This curated selection of short films, produced in the Pacific Northwest, include trailers, animation, documentary, music videos, commercial, experimental and youth (17 and under). Admission is $7.
Here are the films:
DEADLINE (PHOTO FINISH FILMS, INC.)
When an ambitious young woman finds herself working late into the night in order to finish a last minute business proposal, she quickly finds that meeting her deadline is the least of her worries.
Written and Directed by Doug Stapleton
Starring: Wonder Russell, Anna Marie Clausen, Owen Yen, David S. Hogan and Hans Altwies
Locations: Tacoma, WA and Bellevue, WA Running time 1:14min
BEAN TO BAR, A FILM ABOUT ARTISAN CHOCOLATE (BINARY RECORDING STUDIO)
This film focuses on the artisan chocolate makers renaissance in the United States. Offering exotic tastes, textures and variety unavailable in our industrialized food industry, these artisan chocolate makers are celebrated and praised by food critics and chocolate lovers alike.
Their passion for excellence through quality over quantity and a working relationship with the farmers, has led to a modern day revival of chocolate’s mystery and allure.
Locations: Seattle WA, Lynden WA, Portland OR, Running time 2:30min Denver CO, Salt Lake City UT, Kona HI.
CHILDREN OF CIVIL RIGHTS (CLIFFORD CREATIONS & BINARY STUDIO PRODUCTION)
“Children of the Civil Rights,” is a film about 13 black kids ages 6 to 17 years old and their youth advisor Clara Luper who conducted sit-ins for six years in Oklahoma City. They started in 1958, a year and a half before the Greensboro sit-ins. It never got violent; it never really made national news. But, just about every restaurant in the city was desegregated before the Civil Rights Act was put into law. This is story about the strength of the youth who took on the Jim Crow laws.
Location: Bellingham WA, Oklahoma City and Washington DC. Running time 2:14min
SOLID BLUE (WANDERHOUSE PRODUCTIONS & JRV FOTO)
On October 31, 2009, Seattle Police Officer Timothy Q. Brenton was killed in the line of duty. At the funeral, the Seattle Fire Department’s bagpipes and drums band graciously played, inspiring Brenton’s partner, Ryan Gallagher, on a quest to form a band within his own organization. The response and support was overwhelming, and two years later, the Seattle Police Pipes and Drums, now over 50 members strong, plays memorials and events all over the state of Washington, and in other various parts of the country. Set against the sonic backdrop of their own piping and drumming, this is the story of their inspiration and pride for their role in the community and their reverent respect of their responsibility in the honor of fallen officers.
Location: Seattle WA and Pudget Sound Running time 7:56min
SHELL GAME (SWIM PONY)
Made in four days for the 2013 International Documentary Challenge, ShellGame is the vignette story of Kathleen Flenniken (Washington State Poet Laureate), who grew up near the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Richland, WA, where she later worked as an engineer.
Location: Hanford WA, Richland WA, & Seattle WA. Running time 5:45min
FACING CLIMATE CHANGE: OYSTER FARMERS (BDSJS)
Kathleen Nisbet and her father, Dave, farm oysters in Washington’s Willapa Bay. They recently shifted some of their business to Hawaii, after ocean acidification started killing baby oysters in local hatcheries. This short film is part of a series that explores global climate change through people who live and work in the Pacific Northwest.
Location: Willapa Bay, WA Running time 4:35
CAMPFIRE COLOGNE (FORT RIPPER)
A video to introduce the most natural cologne, Campfire Cologne is the Tried and True scent of your best summer ever. A nostalgic ode to cooking over the fire, secret swimming holes and the unending days of youth. Use it frequently, transport yourself, live the dream.
Location: Horse Tail falls OR, Eagle Creek OR, Running time 1:17min Gifford Pinchot National Forest WA, & Beacon Rock State Park WA
LITTLE DEAD RIDING HOOD (RUMORED PRODUCTIONS)
The 2nd Annual “How To Make A Zombie Movie Class” is a program offered to children ages 8-12 in the San Juan Islands that allows kids to write and perform their own zombie short film. “Little Dead Riding Hood” is their twist on the classic fairy tale.
Location: Eastsound WA & Orcas Island County Running time 14:57min
THE EXAMINATION (EMILIO CERRILLO)
An observation on human idiosyncrasies.
Location: Belingham WA Running time 11:27min
LIFE GETS BETTER (TOMMY YACOE)
Middle-aged and divorced, Todd tiptoes his way through the dating world after his unfaithful ex-wife left him with herpes. Film by Seattle Director Tommy Yacoe.
Location: Red Studios, Hollywood, Santa Monica, CA, Culver City, CA Running time 12:03min
BENNY (WASTED TALENT FILMS)
Two men hide in the woods to escape a mysterious infection. When one is bitten, they do everything they can to stay calm and stay alive.
Location: Skykomish, WA Running time 11:03min
RIDE (DOLLY LLAMA PRODUCTIONS)
Charlie delivers pizzas. There used to be a time when customers would look him in the eye, remember his name and wish him well after his deliveries. Used to be a time when delivering wasn’t about tips and selling pies, but the satisfaction of bringing a hot warm meal to his fellow man. Used to be…
Location: Bellingham, WA Running time 10:00min
LOKEYE:”FALLEN ANGEL” (FEAT.MICHALE HARRIS) (KNAPP BROS. STUDIOS)
The Official music video for Seattle Hip-Hop artist Lokeye, featuring Michael Harris.
Location: Lynden, WA & Bellingham, WA Running time 4:57min