2010 SIFF premiere with feature film 'Bass Ackwards'
2010 Palm Springs International ShortFest & Film Market 'First Person Singular' shorts package
Winner 2007 IFP/Seattle Spotlight Award & made possible with the generous support of Kodak
(with Davie-Blue, Paul Eenhoorn, Sean Nelson and more)
Betty took a Seattle-New York-LA village to make. When a doctor encourages Betty to read her patient file, she begins to discover pieces missing (of her life), leading to unexpected emotional connection. Part art/part truth, like a poem, we may not find the same meaning.
Very special thank you to our executive producer, Craig McKay, and to the more than 115 individuals, organizations and businesses that supported the making of this film.
Filmed on 35mm 2perf with a bleach bypass process and printed to Kodak 2383 Vision
Cast & Crew credits here: imdb.com/title/tt1546773/fullcredits#cast
Heather Cimmy short film reel+bio here: vimeo.com/76579232
The intention of this storytelling endeavor, which Judith Weston called 'brave and beautiful' was to explore a hard road traveled: my grandmother's suicide. Betty explores the nature of mental illness, power dynamics, isolation, and the loss we experience when it touches our family. It's about 'the real' being 'emotion' and the 'not real' a kind of metaphor for how we relate to those who suffer in this pain.
Thank you to producer Annie Flocco for guiding the film every step of the way.
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"...a beautifully crafted depiction of the inner mind..."
~ Jonathan Farber, Financier
"...a luscious, 35mm gem!"
~ Lynn Shelton, Filmmaker
Betty was made with the generous support of Kodak, Alpha Cine Seattle, Oppenheimer Cine Rental, Modern Digital, Clatter & Din, Complete Casting, 4Culture, Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs, IFP/Seattle, and Northwest Film Forum.
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