Sunlight in 1-Reel

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shawn-counter-thinkingMy second film, “A Night in the Sunlight,” will play the 1 Reel Film Festival, a part of Bumbershoot, Seattle’s Music and Arts Festival which annually draws over 150,000 people to the grounds of the Seattle Center to celebrate the arts. Founded in 1995, 1 Reel is a Bumbershoot tradition, and is one of the nation’s best-attended short format festivals in the US, drawing over 20,000 filmgoers, filmmakers and industry members each year.



Going to Washougal. Twice.

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lenne-laughingGood news, both of my short films, “Gimme Music, Gimme Shelter” and “A Night in the Sunlight” are headed to southern Washington for the fist ever Washougal International Film Festival.

Also known as the “crossroads to discovery,” Washougal is a quiet community on the banks of the Columbia, just a short drive from Portland, Oregon; this year is also the town’s 100th anniversary. The festival itself will take place between August 20-23. The screenings will be right in the center of old town, in the new Washougal Town Center — both inside and outside in the courtyard. Any overflow will go to Washougal High School.

Winning filmmakers will be honored with the Mayor’s Medal and prizes in respective categories at the closing night awards ceremony. Films will be valued on merits such as creativity, ingenuity, story, attention to detail, and the ability to challenge and inspire audiences.

More information on the Washougal International Film Festival here.

Be well. Do good work. Keep in touch.


What Are You Doing on JULY 25th?

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Lenne did weird things to this dollMy second short film “A Night in the Sunlight” will be screening publicly—FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER—at Rawstock’s “Light & Dark” event. If you haven’t been to a Rawstock Film Festival before, these are great opportunities to mingle with other filmmakers, actors, cinemafiles, hipsters and hippies but let’s be real… Rawstock is a bitchin’ party. Point in fact, this Rawstock happens to be co-sponsored by Bulleit Bourbon, who also unofficially sponsored my 2008 Kentucky Derby Party where we discovered that Bulleit also makes a great mint julep!

Sure, July 25th conflicts with the Capitol Hill Block Party, but “Light and Dark” doesn’t start until 8:45 in the eve. By then, you’ll be Block Partied out. So come on down to ACT Theatre, sit down, take a load off, get a beverage and enjoy 20 all new films, heavy with local filmmakers, including Calvin Reader’s Sundance short “Rambler.”

Tickets are $15 and available at the ACT box office or on-line at Doors open at 8, show starts 8:45.

More information right here!

See you soon


GMGS Goes Abroad!

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GMGS AlexWe’re going to Korea!

Well, figuratively. “Gimme Music, Gimme Shelter” has been accepted to the 4th annual Jecheon International Music & Film Festival August 14th-18th 2008. This marks the first time that any film of mine has played abroad. So, it’s actually kind of a milestone. (more…)

Moby, Me & the STIFFy we are about to recieve

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“Gimme Music, Gimme Shelter” will be screening twice during the Seattle True Independent Film Festival.

Jewel Box Theatre (at the Rendezvous) Saturday, June 7th @ 4PM
Capitol Hill Arts Center (CHAC) Wednesday, June 11th @ 7PM

More info here

GMGS will screen both times with the feature length documentary “Frank & Cindy.” From the synopsis published in the STIFF program, this sounds like an interesting film: (more…)

Who wants a STIFFY?

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The Seattle True Independent Film Festival, or STIFF, as it is more commonly known, has a very interesting mission statement, “As film festivals across the country strive to raise their profile, they continually pass over inventive, risk-taking films so they can give a sneak preview of the new Jennifer Aniston film a week before its world-wide release. Somebody needs to help these TRUE Independent gems find an audience on the lookout for the unusual.”

Now for even better news: (more…)


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Friday March 14th, yes, yes, “Beware the Ides of March!” BUT ALSO the Raw Stock Filmfest: “Raw Comedy, Raw Talent, Raw Stock short film festival.”

So please come to ACT Theatre (7th & Union downtown Seattle) 9PM for 13 short films, standup comedy, live music, a full bar and of course, “Gimme Music, Gimme Shelter.”

More info here

Hope to see you soon


Sunlight Is Locked (Exclamation Point)

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Behind the scenes with Elliot Greenleaf and Lenne Klingaman... And Darlene Sellers in the background.

Today we locked the picture. That means that all of the shots that tell this story are arranged in the order that they need to be. From here on out, these won’t change. The music and audio, however, will change. The audio will get cleaned, sweetened, balanced and music will be added.

Yes, yes, yes, that obnoxious laugh coming from the sidewalk outside our location will be evicted from the film. (more…)