–Rustin Thompson’s most recent film, Slow Revolution, won the 2022 Best Documentary Feature Award at Bremerton’s West Sound Film Festival. The award included a cash prize which he will spend on adding more classic films to his Blu-ray collection. Slow Revolution was also an official selection of the Tacoma Film Festival, won an Honorable Mention award from the Cine Pobre Film Festival and was selected to be part of the Visions du Réel Film Market in Nyon, France.
–We are currently working on films for the National Book Foundation (presenter of the National Book Awards), Seattle Arts & Lectures’ Writers in the Schools, Safe Crossings Foundation, and Operation Nightwatch. View our recent film for Seattle Arts & Lectures and go to our Vimeo page to see more of our work. All of our independently produced feature documentaries are also available for rent or purchase on Vimeo-on-Demand.
–Read Ann Hedreen’s most recent article for Third Act magazine and her latest blog posts at The Restless Nest. Ann will be teaching an in-person seminar at Hugo House on October 1st, and her six-week Intro to Memoir Writing class at Seattle Central College beginning October 6.
–Rustin resumes his role as co-director, co-writer, cinematographer and editor on the Rachel Price film Died Without Issue.
–Ann’s award-winning first book, Her Beautiful Brain, is now available as an audio book from several sites, including Audible, Audiobooks.com, Scribd, Apple and Kobo.
–Rustin Thompson’s book, Get Close: Lean Team Documentary Filmmaking, is available through publisher Oxford University Press, on Amazon, and can be ordered through Third Place Books, Elliott Bay Book Company, and your favorite local independent bookstore. Read Rustin’s documentary film reviews here.
–Rustin’s memoir film, My Mother Was Here, won the Seattle Filmmaker award for Best Documentary at the Seattle Film Festival, the Audience Award for Best Documentary at the Tacoma Film Festival in 2018 and was screened for a digital audience as part of Port Townsend’s Meaningful Movies series.
–Ann Hedreen’s essay, “Regeneration,” was featured in About Place Journal. She had two pieces on Alzheimer’s research published in 2021, in The Seattle Times and 3rd Act Magazine. She also contributed to Persimmon Tree’s tribute to Ruth Bader Ginsburg.