Film festivals really don’t just happen, do they? In fact, the La Costa Film Festival was first the dream of Founders, Michael and Ruby Callihan, also members of the La Costa Resort and Spa. They soon discovered kindred spirits in Jenifer and Jack Chrysler, who had a long history of theatre and film production, and also fellow members of La Costa. In truth, the presence of a film festival at La Costa was all but inevitable.
In years past, all you had to do was gaze at the glamorous pictures of Hollywood celebrities, that adorned the walls, and you were transported to a different time. This coveted seaside jewel was a favorite getaway, discretely reserved for their pleasure. You could almost imagine being a part of the fun.
Well today, those pictures are gone, and the Resort has been transformed into a stylish modern marvel, yet the lure and romance of those Hollywood icons still beckons. We can’t bring back the past, but we can draw on the magic and mystique that’s still present, and begin a new legacy.