Watch Von Piglet Productions’ Film Day Video


Film Day on March 17 in Olympia was a huge success and was critical to keeping SB 6027, the bill to increase funding for the Motion Picture Competitiveness Program, in play.

With more than 300 film industry professionals in attendance, 90 meetings with legislators, and an apocalyptic set built and staged by cast, crew, and business owners from both sides of the state, the advocacy day left an indelible memory for everyone involved.

Film Day was a collective effort but Washington Filmworks wanted to extend a special thank you to Sue Corcoran from Von Piglet Productions and producer Fon Chen Williams and production coordinator Jennifer Orrestad. They assembled a talented cast and crew to bring to life a production on the Capitol Campus. This brought a face to film for legislators and exemplified the impact and scope of what we can do as a film industry and community.

You can watch the final film here.

Thank you to all who came to lobby and the cast and crew (credited below) for their hard work.

Special thanks to Steve Graham and Jodi Binstock of Go 2 Z, LLC, as well as The Asylum and the Syfy Channel.

Produced by Fon Chen Williams

Written and Directed by Sue Corcoran

Starring Russell Hodgkinson, Nat Zang, Lisa Coronado,  Angela DiMarco, Aaron Washington, David Hogan, Austin Harry, Heather Wood

DP Mark Simon

Production Coordinator Jennifer Orrestad

1st AD Lynn Wegenka

2nd AD Tony Becerra

2nd 2nd AD Gretchen Oyster

DP Mark Simon

1st AC Angie Bernadoni

1st AC Ronnie Dennis

Movi Op Austin Glass

Jib Operator Chese Jensen

Gaffer Steve Colgrove

BB Electric Kevin Cook

Electric Mark Bueing

Electric Ryan Middleton

Key Grip Dave Hayes

BB Grip Shaun Bowlby

Grip Niall James

Grip Jordan Myers

Art Director Melissa Purcell

Props Kari Lefevre

Props David Bowen

Set Construction Alan Feffer

Set Dresser Nick Adler

Set Dresser Marc Dahlstrom

Set Dresser Sean Eagon

Set Dresser Timothy “TV” Kipps

Art Assist Sarah Spiegelberg

Art Assist Brianna Murphy

Art Assist Tania Kupczak

art Assist Ron Novak

Art Assist Darcey Zoller

Art Assist Aaron Fink

Art Assist Nic Hewitt

Hair/Makeup/SFX Akemi Hart, Jeanne Kobayashi, Luce Cousineau

Hair/Makeup/SFX Assist Yumi Hart

Costumes Ron Leamon

Costume Assist Gerard Parr

Costumes Assist Ali Panzarella

Costumes Assist Peter Donnelly

FX Supervisor Jason McKee

Sound Kelsey Wood

Script Supervisor Corrie Moore

Locations Mark Fried

Locations Assistant Dave Drummond

MOHO Driver Ron King

Media Manager Jason VO

VTR Derick Avitt

Office PA Johnathan Caso

PA Truck Zach Bennett

PA Toby Folkert

PA Jennifer Gatts

Assistant to Ms. Corcoran Vincent Gates

Extra Zomibies: Lily Pemberton, Pilita Gruber, Robert Perkins, Warren Roberts, Aidan Kennedy, Josh Alexander, Sarah Fox, Aiona Byuwek, Colleen Carey, Liz Ellis

Catering- Giles Catering

Grip/Lights – Pacific Grip and Lighting

Courier – KNR

Production supplies – NUGE

Camera Package – Blaze of Glory Productions

Editor Cindy Sangster

Audio Post Bad Animals

Color Correction Lightpress



About Washington Filmworks: Washington Filmworks is the non-profit 501(c)(6) organization that manages the state film office and production incentive programs. Our mission is to create economic development opportunities by building and enhancing the competitiveness, profile and sustainability of Washington’s film industry. We do this by creating possibilities for local and national filmmakers and offering comprehensive production support as well as financial incentives.