“ALLY 3000,” a satirical film by filmmaker Giovannie Espiritu, highlights race and privilege at the BraveMaker Film Festival

Filmmaker Giovannie Espiritu, highlights race and privilege at the BraveMaker Film Festival

Filmmaker and actress Giovannie Espiritu began writing as an outlet to battle the constant sexism and undermining she experienced as a person of color in the film industry. Her new film, “ALLY 3000,” tells the story of a technology company CEO who is trying to be a good ally for the people of color in his company.

The satirical short will be included at the BraveMaker Film Festival, which according to the website, celebrates diversity and aspires to foster inclusion across communities through guided discussions and powerful, authentic storytelling through films. Because of the shelter-in-place restrictions, the film will be shown online with a live Q and A scheduled with Giovannie herself, and a physical screening later in September.

The film has already received an Honorable Mention at the LatinX21 Film Festival and a Best Screenplay award at the Culture and Diversity Film festival which praised ALLY 3000 as a “smart, inventive comedy.” It was also shown at the California Women's Film Fest as an intro to the NAACP award-nominated documentary Pushout.

Actress and filmmaker Giovannie Espiritu was nominated alongside Academy Award Nominees Alfre Woodard and Amy Irving for Best Supporting Actress at MethodFest for the Mynah Films feature film Fiona’s Script. Her primetime credits include a recurring role on ER (NBC), Bones (FOX), Gilmore Girls (ABC), and Trauma (NBC). She can be seen as the lead in the Amazon series, “Dyke Central,” which was featured in After Ellen, BuzzFeed, Bust Magazine and Curve Magazine as a top LGBTQ series to watch. She just finished filming, “There Will Always Be Christmas,” alongside Eileen Davidson and can be seen in the horror/thriller, “D-Railed” with Lance Henriksen.

As a filmmaker, she was featured in Elizabeth Banks’ WhoHaHa Media for her parody song, “An Introvert’s World,” and her storytelling has been featured in Ms. Magazine. A three-time Outfest Fusion Filmmaker, she was awarded an Honorable Mention for her short film, “Ultra-Feminist.”

She coaches kids/teens online nationwide through HollywoodActorsWorkshop.com and was named as one of the top 40 Audition Coaches in Los Angeles. Her notable student alumni includes: Daytime Emmy Nominee William Lipton (Cameron on General Hospital) and the Espina Sisters (Hosts of Dreamworks’ “Life Hacks for Kids on the Road”).

In her spare time, she rock climbs and advocates for Domestic Violence Awareness/Prevention and LGBTQ equality. She has served on the Board of Directors for C.O.R.A. (a Bay Area domestic violence hotline and agency) and been awarded a Certificate of Recognition from the Senate for her community service.

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