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Reel NW: Bone Wind Fire

Reel NW and Indie Seattle
By Robert Horton

This week's Reel NW title is Bone Wind Fire, Canadian filmmaker Jill Sharpe's examination of three artists and their habitats: Georgia O'Keefe and the American Southwest; Frido Kahlo and Mexico; and, closest to home, Emily Carr and the green density of British Columbia.

Reel NW films selected for the 2013 PBS Online Film Festival



PBS ONLINE FILM FESTIVAL 2013


The Pacific Northwest will be represented at the second annual PBS Online Film Festival. Three short films from KCTS 9’s Reel NW series are among the 25 short films that are featuring in the 2013 festival.

Next on Reel NW and the upcoming MOHAI film competition

Reel NW - Cue The Muse

Next on Reel NW and the upcoming MOHAI film competition
By Robert Horton

Our guest blogger Robert Horton comments on 'Cue The Muse' on Reel NW and MOHAI's upcoming film competition.

Seattle Filmmakers at Sundance


Seattle Filmmakers at Sundance Film Festival
By Robert Horton

'Welcome to Doe Bay'

Robert Horton is a guest blogger for season 3 of Reel NW.

Welcome to Doe Bay
By Robert Horton

Last year when the jury members for the Reel NW prize at the Seattle International Film Festival got together, we were strongly agreed on Megan Griffiths's film Eden as our top pick. But it would've been a short meeting if we hadn't at least kicked around our next-favorites, and so we did.

Robert Horton Introduces Reel NW Season 3


We are excited to have Seattle writer Robert Horton as a guest blogger for season 3 of Reel NW. Here he introduces the season 3 shorts.

A group of themed short films gives you a chance to feel the similarities, the reverberations, between different offerings and different viewpoints.

Which is fine.

Adam Pease and Ryan Short Talk About "TAD"

Adam Pease and Ryan Short, the directors of “TAD: Busted Circuits and Ringing Ears,” talk to the film critic Robert Horton about how their documentary came about, and why TAD was such an appealing band.

Jeff Chiba Stearns Talks About "One Big Hapa Family"

Jeff Chiba Stearns talks to Robert Horton about how a reunion led to his film "One Big Hapa Family," and about his latest project, “Mixed Match.”

Dan Merchant Talks About "Lord, Save Us"

At Vermillion in Seattle, Dan Merchant, the director of "Lord, Save Us from Your Followers," talks to the film critic Robert Horton about why he made his film and why he put himself in it.

Producer Dan Dumas on What Makes a Reel NW Film

Now that Season 2 of Reel NW is in re-broadcast, it seemed like an excellent time to sit down with Reel NW producer Dan Dumas and chat about how he finds the films on Reel NW and what makes a Reel NW film.

Season 2 of Reel NW was really diverse, with everything from documentaries about homeless shopping cart racers to a “horror film” about parents who suddenly started dressing like teens. What are you looking for in a Reel NW film? Is diversity one of your goals?

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