Latest News–2022

–Read Ann Hedreen’s most recent article for Third Act magazine and her latest blog posts at The Restless Nest.

–Ann is teaching her virtual memoir writing class this spring at Seattle Central College and an in-person class, Writing Memoir from Where We Are Now, at Hugo House.  Her award-winning first book, Her Beautiful Brain, is available on audio 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 independent film, Slow Revolution, was 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.

–Ann and Rustin were featured in the Seattle Arts & Lecture blog last August and they just completed the fundraising film for SAL’s Words Matter fundraiser. Video will be posted soon.

–View last year’s films for Operation Nightwatch,  Full Life and the Safe Crossings Foundation 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. 

–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.

–Rustin resumes his role as cinematographer/editor/co-producer on the Rachel Price film Died Without Issue.

–Ann Hedreen’s essay, “Regeneration,” was featured in About Place Journal. She has 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.