recent and upcoming appearances

 

TEDxEverett

Present talk, Listening Is a Superpower

March 19, 2017 — Everett, WA

Filmapalooza 2017 @ 48 Hour Film Project

Present Storyfinding® talk for 48 Hour Filmmakers

March 4, 2017 -- Seattle, WA

 

Amazon Stackhouse Talks

Present 1-hour introduction to Storyfinding®

January 23, 2017 — Seattle, WA

King 5 Morning News
On-air movie recommendations for Inauguration
January 19, 2017 — Seattle, WA

PayScale
Present 3-hour talk re. corporate communication
January 12, 2017 — Seattle, WA 

Microsoft
Teach 60-minute intro to Storyfinding for Curriculum Managers
January 12, 2017 — Redmond, WA

THE UNCONDEMNED
Host post-screening Q&A with filmmaker/journalist Michele Mitchell
January 11, 2017 — Seattle, WA

King 5 Morning News
Provide on-air analysis of Golden Globes
January 9, 2017 — Seattle, WA

SANTA CLAUS CONQUERS THE MARTIANS
Host screening of Christmas cult film @ West of Lenin
December 21, 2016 — Seattle, WA

A CHRISTMAS STORY
Direct, host and act in benefit reading of holiday classic @ West of Lenin
December 16, 2017 — Seattle, WA

Up Your Chimney: Holiday Shorts
Host screening of Christmas-related short films @ West of Lenin
December 14, 2016 — Seattle, WA

Microsoft
Teach 90-minute Art of Listening workshop
December 14, 2016 — Redmond, WA

Interview Practicum 
Teach 3-hour advanced intensive @ West of Lenin
December 12, 2016 — Seattle, WA

US Army Special Forces
Teach 3-hour storytelling intensive for Green Berets @ Fort Lewis
December 12, 2016 — Seattle, WA

IRA FINKELSTEIN’S CHRISTMAS
Host screening of Sue Corcoran’s holiday feature film @ West of Lenin
December 7, 2016 — Seattle, WA

Storyfinding Workshop
Teach 3-hour storytelling intensive at West of Lenin
December 5, 2016 — Seattle, WA

Book Larder
Interview chef/author Kurt Beecher Dammeier (Pure Food)
November 28, 2016 — Seattle, WA

The Art of Conversation 
Teach 3-hour “listening” intensive at West of Lenin
November 21, 2016 — Seattle, WA

Seftel Productions
Teach 7-hour Storyfinding intensive for production staff
November 18, 2016 — New York, NY

Make Stories Great Again 

Present talk about narrative and its role in societal change @ Walla Walla Public Library
November 4, 2016 — Walla Walla, WA

Storyfinding Workshop
Teach 3-hour storytelling intensive at West of Lenin
October 24, 2016 — Seattle, WA

Seattle Interactive Conference
Offer 60-minute talk re. The Art of Listening
October 19, 2016 — Seattle, WA

Book Larder
Interview author Alex Prud’homme (The French Chef in America)
October 10, 2016 — Seattle, WA

Storyfinding Workshop
Teach 3-hour storytelling intensive at 52nd St Project
September 23, 2016 — New York, NY

Storyfinding Workshop
Teach 3-hour storytelling intensive at West of Lenin
July 18, 2016 — Seattle, WA

TheFilmSchool Speaker Series
Host/facilitate conversation with producer Anne Rosellini and students
July 16, 2016 — Seattle, WA

Prodigy Camp
Teach Storyfinding workshop for teen filmmakers and musicians
July 8-10, 2016 — Kachess Lake, WA

Beginning Screenwriting — University of Washington
Guest lecture on Storyfinding in Shawn Wong’s summer class
June 29, 2016 — Seattle, WA

WHEN WAR COMES HOME
Host screening and Q&A w/filmmaker Michael King, former Army Vice Chief of Staff General Peter Chiarelli, Army Staff Sargeant Spencer Milo, author & military spouse Andrea Carlile, and music supervisor AJ Sorbello. At Majestic Bay.
May 20, 2016 — Seattle, WA

First Tuesday, TheFilmSchool’s Monthly Event Series
Host “Character” workshop for aspiring screenwriters
June 7, 2016 — Seattle, WA

How To Let Go of the World and Love What Climate Can’t Change
Host screening and Q&A w/Filmmaker Josh Fox and musician Gabriel Mayers
May 20, 2016 — Seattle, WA

Rainier Independent Film Festival
Host screenings, Opening and Closing night galas and award ceremony. Teach Storyfinding workshop.
May 13-15, 2016 — Ashford, WA

Ashland Independent Film Festival
Host Closing Night Awards Celebration
April 10, 2016 — Ashland, OR

Seattle Jewish Film Festival
Host screening of IN SEARCH OF ISRAELI CUISINE, facilitate post-show Q&A w/ chef/subject Michael Solomonov
April 12, 2016 — Seattle, WA

AWP Conference: Women Soldiers & Veterans Writing Their Lives
Serve as panelist along w/Brian Castner, Sonya Lea, Suzanne Morrison and Maggie Shartel.
April 2, 2016 — Los Angeles, CA

Storyfinding Workshop
3-hour Storyfinding intensive at the Phinney Neighborhood Center
March 21, 2016 — Seattle, WA

Storyfinding Workshop
3-hour Storyfinding intensive at the 52nd Street Project.
March 14, 2016 — New York, NY

Storyfinding Workshop
4-hour Storyfinding intensive for Butcher Consulting
March 11, 2016 — Wall, NJ

Fable to Table: Jewish Food Movement Eco-preneurs
Host/moderate panel discussion w/Ben Friedman (Homegrown), Adam McCurdy (Oxbow Farms) and Adria Shimada (Parfait) at the Stroum Jewish Community Center
March 9, 2016 — Mercer Island, WA

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Rainier Independent Film Festival

Host screenings, Opening and Closing night galas and award ceremony. Teach cinematography workshop.

