Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Finals week

The last week of classes is almost over. Finals are approaching fast.

Slowly I am paying off this semester's tuition. Still have $639.01 to go. 

Last weekend I have a lot of fun on my friends' show PERSIST. We wrapped principal photography. It was muggy, smoky, and exhausting. Can't wait to see the final cut!

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving break, though it is very short, has been a much needed time of rest. I finally got my couple days of doing nothing but sleeping, eating, and watching movies.

In the midst of things to be greatly thankful for, I got an International Discretionary Scholarship of $2000/Fall from Biola, which is a great blessing. I hope to get more scholarships for Spring, but for now I still have to pay $739 for my current Fall semester to be able to register for next semester's classes.

When things look more and more hopeless, God keeps providing and doing miracles. I am so much closer to the goal then just 5 days ago. But I am not quite there yet. You can help me by giving even a little bit. See here.

Hoping to see more miracles.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014


Now you can also transfer money via PayPal using my email ekaterina.makarova@biola.edu

I am $2,885.26 short on closing this semester's debt so I could register for Spring.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Fighting the stress

Yesterday i did something radical, and it was totally worth it. I went bungee jumping with my friends from Biola. It was a great experience, another item checked off on my bucket list, and a very much needed getaway from stress.

We met our instructors at 7:30 am on Saturday morning, hiked 5 miles to the Bridge to Nowhere, crossing a river about 8 times (some places it was inevitable to get soaked up to the knees), and took turns jumping off that bridge, geared up with GoPros. Launching into the air, towards the river and rocks, - stupidest idea in the majority of people's opinion - moments of terror and joy mixed together in the free fall, bouncing and swinging under the bridge.

Now i have to concentrate on homework and fundraising. I was very glad to get a lot of work hours the other weekend so i could pay my rent next month, but later i was reminded by the college administration that i am not allowed to work more than 20 hours a week at any given time during school in session. I went to talk to the financial aid once again, and did not get any new information from them. Being on a student visa puts me under a lot of restriction as to what scholarships or other financial help i can get.

I want to change my fundraising strategy, and i want you to consider becoming my constant sponsor with monthly donations. As of right now, i still have a debt of $3,200 for the current semester. I really need to pay it by November 10th, or I won't be able to register for the Spring semester early enough to avoid the needed classes being filled.

Please, see here for ways to donate.

Monday, October 27, 2014


I receive any donations from $10 to the full tuition cost (around $16,000 per semester).

Donations can be made straight to my Biola account (can be made anonymously)
[By mail: Checks may be mailed to the Accounting Office, 13800 Biola Ave, La Mirada CA 90639. Be sure to include the student name and ID number - Ekaterina Makarova 1554167
By phone : Call the Accounting Office at (562) 903-4760].

PayPal: use my email ekaterina.makarova@biola.edu

For other payment methods, like Bank of America account, Russian bank account, mailing checks directly to me, or any questions about me, my situation, and my vision, please contact me via email: ekaterina.makarova@biola.edu

I am also looking for sponsors willing to support me with $100 or $200 monthly donations. 
If you would like to become my consistent sponsor, but have another monthly amount in mind, please don't hesitate to contact me!

I appreciate all the help greatly. 

The Lord my God is my strength. 

Forgot that I was foreign.

This is what I get for working. 

Monday, October 20, 2014


On Sunday night we finished the four-day production of An American Spy film. I lived on 1-2 hour naps between work and filming. 4 am call times and freezing night temperatures for unprepared souls - it was fun. I got to see lots of stars that I forgot even existed. Working with wonderful ladies in the Art Department was a pleasure. Now the film went into post production and it is planned to premiere in December. 

Now, I need to recover from a non-existent sleeping schedule and catch up on homework. 

I still have to pay the rest of the tuition money ASAP because I won't be able to register for spring semester, registration opens on November 3rd. My debt is $3,285.26

Over the last month I barely made enough money to pay my rent. I ask you to help me out with any donation possible, $25 or $100 or $500, it is for you to decide. But I am in a great need and I would appreciate any help and sharing this around. Thanks.