KRIS & LINDY BOUSTEDT //
firstsightproductions.com // @krisandlindy
Our goals are simple. Create quality, exportable, audience-centric experiences with great characters that inspire. Help build and sustain the vibrant Seattle film community. Find audiences through changing distribution channels. Continue to make films. Rinse & Repeat.
We live and dream cinema. If we could, we'd eat, drink and breathe it. We have devoted our lives to this art form, its study and creation, and we're not stopping anytime soon.
We create films that expose constructive truths, truths hidden just beneath the surface of entertainment – engrossing, emotional and engaging experiences.
We are tenacious, innovative and creative. We get the job done. We have been creating media in Seattle since 2004, from shorts to features to non-profit fundraisers to corporate promotions, with clients ranging from The Phoenix Suns to Allied Waste to PhRMA to FareStart to The World Cyber Games. We have inspired audiences to tears, to laughter, to philanthropic action.
ASHLAND (2014), THIS IS OURS (Dances with Films 2012), PERFECT 10 (Seattle International Film Festival 2010).
Shorts (writers/directors, producer or editor):
TEN YEARS LATER (2013), PRACTICAL THINGS (2013), THE ONLY TIME WE HAVE (Seattle International Film Festival 2013), REVELATION (Flyway 2012), THE SUMMER HOME (Best Drama, FirstGlance Hollywood 2012), SENIOR SHOWCASE (Seattle International Film Festival 2012), CONNECT TO (Dances with Films 2011), PHOTO BOOTH (IFP Spotlight 2011), COLLECT ALL FOUR (Seattle International Film Festival 2007).
KARIE GONIA //
Karie has been performing since a very young age: she toured with a teen acting ensemble, won a playwright competition, and performed in Community Theater — all before her 18th birthday. Equally successful on stage and screen, she performed Shakespeare with GreenStage and has starred in Perfect 10 (SIFF, 2010) and 4:44 (2011).
A singer and musician, Ernie moved to Seattle in ‘91 and embarked on a musical journey for the better part of that decade. In 2006, he began training as an actor and has since acted in over 40 films, starring in more than half of them. He has also worked extensively in commercial and print. The Catechism Cataclysm (Sundance, 2011), Perfect 10 (SIFF, 2010), 6:18 (Audience Award, NFFTY, 2010), "Family" (2008 - 2009). erniejoseph.com
Wonder Russell is a singer, actress and producer. As producer and actor, Connect To won nine film festival awards, including Best Drama, Best Film and Best Score; The Summer Home won Best Drama at the FirstGlance Film Festival in Hollywood; Revelation opened the 2012 Flyway Film Festival. Revelation (Flyway 2012), The Summer Home (Best Drama, FirstGlance Hollywood 2012), Connect To (Best Regional Film, Tacoma Film Festival 2011), Jagger Gravning Syndrome (Grand Jury Prize, Seattle True Independent Film Festival 2010), Perfect 10 (Seattle International Film Festival 2010). She is also the recipient of the prestigious 2012 Spirit of the Flyway Film Festival award for her contributions to the indie film community. wonderrussell.com
A musician, writer, and actor, Mark performs onstage (Village Theatre, Seattle Rep, Intiman, Balagan, Artswest), lends his voice to video games (Metroid: Other M, Blacklight, Saw I & II, Professor Layton), and is known to unleash karaoke fury. 2011 will see Mark appear in releases of Bobby Ellis is Gonna Kick Your Ass (finalist, Slamdance Screenwriting Competition), Photo Booth (IFP Spotlight Award), A Musing and Easter Weekend. He's also producing the upcoming feature film BFE (2014). markjacobcarr.com
An award-winning filmmaker and cinematographer, Jonathan Houser also created the iOS app Storyboard Composer, which is used in film and television productions, including the NBC series 30 Rock. Cinematography highlights: Promotional material for The American Institute of Architects; music videos for Brent Amaker and the Rodeo and Flyway Royalty; the short films Tape Recorder (2013), Icons Among Us (AFI 2009), Safe Passage (Seattle International Film Festival 2009), and A Night in the Sunlight (One Reel 2008); the features This Is Ours (Dances with Films 2012) and Bullets, Blood & A Fistful of Ca$h (2006).
Matt has produced several short films and worked on numerous Seattle projects. He is currently directing Citizen Heroes, a documentary about the city's superhero movement. Photo Booth (SIFF 2011), Luc Restaurant's Chef in the Hat commercial (2010), Shoreline Community College's 2010 commercial, director of video coverage for the 2010 Edmonds International Film Festival (2010), Easter Weekend, and Howard From Ohio (Special Jury Prize, SIFF 2011)
An Emmy-nominated filmmaker, Amy’s documentary experience will bring an innovative eye for authenticity to This Is Ours. Easter Weekend (2012), Busking Cadenza (SIFF 2011), Modern Views (2010), Walk Right In (DocMiami 2010), A Healing Art (PBS POV 2009), The Heart is What Remains (Best Short, Local Sightings 2009), Ars Magna (PBS Documentary Spirit Award 2008).
Karl has been experimenting with digital video since 1998. Editing everything from the JumboTron team intro for the Phoenix Suns to political ads to 35mm films, he lives and breathes post-production. The Only Time We Have (Seattle International Film Festival 2013), The Summer Home (Festivus 2012), Photo Booth (SIFF 2011), Tilting at Windmills (SIFF 2011), Connect To (Best Drama, First Glance 2011), Perfect 10 (SIFF 2010).
Eric is an award-winning composer. His recent credits include features, shorts and documentaries: The Summer Home (Festivus 2012), Heart Breaks Open (BFI London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival 2011), Photo Booth (IFP Spotlight Award 2011), Walk Right In (DocMiami 2010), The Thomas Beale Cipher (Austin Film Festival 2010), Dishonesty (SIFF 2010) and Beyond Greenaway (Royal Reel Award, Canada International Film Festival 2009).
Jon is a musician, sound designer and engineer; he is the owner/operator of Self Adhesive Records in Seattle and has been producing music for over 17 years. The Summer Home (Festivus 2012), Scamp (STIFF 2011), Walk Right In (DocMiami 2010).
Based in Melbourne, Australia, Chris Tomkins is a post-production specialist with extensive experience in editing, colour grading and visual effects. He has worked on countless short films, animations, music videos and corporate productions. His colour grading and visual effects work on the 2010 short Rain for Morgan has been highly praised at film festivals worldwide. Remake (Festivus 2012), Rain for Morgan (Best Narrative Film, Festivus 2011), Pisces, Arise! (SkyFest 2010)