THE LAST DIRECTOR Debuts in Wenatchee

Howell at the Moon Productions launched their newest documentary, “The Last Director” in Wenatchee, Wash., at the Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center on Saturday, Nov. 12. “Our hope in sharing this story is to help preserve this important piece of Americana both through Donegan’s story and by capturing the essence of a real, small town American Follies experience,” said writer/director Jamie Howell.

Read more in an article posted on the Wenatchee World


PEDAL-DRIVEN a Finalist for Banff Mountain Film Festival

In November, PEDAL-DRIVEN was honored as a finalist for the prestigious Banff Mountain Film Festival. The festival was held in Banff, Alberta, Canada from Oct. 29 to Nov. 6, 2011, and featured some of the world’s best mountain films. It is the premiere festival of its kind, and unique in that it also includes a year-round film tour which includes over 500 film screenings on every continent - including Antarctica.


While in Banff, director Jamie Howell participated in an interview on Banff's Park Radio, and you can listen to the interview here


PEDAL-DRIVEN Wins Raven Award for Best Cinematography at DOCUTAH

Howell at the Moon Productions was honored with the Raven Award for Best Cinematography at DOCUTAH for PEDAL-DRIVEN. The festival took place Sept. 8-17, 2011, in St. George, Utah, and featured 130 documentary films from around the world.

“DOCUTAH was thrilled to present the raven award to “Pedal Driven: A Bike-umentary” for best cinematography feature film.  This engaging and beautifully shot documentary was very well received at our festival,” said DOCUTAH Executive Director Christina Schultz.


Howell at the Moon Ad Wins in Seattle's "Best Of" Awards

SEATTLE, Wash. - A hip-hop music video starring Nutcracker Woody Goomsba created by Howell at the Moon Productions of Wenatchee, Wash., was singled out this week by the Seattle Weekly in its 2011 Best Of Awards. Named “Best Local Television Commercial” the tourism spot for Leavenworth, Wash., was honored after going viral online. It has garnered more than 320,000 views on YouTube to date.

From the Seattle Weekly article:
“The best TV commercial of the year... features a faux-Bavarian village in central Washington and its big (as in big pimpin’) mascot, Woody Goomsba.”

The article goes on to give a brief background of the success of the campaign, ending with a  tart response to the local controversy generated by the piece: “In an experiment with viral marketing, the Leavenworth tourism planners pulled a few bucks together and hired Wenatchee video producers Howell at the Moon ... The video ruffled some feathers among Leavenworth’s cranky elite, but it also got more than 300,000 views on YouTube, so screw the haters.”

The hip-hop video was part of a larger campaign commissioned by the City of Leavenworth that includes a series of 30-second TV spots also starring the nutcracker character.

Read the article in full or preruse other "Best Of" winners here.


Howell at the Moon Named Tech Savvy Business of the Year

Howell at the Moon Productions received top honors as Tech Savvy Business of the Year, among a field of 13 nominees, for online and commercial video productions and, in particular, the production of "Gitcha Goomsba Up!", a tourism commercial for Leavenworth, Wash., that has gained national and international notoriety.


Since 2001, The Greater Wenatchee Area Technology Alliance has presented an Awards Luncheon and recognized technology-based businesses in our region. Each year, two nominees are honored; a Tech Savvy Business of the Year and an Entrepreneur of the Year. The Tech Savvy Business Award honors an organization or entity that has successfully applied technology to one or more aspects of their operations to improve their efficiencies. The Entrepreneur Award is given to an individual(s) who develops a new innovative product or service or establishes as new enterprise to bring a new or existing product to the marketplace.
Technology, it’s the foundation of everything that we do,” said Jamie Howell, co-owner of Howell at the Moon. “Without it we don’t get to live in Wenatchee, Washington to do the kind of work we do. We’re fortunate, from the cameras to the software to the computers, to the delivery systems. Without any one of those things we’d have to be somewhere else.”

Jeff Ostenson, company co-owner, said he appreciated the award because it highlighted not only their use of technology, but their product as well.

“To win this award actually means that people like what we’re doing with that technology,” he said.