I worked on many films in 2015 and I like to think that I grew a lot as a filmmaker, but I'm never sure. The hardest part for me is nearing the end of a production, looking back on all the hours of work and stress I've put into it, and wondering if any of that was worth it.
As it turns out, this will be my first year attending the Spokane International Film Festival as a director, and I'm excited to have three of my films selected for screening: "Trio," "She Only Wants Me For My Body," and "Without an Ending." A lot of incredible people were in involved with each of these productions. If you've been a part of these films in any way, this accomplishment belongs to you first and foremost.
"Trio" is a short film I directed last winter about the trials of three musicians who are simultaneously trying to practice. "Trio" played last year at the Local Sightings Film Festival in Seattle, and the Ellensburg Film Festival. Its festival run was financed by Kickstarter backers. It will be screened in the "Emerging Filmmakers" program this year at SPIFF.
She Only Wants Me For My Body
This film was put together by an incredible team for last year's 50 Hour Slam, an annual timed film competition in Spokane. It was selected as finalist and screened at the awards ceremony, but did not win any awards. It will be making its debut as a festival selection for "Best of the Northwest" this year at SPIFF.
Without an Ending
"Without an Ending" is my latest film, created as a student project at EWU last fall. The film follows a writer tasked with tying up loose ends in the series finale of the hit sci-fi drama "Star-Splitter," after its showrunner passes away unexpectedly. It will be closing the "Best of the Northwest" program this year at SPIFF.
The Spokane International Film Festival runs this year from January 29 to February 6. When the full schedule is announced, it will be available on the SPIFF website.
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