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Reel NW Season 3

Reel NW - SIFF 2013 Fly Filmmakers QA
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An Evening with SIFF 2013 Fly Filmmakers

KCTS 9 hosts an evening with the SIFF 2013 Fly Filmmakers Curtis Taylor, Lulu Gargiulo, Ben Andrews, and Amy Enser, with Warren Etheredge as MC.

Season 3 Films

SIFF 2013 Fly FIlms
Honor the Treaties

Inspired by works of art created by one of the 2012 Artist Trust Fellows, our four Fly Filmmakers (Ben Andrews, Amy Enser, Lulu Gargiulo, and Curtis Taylor) rose to the challenge with original films that were shot in neighborhoods across Seattle.
2012 SIFF FLY FILMS
Honor the Treaties

Four filmmakers sign up to make short films for the Seattle Film Festival. They are given one week to write, three days to shoot, five days to edit and no money. Catch the SIFF 2012 Fly Films, C.B., Reviens Moi, The Return & D.C.I.
Season 3 Shorts - Watch Online Now

Various directors

ReelNW Short


Featuring a collection of short films on diverse subjects.

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Bone Wind Fire

Directed by Jill Sharpe

ReelNW Bone Wind Fire
Image courtesy of National Film Board of Canada


Bone Wind Fire is an intimate and evocative journey into the hearts, minds and eyes of Georgia O'Keeffe, Emily Carr and Frida Kahlo—three of the 20th century's most remarkable artists. Georgia O'Keeffe lived and painted in the sun-baked clarity of the American Southwest; Emily Carr in the lush jungled green of the BC rainforests; and Frida Kahlo in the hot and dusty clamour of Mexico City.

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Welcome to Doe Bay - Watch Online Now

Directed by Daniel Thornton and Nesib CB Shamah

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A documentary about the greatest music festival you’ve never heard of. Welcome to Doe Bay chronicles how innovative, resourceful and creative individuals can band together to create a truly unique musical experience.

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Cue The Muse

Directed by Jodie Martinson and Greg Masuda

ReelNW Cue the Muse


There’s only really one time in life when you don’t care what other people think. You’re an artist. You’re brilliant. But then, we start to care about quality...

Follow filmmaker Jodie Martinson on her journey to rediscover the uninhibited creativity she had as a child. Master painter and AIDS activist Tiko Kerr, ballet dancer Alexis Fletcher, luthier Nicole Alosinac, and rock vocalist Colleen Rennison of No Sinner reveal what it takes to prosper, and live, creatively every day.

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Reel NW extra with host Lynn Shelton
Reel NW Special with Lynn Shelton

Award winning director Lynn Shelton talks with three of the filmmakers, Eric Becker (Honor the Treaties), Peter Edlund (Love, Seattle), and Jhene Erwin (The House I Keep), from Reel NW season 3 shorts about their work and the film scene in Seattle.

Shorts Honor the Treaties and The House I Keep are among the films currently featuring in the PBS 2013 Online Film Festival.

Reel NW Special with John Keister
Reel NW Special with Lynn Shelton

Writer and comedian John Keister hosts a conversation with Dan Thornton, Nesib C.B. Shamah, and Sarah Crowe, the filmmakers of Reel NW feature, Welcome to Doe Bay.

Highlights from Season 3

And the 2013 Reel NW Award Goes to...



KCTS 9 and SIFF are pleased to announce that Big Joy: The Adventures of James Broughton, directed by Northwest filmmakers Eric Slade and Stephen Silha—is the winner of the second annual Reel NW Award, presented to a distinguished feature-length film with Pacific Northwest connections appearing in the 2013 Seattle International Film Festival.

Read the full KCTS 9 Press Release announcing the award.

Waking the Green Tiger

Directed by Gary Marcuse

ReelNW Walking the Green Tiger


Seen through the eyes of activists, farmers, and journalists, Waking the Green Tiger follows an extraordinary campaign to stop a massive dam project that would displace 100,000 people on the upper Yangtze river at Tiger Leaping Gorge in southwestern China.

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Mighty Jerome - re-broadcast Fri, Feb 22, at 9p

Directed by Charles Officer

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This is a re-broadcast of a season 2 Reel NW feature. Mighty Jerome was the winner of 2012 Northwest regional Emmy Award for best historical documentary.

The film recounts the rise, fall, and redemption of Canadian athlete Harry Jerome. One of Canada’s most promising track stars at the age of 19, Jerome was sidelined in the 1960 Olympic Games due to injury.

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Hood to Coast - Featured on KCTS Television on Jan 25, 2013

Directed by Christoph Baaden and Marcie Hume

ReelNW Hood to Coast


Hood To Coast follows four teams on an epic journey to conquer the world’s largest relay race. A 67-year-old heart attack survivor returns to conquer the race that nearly killed her, a family in mourning runs to honor the memory of their beloved, a group of film animators test the limits of their athleticism (or lack thereof), and a group of aging jocks show they still know how to have a good time.

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