Chronicling the scandalous sale and relocation of the Seattle SuperSonics NBA team to Oklahoma City. In the modern business of pro sports, no team is safe. Sonics fans were helpless against powerful corporate and political forces, as a perfect storm of lies, greed and ineptitude ripped Seattle’s 41-year team away in 2008. The filmmakers conducted 41 exclusive interviews including Gary Payton, Shawn Kemp, George Karl, Wally Walker, Kevin Calabro, Slade Gorton and Sherman Alexie. The Director’s Cut of the film premiered online in 2009 and won a Webby Award for BEST SPORTS FILM in 2010. It was recut for a CNBC national television audience in 2012 and ESPN Classic in 2014. SONICSGATE.COM
A feature documentary on the exceptional life of an all-time mountaineering icon and his groundbreaking influence on the sport. DIRTBAGMOVIE.COM
Documenting the adventure, peril and serenity of a group’s attempt to climb the world’s most challenging peak in 2009, on the 100-year anniversary of the landmark 1909 K2 expedition. Shot by director Dave Ohlson and his expedition team in Pakistan, the film follows world class Fabrizio Zangrilli and Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner with veteran climbers Jake Meyer and Chris Szymiec in a breathtaking high-altitude mountaineering experience.
K2: Siren of the Himalayas World Premiered as a competition finalist at the Banff Mountain Film Festival in November 2012, followed by its U.S. Premiere at Telluride Mountainfilm and an award-winning international festival run. Domestic Distribution by First Run Features. International Distribution by X-Treme Video.
An in-depth examination of Washington State Initiative 502 and the future of drug prohibition laws. The film captures a landmark period in American history, taking viewers behind the scenes during the intense I-502 campaign while examining the context and controversies surrounding this unprecedented public vote to legalize, tax and regulate the recreational use of marijuana.
World Premiere at the Seattle International Film Festival in June 2013.
The Ultimate Upset: Are 16 seeds due?
March Madness is all about the upset: David taking down Goliath and shocking the world. But since the NCAA Tournament expanded to 64 teams in 1985, a No. 16 seed has never defeated a No. 1 seed. According to FiveThirtyEight probability data, we should have seen at least three 16 vs. 1 upsets by now. There have been some close calls, but why hasn’t it happened yet? What are the odds and determining factors? Will we ever see The Ultimate Upset?
ESPN Films presents a 2R Productions / Lucid Visual Media production.
A short documentary examining the 1988 Presidential Election Campaign: Bush vs. Dukakis. ESPN Films Presents a 2R Productions / Lucid Visual Media production for FiveThirtyEight.
A music video for “Something Soon” by Car Seat Headrest that serves as the band’s unveiling on Matador Records.
A series of mini-documentaries on influential DJs and producers including Talib Kweli, DJ Irie, DJ Livia, DJ Shacia Payne and Commissioner Gordon Williams.
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An episodic documentary series on rapper Nacho Picasso.
**WARNING** Contains adult language, drug use and (im)mature content.
A short documentary on the groundbreaking 1988 Jamaican bobsled team. What you know from Cool Runnings is wrong.
Produced for Sports On Earth.
Music video for “L’s Up” by SPAC3MAN and Jake One. Shot on location at EMP/SFM in Seattle. From the “Beyond the Stars” EP.
Commercials for the Mackie FreePlay Series:
FreePlay Go | FreePlay Home | FreePlay Live
A commercial for the Mackie Professional Series In-Ear Monitors starring Naked Giants.
Shot on location at The Crocodile in Seattle.
A pair of ads for the Mackie DL Series and MasterFader app. http://mackie.com
An ad for the Mackie FreePlay Portable PA system: Perform. Present. Play. freeplay.mackie.com
STARRING: Zach Fleury, Liz Rodrigue, Joel Benjamin, Spac3man, Students from Massive Monkees’ The Beacon. SHOT ON LOCATION AT: Seattle Center, Yogasmith Seattle, The CD
A 30-second commercial for Mackie THUMP speaker system. Show us your moves.
A branded entertainment video for Mackie mixers. The Mixbusters smash, toss and burn the competition and see which mixer comes out on top.
Join the Mackie MixBusters as they return to pit the Mackie VLZ4 compact mixer against the competition in a series of no-holds-barred destruction tests. Brands A, B and Y take another swing. Can they hold up against the Mackie VLZ4?
Mackie and EAW rock the Ballard SeafoodFest, a 42-year tradition in Seattle!
A promotional video highlighting Mackie products edited together using voiceover narration and archival footage.
Thomas Dolby endorses the Mackie DL1608 mixer and SRM speakers.
Artist testimonials for Ampeg bass amps. Juan Alderete, Emma Anzai, dUg Pinnick, Corey Parks, George Biondo, Tony Levin, Ricky Phillips, Gregg Hopkins talk about why they love Ampeg SVT.
Proof that manufacturing in America is alive and well: Washington’s two-man Bellingham startup, Bicymple. They’ve created an innovative new bicycle and founded a company around it. Discover how they use free Skype group video calling to stay efficient, build relationships worldwide and keep the orders rolling in.
A 30-second ad for Xbox. The Ultimate Game Sale offers the best deals of the summer with steep discounts of up to 40%-50% on over 70 games across Xbox One and Xbox 360.
An online video for Northside Swarm Basketball.
A Crossfit marketing video for Local’s Gym in Lynwood, Washington.
