Tamika Lamison is the founder of the Make a Film Foundation.
Tamika Lamison won a $10,000 for a scriptwriting contest in the 90’s. She took her money and moved to Los Angeles. She then sold her first script for six figures but then found out the check was bad. She turned her lemons to lemonade by volunteering and teaching children film. Later, she used her passion for film and teaching for something much bigger. Tamika started a nonprofit, “Make a Film Foundation.” “Make a Film Foundation” grants severely or terminally ill children their wish to make a film. They have both a short film and a documentary program. Listen to this hilarious story of how Johnny Depp volunteered his time on one of the children’s film project ‘s in a day’s notice. Guillermo del Toro is looking to volunteer to direct on one of their “Make a Film Foundation.”
Although, Tamika continues to work and create her own work as a writer, director and producer, she truly feels that “Make a Film Foundation” is her greater purpose. Through “Make a Film Foundation” Tomeka is able to make these children, the parents and family have everlasting memories.
Tamika’s feature film, “Last Life” and MAFF’s “The Black Ghiandola” are currently in the film festival circuit. Tamika is on the writing team for Craig Ross Jr.’s new drama, “Monogamy” which is on the Urban Movie Channel. It looks good so check it out!