FACES OF FILM

Faces of Film: Amey René

Name: Amey René City: The offices for Amey René casting are in the Lake City neighborhood of Seattle. I have the opportunity to work with two talented casting associates, Megan Rosenfeld (who lives in District 46) and Lisa Gaviglio (who lives in District 41.) What do you do? Briefly describe your work? I do casting for [...]

Faces of Film: Avielle Heath

"Washington State has a lot to offer. Not only do we have diverse options for a variety of landscapes—from the Rockies, deserts, ocean and old growth forests—but we also have an ever-expanding arts community. Washingtonians are always helpful when it comes to finding locations to film, working with city permitting, building sets, tracking down specific [...]

Faces of Film: Scott Tebeau

Name: Scott Tebeau City: Tacoma Describe your work: I am a filmmaker. I got my start in special effects makeup and shortly thereafter expanded to screenwriting, producing, directing, shooting, and editing. Years in the industry: 27 Why is Washington State a great place to film? The diversity of ecological landscapes in Washington is astounding. The [...]

Faces of Film: Alissa Desler

“As a writer and director I find myself returning again and again to central Washington, the dry, rolling, haunted landscapes of the Columbia River Basin. As a producer I found the experience of filming in central Washington remarkably rewarding. Locations were easily secured, talented and passionate cast and crew recruited, local law enforcement supportive, and […]

Faces of Film: George Riddell

"The quality of our work is only as good as the quality of the people who create it. Washington can proudly boast of a talented pool of production crew and actors who make the work great. But these people can’t be taken for granted. A robust film industry in Washington means they can live here, [...]

Faces of Film: Tony Becerra

Name: Tony Becerra City: Seattle Describe your work: I'm an Assistant Director, in charge of scheduling, breaking down scripts and running set.  Why is Washington State a great place to film? I've filmed hundreds of commercials in every kind of weather and terrain, all in our state. It's doubled for New York, Utah, South Korea, and it [...]

Faces of Film: Rik Deskin

“I began working in this community in 1994. I have seen the acting community diminished due to lack of work opportunities. I have also seen a new influx of actors over the past decade that have settled into Washington thanks to our film incentive. The film incentive is vital to Washington State Actors. Without it, […]

Faces of Film: Mischa Jakupcak

Name: Mischa Jakupcak City: Seattle What do you do? Filmmaker and production company co-founder, working in the field of cinematic virtual reality. Why is Washington State a great place to film? I have worked in film for over 12 years, always in the Northwest. Having lived on both sides of the state, first in Seattle, then [...]

Faces of Film: Lisa Coronado

Name: Lisa Coronado City: West Seattle Describe your work: I am an actress.  I occasionally will write/produce my own work.  How long have you been in this industry? I started acting in high school theater and have been professionally acting for almost 10 years.  Why is Washington State a great place to film? Oh man, having grown up here [...]

Faces of Film: Rebecca Cook

Name: Rebecca Cook City: Spokane Describe your work: Professionally, I worked in wardrobe for 8 years and am starting my third year as an assistant accountant on Z Nation. I’m also an actress, a voice over (VO) actor, and I direct and produce short films. I also teach VO and basic film classes. I am an Executive [...]

Faces of Film: Jeff Crow

Name: Jeff Crow City: West Seattle Briefly describe your work: Property Master and Art Director for feature films, commercials, music videos, and photography.  How long have you been in this industry? Over 25 years in total and 11 years in Washington State. My first feature film was in 1992. Why is Washington State a great place to [...]

Faces of Film Katy Evans

"The future of film in Washington begins in local film clubs and camps. At The Grand Cinema, our youth work with professional filmmakers (some of whom volunteer their time to help out) to bring their own unique perspectives to the big screen. In the past four years, our students have made more than 50 short films. [...]

Faces of Film: Van Alan

"Telling a 1930s noir story with robots is challenging enough, but knowing that WashingtonFilmworks had my back as a filmmaker made the production of Automata: The Series a wonderful experience. There's a lot of talent here in Washington State, and the support from the Innovation Lab afforded me the opportunity to bring this project to life, for [...]

