Latest News-June 13, 2018

ZONA screen grabWe are currently working on 2018 films for the Raikes Foundation Mindset Scholars Initiative in collaboration with Fireside Media, Seattle Arts and Lectures, Operation Nightwatch, Safe Crossings, Atlantic Street Center, and the Wenatchi Tribe of Washington State. We recently completed films for the 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.

Rustin Thompson’s first book, Get Close: Lean Team Documentary Filmmaking will be published by Oxford University Press in early 2019 (details to come). He will be a featured guest on a documentary panel called Getting Real in Los Angeles in September. Ann Hedreen is working on her second memoir, titled The Observant Doubter, and you can read Ann’s work at The Restless Nest. Rustin is 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.

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 late 2016 include Full Life Care, Safe Crossings Foundation, Frye Art Museum’s Creative Aging Programs, Operation Nightwatch, Bellwether Housing and three videos for Seattle Parks & Recreation in collaboration with Kenan Block Media. We also produced a book trailer for author Chuck Wolfe. Earlier in 2016 we completed films for Wellspring Family Services, the Alzheimer’s Association, Girl Scouts of Western Washington, Amara Adoption Agency, Domestic Abuse Women’s Network (DAWN), Bellevue Schools Foundation, and Millionair Club Charity,

Other recent films include: Casa Latina, Full Life Care (2015), Kuskaya in Peru, Operation Nightwatch (2015), Safe Crossings Foundation (2015),  Strasser 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.