Latest News–Summer/Fall 2020

*NEW!  My Mother Was Here, Rustin Thompson’s award-winning feature documentary, is now available on Vimeo-on-Demand.

During these uncertain times, we are working with our non-profit clients to help them tell their stories and continue their fund-raising efforts.  Currently we are working with Operation Nightwatch, Full Life, SAHAR, and Safe Crossings Foundation on their upcoming fundraising films. We recently worked with Seattle Arts & Lectures on their virtual literary series and we helped Northwest Children’s Foundation with their virtual auction and gala. Feel free to contact us to learn how we can help you in the near future.

In other news, Ann Hedreen taught two summer classes at Hugo House:  Heart and Soul and Getting Over Your Fear of Going Dark.Stay tuned for more Hugo House classes in the fall.

Ann has completed her second memoir, titled After Ecstasy: Memoir of an Observant Doubter, and is submitting it for publication. You can also listen to her podcast interview entitled “The Transformative Power of Memoir” for the China-US Women’s Foundation. 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.  An audiobook version of Her Beautiful Brain is coming soon!

Rustin Thompson’s memoir film, My Mother Was Here, won the Audience Award for Best Documentary at the Tacoma Film Festival and was screened for a digital audience as part of Port Townsend’s Meaningful Movies series. His current work-in-progress is an essay documentary, Slow Revolution.

Rustin’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. Watch a book trailer here. You can read Rustin’s documentary film reviews at rustinthompson.com. He is also filming and editing Rachel Price’s film, Died Without Issue, a feature documentary scheduled for a late 2021 release.

We recently completed films for SAL’s Writers in the Schools program and for their 2020 Words Matter fundraiser. Our other work in 2019 and 2020 includes films for Friends of Youth, Operation Nightwatch, Full Life Care, Safe Crossings Foundation, Within Reach,  a short film for the Northwest Children’s Fund,  and a series of conference videos for the Mindset Scholars Network. 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.