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. 

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

'Cast all your troubles...'

I Thank you dear anonymous for your donation of $385! It is a very odd amount, but it moves me forward and reminds me that God has not forsaken me.

I still need $3,866 to pay off my tuition. I will be charged a fee if I won't cover it by 4:00pm PDT today. 

I am in the middle of Torrey Bible conference at Biola University at the moment, working. I will be incredibly busy with work and film production until Monday, but I will trust the Lord my God till the end. 

Thursday, October 9, 2014


I was occupied with fundraising for An American Spy - the film we are working on this semester as a Production class - that I got behind on my own fundraiser. With the debt of $1500 from my previous installment, I have to pay $4,251.59 total by October 15th to cover this semester's tuition cost. I am in a great need for help, for I do not have enough time to be able to make enough money myself.

I encourage you to donate $100, $250, $500 or more to help me stay in school.

How to donate:

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].
For other payment methods or any questions about me, my situation, and my vision, please contact me via email:

Fruit of the labor

I was interning with Art Department for a music video in LA about a month ago, and here is the completed project!

It is chinese pop singer Milk, which I have never heard of, but i got internship hours working on the scenes with colorful glass windows. We were cutting jells for every separate little window.

Monday, October 6, 2014

School has been hard lately.

Lots of homework, getting ready for a film production next week, trying to get work hours to pay rent. My emotions are all over the place and I am simply tired.

I lost a friend last week. I barely made enough money for next month's rent payment, which means I did not make any money for food. That's going to fun, I still have a bunch rice and buckwheat, but that is it. I've been trying to think positive, knowing that God is faithful. He has been this far. He will continue to be. But I still can't stop worrying about things. I am scared because I do not have the money to pay for school. The payment is due October 15th, and I still have a debt from the last payment date. I am scared, because I am tired of asking people for money. Day after day I keep thinking, what if... What if no one will be able to help? What if I won't be able to pay? What if I will have to go home because I will lose my student status? Get back to where I started, with no degree and broken dreams. It does sound silly, but I know it will be hard. I don't think there was ever a time when I actually enjoyed learning and being in school as much as now. I know I hate some classes every once in a while, but only because it gets overwhelming with a huge amount of assignments and work to do. But I actually learn a lot of good things.

Last month has been tough. I raise support to be able to go to school. I am trying to make the best out of it, but sometimes the circumstances break me. I want to be able to keep fighting till the end. Please help me continue my education. You can make a one time donation, or become a sponsor with investments each semester or each month.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014


Couldn't pay the installment in full yesterday, so now i got charges with and additional $43 towards my second installment. I still need $1400 for the first one, and in total it is $4,251 by October 15th.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Art and other struggles

Yesterday, on a hot Sunday morning, myself and 3 other film major ladies ventured out from La Mirada to the heart of Los Angeles to help a Biola Alumna set dress a location for a music video shoot. We covered about 200 little windows with colorful gels that we measured and cut out on the spot. It was a good experience in the actual business and we got internship hours!

After 12 hours in a loft without AC in a 100F degree weather, I ad to sleep in this morning. Glad I do not have classes on Mondays. So now it is time to do some homework, like Plato's Republic, and Augustine's City of God, and couple film documentaries.

My fundraising continues, and today is the due dates for my first installment. I am still lacking $1,600. All I have saved up is $500 which i planned to put towards my rent in 10 days. I am in a great need, and my next payment is due on October 15th with another $2,800.