sustainable femt0 ™studi0 : ” IndiGoGreen™ DreamBigTinyFootPrintZ™” we dream big + leave tiny footprints”©

Often , I liken my signature artisan-made process to “farm to table” + “Aquaculture.”

There’s a scene in Billy Wilder’s movie “Sabrina” where Audrey Hepburn as Sabrina , having been to the Sorbonne – is able to cobble together a feast – from just a few eggs + crackers + milk … – THAT’S my aesthetics

Yes I’m mixing metaphors when I say I’m allowing the “AquaCulturalZ™ Oyster-Pearls to “vine-ripen” + then when we release a project – I aim to “nourish” through “pictures words music in motion ™” encouraging Audiences to :

“sip the oysterZ savor the pearlZ ™ “©

Every day at my ocean studio – I send out RIPPLES on the water – wishing for love and peace in the world …

My most effective “Ripple” is this move, this album … –

I hope that your acknowledgement — will help this Ripple travel much farther than I can get it to go on my own … 

It’s funny how sometimes we have to do what GingerRogers described along the lines of “dancing Backwards In High Heels ” –  in order to move forward one step.

She takes her baby steps,
BackWardsInHighHeels “©

” and though she be but little, she is fierce ” – (Shakespeare ) 

this quote is invoked in one of my favorite true-life stories about the great ” seabiscuit ” –
a story warming my heart from the very beginning of this journey with my own movie –  Tiny Budgets + tiny teams – uphill climbs – hopes + dreams –

‘ She KNOWS
she’s the Dark Horse here –
but darkness
she doesn’t fear

+ Oh she loves to run…

My genuine aim is to:

” nourish ”  through

” Pictures

Words

Music In Motion ” ™

Bon Apetit !

“We Don’t Fall in Love,

We Rise ™ “©


Truli© Cali Lili

2019🏝️ interview :
https://medium.com/@mondofilm/interview-with-cali-lili-from-eve-n-god-this-female-is-not-yet-rated-6d50611b758e

2017 🏝️interview :
http://www.wearemovingstories.com/we-are-moving-stories-films/2017/6/21/eve-n-god-this-female-is-not-yet-rated

Post Script :

GirlTheWorld™

© Cali Lili ;

My process is based on my methodologies in my book ‘The Declaration Of IndiePenDance™’ where I explore my film-making+music-making approach – I call it c.lili™ ‘s CynAesthetiX™ and it includes a variety of innovations in cinematic+music aesthetics.

As a young actress who’s taken the time to respect the history / HERstory of my craft – from the craftspersons’ perspective – I know that ‘innovation’ rests upon the past + is a bridge to the future.

With My Sisters – For My Sisters : in my recent writings and explorations about feminism — I am finding it crucial for us to find out – not so much why men hurt women – but instead, why some women – hurt women –

including the fact that often, we women, hurt ourselves, it’s a vicious cycle – and by hurting our sisters, we are expressing our self hatred …

I explored this – but it was not until VERY recently that I fully understood the depth of how these incidents shape us from childhood, into our teenage years, school experiences and then –

importantly, as we enter the professional world and encounter the competitive forces from our sisters, which often lead women to do unspeakable things – things they write about and rail against as #feminists – but which they do to each other, sometimes unconsciously …

I completed my movie + album while continuing essays and posts about what I would come to call the “Gentrification of Culture ™ “© referring to the intellectual property theft and secret exclusionary behaviors in the most unlikely corners of Arts and Culture

As we know, our work as feminists – and feminism can be fragile, as the world is often cruel to women who speak out, we often need each other — a form of Stockholm-Syndrome style bond out of necessity … so now the “famous feminists” can become the new bullies, having internalized the misogyny — perpetuating the predatory abuse of power — which is why I don’t often avail myself of friendships that are based in “need” or which arise out of hardships like global misogyny …

But there is a bond among us sisters and I always hold a wishful hope that women / girls I encounter will understand the need for true friendship, genuine caring, listening to each other — behaving towards our sisters in ways we wish to be treated … Unfortunately though, I’m going to say it here, and elsewhere – we often miss that mark.

I’m sorry to have to say it, sorrier to have experienced it, but damnit – we need to do better with each other. “Mean Girl Culture Cool” is often invoked when women / girls are acting all “empowered” – but of course that’s just stupid and self-defeating. We must do better.

Sisters – we really must. I offer the project below – which is the first in a trilogy on the subject. This project was a gift I made with my sisters, for my sisters all over the world. We might have been the first AllFemaleCrew as a production team – but we were certainly among the very first ever and I am certain we were a catalyst.

The Project is not easy to pigeonhole – and that’s true to form. I never wanted to make a movie I’ve already seen anywhere else.

One could describe this movie as :

A meditation on ‘male-gaze’ – ‘white-gaze’ – ‘mens-wear’ + other ‘ISMs’….

Or

“A Not So Silent Scream ” ©

I’m still discovering it myself.

I offer it up and hope it reaches both Sisters and Brothers too

Together – we really must GirlTheWorld™ – this is why I made this project – I believe this is how “we shall over-come” our challenges – the ISMS – racism, sexism, homophobia and including climate denial.

I believe honoring the “Sacred Feminine” – the Female – the WomanKind on MotherEarth is the main component of Healing this BluePlanet – our WildLife our SeaLife and our Humanity ” © Cali Lili all rights reserved

Ladies + Gentlemen

Humbly

For Your Consideration :

Our Oscars 2020 Contender

In These Categories:

Best Actress

Best Actor

Best Director

Original Screenplay

Original Song

Best Picture

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#LetsPlay ! #PassItOn My Song single #MagnificentMe🎶 © from my #DebutAlbum just had her #RadioDebut on Sept 2 #LaborDay2019 ! On behalf of my team : So much gratitude 2 Lilly @ #kxlu #CollegeRadio #IndieRadio !

#Shoutout !

My Song single

#MagnificentMe🎶 ©

from my #DebutAlbum

just had her

#RadioDebut

on Sept 2

#LaborDay2019 !

on behalf of my team :

So much gratitude

2 Lilly @ #kxlu

#CollegeRadio

#IndieRadio !

🌊🐬🌊

MagnificentMe🎶

‘i am adecaffeinated girl

in a fully #caffeinated world

ankle deep in

#fairydust

you know

In #Unicorns i Trust

In Tahiti I will glow

Back to Hana

I will flow

Like Pele

I’m dat island girl

You know

de one u dreamed up

Long ago —

rather be

a 1st Rate Me

whomever shet urns out 2 b

rather be

a 1st Rate Me

than a

2nd Rate

Supposed 2 be

Oh

Oh

Oh

#MagnificentMe🎶 !

