UPDATE: Local Filmmaker gives Port of Seattle Commissioners an ‘Intermission’

Local attorney, activist and filmmaker Steve Edmiston took a break from his ongoing project – to brief the Port of Seattle Commissioners on the impact of aircraft operations on our communities – to talk to the Port Commissioners this week about film theory.

In two minutes on Tuesday, June 12,, Edmiston referenced Aristotle’s teachings on story, great film quests from Star Wars to Saving Private Ryan, heroes from To Kill a Mockingbird and Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, and villains from a James Bond movie.

His purpose? To make sure the Commissioners recall that he’s making a film, that “in our film, the heroes are the citizens that speak for two minutes, seeking only to protect the environment and the health of their families,” and that “we don’t know what role the five of you play. Hero? Sidekick? Villain? You’ll get to decide.”

Watch Edmiston’s “Intermission” below:

The Briefing Project is a documentary blending investigative journalism, citizen activism, editorial commentary, and a bit of reality-show “it’s happening right now” intensity.

Permitted only two-minute public comments, a citizen seeks to provide a ten-month briefing to five elected officials making a choice between untethered economic growth and harm to humans and the environment. At the fastest growing airport in the U.S.

View more episodes here: https://www.quadrant45.com/#/thebriefingproject/

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About Steve Edmiston
Steve is a Seattle business, intellectual property, and entertainment lawyer, screenwriter, and independent film producer. He has written and produced many feature-length and short films which have won festival awards and accolades (including “Crimes of the Past,” “A Relative Thing,” “The Day My Parents Became Cool,” and most recently “The Maury Island Incident”). He serves on the Port Townsend Film Festival Board of Directors, has juried for the Washington Film Works Innovation Lab, has taught screenwriting and producing at Seattle University, University of Washington, and the Seattle Film Institute, and is a frequent speaker on the subject of the business of independent film.


3 Responses to “UPDATE: Local Filmmaker gives Port of Seattle Commissioners an ‘Intermission’”
  1. Susan whire says:

    Intermission message is stunning!

  2. Sue Petersen says:

    Now, the Port of Seattle Commissioners need to listen to what Steve is saying and ACT to improve our quality of life. Thanks Steve.

  3. Alli says:

    Seems Steve Edminston and I are sort of on the same track. I just gave the Des Moines City Council an intermission after giving them 4-3 minute briefings in my effort, with supporting documents, to educate them on why they should NOT allow PSE to roll out Smart Meters and 5G in Des Moines. And about the Cell Towers, specifically the one placed between the children’s play ground and play field on the Field House property, across the streets from the Police Department and KCWD54. But I stood alone addressing this most urgent problem about the harm this will put upon us if they allow it to happen. You have been told all the benefits about the wireless technology, You have even become addicted to the Smart Phone in your hand and find it it necessary to have one. They have done all this while with holding the known harm that they are doing to us. How do I know this? “We Are the Evidence”, PLEASE check out our website for there is information there you NEED to know. You may be one of us and don’t even know it yet This is urgent for we are now tracking the children getting bloody noses in the areas where they have deployed 5G. If you take the time to get educated and you feel so moved, please show up at the Des Moines City Council and let them know this does not benefit the people they took an Oath to protect for if violates our Constitutional Rights with “Criminal Assault by Radiation without Permission”. A legal term now being used in legal filings. I think there may still be time to stop this for it is not on their 6/28 agenda. But Public Comment is. Thank you if you take action on this action for I am yours more truly than you know. For I am here to share God’s message about Safe Clean Energy-Safe Clean Water that He created to sustain all living things.

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