Tag: Film

WSU Center for Arts & Humanities Faculty Fellowship

I am honored to receive a 2022-2023 WSU Center for Arts and Humanities Faculty Fellowship.

Music of the Spheres

My new project – Music of the Spheres – has launched.  Check it out at spheresseries.com. Music of the Spheres is the first series to completely tell its story using 360 degree technology; blazing a new trail for motion picture storytelling. The storyline of Music 

More Festivals

Maikaru and A Dose for Dominic are going strong on the film festival circuit. Here are a couple of ways you can check them out.

A Dose for Dominic
Marblehead Film Festival – Marblehead, Massachusetts – Thursday, July 3, 9:00–10:30 PM, in Crocker Park, 11 Front Street
Columbia Gorge International Film Festival – Washougal, Washington – August 1st – 17th
Sprout Film Festival – Traveling around the US
Reel Northwest on KCTS

Audience Award Voting online until July 14th
1 Reel Film Festival – Seattle, Washington – August 30 – September 1
Port Townsend Film Festival – Port Townsend, Washington – September 19 – 21

Maikaru’s Big SIFF Win!

Maikaru took home the award for Best Documentary Short at the 2014 Seattle International Film Festival. SIFF is one of only 34 film festivals in the world where, if you win a juried prize for short films, your work is considered to be Oscar eligible.

Maikaru is Oscar Eligible!

On Monday May 26th Maikaru won the award for Best Documentary Short at the Oscar-qualifying Seattle International Film Festival.

My Student Wins!

Congratulations to my student Kateah Nims! Today she became the first Arts and Academics Academy student to win an award at the Northwest High School Film Festival! Kateah took home an Honorable Mention award in the Animation category for her hand drawn animation piece “Abstract Oricalis.” The piece was created in my Graphic Arts class, but also doubled as a trailer for Kateah’s senior project – a video game with the same name.

Having student work win an award at the Northwest High School Film Festival is a big deal for my small high school since there were 25 schools who entered the festival this year; many with dedicated video programs/teachers instead of one teacher (like me) who teaches a little bit of everything related to the technical arts. And I’m feeling pretty proud since it is also my first year on the job at AAA!

Fun was had by all 21 AAA students who ended up attending the festival. We got to see a lot of great work on the huge Cinerama screen. And we got to eat a lot of yummy chocolate popcorn… maybe a little too much popcorn.

You can see Kateah’s piece plus other AAA video and animation projects at Arts Night at the Highline Performing Arts Center on June 2nd.

Maikaru at SIFF

Maikaru, my latest producing and editing effort, will be making its US premiere at the Seattle International Film Festival on May 23rd.

Dominic At Naked City Bewery

Want to see “A Dose for Dominic,” ask me questions about it, and drink beer at the same time? Then head to Naked City Brewery in Seattle on Sunday at 7pm. http://kcts9.org/LS2013

Dominic at OU

A Dose for Dominic will be playing at the Athens International Film and Video Festival hosted by my alumna institution, Ohio University. You can check out the film in the Special Minds collection on Monday April 14 at 1:15pm at the Athena Theater in Athens.

Maikaru to Premiere at Hot Docs

My recently completed short documentary Maikaru will premiere at the 2014 Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival in Toronto, Canada on May 1st at 8pm.