#HappyBirthdayToMe!!!!!”

©

#CaliLili™

#RadioDebut

#kxlu

#CollegeRadio

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'Let's make up ... A better world' ©, ArtisanAuteur™ AuthenticIndie™ TruliIndies™ DeclarationOfIndiePenDance™ ©CaliLili™, 🌊c.lili™CurrentZLeaps+LandingZ™©🧜🏾‍♀️🧜🏼‍♀️🧜🏿‍♀️🏄🏽‍♀️🏄🏼‍♀️🏄🏾‍♀️🌊🐬🌊, Uncategorized, worldoceansday

#MagnificentMe🎶🏄🏽‍♀️🏄🏼‍♀️🏄🏿‍♀️ © ” in Tahiti I will flow * back to Hana I will glow * like Pele I’m dat island girl U know * da one u dreamed up Long ago * Oh oh oh magnificent me — ” © #CaliLili™ #CaliLiliMusic #CaliLiliMovies

ankle deep in fairy dust

u know in unicorns I trust –

dude I am

my own latitude

complete with

my own ATTITUDE –

in Tahiti I will flow

back to Hana I will glow

like Pele

I’m dat island girl

U know

da one u dreamed up

Long ago

Oh oh oh

magnificent me —

rather b

a 1st Rate Me ..

whomever she

turns out 2 be — …

rather be

a 1st rate ME

than a

2nd Rate :

Supposed – 2 – Be

Oh Oh Oh

Magnificent : Me! ‘

© CaliLili

https://t.co/22NqqwmHo5

©

#CaliLili™

#CaliLiliMusic

#CaliLiliMovies

#StayWoke

#UBTru2U™💌

#MagnificentMe🎶🏄🏽‍♀️🏄🏼‍♀️🏄🏿‍♀️

©Cali Lili

https://t.co/22NqqwmHo5

'Let's make up ... A better world' ©, ArtisanAuteur™ AuthenticIndie™ TruliIndies™ DeclarationOfIndiePenDance™ ©CaliLili™, 🌊c.lili™CurrentZLeaps+LandingZ™©🧜🏾‍♀️🧜🏼‍♀️🧜🏿‍♀️🏄🏽‍♀️🏄🏼‍♀️🏄🏾‍♀️🌊🐬🌊, Uncategorized, worldoceansday

Dear Global Village, CurrentZLeapsNLandingZ ™🌊🐬🌊 Notes√FromTheCaliLiliIndies™✓🏝️🏄🏽‍♀️🏄🏼‍♀️🏄🏿‍♀️🌊

CurrentZLeapsNLandingZ™🌊🐬🌊

Notes√ From TheCaliLiliIndies™✓🏝️🏄🏽‍♀️🏄🏼‍♀️🏄🏿‍♀️🌊

Friday August 23, 2019
Dear Global Village,

Hello!

We are working class artists – not part of the 1percent –

My fempowered™ team would love to have your support for the project we just released as an act of speaking truth to power but also healing….

Please consider leaving us positive reviews + sharing our posts + links to the movie+ album wherever you can –

helping us to raise awareness about this one of a kind project ?

Since before + beyond 2012 we have been a catalyst for awareness about important causes through my special brand + style

Too often – those who can afford to lift ideas from up + coming artists – simply take ideas without offering a Thankyou credit or acknowledgement –

We don’t use our budgets for high end adverts –

“our special effects are talent, hard work , heart + soul “© –

it all goes into the HANDMADE QUALITY of —

— the work –

AND the “care + feeding ” of our crews !

we need your support to raise awareness on our recent release

+ as we move forward with our next projects!

We’d so appreciate your help in letting your family, friends, + followers know of its existence as we literally made this – FOR YOU

+ You

+ YOU !
FOR YOU

+ You

+ YOU !

Here is a message for our multicultural – multiracial – diverse orientation ( + even multi-species like our CetaceanNationZ™ work etc.. ) global village – from the CaliLiliIndies™

where we make PoeticJusticeProjeX™

seeking to encourage awareness + a co-blossoming of both

Economic Justice

+

Environmental Justice –

inter-species + intercultural

cooperation:
from the CaliLiliIndies™

where we make PoeticJusticeProjeX™

seeking to encourage awareness + a co-blossoming of both

Economic Justice

+

Environmental Justice –

inter-species + intercultural

cooperation:

“Hope everyone interested in these important causes will see our AuthenticallyIndie ™ Independent Motion Picture with Original Soundtrack Album made with all female production crew (possibly the first? ) Both movie and album explore diversity + inclusion themes from a variety of perspectives which challenge the status quo in the context of an interracial love story + inter-related themes with music….

dedicated onscreen to victims of targeted violence ….

+ offering hope for future healing of our

MotherEarth + SisterOcean™

+ Our Selves

🎬 Movie is On Apple 🍎 (link at my bio)

+ Vimeo

Amazon-Prime

Amazon
Google play

+

🎶 soundtrack is everywhere music is sold

(🍎 link at my bio) :

“eVe N’god

this female is not yet rated ™ ©

Truli 🐬

Cali Lili @CaliLiliIndies
Both movie and album explore diversity + inclusion themes from a variety of perspectives which challenge the status quo in the context of an interracial love story + inter-related themes with music….

dedicated onscreen to victims of targeted violence ….

+ offering hope for future healing of our

MotherEarth + SisterOcean™

+ Our Selves

🎬 Movie is On Apple 🍎 (link at my bio)

+ Vimeo

Amazon-Prime

Amazon
Google play

+

🎶 soundtrack is everywhere music is sold

(🍎 link at my bio) :

“eVe N’god

this female is not yet rated ™ ©

Truli 🐬

Cali Lili @CaliLiliIndies

DaysOfeVe™☯️
TaoOfeVe™☯️
#ClimateChange🏄🏽‍♀️
#Oceans🐬
#Peace🕊️
#Roe🗽
#Pride🏳️‍🌈
#TheLWord
#WOC
#BLM
#Inclusion
CuttingEdgeOfThePacific™🦀
#ThisFemaleIsNotYetRated™☯️
https://t.co/9msdykTSYJ

Movie 🍎🎬 https://t.co/r7hwds7iDs

Album 🍎🎵 https://t.co/cLRvSOk0gy

Interview:🎙️ https://t.co/9NHCWmeUe7

'Let's make up ... A better world' ©, ArtisanAuteur™ AuthenticIndie™ TruliIndies™ DeclarationOfIndiePenDance™ ©CaliLili™, 🌊c.lili™CurrentZLeaps+LandingZ™©🧜🏾‍♀️🧜🏼‍♀️🧜🏿‍♀️🏄🏽‍♀️🏄🏼‍♀️🏄🏾‍♀️🌊🐬🌊, 🌊c.lili™SeaLili™CurrentZLeaps+LandingZ™©🧜🏾‍♀️🧜🏼‍♀️🧜🏿‍♀️🏄🏽‍♀️🏄🏼‍♀️🏄🏾‍♀️🌊🐬🌊, Uncategorized, worldoceansday

