FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NORTHWEST FILMMAKERS BRING HOLLYWOOD HOME
Los Angeles, February 16, 2016 – Passionate Apathy Entertainment, an independent film production company based in Los Angeles with strong ties to the Pacific Northwest, chose to focus on the Northwest for their first film, “Angel’s Bounty” – a gritty, dark comedy about a female bounty hunter on a quest to bring back the man who may or may not have killed her father a dozen years ago. They hope to bring exposure to the often-overlooked region as a great location for filmmaking; from locations to cast to crew, the Northwest is as rich and welcoming an area as one can hope for.
The bulk of Angel’s Bounty was filmed in Washington state, primarily Tacoma/Seattle and Pullman. Writer/Director Lee Fleming explains, “It’s a road trip movie. So, we needed a variety of interesting backgrounds, and the Northwest provides any setting you could want. Mountains, desert, and the ocean are all within a day’s drive. Plus, I was raised in Tacoma and went to school in Pullman. So, heck yeah, I wanted to show ’em in a movie.”
The cast of “Angel’s Bounty” includes talent from both Los Angeles and Washington State. Many of the people involved with this project are very familiar faces in the Seattle film community. As much as on-screen talent, the right soundtrack is a vital part in setting the tone and feel of any film. Knowing this, Passionate Apathy turned to the gritty, raw, and honest feel of music that can only come from spending three quarters of the year dodging raindrops. “Angel’s Bounty” is proud to showcase some great music from Northwest artists Guns of Nevada, Voxxy Vallejo, and SweetKiss Momma.
Passionate Apathy Entertainment was founded in 2010 by writer/producer Lee Fleming and actor/producer Kristen Springer. They have produced several projects and assembled a very talented pool of writers and actors. They recently wrapped production on the first season of their well-received, sketch-comedy web series, “This Show Right Here,” and have several upcoming projects in development.
Follow the link to the National Geographic website. Take the time to type ‘Palouse’ into the search box and see the different submissions that photographers have made from our area!
As long as you are there; keep an eye out on the opening of their 2015 Photo Contest. Based on last year’s contest, it should be sometime in March. Good luck!
“Cycling Sojourner – A Guide to the Best Multi-Day Tours in Washington“
If you are a cyclist, Ellee Thalheimer has just published a guide book which includes a chapter on Pedaling the Palouse! Her four day journey suggests 133 total miles through Wawawai Canyon, the Old Spiral Highway, Uniontown, and Kamiak Butte. Check it out!
Katherine Widing, cyclist and author through the Palouse, recently stopped into the Pullman Chamber of Commerce and brought us a supply of books. These are available for sale!
On February 12, 2014 the Washington State House of Representatives passed HB 2119 unanimously to make Palouse Falls the official state waterfall in Washington State. The proposal for the bill originated when a group of elementary school students in the nearby town of Washtucna lobbied the state legislature.
Good news for the Byway. On Wednesday, March 16, 2005, the Washington State Transportation Commission officially added to The Palouse Scenic Byway old SR 195 through Rosalia, Scott Road and Scharpenberg Road into Lacrosse, and Hume Road which runs along the eastern side of Steptoe Butte. Congratulations!
The 2005 grants have been announced and The Palouse Scenic Byway was awarded a FHWA National Scenic Byways grant for $112,096. The Palouse Scenic Byway also applied for a 2006 grant for approximately $41,000 to produce a 24″x24″ full color interpretive panel with a byway map, nearby points of interest, and community information for each of the byway communities. Read More
The Palouse Scenic Byway was initiated in the Spring of 2001 as an effort to bring the communities of Whitman County together to work toward a common tourism goal. The committee is comprised of individuals from the communities along the byway, city and chamber of commerce representatives and Whitman County Parks and Recreation. Read More