BayKids Premiere at Lucasfilm featured Danica, Tyler, Victoria, Isaiah, Alex and Aidan and their inspirational films. Our film industry partners from Lucasfilm, Pixar and Dolby presented awards and Richard Gould from Skywalker Sound piqued our curiosity and excitement about sound production. Hooman Khalili from Alice @97.3 was our passionate emceee. Dolby and Pixar friends were extraordinary event volunteers. The stars and their moms and siblings got pampered by Maria Lee Hair and Make Up, Phillipa Shendoa, and friends and the reception at Sessions made the Premiere sensational!
Hollywood glamour came to downtown San Francisco at the Women in Motion fundraising luncheon! Local celebrities, passionate socialites, costumes to die for, and movie-themed decorated tables that could have come right out of a Hollywood set … all to celebrate and support BayKids and the kids who fight so hard to heal from their illnesses.
BayKids youth filmmakers Victoria, Eve, Danica, and Kenna told their profoundly moving stories about how filmmaking helped them cope with their illnesses.
A special thanks to co-chairs Suzy Lester and Alison Caron, emcees Hooman and Marcus from Alice@97.3 , all our table decorators, and every single person who came out to support BayKids vital work helping children heal through the power of filmmaking. Bravo!
It was a magical evening at Pixar Animation Studios – great food and wine, a tour of Pixar,and an advance viewing of the spectacularly beautiful The Good Dinosaur. After the screening, the audience was treated to an inside look at the making of the film in a Q&A with some of the filmmakers.
Thanks to all the superheroes who helped make it a success–Filmmakers Rej Bourdages and Kevin O’Hara, youth filmmaker Mailyna, our MC Hooman Khalili, and most especially, Pixar Studios.
BayKids Studio’s 12th annual Premiere was held at Lucasfilm and it was pure magic.
What made the red carpet event so special? Our courageous BayKids stars and their inspirational films, Lucas’s stunning theatre, celebrated story artist Rej Bourdages’ talk about the power of story, and children’s author/Illustrator Elisa Kleven’s touching tribute to one of our young stars.
Huge thanks to Lucasfilm, SenSpa, St Clair’s Catering, Rej Bourdages, Elisa Kleven, Alison Fisker, Safeway Foundation, Belle by Marine, Maria Lee Make-up and Hair, Maria McCandess, and Liz Fanlo…for making this an exceptional event.
It was an honor for BayKids to have 40 dynamic Dolby employees, led by Chief Marketing Officer Bob Borchers, roll up their sleeves to work on some of our projects – design, marketing, social media, editing, strategy, and many others. Big thanks to all the superheroes who made this fun and valuable day happen: Film Advisor Greg Ammen, Joan Scott, Joy Nestor, Jo-Ann Dornenburg and the whole Dolby crew of volunteers. What a talented and dedicated group.