November 17, 2008 · 7:00 PM
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Our next meeting, Monday November 17th, please welcome Ann Hedreen and Rustin Thompson of White Noise productions. Based in Seattle they have made an impressive number of award winning films. A very strong theme of social responsibility runs as a thread through all of their productions. Their recent film "The Church on Dauphine Street: One Katrina Story" documents the rebuilding of a community church out of the tragedy left in the aftermath of Katrina. While most of their work tells the stories of others peoples lives; their films "Quick Brown Fox: An Alzheimer's Story" and "30 Frames a Second: WTO in Seattle" each are told from a more personal perspective.
I have invited them to come and share some of their stories, some clips from their films and their views on the current trends and opportunities for local documentary film makers. I hope you are able to attend. Bring your questions.
Ann Hedreen is a writer, producer and director. Her career has spanned film, television, radio, print and public affairs. She has produced and written films on subjects ranging from teen parenting to toxics to art to Alzheimer's disease. She is a member of Women in Film Seattle, a recent alumna of the Hedgebrook center for women writers and a graduate of Wellesley College. Ann is a Seattle native. She began her career at the City News Bureau of Chicago.
Rustin Thompson is an independent filmmaker with more than 25 years experience as a director, cameraman, editor, and writer. In addition to making documentaries and short films, he worked for more than ten years as a freelance CBS cameraman, and has years of experience shooting in third world locations, including Bangladesh, Haiti, Guatemala, and North Korea. He is also a freelance film critic and host of the alt-country show Roadsongs, for Seattle radio station KBCS-FM, 91.3, and is a frequent contributor to Moviemaker magazine. Rustin is a graduate of the University of Washington.