Wednesday, May 25, 2011
KIRO's Ursula Reutin interviewed the filmmakers and IndieFlix founder behind the powerful film on bullying "Finding Kind". Click blog title above to read (and hear) Reutin's story.
"When 11 and 12 year old girls from Issaquah were accused of cyberstalking a classmate on facebook, it made national headlines.. But if you ask any middle or high schooler today, girl bullying is a huge, vicious problem that's been going on for ages. AS KIRO'S URSULA REUTIN REPORTS...a documentary being screened this week at the Seattle International Film Festival is tackling the issue..in hopes of finally bringing change."
Reporter Nancy Bartley joined Margo at Nathan Hale yesterday for the IndieFlix screening of the film Finding Kind. Click blog title above to read today's Seattle Times article which read in part, "After the film screening Tuesday at Nathan Hale, students could fill out apology cards to someone they've bullied. Students could also write cards telling of their own experiences as victims. Sharing the cards was optional.
Student Chloe Trosper, 16, said the film made her "think about how words can be used to help or hurt people."
"It was really, really well done," said another student. "The message was important."
Teacher Jessica Torvik noted that the film was very well received."
Photo at Nathan Hale screening by Greg Gilbert, Seattle Times
Click on blog title above to read article which read in part, "As students left, they were handed cards on which they could write a "Kind Pledge" or a "Kind Apology," either to keep to themselves or to give to someone.
At North Middle School, Principal Kelly Shepherd said follow-up discussions are happening in classrooms. "Even at lunch today, I saw several of the 'Kind Apologies,' from one student to another. It's part of a bigger campaign around our school to foster a climate of respect," she said.
"It was a very realistic picture of what is happening. Certainly as a principal, and to all my eighth-graders, it's not like it was shocking. It's really realistic," Shepherd added.
Bullying is nothing new. What's new are the tools of what the film calls "emotional warfare.""
Monday, May 23, 2011
What a great story and a great cause— stopping school girl bullies and healing the wounds through kindness. That’s why we were so pleased that Margaret Larson had Scilla Andreen, CEO of IndieFlix and the two young first time filmmakers Lauren Parsekian and Molly Stroud onto New Day to chat about how they have channeled their bullying experiences into launching “Finding Kind”-- playing tonight at SIFF and being discussed at area schools. Click blog title above to view the KING5 TV appearance. To schedule a screening for your local school or community group visit http://findingkind.indieflix.com
A special thanks to Margaret Larson and KING5 producer Kate. We so appreciate all the effort that went into such a great segment.
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Thanks to Seattle mag for the coverage in this month's issue on our client IndieFlix's fun game: FILM FESTIVAL IN A BOX. If you find the crowds at SIFF daunting, Seattle Magazine suggests the IndieFlix Film Festival in a Box interactive movie game that lets you create a film festival in your own living room or backyard. Pop some corn, make a pitcher of margaritas and invite the neighbors over to watch four short movies and decide on the winner. Expect debate and perhaps a little arm-twisting. Click blog title to read the whole story.
Read Daily Glow lately? There's a great story that includes our client Dr. Baxter as an expert. He says a wrap may be great for pampering (as anyone who’s been to Two Bunch Palms can tell you) but forget it for eliminating cellulite. Seattle’s top plastic surgeon and anti-aging expert says wraps are bunk. Read the entire story by clicking above.
Thanks to Jen Worrick for interviewing Dr. Baxter about beauty treatments.
Thursday, May 12, 2011
Take a gander- Spur Chef/Owners Brian McCracken and Dana Tough with a video article narrated by Spur's wonderful Anne Magoon. Thank you inthemo for a great story!
For dinner reservations , head over to SpurSeattle.com.
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Whether a home-grown red, or one from Oregon or France, client Dr. Richard Baxter says drinking your daily glass of red wine with meals can help keep you look young and healthy. Read the article by clicking above. And cheers!
Seattleite took a look at our client Scilla Andreen and loved what she has to offer: movies for the time-crunched curated by this Seattle native with award-winning roots in Hollywood. Film Festival in a Box creator and CEO of IndieFlix Scilla Andreen wants film fans to have a film festival in their living rooms. So if Cannes isn’t in your future, Seattleite reports, this is the ticket.
Thanks Seatteite, we’re so excited to have you on the scene covering our hometown. Click above to read full story.
The May issue of Bon Appetit magazine has a Good Health story on DIY Healthy Sodas, featuring Spur and Tavern Law Chef/Owners Brian McCracken and Dana Tough.
Meryl Rothstein wrote, "FIZZ ED: Ripe fruit and a carafe of soda water; that's all you need to can your canned soda habit once and for all. At Spur in Seattle, where chefs Brian McCracken and Dana Tough change their menu according to what's growing at nearby farms, serving soda from a bar gun wasn't going to cut it. Like so many chefs across the country who are embracing all things D.I.Y. they started making sodas with the same seaosnal ingredients that go into their dishes. Not only are the results more food-friendly (McCracken and Tough pair their house-made Cucumber, Mint, and Basil Soda with saddle of lamb and English peas), they're also organic and corn-syrup free. "We use ingredients that we go bonkers for," Tough says. "Then we don't have to do much to them to make a good product.""
The story showcases a gorgeous photo of Tough and McCracken's soda by Gentl & Hyers and goes on to include the recipe along with one from Graham Elliott, Contigo in the Bay area, and Gruner.
Thank you Bon Appetit magazine and Meryl.
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Ah, the grand staircase--think Scarlett O’Hara, Gene Kelly dancing on the stairs of the Paris Opera, and of course Shirley Temple in The Little Colonel. Fast forward a few decades to the award-winning staircases created by Seattle Stair & Design featured in Seattleite’s home and design section this month. Wood, metal, and glass may be their materials, but really sometimes their artful genius seems like pure magic. Click title above to enjoy the full story. Thanks Brad Nehring for the great article.
Sunday, May 1, 2011
Thanks to Seattle mag for the coverage on our client IndieFlix's fun game: FILM FESTIVAL IN A BOX. They wrote, "Find the crowds at SIFF daunting? Seattle Magazine has the scoop for those who prefer not to scramble for their seats. IndieFlix Film Festival in a Box interactive movie game lets you create a film festival in your own living room or backyard. Pop some corn, make a pitcher of margaritas and invite the neighbors over to watch four short movies and decide on the winner. Expect debate and perhaps a little arm-twisting."
Click blog title to read the whole story!