Rocky dawuni live at TURN ON L.A.’s Creative Visions Fundraiser
Award presenters include Christopher Nolan, Tom Shadyac, Maria Bello and Lindsay Price. Award recipients include Invisible Children, the organization that produced KONY 2012, a film about the pursuit of Ugandan warlord Joseph Kony, seen by over 100 million people; Roko Belic, Director of Happy, a film done with Executive Producer Tom Shadyac that focuses on the global nature of happiness; Caine Monroy, creator of Caine’s Arcade and Nirvan Mullick who shot a film about the 9 year old who created a cardboard arcade that lit the imagination of kids around the world.
Hosted by film director, Jon Turteltaub, the evening promises to be wildly inspiring, with performances by reggae legend Rocky Dawuni, who recently opened for Stevie Wonder at the Hollywood Bowl, Rozzie Crane, Sara Niemietz and Snuffy Walden.
Organizer Amy Eldon Turteltaub describes the evening as a real turn on – with the objective to “shake us awake and invite us to take a stand, and join our community of Hollywood’s leading creative activists.”
Creative Visions is collaborating with media partner Variety Magazine, and sponsors including Whole Foods, Santa Monica’s Fraiche Restaurant owner, Keith Fox, Peroni, People Water, and Pressed Juicery as generous donors for a night of food, music, art, adventure and creative activism. The dinner menu created by Keith Fox, will be accompanied by a beautiful hand picked wine selection by Wente Vineyards.
The inviting committee includes Brian Gott, Patricia Arquette, Maria Bello, Geena Davis, Vicky Kennedy, Ricki Lake, Kelly LeBrock, Trudie Styler, Jon Turteltaub, Tom Shadyac, and Patricia Velazquez.
Inspired by artist, adventurer, and creative activist, Dan Eldon, a 22-year old photojournalist killed in Somalia in 1993, Creative Visions Foundation offers mentoring, tools and resources, fiscal sponsorship and a networking platform to over 65 projects and productions on five continents. Headquartered above American Apparel on the Pacific Coast Highway in the new Dan Eldon Center for Creative Activism, a vibrant hub for filmmakers, writers, photographers, artists, journalists and others with a desire to “do something” to impact the world around them, CVF has impacted more than 80 million people and helped raise nearly $12 million for projects since it was founded by Dan’s mother, Kathy Eldon, and sister, Amy Eldon Turteltaub in l998.
Kathy Eldon, an author of 17 books and award-winning documentary film and producer Amy Eldon-Turteltaub, have led a revolution of creative activism that has united grass roots activists with leaders in film, television, art, journalism and media. These two visionary women recently produced Extraordinary Moms for the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) featuring Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Julia Roberts and Rosie O’Donnell, and the Emmy-nominated documentary TBS film, Dying to Tell the Story featuring Christiane Amanpour, along with numerous books, articles, speeches and films that have inspired and connected millions of creative activists around the globe.
About Creative Visions
“The world of social change and media making is intimidating, and a difficult one to navigate at that. After several years of trying to put a finger on the pulse of what is needed in this community of artists and activists, we have refined five key services that we hope will support and nurture the creative activist spirit in every individual we come into contact with.”