Carla - Raising Funds for Transgender Community

Sometimes Love Gets Lost in Transition
Eli Hershko
New York, New York
United States
4 Team Members


As a self-financed film, Carla was a labor of love, sweat, and heart. After all the work and dedication that went into creating this film, our biggest hope is to have the story mean more than 90 minutes on a screen. 

Carla's Story

Carl(a), starring Joslyn DeFreece and Laverne Cox, is the story of a trans woman who is being dejected from her family while seeking the means to complete her transition. Carla (DeFreece) meets Sam, a man who loves her for who she is, but when Carla gets the funds to complete her transition sam has second thoughts about their relationship. Now Carla must choose between being herself, or being some she wasn't for someone else. 

"I was so excited about this film because this is a very real story I have seen time and again over the years with people in my life but have never seen it told in a film so truthfully," Laverne Cox in an interview with Huffington Post.
"Groundbreaking trans-themed film" -   

While this film has become a film festival success, we are promoting this limited release to raise money for The National Center For Transgender Equality organization.

What We Need & What You Get

While Carl(a) is only one woman's journey, we hope to use it to propel our goal to help raise awareness and funds for a wonderful charity that promotes education and change for the transgender community. 

  • Every donor who contributes a minimum of $10 to the cause will receive a password for a streaming HD link to an exclusive view of the film Carla. The link will be given at the end of the campaign and will be accessible for an entire week.
  • We are working closely with the cast and crew of the film to bring you more and exciting rewards for your higher contributions towards the cause, so please stay tuned and spread the word. 

Risks & Challenges

The last few years have brought about change, understanding, and gains for the rights of different races, genders, and sexual orientations. There is still a lot of work to do, particularly for the transgender community who are often misunderstood and demonized. 

Other Ways You Can Help

We truly thank you for taking the time to check out our Indiegogo page, but please don't think your support has to stop here. Check out our charity of choice (National Center For Transgender Equality) and learn how you can impact real lives and change. 

Follow along with our campaign's success and premiere events using the hashtag #CarlaPremiere. 

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