**Winner of VIDEOGRAPHY/CINEMATOGRAPHY at the 2012 Telly Awards**
A 30-minute documentary retrospective video highlighting Costco’s early roots, fast rise and worldwide revolution of the warehouse club business. The video premiered at the 2012 Costco Annual Shareholder’s Meeting.
A 30-second ad for the Duo Pinball system by Discovery Bay Games.
Duo Pinball is the app-supported pinball controller for iPad®. F lipper buttons and a spring-loaded plunger make pinball gameplay unbelievably real.
A 30-second ad for the Duo Gamer system by Discovery Bay Games.
Take gaming control to another level with Duo Gamer, the app-supported game controller for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. With two analog joysticks, d-pad, four buttons, and two triggers Duo Gamer allows you to play a host of Gameloft’s top-rated first-person shooter, role playing, and racing games (available on the App Store).
A 30-second ad for the Atari Arcade system by Discovery Bay Games. The controller device works with an iPad application to bring the user classic Atari games.
A short marketing video for the DUO gaming systems by Discovery Bay Games. The video shows how to use the Duo Pop, Duo Plink and Atari Arcade game systems using downloadable iPad applications.
A short marketing video for the Z-App iPad application by digital agency ZAAZ. The Chief Creative Officer demonstrates Z-App and explains how ZAAZ uses it to enhance creative communication within the agency.
A short marketing video for ZAAZ on its Audi A-7 campaign. To showcase the car’s bold new design, ZAAZ created an integrated social campaign featuring seven locations around New York City that are also boldly designed.
A national TV commercial for SNL: The Game by Discovery Bay Games. The 30-second ad aired nationally on NBC during episodes of Saturday Night Live, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and The Today Show.
Tracking four American friends and their Chinese guide on a 1,000-mile bicycle trip between China’s two largest cities. Documenting their journey with only the camera gear and clothing packed on their bikes, the filmmakers explores the world’s most populous nation without the aid of support vehicles, capturing an intimate portrait of China from a vantage point just a few feet off the ground. The film premiered on PBS affiliate KCTS 9 as part of the Reel NW series in December 2010.
**Winner of DIRECTOR – POST PRODUCTION at the 2010 NATAS Regional Emmy® Awards**
**Nominee for EDITOR – PROGRAM at the 2010 NATAS Regional Emmy® Awards**
Taking an unprecedented look at one of the most important and commonly overlooked positions in pro football: The Kicker. On the biggest stages of professional football, the pressure is immense, and the focus of the kicker must be intense both on and off the field.
The filmmakers conducted more than 70 exclusive interviews including Morten Andersen, Jan Stenerud, Tom Dempsey, Gary Anderson, John Carney, Jason Hanson, Kevin Butler, Matt Stover, Pete Gogolak, Jay Feely, Mike Ditka, Kenny Mayne and John Clayton.
Currently in post-production. More at kickermovie.com
EVERY DAY IS A JOURNEY is a Synergistic Cinema project, a story with no predetermined arc told in six chapters, written and directed by six distinct Seattle-area filmmakers. Each director must use the characters and threads introduced by the previous chapter to continue the story in his own style. The series premiered at the Rawstock Film Festival in Seattle and released online in December 2013. Created by Justin Freet and Rawstock Media.
“Six directors join cinematic forces… it takes a special kind of storytelling to make a movie about grifters, yoga devotees, drug dealers, gruesome murders, a Dougie dance session, a tender love story and the musical stylings of BOTH Warren G and Kenny G… Each episode is a stand-alone piece, but there’s something special about watching this cinematic chimera in its entirety… viewed as a whole, EDIAJ is bizarre and completely unpredictable.”
– EDIAJ Review in City Arts Magazine
A guys trip to a cabin the woods goes horribly wrong. Found footage shows the shocking, hilarious truth.
A RAWSTOCK Media Production. World Premiere at Dive Bar Film Festival 2016.
A series of intimate live performance videos from indie rockers Perfume Genius. Shot on location at The Mix in Seattle. Produced for Matador Records.
The Jim Mora Celebrity Golf Classic to benefit children’s charities in the Seattle area. Featuring Bill Russell, Michael Irvin, Marshall Faulk, Lenny Wilkens, Detlef Schrempf, Slick Watts, Lawyer Milloy, John Carlson, Michael Jackson, Damon Huard, Jordan Babineaux, Patrick Kerney, Jim Mora, Sr., Jay Buhner, Jim Mora and many more!
The Jim Mora Count On Me Family Foundation was created to support children in need, primarily in three target areas: children from low socio-economic backgrounds, mentally and physically-challenged children, and children at-risk. The Foundation affords children the opportunity to realize their potential and dreams by working with organizations helping to create more stability in their lives, supporting advocacy for children, and supporting channels that allow children to have a voice. countonmefoundation.org
Promo for the 2010 Adionai Hood Classic at Garfield High School. The Adonai Hood Classic features some of the best basketball talent from the Seattle area, including a crop of rising NBA stars.
An a capella live performance by Grynch on the sunny deck of a ferry ride. Music on the Ferry presented by Seattle Weekly and RedHook. seattleweekly.com
An a capella live performance by Sportn’ Life artists Spaceman & SK. Music on the Ferry joins these rappers on a windy, rainy ferry ride out to Bremerton. Presented by Seattle Weekly and RedHook. seattleweekly.com
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An acoustic live performance by Handful of Luvin’ on the sunny deck of a ferry ride. Music on the Ferry presented by Seattle Weekly and RedHook. seattleweekly.com
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