HOPE ART (2009)

By the time Barack Obama was sworn in as president, the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle was covered in Obama Art. Hope Art, takes a look at this phenomenon from the perspective of the artists, but also digs deeper to ask what this proliferation of Obama art means about the neighborhood.

OFFICIAL SELECTION: Seattle True Independent Film Festival

OFFICIAL SELECTION: Northwest Projections Film Festival

As part of my contract with the Seattle Storm, I manage all of their video archives and I also document all of the major events and milestones throughout each season.  So when they won the championship in 2010, I was in a unique position to put together a documentary that told the story of their struggle to win back the trophy they first captured in 2004.  The 40 minute documentary, "Seattle: Champions Once Again," was released on DVD and sent as a free gift to all season ticket holders. 

Smells Like Money - The Story of Bellingham's Georgia Pacific Plant (2006)

The pulp mill on Bellingham's waterfront was more than just a pulp mill to it's employees, for whom the plant represented stability, innovation and many close friendships.  This film tells the story of the pulp mill using a combination of interviews, images, historic film clips, newspaper articles and television reports, to show the human side of a place and people that many have labeled the enemy.

OFFICIAL SELECTION: The Northwest Projections Film Festival

OFFICIAL SELECTION: The Port Townsend Film Festival

This film is available for purchase online here, or in person at Village Books in Bellingham, WA.  All research materials and notes from this film are publicly available at the Center for Pacific Northwest Studies, also in Bellingham.

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