Local Sightings 2019: S.O.S.! Understanding EPKs, DCPs & More

This event took place on Sep 23, 2019

$5-$15 sliding scale!


Troubles always seem to come in threes, and EPKs and DCPs are no exception. These acronyms can lead to some filmmakers scratching their heads. Why might a filmmaker need an “electronic press kit,” and what even goes in one? Why might writing a good press release make all the difference? And honestly, what does “DCP” even stand for (and how the heck do you make one)?

The Olympia Film Society will lead a four-person discussion, with OFS cinema technician Joaquin de la Puente and local filmmakers Bry Troyer (They Reach) and Maren Moreno (Revenge Angels).

Hosted by local filmmaker and OFS Marketing Director Jonah Barrett, the workshop will cover crucial aspects of the post-production process. You’re not out of the woods yet, but OFS and NWFF are here to help you.



About the Panel

Joaquin de la Puente [he/him]
Joaquin de la Puente lll graduated from the Art Institute of Chicago with a BFA. After college during the 1990s, he worked on film productions in both Chicago and LA. In Chicago, he teamed up with world renowned James Bond and his company Full Aperture Systems, installing cinemas for temporary and permanent venues all over the world. After moving to New York City in 2000, he began working as a Visual Effects Compositor and Editor while helping to develop many large release feature films and not-so-large short films. While in New York he also spent time as a technician and projectionist for most of the downtown art house cinemas and museums, most notably, the incomparable Anthology Film Archives. Along with being the cinema technician for the Olympia Film Society, Joaquin is also a filmmaker, musician, and writer.

Jonah Barrett [he/him]
Jonah Barrett is a filmmaker, writer, multimedia artist, and the marketing director for the Olympia Film Society. His writing can be found in Creative Colloquy, Everyday Genius, Lit.Cat, Cityvision, OlyArts, and the bestselling Portland anthology City of Weird. Jonah has also directed and written three feature films, a dozen-ish short films, and four web series. He has worked as both a literary magazine and anthology editor, as well as a journalist, assistant director, campaign manager, script supervisor, and art conservator. His favorite genres are creature features and romantic comedies, and he has found they are pretty much the same.

Maren Moreno [she/her]
Maren Moreno is a feminist filmmaker based in Olympia, WA. Her debut film Revenge Angels is a subversive and fantastical take on the rape revenge genre, centering on a shy girl’s transformation into a vengeful goddess. It premiered earlier this year at Olympia Film Society’s Northwest Horrorfest. Her upcoming project is a comedy about blood rituals and bisexual werewolves.

Bry Troyer [he/him]

Bry Troyer spent his childhood on a farm in Kansas where, at age 7, he cast his horse and his 4H pig in his first film, a musical titled, I Sing About Pigs. He’s since moved on to producing films for humans, including the upcoming horror/thriller feature, They Reach, and the short, Crowbar. He lives in Olympia with Ron Towle (husband), Bilbo Baggins (rat terrier), and fourteen house plants.

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Local Sightings Film Festival

Presented by Seattle’s Northwest Film Forum, the 22nd Annual Local Sightings Film Festival (September 20-29, 2019) showcases the growing complexity of creative communities in the Pacific Northwest. Its 2019 edition features a competitive selection of curated shorts and feature film programs, inviting regional artists to experiment, break, and remake popular conceptions around filmmaking and film exhibition.

Programmed closely with community partners as curators, the festival uplifts new talent, provides educational opportunities for youth and adults, supports the regional film industry, and promotes diverse media as a critical tool for public engagement.

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