Film Festival

Film with Linas Phillips and Crewtopia Conversation

Sunday, December 13, 2015
12:00 – 5:00 pm


The Genius Film Festival includes screenings and discussions with film makers.

Program Producer: Courtney Sheehan; Program Consultant: Northwest Film Forum.

Linas Phillips: Performing Beyond the Frame

12 pm

Screening followed by Q&A with Linas Phillips, moderated by Courtney Sheehan

As an actor, Linas Phillips has worked in a variety of disciplines and mediums. This program, edited by Linas, culls scenes, excerpts, and shorts from across his career.

Walking to Werner (montage 10 min)

Great Speeches (excerpt 10 min)

Bass Ackwards (excerpts 15 min)

Dinosaurs and Seahawks (5 min)

Bad Penny (7 min)

Manson Family Vacation (excerpts 15 min)

My First Listen to U2’s New Song “Volcano” (3 min)

Rainbow Time (excerpts 10 min)

Deadbeat Dads (10 min) – World Premiere

Crewtopia Conversation with Megan Griffiths, Charles Mudede, Linas Phillips, Webster Crowell, moderated by Courtney Sheehan

2:30 pm

“When people ask me why I want to make my films in Seattle, I always tell them it's because of the amazing, hilarious, passionate, and highly skilled crews. I'm proud of what we created here, and I want to see it continue to grow.” —Megan Griffiths, 2012

Join us for a conversation with Film Geniuses, past and present, on the state of film production and culture in Seattle today.

About the artist

A graduate of New York University's Experimental Theater Wing, Linas Phillips started out as a live performer of experimental theater and alternative comedy while living in New York City. Linas switched to making films in 2006. His first film, Walking To Werner, documenting his 1,200 mile walk from Seattle to LA to meet Werner Herzog, earned him a spot in Filmmaker Magazine's list of 25 New Faces in Independent Film. His third feature Bass Ackwards, which he wrote, acted in and directed, premiered at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival. Upcoming, he is set to act opposite Jay Duplass in writer/director J. Davis' Manson Family Vacation.

Still from Bass Ackwards, 2010. Directed by Linas Phillips. Courtesy of the filmmaker.