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Dear Seattle

In this film series, notable filmmakers including Dave Grohl, Josh Taft, Megan Griffiths and JJ Augustavo, laud Seattle through their personal stories about this soulful city. Each is their own #LoveLetterToSeattle.

Premiered at SundanceTVHQ in January, 2018, these films will have wide releases throughout the year on VISITSEATTLE.tv and sundancetv.com.

Dear Seattle Series | Trailer

Dear Seattle

In this film series, notable filmmakers including Dave Grohl, Josh Taft, Megan Griffiths and JJ Augustavo, laud Seattle through their personal stories about this soulful city. Each is their own #LoveLetterToSeattle. Premiered at SundanceTVHQ in January, 2018, these films will have wide releases throughout the year on VISITSEATTLE.tv and sundancetv.com.

How I Ended Up In Seattle (A Film by Dave Grohl)

Dear Seattle

From his first trip to the Emerald City, Dave Grohl knew Seattle was a place meant for him. Long after his days with Nirvana, Seattle still remains close to Dave Grohl’s heart. This film celebrates his relationship with the city, a defining period of his life in Seattle, discovering himself, experiencing heartbreak and creating new-found success.

Dreamcatcher (A Film by Matty Brown) | Seattle Story Award Winner

Dear Seattle

Seattle breeds experiences that are hard to describe, but rather must be shown. This film is a kaleidoscope of textures and experiences that have shaped one woman’s life and memories in the Emerald City. Seattle is where filmmaker, and inaugural Film Independent Seattle Story Award winner, Matty Brown became who is he is as a person and as an artist. This film is a love letter to his story and so many others. #LoveLetterToSeattle This film is part of the overall Dear Seattle series that includes films from other notable filmmakers including Dave Grohl, Josh Taft, Megan Griffiths and JJ Augustavo. Those films were produced through SundanceTV.

The Sound (A Film by Megan Griffiths)

Dear Seattle

Seattle brings the best of both worlds: the energy of an urban city mixed with the peace of nature. That duality allows visitors and locals alike to gain perspective, take a breath and re-energize. See that dynamic come to life and enjoy this #LoveLetterToSeattle from filmmaker Megan Griffiths. This short film was produced by SundanceTV as part of the series Dear Seattle which includes films from other notable filmmakers such as JJ Augustavo, Josh Taft and Dave Grohl.

Reality is Gorgeous (A Film by Josh Taft)

Dear Seattle

Water permeates and influences every part of life in Seattle. In many ways, it is the life blood that sustains us. Find a sense of inner peace and calm as you follow the movement of water from the mountains into the many places it appears in the city with this #LoveLetterToSeattle from filmmaker Josh Taft. Musical score by Pearl Jam’s Mike McCready.

Just a Kid from Seattle (A Film by JJ Augustavo)

Dear Seattle

Sometimes you don’t realize how important your home is until you think about it, or actually leave it. This #LoveLetterToSeattle, from MTV and Grammy nominated director and Seattlite Jon Jon Augustavo, paints a picture of a young man searching for himself, discovering what really made him who he is and finding out how his home in Seattle played a key role in all of it. Soundtrack features music from Seattle artists Sango, Nacho Picasso, Raz Simone, Dave B, Sam Lachow, The Flavr Blue, The Physics, Avatar Darko, Jarv Dee, Jake One, and Shabazz Palaces. This short film was produced by SundanceTV as part of the series Dear Seattle which includes films from other notable filmmakers such as Dave Grohl, Megan Griffiths, and Josh Taft. The series can also be found at SundanceTV.com/visitseattle.

I’m Sorry, Happy Birthday (A Film by Claire Buss) | Seattle Story Award Winner

Dear Seattle

Community and collaboration are core to Seattle’s DNA. This is a film that celebrates the fact that you can find community, warmth and unbelievably creative people in unexpected places. Nowhere is that more true than in Seattle. Our second Seattle Story Award winner, Claire Buss, channeled her own special experiences in the city through this quirky yet playful film as her #LoveLetterToSeattle. Claire’s commitment to fostering a largely female community on her set and her strong reliance on regular collaborators and those who inspire her made her the perfect recipient of this Award at the LA Film Festival.

The Claw (A film by Lael Rogers) | Seattle Story Award Winner

Dear Seattle

Seattle has a way of elevating the different, the underrepresented, and the unconventional. This film celebrates the city’s spirit of inclusion. In her #LoveLetterToSeattle, our third Seattle Story Award winner – Lael Rogers – channels her belief that the things that make us different, are exactly the things that make people feel at home here in Seattle. It’s a city that’s ready to embrace the claw in all of us. Lael brings a fresh female perspective to filmmaking and has a history of transforming people through rich stories. Premiered with Film Independent and Rolling Stone at an event in New York City, this film not only oozes Seattle flavor, but delivers a simple human message at its heart.
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Dear Seattle Series | Trailer

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How I Ended Up In Seattle (A Film by Dave Grohl)

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Dreamcatcher (A Film by Matty Brown) | Seattle Story Award Winner

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The Sound (A Film by Megan Griffiths)

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Reality is Gorgeous (A Film by Josh Taft)

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Just a Kid from Seattle (A Film by JJ Augustavo)

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I’m Sorry, Happy Birthday (A Film by Claire Buss) | Seattle Story Award Winner

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The Claw (A film by Lael Rogers) | Seattle Story Award Winner

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