“Dear Seattle” Series Premieres Short Film Teaser, “Dreamcatcher,” at Film Independent Spirit Awards
When Hollywood stars gathered to celebrate the art of independent film, Seattle took center stage amidst all the action. IFC Seattle Story Award Grant recipient and filmmaker, Matty Brown premiered a teaser of his short film titled “Dreamcatcher”—a kaleidoscope of textures and experiences that have shaped one woman’s life and memories in the Emerald City, at the recent Film Independent Spirit Awards. Visit Seattle, with their agency of record, PB&, is the first and only DMO to partner with IFC on a collaboration of this kind. As part of the Visit Seattle and SundanceTV partnership, a series of short films collectively titled “Dear Seattle” will be rolling out six films throughout the year from notable filmmakers Dave Grohl, Josh Taft, Megan Griffiths, JJ Augustavo, and one additional filmmaker to be announced. Brown, an Emmy-nominated visual storyteller, joins the artistic group of Dear Seattle filmmakers after he was awarded with the $25,000 IFC Seattle Story Grant in November 2017. The grant was awarded to a progressive filmmaker who has demonstrated the ability to immerse and transform people through soulful storytelling and who uses that ability to create their own love letter to Seattle.
“We are honored to have such talented people bring the beauty of Seattle to life in their work,” says Ali Daniels, senior vice president & chief marketing officer of Visit Seattle. You can catch the short film on VISITSEATTLE.tv and sundance.tv/visitseattle along with the already premiered series short film, How I Ended Up in Seattle by Dave Grohl.