” #WeToo #ForTheIndividual : Dear John💕Doe-Big-Corporate-Scale-Every-Thing-Head-Quarters 💕” ©CaliLili™

🌊🏄🏿‍♀️🏄🏼‍♀️🏄🏽‍♀️🐬🦀🎬🎶🌱🍃🗽🌎

” #WeToo #ForTheIndividual : Dear John💕Doe-Big-Corporate-Scale-Every-Thing-Head-Quarters 💕©CaliLili™

We appreciate – some – of the ‘humanitarian work’ done by “JohnDoeBigCorporateScaleEveryThingHeadQuarters ” —

even though you sometimes brazenly, disrespectfully + wrongly ” borrow from ” our work —

for #SocialJustice + #EnvironmentalJustice

but

as a TruliIndie™ artist

a 21stCenturyGirl —

a survivor of a “MeToo” sexist misogynistic racist homophobic climate denying corporatocracy fuelling the “CulturalIndustrialComplex™

and on behalf of my team, my “tribe” : generations of “kids of all ages colors creeds + stages ” ™ © along with our grandmothers + grandfathers — similarly afflicted by the indifference of “BIG” (stretching back way before my time) –

I declare the “DeclarationOfIndiePenDance™© honoring a ” 21stCenturyRenaissanceInTheWorks™© “

My team + I work diligently – on a small scale + to promote awareness of important causes and to “weave culture “© on my loom : WildWovenSlow™

Formerly we were ok with following ‘big’ accounts — such as yours — even if they had thousands of followers and even when the “big” – indifferently discarded their own followers- chose only to follow back a few – mostly other “big” accounts. So it goes – “big” supports “big” – the big get bigger .

Recently though… I’ve been thinking … yeah, I’m doing that again …

the fact of the matter is – that independent artists like myself and my team,

as well as “individuals” with “free agency” – freedom to speak out , speak up, freedom to speak for ourselves — about ourselves —

we are neither “big” enough nor interested in attending big donor “charity” functions – strange as it may seem to you — we are also not as “entertained” by your “lifestyles of the obscenely wealthy” – as you may believe we are … stranger still — you may be surprised or confused by our wish to be “makin’ a livin’ not a killin’ “™ © by means of our own handmade meaningful work – not your predigested pablum.

I’ve noticed that – even human rights + other righteous causes have now become increasingly “gentrified” in what I name in my writings :

“GentrificationOfCulture™” – as though it’s not enough for “big” to be big – now – “big” needs to be worshipped for the table scraps they toss Humanity from the table of a charity … In fact every bit of dysfunction we witness in politics today – was auditioned in our cultural big media laboratories – funded by – you.

“we the people ” — including those of us working for years in the humanities – as artists or thinkers, teachers, activists, social workers – must be the makers of our own culture – without your helicopter mind and hand directing our every move from your bank account.

Now that you also want to “gobble up” this dignified work space — which we built — like so many artist neighborhoods built out of the ashes of poverty – that you swoop in and buy up — pushing us out of our own masterpiece — so that we must worship at your tables —

We too – are not just figuratively, but now literally, viscerally – an “endangered species” –

We Too find ourselves at the mercy of the trajectory of a path — which leaves all the ” humanity-based meaningful work” — to the 1 percent – who don’t need the work — they need to be worshipped in spite of their greed – so they “Don” our handmade wardrobes – and only then – declare it ‘holy’ –

– thus – pushing the people out of their own hoods and tribes – in order to keep us in the place you designated for us : “indentured servitude ” to your benevolent kingly bank account – even when it comes to our humanity, our environment, our arts , our very Culture – and therefore our legacy, our history, herstory — our future – our lives.

This form of “gentrified thinking” – also demands that we be grateful for your charity.

But we must not be grateful.

21st Century Social media was born to be democratic, meritorious but also – personal, new-found oxygen for the individual — village-oriented – not Corporate – not “mega.”

#WeToo choose not to harken backwards in time towards gentrification —

but to bring forward all that our ancestry built into a strong culture “for the individual” – into an inclusive – and fair —

“BigTinyFuture™”

with happiness, freedom, wellness, education, food safety — economic justice working hand in hand with environmental justice — at the forefront of our GDP – not an afterthought for table scrap billionaire philosophies —

“BigTinyFuture™ ” – for the whole planet – not just 1 percent.

We dedicate every one of our PoeticJusticeP rojeX™ to this “BigTinyFuture™ ©

from

The CaliLiliIndies™

where we

DreamBigTinyFootPrintZ™

at our

BluePlanetGreenSpaces™

SupportTheARTSustainTheARTIST™© :

DaysOfeVe™☯️

Indie Motion Picture

+

original soundtrack :

eVe N’ god

this female is not yet rated ™©

CuttingEdgeOfThePacific™🦀

#ThisFemaleIsNotYetRated™☯️

🎬 On #Apple🍎 #Vimeo #Amazon #GooglePlay

🎬 https://t.co/r7hwds7iDs

Debut Album + Soundtrack available wherever music is streamed

🎵 https://t.co/cLRvSOk0gy

Interview 2019 :

🎙️ https://t.co/9NHCWmeUe7

🌎🌊🏄🏿‍♀️🏄🏽‍♀️🏄🏼‍♀️🌊🧜‍♀️🦀🎬🎶🍃🌱🗽🐾

'Let's make up ... A better world' ©, ArtisanAuteur™ AuthenticIndie™ TruliIndies™ DeclarationOfIndiePenDance™ ©CaliLili™, 🌊c.lili™CurrentZLeaps+LandingZ™©🧜🏾‍♀️🧜🏼‍♀️🧜🏿‍♀️🏄🏽‍♀️🏄🏼‍♀️🏄🏾‍♀️🌊🐬🌊, 🌊c.lili™SeaLili™CurrentZLeaps+LandingZ™©🧜🏾‍♀️🧜🏼‍♀️🧜🏿‍♀️🏄🏽‍♀️🏄🏼‍♀️🏄🏾‍♀️🌊🐬🌊, Uncategorized, worldoceansday

