"Brilliant." "Courageous." "Edgy."
"Honest." "Powerful." "Risktaking."
"She works from the inside out."
NYU GRADUATE FILM FACULTY
"A strong talent with a strong
"An exciting new talent whose provocative vision and bold
NINA ROSENBLUM : OSCAR-NOMINATED, EMMY-AWARD WINNING DIRECTOR
"DeSales is defining a fascinatingly original way of telling intensely passionate stories. kalin's prayer proves that even at this early stage in her career and with the low tech equipment available to her, DeSales is a young master of filmic texture, cinematographic manipulation and innovative editing - which enhance, not overwhelm, her films. Her sound design and music choices also are extraordinary. And, it is not just about the technical - DeSales' work with first-time film actress, Kris Carr is equally impressive - the beautiful Ms. Carr gives a heart-wrenching performance in a film that demands she show every color imaginable - and she does it in a way that seems effortless."
PASCAL AUBIER : NYU FILM PROFESSOR, FRENCH NEW WAVE DIRECTOR OF 30 SHORT FILMS, INCLUDING LOVE TRAJECTORY, (FEAT. GINA LOLLOBRIGIDA), PALME D'OR BEST SHORT FILM, 1988 CANNES FILM FESTIVAL
"She came out of nowhere with one of the most raw and powerful films I've ever seen on screen - student or professional. She has a style unlike any filmmaker before her - a completely original way of making movies."
"Girl Action Hero. The
time has come for a new kind of woman on the silver screen, says DeSales, Director of the
multi-award-winning short film, kalin's prayer, and she's resolutely determined to get her
up there... A pro-active woman if ever there was one, she's about to take on the biggest,
and most conservatively entrenched entertainment industry in the world, Hollywood...
"DeSales - Girl Action Hero. Action heroes -Superman for
example - fought for truth, justice and the American way. Cine Woman NY member,
writer, director, cinematographer DeSales strives to do that and more - she's fighting to
make "the American way" reflect more truth and provide more justice by providing
a voice for the 'other half' of our population - women...
"DeSales's career has followed an unusual path - from champion
athlete to civil rights attorney, and now an independent film-maker... Bringing personal
experience to the work of film-making is an essential part of being a director for
DeSales. She believes that, "the more you know yourself, the more you know
other people and the better director you are..."