Kelly Galindo: Filmaker, Professor, Director & Producer

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Kelly Galindo is a Filmaker, Professor, Director, and Producer. Kelly balances her directing and acting career while passing on her craft onto future generations, at Chapman University Dodge College of Film and Media Arts, UCLA School of Theater, Film, and Television, and Orange County School of the Arts. She has a bachelor's in liberal arts and theater arts, and earned her master's degree in spiritual psychology. Kelly is also a lifetime member of the Actors Studio as a director and actor. She has worked in many independent films and guest starred on television series, such as ER, Flashforward, Sons of Anarchy, and The Closer. She also directs theater, including Bridge and Frank and Ava, which won Best of Fringe in 2013. She is now focused on her teaching and directing career, and is passionate about giving a voice to children who are victims of the sex trade, which has taken her around the world to film the 26 Seconds documentary. "Poignant and unapologetic in its exposure of a grave global dilemma, 26 Seconds delivers a compelling emotional journey, raises awareness of this urgent issue, and challenges each of us to stand up for these innocent children around the world."

ABOUT THE FILM "26 SECONDS"

"Every 26 Seconds a child is trafficked globally."

"26 Seconds" is a dramatic feature-length documentary focusing on the horrors of sex trafficking around the world. Through a captivating journey, in search of solutions, the 26 Seconds documentary film reveals the ubiquity of the problem and the gravity of the damage sustained by this evil, destructive trade.

In raw intimate interviews, filmed in Thailand, Cambodia, Iraq, India, Mexico and right here in the United States…the audience gets a raw, often shocking glimpse into the lives of girls, women, pimps and “Johns” and also transgenders in various cultures and regions.  Which include vivid details in their own voice, how each girl was captured or lured into the sex trade, the horrors of their captivity, and the commitment of each individual and organization to get them out at whatever cost.

A CALL TO ACTION

Together we can raise awareness to the organizations, crisis intervention teams, committed law enforcement and dedicated citizens: in the fight to eradicate global sex trafficking. Your support is the difference and the impact needed to defend and protect innocent children around the world.

What do I do best?

Using my passion and experience to inspire young talent.

What makes me the best version of myself?

My resilient faith, my identity as an artist, and my perseverent efforts in bettering the world.

What are my aspirations?

I want to walk away from this film knowing my time and efforts have made an impact on the people I have spent years learning to understand and empathize with. I want to be able to know there are less victims and more survivors from the sex trade.

My Biggest Success?

26 Seconds.

My Most Challenging Moment?

Managing personalities when working on a production.

My Motto?

Go God Go! and God is on the move indeed...

My Favorite People/Role Models?

My mentor, Martin Landau from the Actor’s Studio, 26 Second’s advisor Sid Ganis. And my colleague and friend Martha Coolidge.

My Favorite Places/Destinations?

South of France when I want to be pampered, but my favorite places of all have been the countries where I have filmed 26 Seconds: Cambodia, Thailand, Iraq, India, Mexico, Africa, and the US.

My Favorite Products/Objects?

I don’t have favorite material objects, but my most favorite thing of all is my horse, Tiara Star.

My Current Passions?

My life is currently and passionately dedicated in filming 26 Seconds, creating awareness, and a call to action.

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