chinatown-international district: bush garden

"Chinatown-International District: Bush Garden" is the sixth and final film in #VanishingSeattle's documentary series that takes a deeper dive into the stories behind the hashtag.

 

In addition to being the first karaoke bar in the country, since 1953 Bush Garden has been a hub for connection, celebration, and multiracial/multigenerational organizing. After the historic building was sold to a private developer in 2017, a grassroots fight emerged to save both its history and future as a vital community space.

 

Directors: Ellison Shieh + Christopher Woon-Chen + Martin Tran

Cinematographers & Editors: Ellison Shieh + Christopher Woon-Chen

Executive Producers: Cynthia Brothers + Martin Tran

 

Each episode of the Vanishing Seattle film series focuses on a small businesses or community space significant to a Seattle neighborhood. You can also check out the films on Vanishing Seattle’s YouTube Channel, Instagram (IGTV), and Facebook page.

Vanishing Seattle Films is supported in part by 4Culture/King County Lodging Tax. Produced in association with Northwest Film Forum.

chinatown-international district: four seas/dynasty room

capitol hill arts district

"Chinatown-International District: Four Seas/Dynasty Room" is the fifth film in #VanishingSeattle's documentary series that takes a deeper dive into the stories behind the hashtag.

Built in 1962, the Four Seas restaurant and Dynasty Room lounge in Seattle’s Chinatown-International District was a gathering place for people from all walks of life, until its closure in 2017. However, the space is being reactivated to continue to serve and build community for future generations.

 

Directors | Cinematographer | Editor: Tuyen Than

Producer: Ryan Catabay

Executive Producers: Cynthia Brothers + Martin Tran

Assistant Editor: Patrick Castillo

 

Each episode of the Vanishing Seattle film series focuses on a small businesses or community space significant to a Seattle neighborhood. You can also check out the films on Vanishing Seattle’s YouTube Channel, Instagram, and Facebook page.

Vanishing Seattle Films is supported in part by 4Culture/King County Lodging Tax. Produced in association with Northwest Film Forum.

ballard:

scandinavian specialties

"Capitol Hill Arts District" is the fourth film in #VanishingSeattle's documentary series that takes a deeper dive into the stories behind the hashtag.

This film shares the experiences of artists, nonprofit leaders, and small business owners on #CapitolHill as they struggle to maintain a thriving presence for arts and queer culture in the neighborhood.

 

Directors & Producers: Angela Bernardoni + Laura Jean Cronin

Executive Producers: Cynthia Brothers + Martin Tran

Director of Photography: Angela Bernardoni

Editor & Sound: Laura Jean Cronin

Additional Camera: Bianca Ramirez

 

Each episode of the Vanishing Seattle film series focuses on a small businesses or community space significant to a Seattle neighborhood. You can also check out the films on Vanishing Seattle’s YouTube Channel, Instagram, and Facebook page.

Vanishing Seattle Films is supported in part by 4Culture/King County Lodging Tax. Produced in association with Northwest Film Forum.

"Ballard: Scandinavian Specialties" is the third film in #VanishingSeattle's documentary series that takes a deeper dive into the stories behind the hashtag.

Scandinavian Specialties is the last remaining Nordic-focused retail shop in Ballard, a neighborhood that has grappled with preserving its Scandinavian and working-class history against a backdrop of rapid development and gentrification.

 

Director/Producer/Cinematographer: Cody Lewis

Producer: Jon Evans

Executive Producers: Cynthia Brothers + Martin Tran

Editors: Cody Lewis + Stephen Takashima

Learn more about & support Scandinavian Specialties at www.scanspecialties.com

 

Each episode of the Vanishing Seattle film series focuses on a small businesses or community space significant to a Seattle neighborhood. You can also check out the films on Vanishing Seattle’s YouTube Channel, Instagram, and Facebook page.

Vanishing Seattle Films is supported in part by 4Culture/King County Lodging Tax. Produced in association with Northwest Film Forum.

UNIVERSITY DISTRICT: HARDWICK'S HARDWARE

"University District: Hardwick's Hardware" is the second film in #VanishingSeattle's documentary series that takes a deeper dive into the stories behind the hashtag.

Hardwick’s is a 4th-generation independent hardware store in the University District that has supported boat builders, woodworkers, metalsmiths, artists, tradespeople, and countless small businesses, local industries, and Seattleites for nearly nine decades. Hardwick’s Hardware plans to close and move out of state in fall 2020, as they and their customer base are being priced out by a changing Seattle and U District.

Learn more about & support Hardwick's at www.hardwickandsons.com

 

Directors: Lisa B. Hammond + Derek Johnson, with support from Kai Films

Producer: Lisa B. Hammond

Executive Producers: Cynthia Brothers + Martin Tran

Cinematographers: Lars Larson, Ryan Purcell & Derek Johnson

Editors: Derek Johnson + Ali Scattergood

Audio: Bob Mart, Derek Johnson & Ali Scattergood

 

Special Thanks To: The Hardwick’s Family & Staff

Each episode of the Vanishing Seattle film series focuses on a small businesses or community space significant to a Seattle neighborhood. You can also check out the films on Vanishing Seattle’s YouTube Channel, Instagram, and Facebook page.

Vanishing Seattle Films is supported in part by 4Culture/King County Lodging Tax. Produced in association with Northwest Film Forum.

CENTRAL DISTRICT: WA NA WARI

Vanishing Seattle is excited to present the very first film in our series of shorts that take a deeper dive into the stories of legacy, resistance, and resilience behind the #VanishingSeattle hashtag.

 

Wa Na Wari is a 5th-generation Black-owned home in Seattle's Central District that creates space for Black ownership, possibility, and belonging through art, historic preservation, and connection - amid the context of increasing gentrification in a neighborhood that was once 80% Black.

Learn more about and support Wa Na Wari at www.wanawari.org.

 

Directors | Producers | Editors: devon de Leña + CHIMAERA

 

Executive Producers: Cynthia Brothers + Martin Tran

Vanishing Seattle Films is supported in part by 4Culture/King County Lodging Tax. Produced in association with Northwest Film Forum. 

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