How to help

In a society that is rarely unplugged from our technology infused culture, it is more important than ever for young people to learn about their cultural heritage. In Spirit of Tivaevae, Melodie Turori, goes on a journey to discover her own cultural heritage and plug into her past.

Like many children who immigrate to new countries, Melodie was rarely exposed to her family’s Cook Islands roots. Now as a young woman and filmmaker, Melodie travels back to the Cook Islands and New Zealand to learn more about her heritage. Viewers will be immersed into Cook Islands culture, exploring many traditions, especially the rare art of tivaevae quilting.

Your donation will help support the film’s mission to encourage others, like Melodie, to explore their own heritage, plug in to their past, and to gain a cultural identity that can transform their future.

How to contribute

Contributions of any size are greatly appreciated, and they are tax deductible!

1. To donate by credit card, click on one of the Paypal buttons to the right.

2. To donate by check, please make your check payable to From the Heart Productions.
Be sure to write “Spirit of Tivaevae” on the memo line of your check, then mail your check to:

From the Heart Productions
1455 Mandalay Beach Road
Oxnard, California 93035-2845


Where your donation goes

Right now we are fundraising for the production phase. Your contribution will go towards:

  • Camera & equipment rentals
  • Lighting
  • Transportation
  • Editing
  • Music soundtrack

Meitaki maata (thank you) for your support!