“If we continue 2 support ‘Disposable-Culture ‘ we continue 2 b ‘Disposable-Humans’ ; Fear Only Paralyzes – so #LetsMakeUpABetterWorld™ Everything happening in politics right now – happened first –  in Media + #Culture At The Cali Lili Indies™ Pictures Words Music In Motion™ feMt0™studi0 we are transmuting Fear Into Anger + Anger Into Love+ LoveIntoHealingAction:”©

” If we continue 2 support

‘Disposable-Culture ‘

we continue 2 b

‘Disposable-Humans’ ;

Fear Only Paralyzes – so

#LetsMakeUpABetterWorld™

Everything happening in politics right now –

happened first –

in Media + #Culture

At The Cali Lili Indies™ Pictures Words Music In Motion™ feMt0™studi0

we are
transmuting Fear Into Anger +
Anger Into Love+

LoveIntoHealingAction:

HandMadeToMakeADifference™

When I coined terms like #ArtisanAuteur™ ArtisanalMovies™ ArtisanalMoviesMusicAndBooks™ etc

it was due 2 the #Authenticity
of my Authentic #Artisan status
as a Maker

but when such terms are appropriated by Corporations –

THAT’S an example of yet other terms I coined :

#GentrificationOfCulture™ #GentrificationofCultureZ™

We are #AuthenticIndies™

#GreenStudio™
TinyMultiMedia™
MultiMediaOrganiX™
#ArtisanMade
#ArtisanMadeMovies™
#SustainableFilmSets™

I’ve HAD to coin terms + figure things out since the founding of my tiny feMt0™studi0 born from the ashes of MeToo –

in order to find some OXYGEN – rise above the greed of corporate gentrification, shatter sound barriers + glassceilings –

with love + dedication

My studio makes
#sustainable
green
TinyMultiMedia™
#feMt0™studi0
#DeclarationOfIndiePenDance™
#SupportTheARTSustainTheARTIST™

🎬

Authentic Indie Motion-Picture : femalecrew
girlboss
female-director
green
#upcycled
sustainable
SocialJustice
#BLM
RoeVWade
#Feminism
#LGBTQ
#WorldOceans
#InterracialLove
LoveIsLoveLoveStory™
ClimateChange
#ClimateCrisis
#EnvironmentalJustice

WhatsInYourIndie™🎬🎼🎧 ReadTheIndieLabel™🌱
WhatToWatch 🎬
+ listen🎵
Cali Lili’s
DeclarationOfIndiePenDance™ 🌊🏄🏾‍♀️🏄🏼‍♀️🏄🏿‍♀️🌊 CaliLiliIndies™
TruliIndie™
CaliLili™

#HandMade ArtisanAuteur™ +
Maker
of
TinyMultiMedia™”©calilili™

Excerpt Signature Trademark Statements

#VeniceArtCrawl
Please Support by Buying – Renting + #Streaming
Also please add soundtrack to #Playlists !

We also have #BandTees + swag at CaliLiliCiti™

SupportMyWork
JoinMyMovement
#SupportTheARTSustainTheARTIST™

#ArtisanalMovie™

🎬 https://t.co/r7hwds7iDs
#ArtisanalAlbum™
🎵 https://t.co/cLRvSOk0gy

Check out CaliLiliIndies.com

🍎link in bio also on Vimeo, Amazon, etc!

” every ounce of support from you is priceless to us”© 🐣🌱🐬 !

'Let's make up ... A better world' ©, ArtisanAuteur™ AuthenticIndie™ TruliIndies™ DeclarationOfIndiePenDance™ ©CaliLili™, 🌊c.lili™CurrentZLeaps+LandingZ™©🧜🏾‍♀️🧜🏼‍♀️🧜🏿‍♀️🏄🏽‍♀️🏄🏼‍♀️🏄🏾‍♀️🌊🐬🌊, 🌊c.lili™SeaLili™CurrentZLeaps+LandingZ™©🧜🏾‍♀️🧜🏼‍♀️🧜🏿‍♀️🏄🏽‍♀️🏄🏼‍♀️🏄🏾‍♀️🌊🐬🌊, Uncategorized, worldoceansday

Love In The Toy Shop ™© 🎧🎶🎶 single from DebutAlbum/Soundtrack ” this female is not yet rated ™©

#LoveInTheToyShop™

single from the Debut Album / Soundtrack

©calilili™

#folkpunk

#punkfolk

#GirlPunk

#PunkGirl #

GirlsWhoLoveGirls

#BiPride

#LGBTQglowup

#loveislove

#lovesong

#PunkPopSynchle™❄️

Cali Lili :               Vocals, Lyrics, Additional Music, Arrangement, Orchestration, Producer

Wings Hauser :    Music 

Reid Rice :             Engineer, Additional instruments    

Edi Roque :           Guitars

Paul Tokarz :        Guitars

Kristen Glesson Prata :    Drums, Percussion 

Sean Nelson :          Keys

Steve Shuster :        Bass

On Apple Music + everywhere music is heard ! 

🍎🎧🎼    https://music.apple.com/us/album/love-in-the-toy-shop-single/1435287601

🌊clili™CurrentZLeapsN’LandingZ™🌊🐬🏄🏿‍♀️🏄🏼‍♀️🏄🏾‍♀️🕊️🌊

#RippleZOnWaveZ™🧜🏿‍♀️🧜🏽‍♀️🧜🏻‍♀️ 🧞‍♀️🧚🧚🏼‍♀️🧚🏿‍♀️🐬💗🌊🌎🕊️

'Let's make up ... A better world' ©, ArtisanAuteur™ AuthenticIndie™ TruliIndies™ DeclarationOfIndiePenDance™ ©CaliLili™, 🌊c.lili™CurrentZLeaps+LandingZ™©🧜🏾‍♀️🧜🏼‍♀️🧜🏿‍♀️🏄🏽‍♀️🏄🏼‍♀️🏄🏾‍♀️🌊🐬🌊, 🌊c.lili™SeaLili™CurrentZLeaps+LandingZ™©🧜🏾‍♀️🧜🏼‍♀️🧜🏿‍♀️🏄🏽‍♀️🏄🏼‍♀️🏄🏾‍♀️🌊🐬🌊, Uncategorized, worldoceansday

#SinDarellaGirlZ™© #clili™ #NowPlaying247365™© #Reggaeton #RockABilly #RockABillyReggaeTon™ ReggaetonPopRoX™ #NowPlaying #NowPlaying247365™©

