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The Things We Keep

June 27, 2016

Grounded in nostalgia, “The Things We Keep” offers a glimpse of one man's yearly sojourn into the Coconino Forest to collect firewood and re-connect with his roots. As he recounts his early inspirations and life as a sawmill worker, we discover a past based in a simpler time and an aesthetic appreciation of nature and for the world around us.

The film has screened at over twenty festivals. Select festivals include: Seattle International Film Festival, American Documentary Film Festival, Bumpershoot 1 Reel Film Festival, Spokane International Film Festival, HollyShorts Film Festival, Flagstaff Mountain Film Festival, Dam Short Film Festival, Sanford International Film Festival, and Taos Shortz Film Fest. 

About the Filmmaker

Rosalie Miller is an award-winning freelance filmmaker, actor, and co-founder of Wanderhouse Productions. In 2012 she formed Wanderhouse Productions with her partner and has produced nine film projects, which have shown at nearly 100 festivals collectively, and won awards internationally. Her second documentary short, “The Things We Keep,” premiered at the 2015 Seattle International Film Festival and has screened at over twenty film festivals worldwide. She is currently directing her third short documentary about Seattle-based dance artist and drag queen, Cherdonna Shinatra and is in post-production on the feature-documentary, “Personhood,” which won the 2015 AmDocs Film Fund. Past producing credits include short period drama, Iron, a 2015 4Culture Site Specific Grant recipient; War Room, a 2014 recipient of the WA Filmwork’s Innovation Lab; and Decimation, winner of a 2013 SIFF ‘Jury Award’. Rosalie produces for Amazon Creative Services and is a member of Women in Film Seattle.



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To know this woman personally is to know an artist of deep human compassion, talent and kindness.