May 15-17, 2015

 

Cinema Dissection: Tootsie

Host/facilitate analysis of Sydney Pollack film for SIFF film series

April 18, 2015

 

Ashland Independent Film Festival

Host Closing Night Awards Celebration

April 12, 2015

 

LOCATION, LOCATION: Exploring Seattle Through the Filmmaker’s Lens

Host/moderate Seattle Architecture Foundation’s panel discussion with David Drummond, Randy Hodgins, Vicky Lee and Owen Richards

April 9, 2015

 

Seattle Jewish Film Festival 

Host post-show Q&A after screening of SOFT VENGEANCE (w/director Abby Ginzberg) and THE ACCIDENTAL ACTIVIST (w/director Cameron Levin and subject, Cheryl Stumbo) 

March 17, 2015

 

Pulling Focus: Tom Everett Scott

Host the third season debut of Washington FilmWorks’ series and interview special guest, actor Tom Everett Scott (Z Nation; THAT THING YOU DO)

March 14, 2015

 

Art+Agriculture: Creative Re-imaginings of Food Systems

Host/moderate panel discussion re. “What is an ideal food system?” at The Well @ Queen Anne United Methodist Church 

February 19, 2015

 

From Script to Screen: Transforming Fiction Into Film  

Host/moderate panel discussion re. adaptation of Philip K. DIck’s Man In The High Castle for Amazon Studios

February 12, 2015

 

On Location: The Economic Impact of Film Production

Host/moderate panel discussion re. Amazon Studios’ Man In The High Castle pilot, shot in Seattle

February 2, 2015

 

Author Talk: Bitter — A Taste of The World’s Most Dangerous Flavor

Host/interview James Beard Award winning author Jennifer McLagan at Book Larder

January 29, 2015

 

Fisher Construction Group 

Present “What’s Your Story?” workshop at annual company retreat

December 11, 2014

 

SIFF First Draft: DOUBLE BLIND 

Serve as Script Doctor for premiere reading of Trina Harris’ screenplay

December 8, 2014

 

John Boylan’s Conversations: Film 

Serve as guest commentator along with Charles Mudede, Courtney Sheehan and Daniel Thornton

November 18, 2014

 

What’s Wrong with this Picture?

Host annual filmmaking workshop at Northwest Filmmakers Festival

November 8, 2014

 

America Farm To Table

Host/Interview chefs Mario Batali and Matt Dillon, Town Hall

November 2, 2014

 

SULEMANI KEEDA

Host screening and Q&A with star/director Amit Masurkar, Seattle South Asian Film Festival

November 1, 2014

 

Filmmaking For Global Audiences: Stories That Travel

Host filmmaker panel at Seattle South Asian Film Festival

November 1, 2014

 

Senator Jeanne Kohl-Welles Fundraiser

Emcee WAFilmPAC’s event for Washington State Senator

October 30, 2014

 

LAGGIES Opening Weekend

Host screenings and Q&As with cast and crew

October 24 & 25, 2014

 

Seattle Interactive Conference

"What's Your Story?"

October 16, 2014

 

THE GLAMOUR AND THE SQUALOR

host and moderate work-in-progress screening

October 13, 2014

 

Seattle South Asian Film Festival

host press launch

October 9, 2014

 

Find Your Way: A Busker's Documentary

host premiere screening

September 11, 2014

 

Walla Walla Public Library/VA

"What's Your Story?"

August 6, 2014

 

Soldier's Home in Chelsea (MA)

"What's Your Story?"

August 6, 2014

 

The Prodigy Camp

"What's Your Story?"

July 9, 2014

 

Unstick Your Script

present screenwriting workshop

June 20-21, 2014

 

Rainer Independent Film Festival

program films, teach acting workshop, host awards ceremony

May 9 - 12, 2014

 

Nothing Against Life

host Seattle premiere, Cinerama

April 30, 2014

 

NFFTY

host/moderate "Animation as King" panel with Dan Lund, Connie Nartonis-Thompson, Wilbert Plijnaar, Amos Sussigan

April 26, 2014

 

NFFTY

host conversation with Adi Shankar

April 25, 2014

 

NFFTY

host master class with Kraesten Kusk

April 25, 2014

 

NFFTY

serve as panelist for "speed networking" event

April 25, 2014

 

Ashland Independant Film Festival

host and moderate film screenings and panels

April 3 - 7, 2014

 

Dom Hemingway

host Seattle premiere, Majestic Bay Theatre

March 31, 2014

 

Check, Please! Northwest

guest commentator

March 2014

 

West of Lenin

host, "Building Character" screening series/workshop

February 25 - March 1, 2014

 

Legal Aid Foundation (LA)

"What's Your Story?"

February 13, 2014

 

Waggener Edstrom

"The Art of the Interview" workshop

November 13, 2013