‘ #diduknow

she was sung 2

by the ghost

of #RockNRoll

later on in his career

early on in hers

did u know

the girls indigo

taught her how to sing a song

like a sentence

uh huh

she is

a #Cinderella #Girl

she simply got a presence

#HighHeelSneakers

hi-fallutin Independence

#SinDaRellaGirl™

don’t need 2 do ur repentance” – …

© #calilili™

#SinDarellaGirlZ™©

#clili™

ReggaetonPopRoX™ RockABillyReggaeTon™

#Apple 🍎

#YouTube:
https://t.co/UA7D6C0oHK

#Spotify
#Deezer
#EveryWhere

#WoldWide
#playlistme
#playlists
#streaming
download

#IndigoGirls
#RockABilly
#Reggaeton
#GirlPower
#Latinas
#citygirls
#CityGirl
#latinxart
#latinx
#cityofangel
#city
#girl
#summer

'Let's make up ... A better world' ©, ArtisanAuteur™ AuthenticIndie™ TruliIndies™ DeclarationOfIndiePenDance™ ©CaliLili™, Uncategorized, worldoceansday

DaysOfeVe™☯️ ” 1 day in the #Epiphany of a #21stCenturyGirl #ClimateChange🏄🏽‍♀️ #Oceans🐬 #Peace🕊️ #Women #Inclusion CuttingEdgePacific™🦀 https://t.co/K6DiwOICet #ThisFemaleIsNotYetRated™☯️ 🎬 https://t.co/r7hwds7iDs 🎵 https://t.co/cLRvSOk0gy 🎙️ https://t.co/9NHCWmeUe7 https://t.co/AuykgVadkL

DaysOfeVe™☯️
” 1 day
in the #Epiphany
of
a
#21stCenturyGirl
#ClimateChange🏄🏽‍♀️
#Oceans🐬
#Peace🕊️
#Women
#Inclusion
CuttingEdgePacific™🦀
https://t.co/K6DiwOICet
#ThisFemaleIsNotYetRated™☯️
🎬 https://t.co/r7hwds7iDs
🎵 https://t.co/cLRvSOk0gy
🎙️ https://t.co/9NHCWmeUe7 https://t.co/AuykgVadkL

'Let's make up ... A better world' ©, ArtisanAuteur™ AuthenticIndie™ TruliIndies™ DeclarationOfIndiePenDance™ ©CaliLili™, Uncategorized, worldoceansday

” #MyWildLifeInTheCiti™ #AquaCultureZ™ 🐬 🧜🏽‍♀️🧜🏼‍♀️🧜🏿‍♀️🏄🏾‍♀️🏄🏼‍♀️🏄🏿‍♀️⚫⚪⚫🦀📿⏳🎬🎼🌬️💨🌊🌊🌊🌎🎧🎥🗽☯️🐣🕊️ We make #ArtisanalMovies™ #ArtisanalMoviesMusicAndBooks™ #ArtisanMadeMovies™ #ArtisanMadeMoviesMusicAndBooks™ #ArtisanAuteur™

” #MyWildLifeInTheCiti™
#AquaCultureZ™ 🐬 🧜🏽‍♀️🧜🏼‍♀️🧜🏿‍♀️🏄🏾‍♀️🏄🏼‍♀️🏄🏿‍♀️⚫⚪⚫🦀📿⏳🎬🎼🌬️💨🌊🌊🌊🌎🎧🎥🗽☯️🐣🕊️

We make

#ArtisanalMovies™
#ArtisanalMoviesMusicAndBooks™
#ArtisanMadeMovies™
#ArtisanMadeMoviesMusicAndBooks™
#ArtisanAuteur™

from
my

#Artisan
#SurfShack
#ArtisanMade
#WildCrafted™
#femt0™studi0
EcoLoft
#SurfShackLoft™

In the heart + hood of gentrification : Venice-Beach

I designed it in HighSchool ! 🧚🏽‍♀️🧚🏼‍♀️🧚🏿‍♀️

HandBuilt
from

upcycled

recycled materials

in harmony with

#oceans

#sealife

+ #wildlife

the #farmtotable lifestyle
is exactly what we do

both personally

+ professionally –
we even had several farmers – including female-farmers contribute produce 4 the film sets + crew lunches ! 🧚🏽‍♀️🧚🏼‍♀️🧚🏿‍♀️🧜🏽‍♀️🧜🏼‍♀️🧜🏿‍♀️

I personally co-star, write, direct, produce, design the costumes, sets, sing + co-write the soundtracks – that’s #HandMade

that’s #Artisan #Artisanal –

my team wear multiple hats too –

my work is

#Authentic : #ArtisanMade

I began 2 develop these methodologies,

this branding – my label – at #University –

2 get some oxygen from the pollution of 1% Corporate big media control of culture –

My “client” is :

a healthy culture

that respects TheIndividualInEvery1™

+

my studio’s special effects :

talent, heart + hard work

We – the global family of individuals –

must not lose our individual voices or our unique works –

I’m not “against” big media necessarily –

but it’s unhealthy for any culture 2 b controlled in large part by such congloms –

also it can lead to authoritarianism –

yeah – what a surprise –

Now that CorporateMedia attempts to continue their #GentrificationOfCultureZ™ #GentrificationOfCulture™

thru attempted

#appropriation of

methodologies I’ve developed since my University + #GraduateSchool work in anthropology + Performance-Studies

along w my experience as a professional artist, performer + Maker – never having conspired with + founding my studio in RESPONSE TO the #MeToo environment

it’s important that #movielovers #cinephiles audiophiles #musiclovers know

#WhatsInYourIndie™ #ReadTheIndieLabel™

please join our movement :

#SupportTheARTSustainTheARTIST™

MUCH More on the way….

Thank you!

‘ every ounce of your support is priceless to us™! ‘”

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#WhatToWatch #WhatToListenTo on #July4th #IndependenceDay Weekend : #CaliLili’s #DeclarationOfIndiePenDance™ © #ArtisanAuteur™ + #Maker of #TinyMultiMedia™ #FourthOfJuly

#July4th 2019

When I coined the term #ArtisanAuteur

it was due 2 the #Authenticity

of my #Authentic #Artisan status

as a #Maker

but when such terms are #appropriated by Corporations –

THAT’S an example of yet other terms I coined :

#GentrificationOfCulture™ #GentrificationofCultureZ™

https://twitter.com/CaliLiliIndies/status/989580396009418757/video/1 …

I’ve HAD to coin terms + figure things out since the founding of my tiny feMt0™studi0 born from the ashes of #MeToo – in order to rise above the greed of corporate gentrification, shatter sound barriers + glass ceilings – with love + dedication

We Hope anybody reading this will consider supporting :

my #sustainable #green TinyMultiMedia feMt0™studi0

#DeclarationOfIndiePenDance™

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#July4th announcement :

In ADDITION to the movie being available #WorldWide on #Apple + other movie platforms including #Vimeo ( added #countries ) :

STARTING TOMORROW #IndependenceDay Weekend 2019

We will ALSO be #Streaming for #AmazonPrime

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🍎🎬 https://itunes.apple.com/us/movie/eve-n-god-this-female-is-not-yet-rated/id1447735793 

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Also available on #Amazon #GooglePlay + #WorldWide on #Vimeo

starting July 5

#Streaming for #AmazonPrime members STARTS TOMORROW #IndependenceDay Weekend

https://www.amazon.com/Eve-NGod-This-Female-Rated/dp/B07MK82VLD

🎼 #DebutAlbum #Soundtrack :

🍎🎼 https://music.apple.com/us/album/this-female-is-not-yet-rated/1402313761 …

Also Available on ALL other #Music platforms !

