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‘487’ film shot in Kirkland, shares message about life | Photos
A group of local filmmakers came together over Labor Day weekend to film “487” in a residential area of Kirkland.
The short film was written by Seattle resident Matt Bunker and directed by Connor Hair, who was raised in Kirkland but now lives in Los Angeles.
The film’s underlying theme, “life is a journey, not a destination” is a universal one.
The plot: A boy is thrown into a race against his will, unsure of where the finish line is or what it means and grows to become a man.
Bunker and Hair take a cinematic approach to the subject that is intended to leave the audience thinking about their own lives by the closing credits.
For this project, Bunker and Hair were able to draw from a number of talented collaborators from past projects, including former Washington residents Fred Beahm (producer and editor), Beth Meberg (producer), and Bellingham native Chris Koser (director of photography).
The film raised funds on the popular crowd-funding website Kickstarter and many of the crew donated their time in order to share the film’s message and their passion for filmmaking.
Major scenes were filmed in a quiet cul de sac in Kirkland, portions of the abandoned 520 Bridge, Carnation and Ellensburg. Locals in all of the filming locations were very friendly and excited to be able to help out in the creation of the film, crew members said. All extras were local as well, and donated their time to the film.
For more information on the film, visit www.487film.com.