COMMITTED TO CREATING A MORE RESILIENT FUTURE BY TELLING POWERFUL STORIES OF SOCIAL CHANGE
Aimie Vallat and Noah Dassel co-founded REEL WITNESS (RW) to highlight the important work of non-profits and foundations in our local northwest communities. RW has produced a variety of advocacy pieces over the years — addressing a myriad of timely issues, from homelessness to end of life care, to land trusts and refugees’ stories, and more.
In 2015, RW debuted their first independent short documentary: PRESENT MOMENT, which went on to screen at 26 film festivals worldwide, earning five awards, selected to broadcast on the KCTS9-PBS Reel NW Series; and in the spring of 2017, the filmmakers, Noah and Aimie, received an Emmy Award nomination. With the film’s momentum, RW decided to focus exclusively on documentaries and expanded their crew to include Director of Photography, Guido Ronge. With 25 years experience in the film industry, Guido brings a global perspective to RW's storytelling.
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We have had the good fortune to work with excellent clients committed to social justice and sustainable change. These are just a few organizations that we have partnered with; Lutheran Community Services & Refugees NW, Seattle International Foundation, The Whidbey Institute, Sustainable Path Foundation, University District Food Bank, and Thriving Communities. In addition, we've been fortunate to create our own short documentaries highlighting powerful individual voices in our local community.