District 4: Different Drummers

Different Drummers would not be the movie it is without Washington Filmworks and it’s possible the movie would not have been made at all without the incentive. Because of the funding assistance, more than 60 people in Spokane had a full-time, family wage jobs on the film. The incentive allowed us to recruit the best cast and crew, to pay them higher wages, and fund a pension and health program. When you think about it, a project like Different Drummers pumps hundreds of thousands of dollars into an area – from hotel rooms, to restaurants, to gas stations, to car rentals. Money was spent in the local economy and many benefited.”

–  Marc Dahlstrom, Producer, Different Drummers