Faces of Film: Ron Leamon

Welcome to the Keep Film in WA Series – The Faces of Film! This series aims to shine a spotlight on the people behind the films of Washington State, using portraits of them at work to remind the public and legislators the lives (and livelihoods) that are at stake if the incentive program disappears on [...]

Faces of Film: Peter Tiemann

"I have been a stunt coordinator and performer for 17 years in Washington State. It has been my passion to help local filmmakers keep their talent safe while making their scripts come to life with the action they envisioned for their films, web series, music videos and other forms of media. I've maintained a 100% [...]

Faces of Film: Joseph Reding

Welcome to the Keep Film in WA Series – The Faces of Film! This series aims to shine a spotlight on the people behind the films of Washington State, using portraits of them at work to remind the public and legislators the lives (and livelihoods) that are at stake if the incentive program disappears on [...]

Faces of Film: Hummie Mann

“I wear two hats as part of the film industry—I am a composer of film scores and I teach people to compose music for films. Even though I live in Seattle, my music is heard around the world. I made the choice to make Seattle my home and want to be able to maintain a […]

Faces of Film: Melinda Raebyne

“Washington state is blessed to have a very talented group of people in the film industry here, both those who work in front of the camera and behind it. However, if the state doesn’t get the much-needed incentive, these resources will go to other states that understand the importance of supporting the film industry. I […]

Faces of Film: Tania Kupczak

Welcome to the Keep Film in WA Series – The Faces of Film! This series aims to shine a spotlight on the people behind the films of Washington State, using portraits of them at work to remind the public and legislators the lives (and livelihoods) that are at stake if the incentive program disappears on [...]

Faces of Film: Courtney Sheehan

“The incentive is at the center of Washington State’s strong foundation for film production, and every week I meet filmmakers whose careers depend on it. The positive impact it has on the overall economy is a clear indicator of its positive ripple effects across sectors and regions of the state.” – Courtney Sheehan

Faces of Film: Dave Drummond

Welcome to the Keep Film in WA Series - The Faces of Film! This series aims to shine a spotlight on the people behind the films of Washington State, using portraits of them at work to remind the public and legislators the lives (and livelihoods) that are at stake if the incentive program disappears on [...]

Faces of Film: Basil Harris

“Acting is an art, but there’s definitely a craft to it as well. Thanks to several local projects funded by Washington Filmworks’ Innovation Lab, I’ve been able to get in front of the camera in some great roles that helped me hone my technique as a professional actor. Without this unique part of our incentive […]

Faces of Film: Tess Laeh

Welcome to the Keep Film in WA Series - The Faces of Film! This series aims to shine a spotlight on the people behind the films of Washington State, using portraits of them at work to remind the public and legislators the lives (and livelihoods) that are at stake if the incentive program disappears on [...]

Faces of Film: John Lavin

Welcome to the Keep Film in WA Series - The Faces of Film! This series aims to shine a spotlight on the people behind the films of Washington State, using portraits of them at work to remind the public and legislators the lives (and livelihoods) that are at stake if the incentive program disappears on [...]

Faces of Film: Mia Yoshida

Welcome to the Keep Film in WA Series – The Faces of Film! This series aims to shine a spotlight on the people behind the films of Washington State, using portraits of them at work to remind the public and legislators the lives (and livelihoods) that are at stake if the incentive program disappears on [...]

Faces of Film: Alex Terzieff

Welcome to the Keep Film in WA Series - The Faces of Film! This series aims to shine a spotlight on the people behind the films of Washington State, using portraits of them at work to remind the public and legislators the lives (and livelihoods) that are at stake if the incentive program disappears on [...]

Faces of Film: Megan Griffiths

Welcome to the Keep Film in WA Series - The Faces of Film! This series aims to shine a spotlight on the people behind the films of Washington State, using portraits of them at work to remind the public and legislators the lives (and livelihoods) that are at stake if the incentive program disappears on [...]