My Serendipitous Journey
When this photograph was taken in August, 2010 I had no idea the road that would lie ahead for me. At that point in time I was just about to wrap up my Masters Program at the University of San Francisco. I had started my own Event Management company and thought that would be the path I would follow after graduation.
Little did I know that by taking a leap of faith in pursuing my true passions for photography and writing, that my life would take such a sharp turn down a very rocky road, but ultimately lead me to the life I was truly meant to live.
I welcome you to my home on the web that brings about the very best of my 'authentic' self. I am a writer, a transformational author of several books; an award winning photographer with pieces in galleries throughout America; a filmmaker eager to share my stories with a global audience, and a social entrepreneur with a passion for supporting women in transition, and underprivileged youth.
But most importantly, I'm just a girl who woke up one day and decided it was time to make a change. It was time to dare to dream.
I feel very blessed to have been guided by some amazing individuals over the last few years. I have been truly blessed in that by losing everything (twice), I gained the most precious gifts of all....discovering my true authentic self and life purpose. I welcome you along for the ride to see where life takes us next.
INVISIBLE: The Little Film That Could!
Over the last year I've had the privilege of sharing my first film, INVISIBLE with the world. It's been quite the ride and I'm so grateful for our fabulous cast and crew who helped make this film so special and for raising awareness to support our homeless neighbors.
Some highlights of the last year:
1. Hosting the L.A. Premiere at the famed TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood in February.
2. Being invited to the Cannes Film Festival as an accredited filmmaker.
3. Being selected to nine film festivals and competitions.
4. Winning five awards on the festival circuit.
5. Screening on ROKU's Shorts Daily Channel.
6. International exposure via the Big Syn International Film Festival - London, UK.
7. Raising awareness for our featured non-profit organizations.
CONSOLIDATING my Author Site
I've decided to delete my AUTHOR website and just include everything about my WRITING and BOOKS here on my main site to save space and time. As you know I wear many hats and when it was all about books, it made sense to have a designated website just for my writing, but I feel it's best to just have one main site for my collection of work and a site for my business.
I still have MANY books left in me, at least a dozen or more in my head as we speak, so no worries when it comes to my writing. I'm also getting the itch again to write some new books, so stay tuned. To stay up to date, just check out the AUTHOR tab above.
INVISIBLE Press Tour
Grateful to kick off the INVISIBLE press tour with a feature on the Mirror Media Group's outlet which covers the Westside of Los Angeles.
Here is the clip from The Palisades News.
Click HERE to watch the interview.
INVISIBLE for the WIN!
Thrilled to announce that my short film, INVISIBLE has won its first award at the Los Angeles Motion Picture Festival. So thrilled and grateful for the opportunity to shed light on the homeless crisis here in L.A and focus on prevention.
First reviews are in for INVISIBLE!
On December 4th I hosted the first public screening for my short film, INVISIBLE in Santa Monica. It was a huge success and wonderful to connect with so many heart-centered individuals passionate about creating positive change. If YOU would like to HOST a screening at a school or non-profit organization, please reach out via email. LEARN MORE
#GIVINGTUESDAY - How YOU can help!
In October, 2019 Cali released her short film INVISIBLE which sheds light on the homeless crisis in Los Angeles with a focus on prevention. Click HERE to learn more.
Calling WOMEN of the WORLD!
Click HERE to learn more and submit your OWN video.
New website for TOWER 15 PRODUCTIONS
Thrilled to announce the brand spanking new website for my new production company, TOWER 15 PRODUCTIONS. Excited to kick off 2019 in a BIG way inspiring creatives through education and collaboration in the areas of publishing, photography and filmmaking. Come take a look and let me know what you think, and how I may support YOU!
New blog to support women in film!
On September 1st I launched CALI'S CHRONICLES: Women In Film, a new blog to support female filmmakers. It's an extension of my latest book, It's Simply Filmmaking which was released in May, 2018 and will feature female filmmakers as well as provide information and guidance to those aspiring and emerging filmmakers just starting out in the industry. Visit the blog HERE.
FILM FILM & more FILM!
2018 is off to a BANG as I'm working to launch my own production company, TOWER 15 Productions. I'm currently working on a number of projects which include TWO more books and THREE films.
My 9th book, IT'S SIMPLY FILMMAKING is due out in May, and I'm excited about supporting emerging female filmmakers. Later this year in November, PERCEPTION, the third and final book in my Memoir series will be released. I'm excited to share this chapter of my journey with you.
The three film projects I'm working on begin with TIMING THE TIDES as an adaptation of my 8th book of the same title. I always knew I would adapt this book to film and excited to see how it all comes together. SAVE ME SAUSALITO is a documentary film project I'm currently working on that is set in Sausalito, California, a place I called home and one that will always be close to my heart. The final of the three film projects is PEARL, the documentary film featuring women who experienced homelessness and found success in the arts. Super excited to share my own personal story and interview these amazing women.
So as you can see, keeping myself busy and loving every moment. Thanks so much for your continued support.
Ready to Set Sail!
For the last two years I've been working on my 8th book, TIMING THE TIDES, and first piece of historical fiction. This is the first of a three-book series and takes place between two time periods, 1912 and 2012. Released on April 15th, TIMING has already become an International Bestseller on Amazon in five countries. Super excited to share this book with the world. LIMITED EDITION copies available.
Learn more HERE.
November 8, 2015
PEARL is BORN! After two years of working on this book, I'm thrilled to announce the launch of the sequel to my 5th book, It's Simply Serendipity. In this book I share my personal story of transformation from homelessness to published author. PEARL follows the journey from the Spring of 2012 to October, 2013. To learn more and to support the launch and my book tour, click HERE.
Bay Sunday TV - Journey of Transformation
On February 15, 2015 I appeared on Bay Sunday TV in the San Francisco Bay Area talking about my journey of transformation from homelessness to #1 International Bestselling Author. I also share the story of how book #6, It's Simply Publishing came to be. Click HERE to watch the segment.
It's Simply Publishing Hits #1 Bestseller Status
I'm thrilled to announce my 6th book, It's Simply Publishing, a step by step guide to writing, marketing & publishing your first book hit the #1 spot in Canada and Australia on Amazon under Business Writing and Self-Help/Creativity.
Click HERE to grab your copy.
It's Simply Serendipity Hits #1 Bestseller Status
THRILLED to announce that my 5th book, It's Simply Serendipity: Four Steps to Manifesting a Life of Bliss is now a #1 International Bestseller, hitting #1 on Amazon in Canada on June 30th under the category Self-Help/Inner Child. The book also made the Bestseller list in the USA (#2), Australia (#5) and the United Kingdom (#19). So grateful to all of you for your continued support. Click HERE to order your copy today.