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Chasing the Sun

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Chasing the Sun

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.



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I watched "Chasing the Sun" on KCTS 9. Very nice film - wish it was longer. The acting was good and so was the plot. Hope you'll film more of this.

What a beautiful film in every way: direction, cinematography, acting, script and music. The story, scenes and dialogue were perfectly crafted. I have friends in both their 30s and 60s who are currently longing for connection with or at least an understanding of a parent who abandoned them. So much is revealed in the seemingly short arc of this story. That last line lingers as disappointment turns to acceptance and leads towards love for what's left.

Thank you for sharing this lovely film. I look forward to viewing your other work and bringing it to more viewers. May you have continued success from the hard work and deep insight you put into your art.

I grew up in and around Snohomish WA and was wondering if parts of this film, particularly the ending where they drive away from where they think their Mother was, was filmed along the Snohomish River znd up Hwy 9?

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