Latest News–Winter and Spring 2023

–Rustin Thompson’s most recent film, Slow Revolution, won the 2022 Best Documentary Feature Award at Bremerton’s West Sound Film Festival, the award for Best Fearless Cinematography at Make Art Not Fear in Porto, Portugal, and a 2023 Honorable Mention at Brighton Rocks Film Festival.  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. Rustin is currently in pre-production on the documentary The Last Picture Shows and is working as co-director, co-writer, cinematographer and editor on the Foghorn Features/Rachel Price film Died Without Issue.

–Read Ann Hedreen’s most recent article for 3rd Act Magazine, “Memoir Writing in the Time of the Pandemic”, and her latest blog posts at The Restless Nest. She is also teaching new classes this spring.

–View our recent films for Seattle Arts & Lectures, Operation Nightwatch and Safe Crossings Foundation. 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.

–Ann’s award-winning first book, Her Beautiful Brain, is now available as an audio book from several sites, including Audible,, 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.