• Film Update

    The first 15

    I’m excited to announce that we are officially fundraising for Spirit of Tivaevae! Not only are we up and running with our fiscal sponsor, From the Heart Productions, BUT we also have our first two donors!! Meitaki…

  • Film Update

    Summer event schedule

    As part of our efforts to spread the word about Spirit of Tivaevae, I will be attending several of the Pacific Islander events and festivals around Southern California this summer. Here is the confirmed schedule thus far,…

  • Film Update

    A mini-milestone

    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. It…

  • Film Update

    Our core values

    If you spend any significant amount of time learning how to be successful in business and marketing, you’re going to have someone tell you to figure out your core values. Filmmakers typically apply core values to their…

  • Film Update

    A six month plan

    It’s been a while since the last update and there’s a lot to get caught up on. Why we disappeared If you’ve been paying attention to the blog or our social accounts, you already know that we…

  • Film Update

    How did you get here?

    To kick off regular posts here on the Spirit of Tivaevae blog, I thought it would be fitting to begin with how this documentary came into being. This is going to sound strange, but it really began…