As you can see, I’m excited to be holding the very first grant application for Spirit of Tivaevae. Submitting our documentary’s first grant app doesn’t qualify as a fundraising milestone, I think it gets mini-milestone status.
Melodie is the director and producer of Spirit of Tivaevae. Born in New Zealand to a Cook Islander father and American mother, Melodie was raised in the United States. Her family background gives her a unique perspective on being a Pacific Islander raised outside the culture.