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Skagit is an experimental Northwest horror film.

Four friends leave Seattle for a getaway weekend in the Skagit Valley, but as the hours pass, the soaked, primeval landscape bears down upon them and seeps into their minds. The weekend spins violently off its axis as the valley shows each of the visitors’ appetites and fears they didn't know they possessed - separating each of them into their own dangerous alternate realities.

Skagit was shot at over 20 locations in Northwest Washington over 3 rainy, muddy weeks in November 2018. The film is currently in post-production. Read more about the backstory of the film and who made it on our press page.

We’re throwing a party! September 20 is the start of our crowdfunding campaign to raise the money needed to finish the film, and we’re kicking it off with a wild fundraising concert in Seattle featuring Salt Lick, Velvet Q, and Cop Talk. Get tickets for the concert and view event details on Facebook here.


Writer and Director Nick Thompson is a filmmaker and photographer born and raised in Seattle and a graduate of the Evergreen State College. His recent film projects include a music video for local band Salt Lick, the web series Douglas Fern’s Fact File, a docu-satire chronicling Seattle’s history and rapidly changing cultural landscape, and several experimental short films. His work explores the pure power of film as irrational and concrete communication in dramatic and comic forms. Nick’s films have been presented at Local Sightings Film Festival, Northwest Film Forum, and Seattle Web Fest, and a book of his photography is available at local bookstores. More information about his photography and other experimental film projects is available online at nicktfilms.me.


Producer Leah Tragen, also from Seattle, is an experienced producer and editor with a background in anthropology and documentary film. Her recent projects include Vitch, an evocative exploration of the life and legacy of a Jewish caricaturist and mime artist who survived the war performing in Nazi Germany, and Personhood, a provocative film about the "fetal rights movement" and the criminalization of pregnancy in America.


Executive Producer Rachel Price’s most recent film is Stuffed (dir. Erin Derham, premiered at 2019 SXSW). She is also the producer of the documentary Julian Price: Envisioning Community, Investing in People (2016) as well as an archivist and film producer. She is the founder and executive director of Moving Image Preservation of Puget Sound (MIPoPS) which digitizes and makes accessible moving image materials. MIPoPS has recently been awarded National Endowment for the Humanities, National Historical Publications & Records Commission, and 4Culture grants. She is the producer of the animated shorts Birdathlon (2010) and Legend of the Great Auk (2016), both directed by Karen Lewis.


Associate Producer Hailey Williams is a Washington native. She is a graduate from the University of Washington, with degrees in Cinema and Media Studies, Literature, and History. She started her filmmaking career by becoming Production Assistants on 48 hour film sets, and slowly transitioning to an Assistant Director by her senior year of college. Hailey has been an Assistant Director for short films such as 'Coffee, Wine & Orange Juice,' collaborated on professional and educational development projects such as 'Stigma' and a PSA about Dyslexia. Furthermore, she has also helped with production management on short films such as 'Acid Test,' and was the Assistant Director and Associate Producer for Skagit. Hailey now works for an educational philanthropic research organization as part of the Film Team.


Associate Producer Tracey Breese is a producer dedicated to telling diverse stories of social relevance. She’s produced several narrative fiction short films as well as marketing videos for nonprofits. Most recently she produced and directed her own film, "Winter Beach" (with a mostly female crew) about womanhood and aging, which screened at New York's Nasty Women Unite Festival. She is a graduate of the New School's Media Studies program, focusing on production.

Read more about the crew, cast, and the backstory of Skagit on our press page.

Director Nick Thompson with cast members Rheanna Atendido (Willa) and Keenan Ward (Colin).

Director Nick Thompson with cast members Rheanna Atendido (Willa) and Keenan Ward (Colin).

On location, from left to right, Production Assistant Piper Olson, Producer Leah Trangen, Key Grip Kirsten Zeller, Assistant Director Hailey Williams, and Production Designer Stephanie Pieper.

On location, from left to right, Production Assistant Piper Olson, Producer Leah Trangen, Key Grip Kirsten Zeller, Assistant Director Hailey Williams, and Production Designer Stephanie Pieper.

Taigé Lauren and Allen Miller during rehearsal in Seattle.

Taigé Lauren and Allen Miller during rehearsal in Seattle.

Grips Codie Will-Bratton and Kirsten Zeller start lighting outside the house for a scene early in the movie. Photo by Simon A Fox.

Grips Codie Will-Bratton and Kirsten Zeller start lighting outside the house for a scene early in the movie. Photo by Simon A Fox.

Pre-production location scouting: Hailey Williams, Leah Trangen, and Soundperson Kevin Middleton speak with Kathy, the gracious owner of the house that served as our primary shooting location in the Skagit Valley, looking at Padilla Bay from the backyard. Photo taken by the director.

Pre-production location scouting: Hailey Williams, Leah Trangen, and Soundperson Kevin Middleton speak with Kathy, the gracious owner of the house that served as our primary shooting location in the Skagit Valley, looking at Padilla Bay from the backyard. Photo taken by the director.

Director of Photography Alexander Lenzi sets up the shot on a car mount for a driving scene.

Director of Photography Alexander Lenzi sets up the shot on a car mount for a driving scene.

Fiscal sponsorship provided by Northwest Film Forum. View our sponsorship page, with the option to donate, here.