Congratulations to Our Award Winners
People's Choice Award- Anthony Thambynayagam for Figure Man
Filmmakers Choice Award- John Krull & Yukari Romano for In Search of the Perfect Beer
Brennan Chamber's Award- Grant Crawford for Return of Robot
Runner Up - Anthony Thambynayagam for Figure Man
Duwamish Longhouse and Friends of Georgetown History Award- Jesse Moore & Patty Foley for Headstones
Runner up - Clint Berquist for Block Party
Youth Filmmaker Awards- Davis Creative Productions for Where the Cats Play
- Hazel, Lucy, and Emma for The Ghosts of GT
Jonathan Marlow's Award- Rana San for letters to [and from] Pablo
Runner Up - Neil Rhoades and Alyson Stoner-Rhoades for A Glimpse of the Connections Museum
Lyn McCracken's Award- Jesse Moore & Patty Foley for Headstones
Runner Up - Chris Pfeifle for Hold Fast
Rana San's Award- Stephen Leonard Samelko for The Great Paralysis
Runner Up- Kevin Coulton for Endemic
Shannon Gee's Award- Just John for West Nebraska
Runner Up- Grant Crawford for Return of Robot
Runner Up- Stephen Leonard Samelko for The Great Paralysis
Spirit of GS8 Award- Special Olympics by Cedar Bushue & Jean-Paul Builes
All images by Janet Neuhauser
except "FIgure Man" photos by Anthony Thambynayagam
Special Thanks to the GS8 Dev Team for creation of our new Video Archive Viewer:
REEL 1 – A Tidal River Has
By Laura Wright
by Nolan Gonzalez and Ashleen O'Brien
Starring: Ashleen O'Brien and Lula(dog in the video)
Music by: Sam Phillips Corwin
This is a film about the Duwamish river and the Duwamish land that I am currently living on. Every time I walk past the river near my house I have a feeling that something special might be hiding beneath the water. This video is about that special thing while highlighting some of my favorite parts of the neighborhood. Also, my dog is in it!
by Chris Pfeifle
First Mate: Steve
Boatswain’s Mate: Quigley
Lyrics: Kevin Baker
2117 miles from the nearest shoreline and a heavy storm bearing down on them the crew of the sailing vessel “CoRonin” have a decision to make...panic or HOLD FAST.
Hard Edges, Soft Ground
by m.o.i. aka The Minister of Information
Film and Sound by Don Wilkison aka m.o.i.
Music by Lazy Boy Blues, Unicorn Heads; The Heartache, Ugonna Onyekwe; Bro Time, Nat Keefe & BeatMower.
Hard Edges, Soft Ground is centered around the Lower Duwamish River over the period Feb 9-12th, 2020. The film explores and juxtaposes some of my favorite Georgetown activities. These include exploring industrial and riverine habitats, unwrapping take-out tamales from Lorena’s Kitchen, savoring cake from Deep Sea and Sugar, and lounging in Ruby Chow Park in order to watch planes land on Boeing Field.
REEL 2 – Banks with Stories
The Adventures of Oak and Humbug
by Christopher Kimbrough & Elahe Zare
starring: Oak as himself, Humbug as himself
(Humbug created by Irene Pedersen)
A huge thank you the Recycling Depot, Stellar Pizza, Wholesale Growers Market, SANCA, Deep Sea Sugar & Salt, for providing the sets and props for this film.
A young boy in an industrial city meets a magical creature who takes him on a whirlwind adventure to a whimsical land full of color and joy.
Where the Cats Play
by Davis Creative Productions
Cast: Zivia Davis and Finn Davis
Creative Director: Megan Davis
Music: “Kitty” by The Presidents of the United States of America
The Ghosts of GT
by Hazel, Lucy & Emma
Staring: Asher, Swift and Ewan
Ghost Appearances: Hazel & Lucy
Filmed By: Emma
Sound : Hazel & Lucy
All film-makers & actors are 11 years old or younger.
