14 Year-Old Filmmaker Nominated for NAACP Image Award for “The Power of Hope” Short Film
You’re never too young to make a film!
That’s the message from Kalia Love Jones, a 14 year-old whose short film “The Power of Hope” has been nominated for a NAACP Image Award.
She’s the youngest filmmaker ever to be nominated for the honor.
After watching a speech from First Lady Michelle Obama, Kalia was inspired to write, direct and produce “The Power of Hope.”
It tells the story of a young woman who aspires to be an architect but feels helpless when her mother get sick. She then listens to a speech by Michelle Obama to find courage and motivation to keep going.
“I’m really happy that the film is finally getting out there,” says Kalia. “That was my goal, what I wanted to do was get the film out there to a lot of people, especially people my age. I’m just really happy that it’s getting a lot of attention.”
Kalia even co-wrote the film’s song and funded the project with her own money to prove to her dad that she was a serious filmmaker!
The 52nd NAACP Image Awards will air live on BET on March 27, 2021 at 8:00 PM ET.