All politics is local, which is why Washington Filmworks has deputized several key players across the state to be Community Campaign Coordinators. This elite group lives in vibrant film destinations across the state such as Tacoma, Renton, Seattle, Bellingham, Vancouver, and Spokane. They will work during the campaign to coordinate local efforts and will help Washington Filmworks spread important details and calls to action during the campaign.
Filmworks is happy to introduce you to each of them, with their contact information, so if you live nearby you can get connected to what’s happening locally. We encourage you to reach out and introduce yourself – get involved today!
Washington Filmworks would like to thank each of these individuals for their contribution to the Keep Film in WA advocacy campaign.
Seattle – Krk Nordenstrom
Krk Nordenstrom is a Video Editor, Director, Writer, Producer, Film Festival Organizer and film industry activist in Seattle. In 2012, Krk got very involved with the Washington State film incentive and has continued pushing for its increase as a community coordinator and activist. His passion and goal is to engage and empower the local filmmaking community to #KeepFilminWa. Email: email@example.com
Tacoma – Sean Patrick Burke
Sean Patrick Burke is an American movie Producer, Writer, AD/Second AD, Director and Script Consultant. He grew up in Spokane, Washington. He works on indie films, major motion pictures and commercials. He is co-owner of the production company Have Not Films. His recent film he produced, As You Are, will be premiering in the American Drama Competition at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2016. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Renton – Ben Andrews
Ben Andrews has a combined 25 years of project management experience. At the age of 15 he was running his father’s construction sites. Construction evolved into IT project management and eventually landed on the entertainment industry. He’s done the spectrum of projects from narrative to commercial, short form to feature. Films he’s directed or produced have been in over 150 film festivals. He’s the Founder and Executive Director of the Seattle Film Summit. He also was Executive Producer of the state’s largest volunteer film production with over 140 people from across the world supporting the project. Email: email@example.com
Bellingham – John Weaver
As a nation-wide Political Consultant, John Weaver is an experienced professional manager and consultant to growing organizations leveraging the power of local grassroots activists united by common values and a shared vision of success. John has established a national reputation as a hard working leader with the tactical knowledge to overcome complex challenges and achieve challenging goals, primarily regarding special projects that haven’t been attempted before. John has led several organizations through periods of successful growth, overseeing operations to ensure quality, efficiency and effective use of resources, people leadership and relationship building. John also specializes in back-end database management and has produced effective database management training manuals, including hands-on training sessions for client’s staff, resulting in a track record of positive feedback. Since early 2014, John has proven to be a valuable component for BellinghamFilmFestivals.com. By specializing in strategic development and volunteer team building, John has helped to provide an efficient and effective structure for growth and smooth transition into the ever-expanding local film production hub BellinghamFilm.com. Email: JohnWConsulting@gmail.com
Bellingham – Avielle Heath
Avielle Heath is the Executive Director for Bellingham Film, an organization devoted to the development of the film industry north of Seattle. They offer networking opportunities, training sessions, mentorship and assistance with productions on all levels. Avielle is also a Producer that specializes in production design. She works with several independent production companies on commercials, shorts, features and TV shows. In addition to her freelance work she is a Resident Producer for Hand Crank Films in Seattle. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Vancouver – Jeff Waters
Jeff Waters is a Writer, Director, Producer and the Executive Director of Vancouver Filmworks, a nonprofit motion picture production company and vocational training academy in Vancouver, WA. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Teledramatic Arts & Technology from CSU Monterey Bay. Waters has written several feature-length screenplays, including The Modern Primitives (based on his novel of the same title), Justified, The Ordeal and Keepers of the Dead. He is currently producing the feature film Evil, set to begin pre-production in April, 2016. Email: email@example.com
Spokane – Rebecca Cook
Rebecca Cook lives and works in the Spokane area and is very active in the film community. She’s worked as an Actress, Director, Producer, Costumer, Make-up Artist, and Accountant on several commercials, over 20 feature films, many short films and web series, and two seasons of Z Nation. She has recorded commercial and documentary voice-overs, and she has brought to life over 60 audiobooks. Rebecca is excited to support and stimulate the film community through her work with Washington Filmworks and is grateful for the opportunity. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org