In March, Washington Filmworks announced Local Lens, making Washington State the first production incentive in the country to reserve its funding exclusively for projects creatively driven by Washington State residents.

Recently, the Board of Directors of Washington Filmworks approved 3 additional projects for funding assistance under this umbrella including the episodic series Three Busy Debras, as well as the feature films Home Sweet Home and When Love Speaks. See below for more information on these productions.

Washington Filmworks is still considering fully funded projects on an ongoing basis and will keep the application window open until the 2019 fund is exhausted. To learn more about the specific eligibility requirements, please see the full Guidelines & Criteria here. Want the cheat sheet? Check out the filmmaker fact sheet on the new program here.

Interested in working on one of these approved productions? Email your inquiry and resume to each production via the email provided below for each project.

About Home Sweet Home

A flirtatious barista fakes her religious convictions to attract the leader of a Christian affordable housing ministry. In the process of trying to win his heart, she finds true meaning in serving others. Based on a book and screenplay by Washington state author Lesley Ann McDaniel, the project is produced by Robin McLain and JD Dewitt. Home Sweet Home filmed in and around Spokane Valley in June. The film will be distributed by BMG Global.

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About Three Busy Debras

Three Busy Debras is a quarter-hour live-action episodic series set to air on Adult Swim, which follows the surreal day-to-day lives of three deranged housewives, all named Debra, in their affluent suburban town.Three Busy Debras originated as a web series created by a trio of comedians, Mitra Jouhari (High Maintenance), Sandy Honig (Isn’t It Romantic) and Alyssa Stonoha. Amy Poehler and Kim Lessing are executive producers through Paper Kite Productions. After their successful experience producing Todd Rohal’s Hunky Boys Go Ding-Dong: Don’t Die Alone for Adult Swim, Lacey Leavitt and Jonathan Caso will produce Three Busy Debras in the greater Seattle area this summer. Leavitt also executive produced Todd Rohal’s short program M.O.P.Z. in 2016, which also aired on Adult Swim.

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About When Love Speaks

Directed by Seattle-based director Cornelia Duryée, the feature film When Love Speaks has an unusual storytelling style that celebrates both the rich classical tradition of Seattle theater and Duryée’s own artistic history, who co-founded Seattle Shakespeare Company 27 years ago. Most of the dialogue in the film is delivered in the form of Shakespearean and Elizabethan love poetry, which Kairos Productions hopes will attract attention from literary and film fans worldwide. When Love Speaks is being produced by Larry Estes and will film in Spokane this fall.

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