Seattle Office of Film + Music

The Music of Film: Q&A with Joshua Morrison and Jeramy Koepping
May 3, 2012, 11:10 am
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City Arts Magazine
Jeramy Koepping is best known as the founding guitarist and producer behind chamber-pop group Grand Hallway. His friend Joshua Morrison, an Iraq war veteran, has garnered accolades for his dark and lovely acoustic performances and incisive songwriting. A couple of years ago, a chance encounter with filmmaker Megan Griffiths during the filming of a KEXP documentary led to Morrison and Koepping composing the score for Griffith’s debut feature, The Off Hours.  Hannah Levin sat down with both Koepping and Morrison to discuss their work on The Off Hours. 


Seattleites not only hold the title of #1 moviegoers in the country, they also live a burgeoning mecca of creativity and filmmaking. In the past year, Sundance film festival hosted four films shot in Washington State.  Filmmaking talent in Seattle has filled the big screen (and big festivals), such as Lynn Shelton with Humpday and her more recently released Your Sister’s Sister, and Megan Griffiths with The Off Hours—now available on-demand after its Sundance. This article discusses the conventional commercial viability and availability and where the thoughtful and intimate The Off Hours fits in that paradigm.

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March 28, 2011, 9:27 am
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Local films The Off Hours and The Catechism Cataclysm will be taking the film festival circuit by storm in the coming months. Both will screen at the Nashville and Sarasota (Florida) Film Festivals, the latter of which has conferred Catechism director Todd Rohal with the inaugural Terry Potter Award for visionary filmmaking. The film duo will also show at the Athens International Film and Video Festival, held in the Ohio town of the same name–which just so happens to be the former film school stomping grounds of Rohal and The Off Hours director Megan Griffiths. The Off Hours makes festival pit stops in Tallahassee as well as River Run Film Festival in Winston-Salem, North Carolina and The Catechism Cataclysm will be the opening night film at the Philadelphia CineFest before screening in New York at the BAM Cinema Festival. Friend the films via the Facebook links above to hear about more festivals as they are announced. Congrats to the filmmakers!

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2011 Sundance Film Festival
Make way for the Pacific Northwest, Sundance! Four locally-made films and their esteemed filmmakers will journey down to Utah this week to take part in the 2011 Festival: The Off Hours (written and directed by Megan Griffiths), The Catechism Cataclysm (written and directed by Todd Rohal), The Oregonian (written and directed by Lee Reeder) and The Details (directed by Jacob Aaron Estes). The Off Hours will make its world premiere as part of the Sundance Institute’s out-of-competition series,”Next,” which highlights visionary, innovative and original work in low-and no-budget filmmaking. The Details kicks off the Festival’s Premier section, while The Catechism Cataclysm and The Oregonian will feature in “Park City at Midnight,” which is home to horror films and extreme comedies. Congratulations once more to all! For all the Sundance scoop, including information on these featured local films, check out the link above.

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January 18, 2011, 1:51 pm
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The Off Hours
Seattle writer/director Megan Griffiths’ independent feature The Off Hours will premiere at the upcoming Sundance Film Festival. If you are one of the fortunate ones attending the festival this year be sure to keep checking their facebook page and twittery to stay posted on the film’s screening dates, times, and venues at Sundance. Everyone else can do the same to hear updates on how the festival is going for the film and watch the trailer here.
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Northwest Film Forum
Tomorrow night is your chance to learn about environmentally friendly filmmaking with director of The Off Hours, Megan Griffiths. The Off Hours and the Sustainable Style Foundation (SSF) will be co-hosting a Strategy Salon this Wednesday, December 15 from 4 to 6 pm in theater two at the Northwest Film Forum. The program will use The Off Hours as a case study and discuss ways in which future productions can run their sets in a more environmentally and socially conscious manner. The Off Hours is the first film to be granted the SSFTag in recognition of their sustainable practices. The production was also awarded a grant from local arts organization 4Culture for their efforts in this area. The film will be premiering at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. This event is free and open to the public.

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December 2, 2010, 1:47 pm
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Sundance Institute
The Sundance Institute has just announced the lineup of films selected to screen in the 2011 Sundance Film Festival out-of-competition sections, and three Seattle-made films made the list! Congratulations to the filmmakers of The Off Hours (written and directed by Megan Griffiths), The Catechism Cataclysm (written and directed by Todd Rohal) and The Oregonian (written and directed by Lee Reeder). The Off Hours will make world’s premiere at the festival as part of the “Next ()” series, which highlights visionary, innovative and original work in low- and no-budget filmmaking, while The Catechism Cataclysm and The Oregonian will feature in “Park City at Midnight,” which is home to horror films and extreme comedies. “The Sundance Film Festival is uniquely a festival of discovery and we are once again privileged to showcase the work of talented new artists,” says Director of Programming, Trevor Groth. “All of this speaks to the vibrancy of independent film.” Sundance 2011 will run January 20-30. For more information about these featured films and the festival lineup, be sure to follow the link. Congrats again!

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