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District 25: Mysteries at the Castle

June 21st, 2017 Posted by Production Spotlight 0 comments on “District 25: Mysteries at the Castle”

There’s no shortage of incredible locations in Washington State including the Meeker Mansion in Puyallup, which recently hosted the Travel Channel’s show Mysteries at the Castle.  This is what the News Tribune had to say about hoisting the show locally:

The program, which takes viewers behind the scenes of historic and opulent estates, will showcase the lavishly outfitted and carefully preserved Victorian architecture of Meeker’s Mansion. This downtown property is one of Puyallup’s oldest homes.

The Travel Channel’s interest in the mansion was in regard to Meeker’s extraordinary commitment to preserve the Oregon Trail late in his life, said Nick Fracarro, associate producer for the Mysteries at the Castle series.

District 47: Recoil 3

June 16th, 2017 Posted by Production Spotlight 0 comments on “District 47: Recoil 3”

Recoil 3 made a guest appearance in Washington State using the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe’s land as a backdrop. Recoil 3 is just one of the hundreds of projects the film office works works with each year. Film office projects are generally smaller, more nimble productions than the blockbusters that come through the production incentive program, but they have an incredible impact on our local economy (spending $7.2million in communities across the state last year.) These projects are also incredible calling cards for Washington State and can be seen in cities around the world. Not only can you watch Recoil 3 online, but the project also took center stage on the Jumbotron in Times Square. Great photo – great project!

District 46: World’s Greatest Dad

June 15th, 2017 Posted by Production Spotlight 0 comments on “District 46: World’s Greatest Dad”

World’s Greatest Dad provided me with gainful employment and an opportunity to witness the protocols on a larger-budget production, which gave me a competitive edge and a deeper sense of confidence on future projects.”

– Megan Griffiths, Filmmaker

District 42: Artist Point

May 24th, 2017 Posted by Production Spotlight 0 comments on “District 42: Artist Point”

Production companies love the scenic beauty of SR 542. The diverse terrain and winding roads are a big draw and have been the backdrop for many car commercials for such brands as, Audi, Cadillac, Chevy, Ford, GMC, Honda, Lexus, Mercedes and Porsche. Washington Filmworks helps production companies to find the perfect location to showcase products and SR 542 often wins them over.

District 35: Dark Woods Justice

May 15th, 2017 Posted by Production Spotlight 0 comments on “District 35: Dark Woods Justice”

“Brian Jones and Josh Sanz from PSG Films, were very professional and excellent to work with while they were producing the show Dark Woods Justice.”

– Sheriff Casey Salisbury, Mason County Sheriff’s Office

District 30: The Maury Island Incident

May 5th, 2017 Posted by Production Spotlight 0 comments on “District 30: The Maury Island Incident”

“Maury Island received funding assistance through Washington Filmworks’ Innovation Lab. The support we received from Washington Filmworks was more than monetary – it was smart. We were both mentored and challenged in the application process and in the business of filmmaking. Washington Filmworks pushed us to be better, and there is no doubt that converting our award-winning short The Maury Island Incident to a web series now on Hulu, and having our film acknowledged by Resolution on the floor of the Washington State Senate for its contribution to our State’s history and popular culture, were both rooted in the Washington Filmworks Innovation Lab program. In hindsight, our many successes exist because there is a Film Office and a film industry in Washington. If we shutter film in Washington, we are hurting – even destroying – the small businesses that not only create jobs, but the type of small businesses that create and preserve our arts and cultural heritage.”

– Steve Edmiston, Writer and Producer, The Maury Island Incident

District 33: M.O.P.Z.

May 5th, 2017 Posted by Production Spotlight 0 comments on “District 33: M.O.P.Z.”

“We love to bring projects, like Adult Swim/Cartoon Network’s M.O.P.Z., to Washington to work with our talented local crew and share with them all that the state has to offer. It’s great that these kinds of projects get national distribution and we are so pleased that M.O.P.Z. brought director Todd Rohal back to the state for another production.”

– Lacey Leavitt, Executive Producer, M.O.P.Z.

District 34: Island Life

May 4th, 2017 Posted by Production Spotlight 0 comments on “District 34: Island Life”

“It was such fun having the producers of Island Life come to the Vashon Farmers Market. They deftly negotiated a busy market day full of customers, vendors and live music while putting together the shots they needed. I was impressed with both their technical skills and their adaptability to the constantly changing situation. For weeks after customers and vendors would comment on the experience and every one enjoyed seeing the episode when it was finished. What a gem for our small community. Thank you to Washington Film Works for helping make this happen.”

– Caleb Johns, Vashon Island Farmers Market Manager

District 24: OPI

May 4th, 2017 Posted by Production Spotlight 0 comments on “District 24: OPI”

District 13: Box Walk

May 4th, 2017 Posted by Production Spotlight 0 comments on “District 13: Box Walk”

Box Walk has started me down a path I’ve been wanting to go for a long time and I can’t thank Washington Filmworks enough for giving me the encouragement I so very desperately needed.”

– Tony Fulgham, Writer and Director, Box Walk