No Fly Zone
by Trinh Duong & Rob Jellinek
Villain: Trinh Duong
Reader: Kinsley Ogunmola
Flip Flip Ding Ding/ Deep Sea Patron: Keri Stenerson
Deep Sea Baker in the Dark: Jayne Cayabyab
Director/ Sound/ Light Meter Expert: Rob Jellinek
Story: Trinh Duong
When an unsuspecting reader picks up a strange new comic at Fantagraphics, a devious villain from the comic steals a fairy's wings and is transported from the story to real-world Georgetown. Thrilled by her newfound freedom, she explores Georgetown, causing mayhem wherever she goes. It is up to the reader to capture her back into the book!
Flyght Path (or The Girl is Fly)
by Tracy Thompson
by Jesse Moore and Patty Foley
8mm film, poem, sound
REEL 3 – People Who Live There
by Peter Reiquam
Starring Jackson Reiquam
Music and Sound by Jackson Reiquam
A search for community
by Paul Dewald
Music by "A friend"
Max @ Lawless forge
Dan @ Motive Custom Woodwork
Colin @ Cyclefab
In a world full of uncertainty, finding common ground can feel harder than ever. Forging community has never been more important.
In Search of the Perfect Beer
by John Krull & Yukari Romano
Producer and Director: John Krull
Cinematography and Camera: Yukari Romano
Starring: John Krull
Music by: Craig MacArthur (free licence from YouTube)
This Super 8 short by filmmakers John Krull and Yukari Romano features well-known Georgetown breweries. In the film, John, playing himself, sets out in search of the perfect beer. Alas, the search continues so look forward to next years' entries.
by Jessica Foss
by Nemo Campisi
Television Head played by Zort Zeepzort
Flower Head played by Zac
Monster played by Ted
By Terrence Wynder, Kevin Drury, Kris Brown, and Ernest Argyros
ACT I: lsdf.studio
ACT II: Kris Brown & Ernest Argyros
ACT III: EVIL CLEAN AND MISTER KEN EVIL
REEL 4 – And Places it Shapes
A Glimpse of the Connections Museum
by Neil Rhoades & Alyson Stoner-Rhoades
Sound sample from Isolation Loops by Hainbach
Only 200 feet from our house in Georgetown, we were inspired to document the wonders of the Connections Museum. Displaying meticulously, lovingly kept telecommunications technology from a bygone age, much like the Super 8 Camera.
Thanks to The Connections Museum for filming access & assistance
Observation of Place
by Alexis Wood
A reflection on the visual elements around us, both fixed and evolving, that subconsciously inform our understanding of place.
by Jason Zook
by Just John
Featuring: Blackbird- goes by “Scout”, Chef Cesar, Grandma & Grandpa, Cousin Chris, & Malia
Location: Fix Auto Body & Jellyfish Brewing
Music: “The Chronicles of Georgetown”, by DJ Neebor
Random things that can happen at a family business on the corner Corson and Nebraska.
February 28, 2020.
by Kevin Coulton
Residents of the Duwamish Valley have an average lifespan that's ten years shorter than the rest of Seattle. Systemic pollution doesn't just hurt the environment, it hurts everyone.
our usual table
by la dele sines and allan phillips
Soundtrack by la dele sines - music uncredited from public domain compilation, ambient restaurant sounds.
~ INTERMISSION ~
REEL 5 – It’s Been a Long Hard Spring
Frances Doesn’t Care for the Blues
by William Brandt
Music : Frances Doesn’t Care for the Blues by Billybrandtmusic.com
Actors: Joanne Klein & Billy Brandt
Piano: Shawn Schlogel & Carl Hikaru Okada
Bass: Greg Feingold
Drums: Jamael Nance
by Ali Rowenna
Filmmaker-Producer/Audio Design - Ali Rowenna
Model/Co-Producer- Ilysia Van Deren
Purveyor of Lost Dreams
by Mackenzi Wakley
Actor: Sean Canfield
Music: Mackenzi Wakley
Special Olympics Basketball
by Cedar Bushue
Camera Work by Jean-Paul Builes
Leap Year MMXX
by Angelina Tolentino
Background Music: The Sight Below
Starring: Jerry, Logan, Homer, Simone, Octopus, Tarik, Charlie, Penguin, John E, & Victoria
An octopus decides to take a day off of the daily grind to hang out with friends
Sun's there, you're just not high enough
by Madison Holup
Song "Summer" by the Wednesdays
Featuring: Vané Moreno, Mars Clark, KK Daly, & Mad Holup
"Summer" Recorded by Jak McKool.