#Interview with #CaliLili™ on #Medium

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Celebrating #WorldOceansDayEveryDay

at The Cali Lili Indies ™

VenusBeach™ Cutting Edge Of The Pacific ™

https://www.worldoceansday.org/events-current-year/movie-platform-release-43-single-track-from-soundtrack-release-eve-ngod-this-female-is-not-yet-rated …

Gratitude for being included on the World Oceans’ Day site :

https://t.co/VhYA1zLb2p 

Honoring World Oceans’ Day 2019  

Saturday June 8 and beyond

Cali Lili Indies ™

Pictures Words Music In Motion ™

feMt0™studi0

VenusBeach™

Cutting Edge Of The Pacific ™

presents

The Sustainable Organic Motion Picture

shot on the water   

“eVe N’god this female is not yet rated ™”    

released to a new additional platform

Google Play Movie Link :

https://play.google.com/store/movies/details/Eve_N_God_This_Female_is_Not_Yet_Rated?id=Mxgf1AeeWw4

The Indie Movie a narrative drama indie feature film, which includes feminist themes, social-justice and environmental justice themes, along with LGBTQ content – but which also includes AMAZING footage of Sea-Life : “OctaviaThe Octopus™” graced us with her cephalopod strutting during principle photography as did “LegsTheCrab™” and beautiful sea-birds featured in the movie.

*** please NOTE : the film is an Allegorical Avant-Garde fable for Grown-Ups HOWEVER : since I will always be a “kid” – releasing projects for “kids of every age ” : parents can share these awesome sea-life clips with kids ! please note there will be future kid-friendly suggestions

AND

an UPCOMING #KidsBook IS ON THE WAY from our kids’ division c.lili.sillyZ™ c.monster™ so please stay tuned ! )

iTunes Movie Link :

https://itunes.apple.com/us/movie/eve-n-god-this-female-is-not-yet-rated/id1447735793

Amazon Movie Rental / Purchase (soon to be streaming )

https://www.amazon.com/Eve-NGod-This-Female-Rated/dp/B07MK82VLD

with

Music Single

“World Is My Living Room ™”  

© from the Organic Soundtrack recorded on the water – on location – at one of the film’s various water-based sets !

PopUpSingleZ™

iTunes :

https://music.apple.com/us/album/world-is-my-living-room-single/1435555663

Album Art from the song single 
"World Is My Living Room" ™©
From Cali Lili's  Debut Album :  "this female is not yet rated ™" Soundtrack to the motion picture :                                  
         "eVe N'god this female is not yet rated ™" ©

iTunes :

https://music.apple.com/us/album/world-is-my-living-room-single/1435555663

CD Baby Indie Music Store :

https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/calilili14

This fempowered™  all female crew movie + mixed gender crew album

was shot and recorded on the water at various locations throughout Venice Beach and surrounding neighborhoods.

Cali Lili’s

woman-owned

film

music

+ author’s loft

feMt0™studi0

is

sustainable

green

up-cycled

with re-cycled materials

on ‘half-a-shoestring-budget™©’

“afloat ” in the heart of Venice Beach, Cali

hand-built in harmony™

with

“BluePlanetGreenSpaces™

by Cali Lili + her fempowered™ team

in order to tell Social Justice + Environmental Justice themed stories

“HandMade To Make A Difference ™”

” where-ever WomenMeetWaterZ™”

Cali and her team invite global audiences to :

“Sip the OysterZ™ Savor the PearlZ™”

In hopes that viewers, listeners, readers will

enjoy the entertainment in the present moment

and also “savor” themes, images and ideas

for future action to save the planet.

Cali’s focus often centers on the Sea-Life and Ocean environment to which she dedicates her work

and which sustains her inspirations.

Cali strives daily to share her deep love of our oceans with audiences worldwide

This World Oceans’ day 2019 – and Every Day

Cali and her team are so very proud to share this motion picture and soundtrack with you.

#SaveTheOceanSaveOurselves

Celebrating #WorldOceansDay

 @  The #CaliLiliIndies™ #PicturesWordsMusicInMotion™ #feMt0™studiO #VenusBeach™ #CuttingEdgeOfThePacific™  

AuthenticOriginals™

A Celebration

In Awareness4Action™ : 

#DailyOceanCare 

4 #MySisterOcean™

We are so grateful to be listed at the World Oceans’ Day Organization :

 https://t.co/VhYA1zLb2p 

#PlasticKills

and

So do Oil and Gas

( from which plastics are made ! )

Together – Humanity must move forward to :


#ReduceReUseReCycle 

This applies not only to plastic and other waste that ends up in the oceans, harming our

SistersOfTheSea™

but ALSO

to the Oil and Gas from Cars, SHIPS, Boats, All forms of water-craft +Industries

along with CHEMICALS such as Chlorine – which should NEVER be used on Boats and Ships … to other harsh Chemical Surfactants, Soaps, etc …

Step One : First : Reduce : LESS really is MORE!  use LESS  of everything!

Step TWO :  ReUSE :  #Upcycle ! get creative! Some of our best ideas come from UP-cycling :  It’s just more FUN than buying increasing amounts of:  future trash !


Step Three : after steps one + two :  then Recycle

More Tips On The Way … ~ > > >

During Oceans’ Day and BEYOND : we will post ideas on how we can all nurture Mother Earth, SisterOcean™ AND also : OURSELVES …

When We SaveTheSea

We also

Save Our-Selves

SaveTheSeaSaveOurSelves

AquaCultureZ™ BluePlanetGreenSpaceZ

I was “born on the water” and ever since, I’ve been ‘called’ and connected to the ocean, as my spirit-source.

