Sonicsgate: Requiem for a Team

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

Dirtbag: The Legend of Fred Beckey

A feature documentary on the exceptional life of an all-time mountaineering icon and his groundbreaking influence on the sport. DIRTBAGMOVIE.COM

The Ultimate Upset

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.

http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/a-no-16-seed-will-win-but-dont-bet-on-it/

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt6649824

 

BACKFIRE: HOW TO DESTROY A PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE

 

A short documentary examining the 1988 Presidential Election Campaign: Bush vs. Dukakis. ESPN Films Presents a 2R Productions / Lucid Visual Media production for FiveThirtyEight.

http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/film-how-to-destroy-a-presidential-candidate/

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5955638/

K2: Siren of the Himalayas

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 Mountainfilm in Telluride and an award-winning international festival run. Domestic Distribution by First Run Features. International Distribution by X-Treme Video.

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Evergreen: The Road to Legalization

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.

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The Finish Line

78-year-old Bill Iffrig was thrust into the national spotlight after the Boston Marathon attacks. One year later, he talks about his journey.

Produced for Sports On Earth.

Named an Official Honoree in the Sports category at the 19th Annual Webby Awards.

2015 Webby Awards Honoree

Mr. Irrelevant

A short documentary exploring the fates of three men branded “Mr. Irrelevant” as the final pick of the NFL draft.

Produced for Sports On Earth.

Named an Official Honoree in the Sports category at the 18th Annual Webby Awards.

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“Something Soon” – Car Seat Headrest

A music video for “Something Soon” by Car Seat Headrest that serves as the band’s unveiling on Matador Records.

http://www.npr.org/2015/09/01/436340786/songs-we-love-car-seat-headrest-something-soon

http://pitchfork.com/reviews/tracks/17653-car-seat-headrest-something-soon/

http://noisey.vice.com/blog/car-seat-headrest-something-soon-video

http://www.spin.com/2015/09/car-seat-headrest-matador-something-soon-video-teens-of-style/

The Nachomentary

An episodic documentary series on rapper Nacho Picasso.

**WARNING** Contains adult language, drug use and (im)mature content.

http://nachomentary.com

The Kicker

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

Breaking the Ice

A short documentary on the groundbreaking 1988 Jamaican bobsled team. What you know from Cool Runnings is wrong.

Produced for Sports On Earth.

“Ls Up” – SPAC3MAN & Jake One

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.

“Slick Watts” – Blue Scholars

A short film inspired by the Blue Scholars song “Slick Watts” and concept album Cinemetropolis.  A day-in-the-life of Seattle without the Sonics.  Starring NBA legend Slick Watts and hip-hop artists Blue Scholars.

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Mackie FreePlay

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

Mackie THUMP

A 30-second commercial for Mackie THUMP speaker system. Show us your moves.

http://www.mackie.com/products/thump/

Mackie Mixbusters

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?

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Mackie & EAW at Ballard SeafoodFest

Mackie and EAW rock the Ballard SeafoodFest, a 42-year tradition in Seattle!

Mackie Sound Like You Mean It

A promotional video highlighting Mackie products edited together using voiceover narration and archival footage.

Mackie DLM at The Comet

The Comet is a legendary bar and music venue in the heart of Capitol Hill in Seattle, WA. See how the owners remodeled the bar including a revamped Mackie DLM sound system.

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Thomas Dolby for Mackie

Thomas Dolby endorses the Mackie DL1608 mixer and SRM speakers.

 

Ampeg Artists

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.

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Skype Bicymple

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.

Xbox Ultimate Game Sale

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.

Northside Basketball

An online video for Northside Swarm Basketball.

Lynwood Crossfit

A Crossfit marketing video for Local’s Gym in Lynwood, Washington.

Costco: A Company Built on Values

**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.

Duo Pinball

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.

http://duo-games.com

Duo Gamer

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).

http://duo-games.com/

 

 

 

Atari Arcade

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.

 

How to Duo

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.

Z-App

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.

Audi A-7

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.

Seattle Team Shop

Seattle Team Shop between the two Seattle stadiums is the place to be on game day! These two marketing videos put you on the street in all the action for Mariners vs. Yankees and Mexico vs. Ecuador.

SNL: The Game

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.

“In Full Uniform” – David Reynolds

Music video for the song “In Full Uniform” by David Reynolds.  Released on Memorial Day 2012 as a tribute to soldiers.  From the “Evergreen” EP.  Music written and performed by David Reynolds.  Song produced by Stephen Shirk. Starring Dylan Noebels as the deployed soldier with real military footage from director Ian Connors.

Featured video on Military.com, Q13 Fox News and Blue Monster Entertainment.  Winner of second place at the F-Action Music Video Competition presented by F Magazine.

 

 

Man Zou: Beijing to Shanghai

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**

manzoumovie.com

Every Day Is a Journey

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

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Better Than Vegas

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.

Perfume Genius – Live Sessions

A series of intimate live performance videos from indie rockers Perfume Genius. Shot on location at The Mix in Seattle. Produced for Matador Records.

Jim Mora Count on Me Family Foundation

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

Adonai Hood Classic

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.

MUSIC ON THE FERRY – GRYNCH

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

MUSIC ON THE FERRY – SPAC3MAN & SK

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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MUSIC ON THE FERRY – HANDFUL OF LUVIN’

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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