Latest News–2021

 My Mother Was Here, Rustin Thompson’s award-winning feature documentary, recently won the Best Seattle Filmmaker Award from the Seattle Film Festival. It is now available on Vimeo-on-Demand.

His latest film, Slow Revolution, was selected to be part of the Visions du Réel Film Market in Nyon, France.

During these uncertain times, we are working with our non-profit clients to help them tell their stories and continue their fund-raising efforts. View our three recent films for Operation Nightwatch and a teaser for their PB&J campaign. We also completed films for Full Life, SAHAR, and Safe Crossings Foundation. We continue working with Seattle Arts & Lectures on their virtual literary series and their fundraising films for 2021. We are also working with the Northwest Children’s Foundation on their Spring 2021 event.

In other news, 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. Ann is teaching memoir writing classes this spring at Hugo House and Seattle Central College.

Ann has completed her second memoir, titled After Ecstasy: Memoir of an Observant Doubter, and is submitting it for publication. Her award-winning first book, Her Beautiful Brain, is now available on audio from several sites, including Audible,, Scribd, Apple and Kobo. You can read Ann’s blog at The Restless Nest.

Rustin Thompson’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 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. Rus is also working with executive producer and director Rachel Price on her documentary-in-progress, Died Without Issue.

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

Our work in 2019 and 2020 included films for Friends of Youth, Operation Nightwatch, Full Life Care, Safe Crossings Foundation, Within Reach, the Northwest Children’s Fund, SAL’s Writers in the Schools and  Words Matter fundraisers, 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.