Thirteen-year-old Kalia Love Jones is an ambitious animated filmmaker with a goal of empowering others. She is devoted to her passion and confident that she can make a positive difference in the world by inspiring more young women to pursue their filmmaking dreams.
Kalia lives in Los Angeles and has always loved the filming industry. She looks up to influential female figures, such as Ava DuVerney, Rebecca Sugar, and Michelle Obama, and spends hours every day drawing, crafting, and studying films so she can make unique animations of her own. With her motivation and strong support from her parents, Kalia was able to launch her first captivating production called “The Power of Hope." She even co-wrote the film’s song and funded the project on her own to prove to her dad how serious she really was about it.
“When her mother falls ill, an aspiring architect grapples with feelings of helplessness, but moved by the words of Michelle Obama, she finds the will to persevere and bring her dreams to life.”
Kalia is not afraid to take risks with her films to deliver powerful messages that prove anyone can push through obstacles in life and reach their goals. This may be the beginning of Kalia’s career, but she is certainly already showing girls of all color and ages that they can achieve greatness by carrying hope and believing in themselves.