FILMMAKER + CHARITY ORGANIZER • SHAE D'LYN

FILMMAKER + CHARITY ORGANIZER • SHAE D'LYN

Salon: Slideshow and video of the accomplishments of HearMe.

'HearMe: The Imagine Project' won the Audience Award at the Elevate Film Festival from its 5,000 attendees; a film documenting orphans in Iraq, Sierra Leone, Zimbabwe, Cambodia, Puerto Rico and Compton connecting through musical opportunity and communion. Shae and her producing partner Kevin Jackson donated music studios to each orphanage and asked the children to create their own song based on John Lennon's 'Imagine'. The project inspired such a profound reaction, they founded the non-profit HEARME, Inc. to carry the vision forward.

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Shae is a director, producer, writer, actress, painter and organizer. She founded Shot In The Dark Films and The Independent Artists' Cooperative in Los Angeles, New York, Vancouver and Toronto (now with over 600 members). Her film 'Morir Para Ser Libre' was featured in the Boston Latino Film Festival, 'Contragolpe' won the Coco de Oro Festival, Descarga.com chose Shot In The Dark's hour-long salsa DVD as their Editor's Pick video of 2007, and her feature-length documentary 'Los Vandalos' about the struggle between the power structure and graffiti artists surrounding freedom of expression and equal rights to public spaces is premiering at the Latino Film Festival in Los Angeles.

Her acting work (most recognizably Jane on television's 'Dharma & Greg') is well cataloged on www.IMDb.com.