The Cali Lili Indies™ pWMiM™ feMt0™studi0 is my hand-built, sustainable, upcycled, green ‘SurFLoft™H20’ which includes a ‘living floor’ partly featured in the movie

It’s where my team + i create one-of-a-kind Signature, ‘Single-Origin’ collectible ‘pieces’ which I have come to call : ‘ c.lilisAquaCultureZ™’

My minimalist style, which began during my early teenage work in theater ( I was skipped several grades and began college at the age of 13) – has now become a significant trademark of my studio. My aesthetic, along with my deep love for the ocean and mother earth, for wild-life such as wolves, and for sea-life especially cetaceans, cephalopods, and ocean crabs, made it a clear choice – that I would create the concept of ‘SustainableFilmSetZ™’ where all my sets were culled from up-cycled objects which would then become up-cycled again after the production ( like the construction of my studio loft) and at-least 90% of my wardrobe was made from up-cycled garments and/or hand-made from scratch – destined for up-cycling ‘MadeFromReturnedTo™’

Dream Big Tiny FootPrintZ™ DeclarationOfIndiePenDance™

My HandMade ArtisanalMovies™ + ArtisanalMusic™ projects are the result of ‘lived experience’ and we call them ‘HandMade2MakeADifference™” because the studio and projects were born from my response to ‘MeToo’ experiences as well as – my desire to create a project with an all female production crew ( we may have been the first ? but certainly among the very first ) along with my dedication to telling Social Justice Stories + Environmental Justice Stories, unencumbered by ‘big money’ / corporate studio over-lords.

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Intellectual Property Warning :  All content and multimedia property
of © Cali Lili

 “eVe N’god this female is not yet rated ™” 
iTunes

🎬

https://itunes.apple.com/us/movie/eve-n-god-this-female-is-not-yet-rated/id1447735793

2019

🏝

interview :
https://medium.com/@mondofilm/interview-with-cali-lili-from-eve-n-god-this-female-is-not-yet-rated-6d50611b758e

2017 

🏝

interview :
http://www.wearemovingstories.com/we-are-moving-stories-films/2017/6/21/eve-n-god-this-female-is-not-yet-rated

Soundtrack

🎼

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/this-female-is-not-yet-rated/1402313761

🌊c.lili™SeaLili™CurrentZLeaps+LandingZ™©🧜🏾‍♀️🧜🏼‍♀️🧜🏿‍♀️🏄🏽‍♀️🏄🏼‍♀️🏄🏾‍♀️🌊🐬🌊

world is my living room ; go ahead disown me © Cali Lili™

world is my living room ; go ahead disown me 

   © Cali Lili™                 

🍎 https://music.apple.com/us/album/world-is-my-living-room-single/1435555663

” It’s so safe out here with you                                              

let’s stay for a year or two                                                                          

bet on a happy ending to this lullaby of doom 

let’s go anywhere today                                                                  

 i hear they found another ancient tomb     

  be careful when you go inside                                                

your love you will be forced to hide                                     

there’s gossip on the you know who                                            

and pictures of the end times too         

CHORUS A    

my lover is a sidewalk                                                        

a french cafe                                                                 

new york fire escape for the afternoon                                                    

my lover is a museum                                                         

or crack’d cement in bloom                                              

because                                                                     

this whole world is my living room … 

my living room …                  

  it’s better if you play along                                                 

it’s dangerous to sing this song                                                

 it just might put you in the wrong                                                 

with the all mighty and the strong

CHORUS A 

+

Instrumental 

with Spoken Word :

My Lover she comes to me

My Rebellious Dreams

Homeless Rhapsody

My Lover Loving Only me

Love is Love is free 

Love is Love 

Is Free

My Lover she finds me there

Love is Love is Free

Love is Everywhere

Jungle Games

Spare Change

Slave Chains

i’d rather be outside alone                                                 

than inside and be made of stone                                                      

to slings and arrows long outgrown                                                   

my family vampires granting blood and bone  

i give up on the dowry drone                                                 

go ahead disown me                                                              

I’ll … – inherit what i know i own …                                    

 from the seeds i’ve sown   

(FINAL EXTENDED CHORUS )

my lover is a sidewalk                                                         

a french cafe                                                                  

new york fire escape for the afternoon 

my lover is a museum                                                                                  

or crack’d cement in bloom                                                

my lover lies on the ocean floor smilin’ at the moon                            

my lover trips over tree tops laughin’ at the gloom  

because  –                                                                 

this whole world is my living room 

there’s room for me                                                          

there’s room for you                                                        

the world my love                                                               

you are my groom 

the world my love                                                           

you are my womb 

you are my womb you are my groom you are my tomb … 

it’s so safe out here with you …”

© Cali Lili

🍎 apple music https://music.apple.com/us/album/world-is-my-living-room-single/1435555663

Also on youtube , Spotify + everywhere music streams

Soundtrack to the Oscars 2020 Contender

” eVe N’ god this female is not yet rated ™”©

🍎 apple tv / iTunes store

https://itunes.apple.com/us/movie/eve-n-god-this-female-is-not-yet-rated/id1447735793

Also on YouTube movies, Google Play store movies , Vimeo worldwide

'Let's make up ... A better world' ©, ArtisanAuteur™ AuthenticIndie™ TruliIndies™ DeclarationOfIndiePenDance™ ©CaliLili™, 🌊c.lili™CurrentZLeaps+LandingZ™©🧜🏾‍♀️🧜🏼‍♀️🧜🏿‍♀️🏄🏽‍♀️🏄🏼‍♀️🏄🏾‍♀️🌊🐬🌊, 🌊c.lili™SeaLili™CurrentZLeaps+LandingZ™©🧜🏾‍♀️🧜🏼‍♀️🧜🏿‍♀️🏄🏽‍♀️🏄🏼‍♀️🏄🏾‍♀️🌊🐬🌊, Uncategorized, worldoceansday

eVe™ speaks truth to Dr. Goddard about her idea of a #FairSexState™ : “ you are the MOST #SupremeCourt – where’s the female version of u? We really need our goddesses back” © 🍎 🎬 https://itunes.apple.com/us/movie/eve-n-god-this-female-is-not-yet-rated/id1447735793 🍎 🎶 https://music.apple.com/us/album/this-female-is-not-yet-rated/1402313761 🎙 https://medium.com/@mondofilm/interview-with-cali-lili-from-eve-n-god-this-female-is-not-yet-rated-6d50611b758e

eVe™ speaks truth to Dr. Goddard about her idea of a #FairSexState™ :
“ you are the MOST #SupremeCourt –
where’s the female version of u?
We really need our goddesses back”
©
#SCOTUS
#titlevii
#LGBTQRights
#BlackWomenMatter
#WOC
#BlackLivesMatter
#LoveIsLove
#RoeVWade
#WomensRights

