The Love Project Inc. came out of a very personal experience; that of losing my husband and companion of five years, on August 15th 2008.
Chris was sick for almost three years and everything about his illness and passing was extremely dramatic. But more dramatic was the love we felt for each other and the love I still feel. This powerful feeling gave us respite from the pain, strength for the fight and at the end comfort. Sharing, exchanging ideas and support and inspiring each other is the idea of the site. So after almost a year in gestation on May 11th 2009, The Love Project Inc. was launched.
My hope is that the written and visual information on this site will entertain, stimulate, move and comfort everyone who pays a visit. And mostly I hope you will be inspired to participate in some form with your thoughts, feelings, and art to the growth of The Love Project Inc.
Deborah Calla, Founder, Blogger
Brazilian-born producer/writer/director Deborah Calla has been working in the entertainment industry for the past 10 years.
Feature highlights: BEAT THE WORLD (2010 Brazil producer) A BEAUTIFUL LIFE (2009 producer/co-writer) directed by Alejandro Chomski and starring Dana Delany, Debi Mazar, Jesse Garcia, Angela Sarafyan and Bai Ling; LOST ZWEIG (co-producer) starring Rudigler Vogler; DREAM HOUSE (producer) starring Justin Theroux.
TV highlights: Carnaval in Rio – 2004 (producer/director) Travel Channel documentary narrated by Anne Archer; Carnaval in Rio – 2003 a co-production with Terry Jastrow, a seven-time Emmy winner; Chicano Artists (writer/producer/director) for HBO Latino, programming for TNT Brasil, FOX Latin America, as well as many commercial campaigns.
Deborah is a member of the Advisory Board of the Los Angeles Brazilian Film Festival, the Brazilian film programmer of the Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival (2005 – 2006) Chair of the Diversity Workshop of the Producers Guild of America, Chair of MAA (Media Access Awards) and the writer of two books for Putnam and one for Scholastic.
Together with the diversity departments of SAG, AFTRA, WGA west, WIF, Deborah organized at the Museum of Tolerance on March 8th 2010 “Out of the Silence: Readings From The Afghan Women’s Writing Project”.
Deborah is also a Huffington Post blogger.