documentary film // Alma Mater Tacoma Artist Spotlight 002 : Sarah Gilbert

#002 in our collaborative series of Artist Spotlights with Alma Mater Tacoma—this one on Sarah Gilbert.

“We look for signs wherever we go: navigating the freeway, exploring a restaurant destination, searching for the bathroom. We seek out ‘signs of life,’ we talk about ‘telltale signs,’ and excavate our past for missed signs — red flags. We are obsessed with signs and signifiers as a species, always on the hunt for the visible that signals that we are on the right track. We believe, intrinsically, in right tracks and wrong tracks, and any song, poem, or proverb that speaks of paths or tracks will tell you that the right way always leads you home. In Sarah Gilbert’s latest work, Signs and Signifiers, Sarah explores ideas of way-finding—both in our species and beyond…” (read more)

event film // Tacoma Film Festival 2017

We were on hand all week to capture the 2017 Tacoma Film Festival—from screenings to workshops to parties—here’s our look back at our favorite TFF yet (including original music composed in-house!)

documentary film // Alma Mater Tacoma Artist Spotlight 001 : Gillian Nordlund

#001 in our collaborative series of Artist Spotlights with Alma Mater Tacoma—this one featuring Gillian Nordlund.

“In a windowless room on the second floor of Spaceworks’ Creative House, Gillian Nordlund’s art erupts in pastel and neon bursts. She works in the corner of the small studio that she shares with her partner and fellow artist, Isaac Olsen. Fluorescent lights bounce off laminated letters spelling ‘C O M E F R I E N D I A N S’ strung triply in a banner across one wall, near a desk stacked with spools of thread, notebooks, paints, and a fortune-cookie note-adorned sewing machine that reads ‘choose your own path.’ When meeting Gillian—whose smile is as big and wild as her teased-out hair—there is never a doubt that this is her mantra…” (read more)

art film // Case Study 0003 : “Protect”

CASE STUDY 0003 // “Protect”

poem / music / film by
Peter James Berkley
copyright 2016

art film // Case Study 0002 : “The Value Of Nothing”

CASE STUDY 0002 // The Value of Nothing

poem / music / film by
Peter James Berkley
copyright 2016

promo film // “LOVE>YOUR>LIFE” : Jessica Uhler Photography

Our friend Jessica has a deep heart and a sharp eye.  This makes her the ideal photographer—especially when it comes to family photography.  With a young family of her own, she muses on her philosophy of capturing the “now” when it comes to those dearest to us.

To learn more about Jessica’s photography, visit her site: jessuhlerphoto.com

cult sonoma video // di Rosa

We love art, and the Bay Area is certainly renowned for its uniquely creative vision—a vision which Sonoma area collector Rene di Rosa excelled at capturing in his extensive collection at the di Rosa preserve.  We were sorry to hear of his recent passing.  Sarah recalls, fondly, interviewing him for a story and how all he wanted to talk about was how much he loved eating his lunches at Sonoma Market.  We do too!  We’ll miss seeing him across the salad bar, but happily know his passion for art and his support for the arts will live on through the di Rosa preserve.

Here is a short video we produced for Cult Sonoma, capturing just a fraction of the collection and di Rosa experience.