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Bold and Beautiful

Just finished up shooting for the Seattle Lesbian and Gay Film Festival. They needed a new trailer for this year’s festival. So, we made them two. We had a great cast to work with that were all beautiful. It is a ton of fun working with everyone at the festival and happy to have worked…

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Piano Pat “Montana Legend”

Piano Pat is one of those living legends. She’s been playing the same venue, the Sip ‘N Dip Lounge, in Great Falls, Montana since 1963.  You don’t see a character like this everyday.  And she’s still going! Director/DP:  Matthew J. Clark Editor:  Mike Southworth Location Sound/Sound Design/Mix:  Chris White Color Correction:  Caleb Van Winkle Titles: …

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SLGFF “Relay”

A fast paced action filled chase is on – a small band of cinephiles and filmmakers come together to snub the conservative establishment.  We rallied the troops and partnered with the big guns of Frank Unlimited to make the trailer celebrating the 15th Annual Seattle Lesbian and Gay Film Festival. Director/DP: Matthew J. Clark Lead…

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After All This

Helen’s life is coming to an untimely end, thanks to cancer. She and her husband face hard decisions about what to do next.  I was invited to make this film by the Seattle International Film Festival as apart of their 2011 Fly Filmmaking Challenge.  Written in less than a week, with writer Pete Fromm, and…

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Dry Rain

On a blazing afternoon in a heartland of wheat stubble and clouds that bring no rain, a father and son strike out on a road trip. Stil has taken his ten year-old son, Joey, from his ex-wife’s, crossing the Montana border into Canada. He insists it’s a vacation, but Joey, listening to ransom calls, pushes…

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Maiden of Death

This trailer for the fictional film, Maiden of Death, was made to promote the then new film, Grindhouse, coming out from Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez.  We were crazy enough to mak a trailer – we had about 2 weeks to do it.  My part was easy: Shoot some cool stuff.  Dan and Thai had…

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The Makers “Matter of Degrees”

Full on rock ‘n roll from Seattle glam rockers, The Makers. We shot on Super35 and Super8, oh and some Super16 too. All the same stock, just different formats. They cut together surprisingly well to create a sense of evolution. Director: Matthew J. Clark DP: Doug Hostetter Design and Animation: Bobby Hougham/ The New Blank…

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SLGFF 2011 “Mix”

What are the different genres of film you might encounter at a film festival?  It’s a mix, like a box of chocolates… We explored the many of those facets in this trailer for the Seattle Lesbian and Gay Film Festival. Shooting with people frozen, we moved the camera rapidly around the actors capturing a moment…

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Piano Pat in Missoula

Can’t believe it has been almost a year!  We were lucky enough to be welcomed at the Big Sky International Documentary Film Festival in Missoula last February.  I talked Pat into joining us.  It was perfect having her there.  She was warmly welcomed by a huge crowd at the screening.  She got the most questions…

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Noir

The other night, we quickly shot some footage for a project we are doing for the Seattle International Film Festival and Naked City, a local brew pub. This is a still image I snagged before we started shooting the motion content. Check out the making of here on Vimeo. Naked City from Matthew J. Clark…