Category: Making Of

Launch Plan For We Make Seattle

January 26, 2016

It has been a productive winter for us.  We’re in the final stages of production and are ready to start talking about launch plans for the film.  You’ve been waiting a long time and we’re thrilled to be ever so close to delivering We Make Seattle to you.

The Launch Event: March 24th 2016 (Save The Date)

Our tentative launch day and party for the film will be Thursday March 24th. This will be the world premier of We Make Seattle, shown at a party held that night. If your backer level included a ticket you’re already on the guest list (We may be able to release more tickets to the general public).

For Gold and Silver sponsors, we will provide resources to you for how to take advantage of We Make Seattle in your own marketing and PR.

For all backers we’ll be providing a “spread the word” guide, that you can use to tell the world about how you made this film possible.

That’s all for now. Thanks for hanging in there. More soon.

Early Fall Update

September 30, 2015

It’s been a slow but steady summer for us at We Make Seattle. I’m here with good news and some updates.

Project Contributor Update. We have a reshuffling of contributors to the project. Original plans were for some of the good folks at Bootstrapper Studios to take a lead role in editing and post production, but schedules changed and we made some adjustments in response. Bryan Zug (our Executive Producer) and I will work on the final edit together. Jen Zug of WhatNowExactly, project manager extraordinaire, has also stepped in to help with the final production tasks on our docket.
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Audio Recording Sessions Finished

May 5, 2015

Its been awhile since the last update, but we’re still rolling along on We Make Seattle (If you’re a backer you should see a more detailed update on Kickstarter this morning).

Over the last two weeks we brought Robi Ganguly (CEO of Apptentive) and Karen Clark Cole (CEO of Blink UX) back into the studio to rerecord some of their narration. We worked at the wonderful Clatter and Din on 1st ave right by SafeCo (with Henry’s Tavern conveniently located downstairs).

Aleecia and Dan from our production team stopped by to assist, and Dan and I took some photos.

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We’re alive – Next goal: second cut

February 12, 2015

We are back from an extended holiday break – as we’re all volunteers on WMS we needed the holidays to catch up on the work that pays our bills and take a breather. Sorry for going silent – it’s the great sin of kickstarter projects (“are they even still alive? did they take our money and move to the Bahamas?”) and I’ll do my best not to let it happen again. Apologies.

As a recap, we finished up last year with four more location shoots, bringing our total up to ~12 total locations filmed so far:

  • Dance party on the step sculptures of Broadway / Cap Hill
  • 15th ave / Cap Hill b-roll
  • Pioneer Square design festival
  • Neighborhood b-roll footage (Fremont, Ballard, Cap Hill)
  • South Lake Union b-roll

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Updated 12/17 Happy Hour Info

December 12, 2014

We’re changing things up for next week. We’ll be hanging out with the fine folks from UXHH.

They’re hosting an event on the same night, so we’re partnering up to hold a double happy hour. Double happy hour means double the fun, so don’t miss out.

New venue: The Fairmont Olympic Hotel (411 University St, Seattle, Washington 98101)

Same time: 6-8pm



– The We Make Seattle Team

Scouting: Whitepages

December 11, 2014

We were in Downtown Seattle yesterday visiting the Whitepages office.P1020256

P1020255Their lobby has their logo and a wall of all of their employees in the Seattle office along with a computer to IM whoever you’re visiting. Read More →

Happy Hour 12/17

December 8, 2014

We appreciate all the support and feedback we’re receiving about indoor filming locations. Please keep suggestions coming.

We’re hosting a final 2014 happy hour before the holidays. Come hangout, talk about 2014, what you’re planning to create in 2015 or whatever is on your mind.

Where: Yard House – 1501 4th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101 (website)

When: Wednesday December 17th, 6-8pm.

Please RSVP:


– Adam

Scouting: Intentional Futures

December 5, 2014

We stopped by to visit the fine folks at Intentional Futures as potential office location for the film.


They’ve got lots of wide open work spaces, were super welcoming, and suggested we could re-arrange their space for a shoot (which might be necessary to get the aesthetic we’re going for).

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Scouting: Westward

December 2, 2014

We had the privilege of visiting Westward as a potential restaurant to be featured in our film.



They weren’t open while we were there, but there was plenty to explore.

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Happy Hour 12/3 – Postponed to 12/17

November 21, 2014

We’re postponing tonight’s event until 12/17 due to travel and illness among team members. Many apologies for the late notice.


– Adam