BayKids Studios Film Style Luncheon

BayKids Studios presented its 2nd Women in Motion: Lights. Camera. Healing! luncheon event featuring 21 tables decorated to represent 21 feature films, on March 4, 2015.  Alexandra’s atop the Westin St. Francis Hotel was decked in Hollywood style thanks to event co-chairs Alison Caron and Suzy Lester and some 35 more volunteers who created tables. Heartwarming, laughter-inducing and magical films set the scene as guests focused on stories from new filmmakers — children facing serious medical challenges. Three BayKids starsLara Akmehmet, Kenna Stuck and Chayla Fisher, shared the experiences, inspirations and the newfound skills that allowed them to express themselves through the art of filmmaking. BayKids Studios, founded by Dave Spencer,  currently serves children at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital and Children’s Hospital and Research Center Oakland.

Hooman Khalili and Marcus Osborne from Alice Radio and Breathe Radio emceed and brought a lively element of fun with a table design competition. The top three:
First place: Hairspray by Alli Murdoff and Jane Donahue
Second place: Up by Criss Deguzman and a committee of friends
Third place, a tie: Bridesmaids by Kelly Bligh and Amy Underwood and 50 Shades of Grey by Billy Harris

A complete list of the cinematic tables and their designers:
50 Shades of Grey – Billy Harris
Alice in Wonderland – Billy Harris
Bridesmaids – Kelly Bligh and Amy Underwood
CocktailCarin Fradin and Julie Veit
Crouching Tiger, Hidden DragonAlex Caban and Bettina Mirsepahi
The Devil Wears Prada Liz Fanlo and Suzy Lester
FrozenKim Turner and Deanna Verhoeven
Funny Face – Suzy Lester
Gravity Mark Wade and Devora Kothari
Hairspray – Jane Donahue and Alli Murdoff
The Lego Movie Renee Fitzpatrick and Patrice Wilbur
The Hunger Games: MockingjayJill Burns, Shawna Droese and Holly Lawson
Patch AdamsAmrita Daing and Miriam Rack
Pirates of the CaribbeanLiz Kahn and Jen Ullyot
The Queen – Sarah Ryland and Courtney Selfridge
Seabiscuit Jen Bressie and Joanne Goldstein
Star Wars – Billy Harris
Splash Katie Amoroso, Liat Bishko and Kate Parsons
Three Amigos Jana Arbanas, Alison Caron and Alison Keenan
Up – Criss de Guzman
Event photos by Drew Altizer Photography

— Related — Red Carpet Bay Area coverage of past Women in Motion events for BayKids: