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Three Muses and Nihon Kyuukei Premiere: December 12th at 8pm

November 27th, 2012 by

When: Wednesday December 12th, 2012 at 8PM (one night only)
Where: Clinton Street Theater (2522 SE Clinton Street)
Purchase advance tickets ($5-10 sliding scale):
Full program of films:


Hello Friends,

It’s been an extremely busy year for me and to wrap it up I have a pair of new films I am very excited to share with all of you. These films had me lugging heavy 35mm equipment through Central Oregon for that ‘perfect shot’ as well as got me completely lost on the massive railway network of Japan in an effort to film the out-of-the-way and rare moments of a breathtakingly beautiful country. In the end, they invite the viewer to hear the unspoken stories that lie between lines of dialogue and consist of an ever present theme that explores the human condition yet inspires creative interpretation.


The Three Muses, is a trilogy of portraits of individuals who have personally influenced me and represent various stages of the awareness and influence of art throughout a persons life. A laborious effort, from carrying over 90 pounds of film equipment across the treacherous snow-covered obsidian flows of Paulina Peak to the construction of a performance stage in the middle of Summit Lake atop Mt Hood, Muses was as much of a physical endurance trial as it was a collaborative feat of tenacity and vision. This trilogy was funded in part by the Regional Arts & Culture Council.

Why I Must Be Careful (Seth Brown and John Niekrasz)
Yuna Lee
Eugene Valjean
Jin Camou
Joe Haege

Music By
Eric Schopmeyer

Film By
Nick Peterson

More information about the film:


Nihon Kyuukei (9 Views of Japan) is a collection of landscape portraits shot over the course of a 3 week visit to Japan last summer. It sent me to remote and rural destinations in search of the distinctive relationship between Japan’s scenic vistas and the character of it’s people.

More information about the film:

Filmed by Bike Screening

April 4th, 2011 by

Field Guide” is screening twice in this years Filmed by Bike festival:

Saturday, April 16th, 9pm
Sunday, April 17th, 5pm

Both screenings are at the Clinton Street Theater (2522 SE Clinton Street)

Field Guide Nov Screenings

October 26th, 2010 by

Field Guide” is screening twice next month:

AMS Bike Co-op Film Night:
Monday, November 8th, 7:30pm at the The Bike Kitchen (6138 Student Union Boulevard, Vancouver, BC, Canada)

37th Northwest Film and Video Festival:
Thursday, November 11th, 7pm at the Whitsell Auditorium (1219 SW Park Ave, Portland, OR)

Bike Tour

May 24th, 2010 by

Mary and I will be embarking on a 1500+ mile bike tour of our latest film “Field Guide” from Vancouver, B.C. to Sand Diego, CA starting June 10th. Details here

Field Guide Premiere

February 2nd, 2010 by

We will be premiering our new film, “Field Guide to November Days”: 7pm, May 14th, 2010 at the Whitsell Theater (1219 SW Park Ave)

Sound Unseen – Minneapolis, MN

July 30th, 2007 by

“yellow” is screening in this year’s Sound Unseen film festival: Sunday, August 26th at the Ritz Theater (345 13th Ave NE).

New American Independent Cinema – Cambridge, MA

June 6th, 2007 by

“yellow” will be screening at the Harvard Film Archive in their upcoming New American Independent Cinema series. “Contingent,” “Split Pea Soup,” “two” and “frenesi” are also screening in a separate shorts program. Screenings are Thursday, July 5 and Monday, July 9.

Will post times soon…

SF Indie Fest – San Francisco, CA

January 23rd, 2007 by

“yellow” is screening in the 9th annual SF IndieFest:

Wednesday, February 14th at 12pm
Roxie Cinema (3117 16th St)

Saturday, February 17th at 4:30pm
Roxie Cinema

Northwest Film & Video – Portland, OR

October 26th, 2006 by

“yellow” is screening in this year’s Northwest Film and Video Festival: Thursday, November 16th at 7pm at the Whitsell Theater (1219 SW Park Avenue, between Madison and Jefferson on Park)

Also screening in the festival is “two” from the commutation trilogy and my concoction of Anton Webern’s famous arrangement of a Bach piece and a portable tracking system, “musical offering”. Both are screening in the closing night program with films by Andy Blubaugh and Zak Margolis. Then Andy will be premiering his new film “Scaredycat”: Saturday, November 18th at 7pm at the Clinton Street Theater (2522 SE Clinton St.)

WT Os Film Festival – Os, Norway

October 25th, 2006 by

“yellow” is screening in the WT Os Film Festival on Friday, November 10th.