ShowBizzBuzz: Young Actress Kali Funston in ‘Caralique’

3 min readDec 27, 2023
Kali Funston and Hélène Cardona in ‘Caralique’

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Who is Buzzworthy?

9-year-old actress Kali Funston, who makes her film debut as the daughter of French actress Hélène Cardona in the inspiring family film Caralique, available TVOD on major streaming platforms.

What is the premise of Caralique?

The film is described as following: Arlette Linstrom (Cardona), a respected fashion designer, shunned by the corporate world and thrust into homelessness with her eight-year-old daughter, Caralique (Funston). Although down on their luck, their creativity and imagination never waivers, eventually landing Arlette a new job and a fresh start for the duo. Years later, Caralique, now in high school (Isabella Blake-Thomas) and obsessed with designing fashion, is turned down by Fashion District manufacturer Dale Lewis (Brian Goodman). Will this crush Caralique’s dreams or could help come from unexpected corners?

How is Kali Funston’s performance being received?

Caralique first premiered on the international festival circuit, where Kali was heralded for her acting abilities in the bilingual English and French speaking role. She earned ‘Best Child Actor’ at the Idyllwild Film Festival and Scotland International Film Festival.

What does Kali Funston have to say about her experience?

“I loved working with everybody and the entire experience. It was fun speaking two different languages, working with Hélène, and the wardrobe — I loved my dress. I especially liked playing Little Caralique because she does her own fashion.”

How did Kali Funston first get into performing?

Kali started her performing pursuits in dance at the age of 5-years old when she was accepted to study with Mather Dance Company. Over the last four years, she has danced with celebrity pros Derek Hough and Hayley Erbert, and has been featured on the YouTube series Inside MDC. In addition, she has trained with respected choreographers Gianna Martello (ALDC), Mollee Gray (CREW Studios), and Kelly Sweeney.

What else do we know about Kali Funston?

This rising star is a true California girl, who loves to play at the beach in her hometown of Santa Monica with her dog named Todd.

How can you keep up with Kali Funston?

Follow her on Instagram: @copilotkali

Actress Kali Funston




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