The Wednesdays spend an afternoon romping around South Park, finding nature in the industrial and industry in the natural. Dreaming of better times and sunshine, they make the most of a gloomy Seattle day. The band ends up practicing outside their space, Whale House Studios and celebrates over pints at Loretta's.
REEL 6 – But There is Still Love
In the Air
by Ann Sammon
Starring: Ann & Jhon
Music by: Jhon Warren Gilroy
Special thanks to Tracy T.
letters to [and from] Pablo
by Rana San
Letters: Rana San + David Bestock
Voice + Music: Pablo Schvarzman ft. Citrus Máxima + Camellia Sinesis from album "Seeds"
Improvised visual letters breach sense, distance, and substance.
Surprise in the Freezer
by Corrie Greening
Starring: Wynne Pei
Music by: Interstellar
Big Thanks to: Augie Pagan, Anthony Thambynayagam, Jason Austin, Tang!!!, Randy Pettigrew, Grant Eckman, Scott Horrell, Michele + Chris McMullen, Steve Withycombe, Laura Wright and the Georgetown Super 8 Film Festival
The Best Day of My Life
by Jason Austin
Credits: Willie West, Jason Austin, Anthony Thambynayagam, Randy Pettigrew, Corrie Greening, Augie Pagan, Tang!!!
Original Score: Jason Austin
Produced by The Georgetown AV Club: Anthony Thambynayagam, Augie Pagan, Corrie Greening, Jason Austin, Tang!!!
Dedicated to David and Don- Your impact on this community will never be forgotten.
The Great Paralysis
by Stephen Leonard Samelko
Original song, “Flashbang.” by Stephen Leonard
Waitress: Emma Jay Byfield
Narrator: Stephen Leonard
REEL 7 – And We Have Each Other ¯\_(?)_/¯
The Big Con
by Augie Pagan
A Five Dagger Films & Fiver Studio Production
Executive Producer: Scott Horrell
Staring: Jared Britt, Anna Lange, Chris Pfeifle, & Kate Jessup
Crew: Jason Austin, Anthony Thambynayagam, Tang
Sound Engineer: Jared Britt
Costumes: Pretty Parlor & Scott Horrell
Music: Courage and Strength by Tilman Sillescu, Five to one by Steve Poloni
When a neighborhood mob boss finds out his best friend has been secretly stealing money from him, he starts to not only question their friendship, but also, if he should let his friend continue to live.
by Anthony Thambynayagam
Starring - Willie West
Original Score - Arran Emory McInnis
Make up/SFX - Ed Kroupa, Katarina Toft, Nichole Rathburn, and Michael Koehler
Production team - Jason Douglas Austin, Mark Johnson, Corrie Greening, and Augie Pagan
Produced by - Anthony Thambynayagam and Mark Johnson
A man journeys back home.
Return of Robot
by Grant Crawford
Actors - Cameron Olson, Caleb Crawford and Will Fifield
Music - Grant Crawford
The mechanized forces returned to conquer the world, this time through mind control.
Death of a Libation
By Amee Shepard
by Clint Berquist
Music written by Tamlin and performed by DUBCAR.
REEL 8 – And the Crazy Things We Do
by Craig Downing
Additional Help: Valerie Sloane and Bernard Mann
Perros Manos (dog hands)
by Zack Lindsey + Keturah Walker
Starring: Gato + the Beat!
Cast: Keturah, Zack, Drea, Greg, Nathaniel, Mary
A story torn from the pages of history - a powerful relic, dogs that control humans, a struggle for control - and it happens in Georgetown.
THE 1979 BIZARRE
River City Racers
by Sean B.
Sound courtesy of YouTube Audio Library & Freesound
by Michael Campos, Lauren Harris, Jordan Maples and Ryan Rohrer
A Hard Day's Day
by Adam Walker and Charlotte Blythe
Starring: Nox Novacula
Music by: Nox Novacula
Special thanks to All City and Georgetown Music.
