(WITN) – A 15-year-old girl recently inked a deal with a major studio to create an animated series.
Kalia Love Jones signed with Surfing Giant Studios and she directed and produced an animated short film titled “The Power of Hope”.
Jones hails from California but has family in North Carolina.
For her short, Jones received the Best Young Filmmaker award at the Indie Short Fest and former First Lady Michelle Obama took to Instagram to share a link to the film, which is about a young woman who aspires to be an architect.
Jones was shocked her short reached so many people and she hopes it inspires others to chase their dreams.
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