🍎 #AppleTV #Apple #iTunes Store
🍎 🎬 https://itunes.apple.com/us/movie/eve-n-god-this-female-is-not-yet-rated/id1447735793
🍎 🎶 https://music.apple.com/us/album/this-female-is-not-yet-rated/1402313761 🎙 https://medium.com/@mondofilm/interview-with-cali-lili-from-eve-n-god-this-female-is-not-yet-rated-6d50611b758e

Also On :

Youtube Movies and music

Google Play Store Movies and music

Vimeo

eVe™ speaks truth to Dr. Goddard about her idea of a #FairSexState™ :
“ you are the MOST #SupremeCourt –
where’s the #female version of u?
We really need our goddesses back”
©
#SCOTUS
#titlevii
#LGBTQRights
#BlackWomenMatter
#WOC
#BlackLivesMatter
#LoveIsLove
#RoeVWade
#WomensRights

🍎 #AppleTV #Apple #iTunes Store
🍎 🎬 https://itunes.apple.com/us/movie/eve-n-god-this-female-is-not-yet-rated/id1447735793
🍎 🎶 https://music.apple.com/us/album/this-female-is-not-yet-rated/1402313761 🎙 https://medium.com/@mondofilm/interview-with-cali-lili-from-eve-n-god-this-female-is-not-yet-rated-6d50611b758e

Also On :

Youtube Movies and music

Google Play Store Movies and music

Vimeo

Uncategorized

” Wayfaring Stranger ” Cali Lili a capella blues gospel vocals single new release on #Juneteenth2020 #Juneteenth #JuneteenthNationalHoliday #QWOC #TPOC #dreamers #MeToo #LGBTQ

“Cali Lili shares her a capella blues gospel version 
honoring #Juneteenth2020 
#Juneteenth 
the classic spiritual : 
#WayfaringStranger #TheWayfaringStranger ”

https://embed.music.apple.com/us/album/wayfaring-stranger-a-cappella-single/1519132926

On #AppleMusic 🍎 #iTunes

also on #Youtube #Spotify #GooglePlay #KKBOX

Streaming everywhere


note from the artist :


“This song bears a long, sometimes disputed #history / #herstory.


I tried to channel a spiritual source where I feel we all connect by heart + soul through this epic work. 


A different version of an acapella rendition was used in the background vocals for the title rap / world track on the soundtrack for my #Oscars2020 movie contender.


The version released on Juneteenth 2020 was sung during the events of Covid-19 with countless human rights abuses the world is witnessing still today and every day –  whether they be human rights abuses, patient safety or healthcare workers / essential workers safety , environmental safety, economic security, election security

and of course

https://calililiindies.com/

Oscars 2020 Contender :

“eVe N’ god
this female is not yet rated ™ ” ©

World-Wide :

iTunes 🎬🎼🍎
https://itunes.apple.com/us/movie/eve-n-god-this-female-is-not-yet-rated/id1447735793

Apple TV 🎬🍎   https://tv.apple.com/us/movie/eve-n-god-this-female-is-not-yet/umc.cmc.2yxdyr5yqcmhr1y1hn195e3sm

also :

YouTube Movies + Music  
🎬🎼

Google Play 🎬🎼  https://play.google.com/store/movies/details?id=Mxgf1AeeWw4

Vimeo   🎬  https://vimeo.com/ondemand/189618

Soundtrack  🎼🍎
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/this-female-is-not-yet-rated/1402313761

Official YouTube Artist   🎶 Channel  

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfmQSviatkBEmFmRzsCyo3g

Official Apple Music Artist 🍎 🎶

Site 

https://music.apple.com/us/artist/cali-lili/1402310156

Variety listing Oscars 2020 : https://variety.com/2019/film/awards/oscars-academy-announces-344-films-eligible-for-2019-best-picture-1203446314/

🎙️ 2019  :
https://medium.com/@mondofilm/interview-with-cali-lili-from-eve-n-god-this-female-is-not-yet-rated-6d50611b758e

🎙️ 2017 ️  :
http://www.wearemovingstories.com/we-are-moving-stories-films/2017/6/21/eve-n-god-this-female-is-not-yet-rated

FB Movie Page 🎬  : https://www.facebook.com/EVEnGodThisFemaleIsNotYetRatedbyCaliLiliIndies/

FB Band Page  🎼  https://www.facebook.com/calililiband/

📲 Instagram           https://www.instagram.com/calililiindies/?hl=en

📲Twitter                 https://twitter.com/CaliLiliIndies

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“The work springs from … a sacred “respect for acting” … visceral connection with actors. I am several generations forward but – the Elizabeth Taylor , James Dean, Brando era — That era gave birth to many concepts that “vibe” with me.”© Cali Lili

” The work springs from …

a sacred “respect for acting” …

visceral connection with actors.

I am several generations forward but

– the Elizabeth Taylor , James Dean, Brando era —

That era gave birth to many concepts that “vibe” with me.”

©

Cali Lili

Actress Director Singer-Songwriter

Interview on Medium :

eVe N’ god
ThisFemaleIsNotYetRated™☯️
On Demand Demand It See it Hear It iTunes Apple TV 🍎 Apple Music (Also on Youtube Google Play Vimeo Worldwide )

🍎🎼🎬 https://t.co/r7hwds7iDs
🍎🎵 https://t.co/cLRvSOk0gy
Interview on Medium🎙️ https://t.co/9NHCWmeUe7
Uncategorized

Super Tuesday ; a poem © Cali Lili

“children grown

hopes blown

blind faith

all we could afford 

to own

so one more time 

we rolled the dice

another drop

let

slot machine of life

and

down we pulled

hand in 

glove

bling

and

bull

we

one arm bandits 

did

lay down 

with devils

Super Tuesday,

yet 

still we burn,

inexplicably

believe

somehow we earned

still

we yearn

for Sunday. ”

© Cali Lili

Meditations

DaysOfeVe™☯️
TaoOfeVe™☯️

ClimateChange🏄🏽‍♀️

Oceans🐬

Peace🕊️

Roe🗽

Pride🏳️‍🌈

TheLWord

WOC

BLM

Inclusion

CuttingEdgeOfThePacific™🦀

Oscars 2020 contender

eVe N’ god

This Female is not yet rated™ ☯️

Clip : https://t.co/9msdykTSYJ

Movie on demand at

AppleTV iTunes
🍎 🎬 https://t.co/r7hwds7iDs
🎵 https://t.co/cLRvSOk0gy

2019 interview
🎙️ https://t.co/9NHCWmeUe7

Also available on

YouTube

Google Play

Vimeo

Worldwide

Film still from Oscars 2020 Contender
“eVe N’ god this female is not yet rated ™”©