Meet the GS82020 Judges
Lyn McCracken is an artist, photographer, and educator. Her work is primarily documentary and includes a variety of themes: laborers, gangs in San Francisco, the Cypress Street Bridge, burnt forests, and cultural and architectural images from Cuba, Peru, and El Salvador. Lyn has taught photography in colleges, high schools, and community centers since the early 1990's. Lyn makes connections as she teaches, between the history of photography, the technology and science of photography, light and chemistry, and how people see or perceive the world. She has an ongoing interest in the role of photographic images as catalysts or indicators of social change. Lyn has received awards, grants and institutional commissions for her work. She currently teaches at The Northwest School in Seattle
Rana San is an artist and arts administrator who, prior to stepping into her current role as Artistic Director, served as the Community Programmer at NWFF, co-creating programming driven by and for the community.
Rana co-directs the annual Cadence: Video Poetry Festival, the only video poetry festival in the PNW. Drawing on her background in performing arts and cultural management, she has curated and produced cultural festivals, museum programs, and intimate creative salons in Seattle, Istanbul, and Barcelona. Her creative practice melds dreamwork, written word, body in motion, video poetry, and analog photography. She’s interested in the ways we relate to ourselves, each other, our surroundings, the unknown, and the new meanings that are made in spaces where artistic mediums meet.
Rana’s first stop motion animation short disarmed screened at Local Sightings in 2016 and she serves on the short film committee for the Seattle Turkish Film Festival.
Shannon Gee, is an award-winning television producer documentary filmmaker, and general manager of the
Seattle Channel is an award-winning municipal television station that reflects, informs and inspires the community it serves with a local mix of news, analysis, stories and perspectives you won't find anywhere else.
Gee’s award-winning Seattle Channel documentaries include One Generation’s Time: The Legacy of Silme Domingo and Gene Viernes, an account of the 1981 murders of the Filipino American labor activists, and Massive Monkees: The Beacon, which chronicled the local hip-hop crew’s rise from break-dancing competitions at local community centers to world-championship stages.
Prior to joining Seattle Channel, Gee worked at KCTS 9 public television, as an independent documentary filmmaker, and as a print and web freelance film critic and features writer. She is the recipient of seven Northwest Regional Emmy Awards and numerous Emmy nominations. She serves on community advisory committees with the Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience and is a member of the Asian American Journalists Association.
The Friends of Georgetown History is a community group of friendly and talented neighbors dedicated to celebrating the neighborhood of Georgetown’s many contributions to the legend of Seattle’s early years.
Brenan Chambers oversees projection, sound, lighting and other tech needs as as Technical Director for the Northwest Film Forum Technical. He has worked as a projectionist since the age of 16 and has worked extensively with the Seattle Art Museum, Seattle International Film Festival, and several other theaters around the northwest. Brenan became a volunteer projectionist at the Northwest Film Forum after moving to Seattle from eastern Washington in 2009. When not spending most of his time in windowless booths, he has a passion for electronics, music production and video art, synthesizers and all things hands-on & DIY.
Jonathan Marlow is an occasional curator, cinematographer, composer, filmmaker and film producer with a handful of award-winning films to his credit. Prior to his roles at film distributors Paracme and Arbelos, Marlow was (or continues to be) affiliated with numerous film festivals (including Camera Obscura and SIFF), nonprofit film organizations (Northwest Film Forum, Flaherty Seminar, San Francisco Cinematheque) and tech-centric film distribution companies (notably Fandor, Amazon and others). Marlow is concurrently a member of the Board of Directors of the Canyon Cinema Foundation and co-Vice President of the Board of Trustees of International Film Seminars. In addition to his infrequent articles and interviews for an assortment of publications, Marlow is known to host screenings throughout the world showcasing remarkable films that are generally unavailable elsewhere.
Photograph (and “photographic manipulations”) by Zazie
Thank you to all of our judges for Making GS82020 Great!
Award design and fabrication courtesy of Corrie Greening and Holly Mistur.