Latest News–2021

–Read Ann Hedreen’s recent Restless Nest blog post, Helplessly Hoping.

–Rustin Thompson’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 Hedreen and Rustin were featured in the Seattle Arts & Lecture blog in August and we just completed the fundraising film for their Writers in the Schools program. View our most recent film for their arts & lectures series, Words Matter 2021.

–We recently completed three short films for Operation Nightwatch.

–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 is also working with executive producer and director Rachel Price on her documentary-in-progress, 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.

Ann is teaching memoir writing classes this fall at Seattle Central College. She 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’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.