2021 BIPOC Film Project

The goal of this initiative is to promote content that celebrates diversity within the Shoreline business community and help support the local growing media production industry.

The Shoreline Film Office is pleased to share with you the now completed Local Business BIPOC Film Project! This project was spearheaded by the City of Shoreline, ShoreLake Arts, and Shoreline Community College, with major support from the Port of Seattle back in early June of 2021.

The goal of this initiative is to promote content that celebrates diversity within the Shoreline business community and help support the local growing media production industry. Other project goals include:

- Support filmmakers getting back to work with an emphasis on those additionally disadvantaged by discrimination and unconscious bias.

- Identify lessons learned and recommendations for the Shoreline Film Office to center BIPOC filmmakers in growing its media production industry.

Selected Businesses:

- Black Coffee Northwest | http://www.blackcoffeenw.com/
- Plaza Latina | https://plazalatinashoreline.com/
- Teriyaki Plus | https://www.shorelineteriyaki.com/

"Black Coffee Northwest, Plaza Latina and Teriyaki Plus which are all BIPOC-owned, and women-owned Shoreline businesses. These businesses all focus on creating a community, whether that means creating a hub for youth, access to food from an array of countries, or bringing a piece of home and comfort through food. Being able to tell their stories was very touching because we were able to see how each owner has fostered a family with their colleagues and community.” - Director/Producer, Sandra Garcia-Arceo

The Shoreline Film Office would like to thank the participating businesses in this project for allowing Alma Mía Productions to interview and spend time filming in their workspace. We also want to thank Sandra Garcia-Arceo for taking the lead on this production and directing three wonderful videos in our first year. And of course a big thank you to the entire crew!

You can view the short videos here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLW7yzyXt15nxzn_x9W61Qg

Black Coffee Northwest Crew:

Director: Sandra Garcia-Arceo
Cinematographer: Avery Johnson
1st AC: Brandon Ramirez
Gaffer: Khalil Diop
Grip: Brandon Harano
Swing: Nikke Kwok
Sound Mixer: Daniel Tran
Boom Op: Serg Demircan
CCO: Sierra Jones
PA: Mar Trevino
Editor: Brandon Harano
Colorist: T.K. Johnson
Music Composer: Jeff Chambers

An Alma Mía Production

Made possible by contributions from:
Port of Seattle
ShoreLake Arts
City of Shoreline
Shoreline Community College
Shoreline Film Office

Plaza Latina Crew:

Director: Sandra Garcia-Arceo
DP: Avery Johnson
1st AC: Brandon Ramirez
Gaffer: Abdul Kassamali
Sound Mixer: Daniel Tran
CCO: Sierra Jones
PA: Gabriel Gutierrez
PA: Marie Litzinger

Editor: Sandra Garcia-Arceo
Colorist: T.K. Johnson
Music Composer: Jeff Chambers

An Alma Mía Production

Made possible by contributions from:
Port of Seattle
ShoreLake Arts
City of Shoreline City Hall
Shoreline Community College
Shoreline Film Office

Teriyaki Plus Crew:

Director: Sandra Garcia-Arceo
DP: Avery Johnson
1st AC: Brandon Ramirez
Grip: Brandon Harano
Sound Mixer: Daniel Tran
CCO: Forrest Brown
PA: Andy Stoddard
Translator: Shiori Tabe
Editor: Brandon Harano
Colorist: T.K. Johnson
Music Composer: Jeff Chambers

An Alma Mía Production

Made possible by contributions from:
Port of Seattle
ShoreLake Arts
City of Shoreline
Shoreline Community College
Shoreline Film Office

Special Thanks to: Suni Tolton

Many thanks to the Port of Seattle for your support and help to make this project a reality!

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