Feature Documentaries

My Mother Was Here (2019) Best Documentary, Audience Award, 2019 Tacoma Film Festival

Donna is 84-years old. She lives alone on the property she’s owned for over half a century in rural Washington State, with a mobile home and a house that are both cluttered with junk. She exists on a school bus driver’s pension, social security, and Medicare. She’s never had a credit card, never voted, and never flown on an airplane. Quietly stubborn, she is estranged from all surviving members of her family, except for one–her son, the filmmaker–who rarely visits her. When her health begins to fail, she calls on him.

“Beautifully shot, excellently edited and so raw and personal and tender it held me from start to finish.”
–Jane Winslow, Co-director and Programmer, Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival

A poignant portrait. The way the story unfolds…is particularly affecting. Lovely.” –True/False Film Festival

“Extremely high quality and emotionally wrenching.” –Social Justice Film Institute

“Highly rated!” –Hot Docs Film Festival

Zona Intangible (2017) Acquired for distribution by leading educational distributor Alexander Street Press; available for rent or purchase on Vimeo-on-Demand;

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In this story of resilience and hope, writer-director Ann Hedreen traces the unlikely connection between the people of an asentamiento humano (human settlement) on the outskirts of Lima, and her great-uncle, a Swedish-American pioneer of the modern Peruvian fishing industry. The film shows how a single act of generosity ripples forward and backward through time, improving lives in the present and adding new understanding to the role of an outsider in the history of a country.

View the trailer here.

30 Frames A Second: The WTO in Seattle (2000): Distributed by Bullfrog Films and FilmBuff; Available for rent or purchase on Vimeo-on-Demand. Click here for an excerpt.

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“(A) highly watchable personal video documentary.”       -Chicago Reader

“Standout documentary.”     -Village Voice

“Both polished and provocative.”   -Chicago Sun-Times

“A fine work of memory, delicately crafted and suitably humble.”    -The Stranger

“Highly recommended.”    -Library Journal

Quick Brown Fox: An Alzheimer’s Story (2005): Available for rent or purchase on Vimeo-on-Demand.

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“Poignant, occasionally humorous…attention-grabbing visuals.”    -Booklist

“Three and a half Stars. Recommended.”    -Video Librarian

“Imaginatively and beautifully filmed.”    -Seattle Art Museum

The Church on Dauphine Street (2007): Available for rent or purchase on Vimeo-on-Demand

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“Elegant, understated, patient…a fine documentary.”    -New Orleans Times Picayune

“Their best, most emotionally moving film to date.”    -Seattle Times

The Ends of the Earth (2009) Experimental sci-fi feature; Available for rent or purchase on Vimeo-on-Demand.

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False Promises: The Lost Land of the Wenatchi (2003): Available for rent or purchase on Vimeo-on-Demand.

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Go to the independent documentaries page of our Vimeo site to see clips from other projects.