619 Western: A Documentary

An independent documentary on Seattle's historic 619 Western building and the artists that give it life.
John Backstrom
Seattle, Washington
United States
2 Team Members

Our Story

We are two independent filmmakers from Seattle, Washington.  When we began this project, we felt it was necessary to document the 619 Western building and its inhabitants before their March 2012 move-out date.  Since that date has been suddenly bumped up to October 1st, 2011, we've been scrambling to capture the true story of 619 Western.

The Impact

By documenting the 619 Western building, we will be able to preserve its legacy and share its story for generations to come.  In order to capture the whole story and convey what 619 really represents to Seattle, we need to devote all of our effort to this project.  Without enough support, we simply will not be able to do it, and the memory of the 619 Western building will be just that- a memory.

What We Need & What You Get

1. Personnel

  We need help to get this thing made, and made well!  Assistant editors are a massive help because they   can look through footage while we are still filming, saving us huge time in post-production.  We need money for this because, well, everyone's gotta eat and we'd rather support someone who was supporting us than ask them to work for free!

2. Equipment

  We are short a couple of microphones and storage space for the massive amount of footage we will be capturing.  These two things will make us much more effective as filmmakers!

3. Post-production

  Post production is often the most expensive part of filmmaking.  We want this documentary to have stellar animation and impressive scoring, because after all 619 was about art and this film should be a work of art in and of itself!!

Other Ways You Can Help

Anybody with an interest in art, history, Seattle, or any combination of the three would want to know about what is happening.  Please, help us get the word out, and tell everyone you can about this project!

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  • $5USD
    Art Hobbyist

    Our sincere thanks on the World Tree Films/619 Documentary website!

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  • $25USD
    Art Admirer

    A digital copy of the finished film, plus our sincere thanks on the website.

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  • $50USD
    Art Enthusiast

    A DVD or Blu-Ray copy of the finished film, plus all of the above.

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    Art Lover

    A special thank you in the film's credits, plus all of the above.

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    Art Collector

    A print of original artwork from John Backstrom or Brian Nunes, plus all of the above.

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    Art Benefactor

    Invitation to a special private screening with the filmmakers and surprise guests, plus all of the above.

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    Associate Producer credit in the film, plus all of the above.

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    We will make a 5 minute documentary about any subject you want (within reason, but we will of course make a genuine effort!) plus all of the above.

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