|Birth Name||Caliopi Lili Lavi|
Mini Bio (1)
Cali Lili skipped several grades (having been tested as reading at college level in grade school) took her first college course in the entire works of Shakespeare, at age 13, never graduated high-school, never even went to a prom, was swooped up, landing at NYU, then completed her Masters' Degree on full scholarship with awards / stellar reviews for early works.
Cali is told that she was born "early" and "on the water." Her love of body surfing, all things "ocean" and all marine life, especially dolphins, has proven to her that this must be true.
Having experienced an extremely difficult childhood "on land," she does not revisit childhood memories and often speaks out against all forms of abuse.
Born of multi-cultural heritage, Cali is keenly aware and concerned with what she sees as a form of "tribalism" too often employed as "nationalism." Cali writes about these issues and acts accordingly when it comes to her public image.
Cali adores being an actor and takes that craft very seriously, but found herself turning down 3 acting offers, that she felt were disempowering to women, in order to "turn up" what she calls fempower (TM) by scraping together "half a shoestring budget" to build her "green" "off-grid," upcycled "floating" "surfshack" feMt0 (TM) studi0 at the Venice Beach Canals in Los Angeles, California where she makes "Signature" auteur Motion Pictures, Albums and Books, with "ToyBoxTechnologies" (TM) "HandMade2MakeADifference" (TM).
Based on the quality of her work as an artist, and her uncompromising dedication to excellence, she then raised modest financing for her upcoming Slate of Motion Pictures, Albums, and Books.
She works from the Cutting Edge Of The Pacific " (TM) Venus Beach (TM) at The Cali Lili Indies (TM) " where she stays "afloat" connected with her love and devotion to "rippling waters of the world," the "mother / sister ocean" energy, so inspiring to her work and life, in order to make social justice themed films, albums, and books.
Cali's degree included extensive studies in anthropology as well as performance techniques from all over the globe. She holds an added background of intense New York studies in dance /choreography.
She is proud to share her deep connection with "Mother Africa" and is greatly inspired by African culture, the cultures of Oceania, and that of her other diverse intercultural studies.
Cali Lili :
"We all originate from one mother in Africa, the Ocean is our collective unconscious, so let us honor each other, our mutual mother, our waters, and our blue mothership, earth. In doing so, we save ourselves. "
She has been granted the rights to the favorite novel of legendary Zane Grey by Grey's son Loren Grey ( writer and educator) for a film adaptation in which she will co-star.
Cali's career in movies began as a teenager, flying back and forth from NY to LA, while working as an "au pair."
As a kid, she "raised herself" in spite of an abusive childhood and vowed she would never marry, but she married her male partner in 2012, contrary to gossip that they were married earlier.
The Cali Lili (TM) Band recorded a completely original stand-alone "Urban / World / Rock " styled Singer-Songwriter Debut Album which forms the core of the soundtrack for her debut feature film :
eVe N' god ; This Female is Not Yet Rated (TM)
Cali's films are inclusive of lgbtq characters and the authentic real lives of these characters. She also delves into the reality of "being female" and a "multi-cultural blend" who "appears to be white," in a biased world.
She made the feature length narrative motion picture with an ALL FEMALE production team during principal photography, earning it a Triple - F - Rating.
'eVe N'god this female is not yet rated (TM)' is perhaps, the first ( or one of the first ) production of it's kind : a theatrical feature length motion picture, in which the technical production roles employed only women during principal photography. She began pre-pre-production on this "fempoword" (TM) project in 2010, including rehearsal footage.
The partnership between Cali and Wings is unique and her work / films reflect upon relationships and gender / orientation / politics in culture and society in the 21st Century .
There is sometimes confusion over the fact she is in the lgbt community while also being married to her hetero male partner ( who is not in any way involved nor does he participate in her relationship with her girlfriend). These themes are discussed as part of her projects, sharing stories about the authentic lives of characters navigating the "waters" of the 21st Century.
As a young Indie Performer and Creator, Cali and her partner, veteran actor Wings Hauser along with Cali's team of handpicked skilled film and music professionals, are producing a growing catalogue of original films and songs.
Cali is already busy in preps for the next green-lighted project, using her proprietary methodologies as described in her book "The Declaration of IndiePenDance" (TM)
Cali previously worked in a collaboration agreement deal with Academy Award winning Dutch producer, Hans de Weers (Antonia's Line) which ended when Cali realized it was time to build her own tiny studio, in order to make projects that empower Women, LGBTQIA , Civil Rights and Climate Science communities.
With legendary Edward G. Robinson as one of the distinguished members of her ancestry, Cali dedicates herself to honoring a tradition of excellence and earning her "place" as an up-and-coming young artist.
Her wish is to continue sharing her heart with the hearts of the beautiful fans she hears from, daily.
( GTA Management Biographies )
Cali's band page statement :
"Inventing new worlds with my art, saved my childhood.
Dancin' pavement on NYC streets, I learned my craft comforted by the shelter of my Pictures, Words Music In Motion(TM)
I'm a Multi-Cultural "Island Child Wild (TM) In The City " so I caught a wave 4 Cali.
It's eclectic, island child wild(TM)
SurF Tribe, Indigenous City RockVibe(TM) VenusBeach(TM) Cutting Edge Of The Pacific(TM)"
You can see Movie Trailers at YouTube / Vimeo and Social Network Sites and hear previews of her songs at Bandcamp.
"I'm still that teenage runaway with a scholarship ... lol, I got a Masters' Degree from NYU, but no high school diploma ... "
Cali Lili Hauser earned her Masters from New York University as a teenager. She skipped several grades, then entered NYU early on full scholarship. With legendary Edward G. Robinson as one of the distinguished members of her ancestry, Cali continues a tradition of excellence, as she dedicates herself to earning her "place" as an up-and-coming young actress/filmmaker. Cali is also a singer/songwriter with a background in dance/choreography. Cali has been granted the rights to the favorite novel of legendary Zane Grey by Grey's son (Loren Grey) for a film adaptation in which she will co-star. As a young Indie Performer and Creator, Cali and her film and music partner veteran actor Wings Hauser (married her partner in 2012) along with Cali's handpicked film and music production teams are now producing a growing catalogue of films and original songs (Lyrics and Vocals by Cali and music by Wings) at Cali's Indie Film, Music, Publishing and Entertainment Arts, Etc ... Company : Cali Lili Indies TM. In the past, Cali was previously involved in an collaboration with Academy Award winning Dutch producer, Hans de Weers (Antonia's Line) until she realized it was time to build her own tiny film and music studio to empower women, lgbtq, civil rights and climate science communities. You can find her Movie Trailers on YouTube and music samples at Bandcamp.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: Geraldine Taylor Management/GTA for Cali Lili (TM) IndiesTM
|Wings Hauser||(1 June 2002 - present)|