Latest News-Winter, 2018/2019



Rustin Thompson’s first book, Get Close: Lean Team Documentary Filmmaking will be published by Oxford University Press in early 2019 (details to come), and will be available in universities, libraries, bookstores, and online. He is also now in post-production on a memoir film, My Mother Was Here, for which he received a 2018 King County 4 Culture grant and a  2017 Artist Trust Gap award.

Ann Hedreen is working on her second memoir, titled The Observant Doubter. Her first book, Her Beautiful Brain (She Writes Press), is available wherever books are sold. You can read Ann’s blog at The Restless Nest.

We are currently working on 2019 films for the Alzheimer’s Association, Wellspring Family Services, the Mindset Scholars Network in collaboration with Fireside Media, and Seattle Arts and Lectures’ Words Matter fundraiser. We have recently completed films for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Full Life Care, Safe CrossingsOperation Nightwatch, Seattle Arts & Lectures Writers in the Schools program, Atlantic Street Center, and an update to our film False Promises for the Wenatchi Tribe of Washington State. Other recent films include early 2018 projects for the Alzheimer’s AssociationBellevue Schools Foundation, Wellspring, and the Millionair Club.

In 2017, we produced a series of films for King County Public Health in collaboration with Resource Media and produced a short film for Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos (NPH). We also completed films for the Safe Crossings Foundation, Full Life Care, Amara, and  Millionair Club Charity. Other films include: DAWNInternational Rescue Committee, Wellspring Family Services,  Global Washington, the Washington chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, the Wellesley Club of Western Washington, and the Bellevue Schools Foundation.

All of our independently produced feature documentaries are now available for rent or purchase on Vimeo-on-Demand, and our latest documentary, Zona Intangible, has been acquired for distribution by leading educational distributor Alexander Street Press. It was an official selection of both the Paris Ethnografilm Festival and Dublin’s Irish Latin American Film Festival. Other fests include The Social Justice Film Festival, the Seattle Latino Film Festival, the Friday Harbor Film Festival, the Ellensburg Film Festival, and the United Latino Film Festival in Cleveland, where we won an Honorable Mention award.

Completed films from 2016 include the Frye Art Museum’s Creative Aging Programs, Bellwether Housing and three videos for Seattle Parks & Recreation in collaboration with Kenan Block Media; a book trailer for author Chuck Wolfe; films for Girl Scouts of Western Washington, Amara Adoption Agency, Domestic Abuse Women’s Network (DAWN), Millionair Club CharityCasa Latina, Kuskaya in PeruStrasser Woodenworks, University of Washington Global Health, Hugo House: A Place For Writers and the Ocean Conservancy. See our complete collection of films on our Vimeo page.