While on an ill-conceived road trip, two estranged siblings discover they have differing opinions when it comes to their long-buried family history, forcing them to face the past with hope and despair.
About the Filmmaker
A strong supporter of film projects large and small in the Seattle community, director Jeremy Mackie is currently residing in Singapore on a two-year exploration with his wife. Mackie seeks earnest and offbeat stories to bring to the screen.
Before Chasing the Sun, Mackie directed the SIFF Fly Film The Return, a modern reworking of Saki's modern tale The Open Window set in the tunnels underneath the Seattle Center. The film played at the Austin Film Festival, SIFF '12 and won an Emerging Cinematographer Award for DP T.J. Williams Jr. from the International Cinematographers Guild.
In 2011, Jeremy wrote and directed the short film While You Weren't Looking about a pint-sized rebel girl finding adventure in racing grocery carts. He also directed a 'city-film' homage to the people of Seattle entitled Grey Linings, as well as the short documentary A Little Bit Faster, which follows an amateur race car driver trying to make it in a money-dominated sport.