What happens when four first-timers accept a challenge to ride naked in Seattle's legendary Solstice Parade? This feature-length documentary explores our deep-rooted fear and awkward fascination with nakedness through the lens of one of Seattle's most popular traditions.
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We’re thrilled to announce that Beyond Naked has won Best Documentary Feature and the associated $1,000 jury prize at the Seattle True Independent Film Festival! Lisa and I were traveling back from Ashford, Wa. where we had a screening of one of our shorts earlier in the day, when we got the news in a text from cast member Jeff Hedgepeth, who represented us at the awards ceremony. We made it back in time for the STIFF party at Metropole.
I can’t say enough good things about STIFF and the organizers Tim Vernor and Willard Chase, as well as all the other volunteers who made the festival happen. Thank you STIFF for making our dream of screening Beyond Naked in front of a local audience come true.
Join us on the Summer Solstice, June 21st for a special screening of Beyond Naked. Filmmakers will be in attendance, as well as select cast and crew, who will be available for an audience Q & A after the screening. GET TICKETS!
Body paint demonstration: Jeff Hengst, whose body painting was featured in the film, will be on hand to demonstrate techniques and materials that every naked cyclist should know. Learn how to turn your idea into an unforgettable work of art.
Date: Friday, June 21st Time: Doors open at 7pm, screening at 7:30pm Where: Little Red Day Spa, 3200 Airport Way S , Seattle, WA 98134
Celebrate on the longest night of the year with Beyond Naked cast, crew and fans. Party is hosted by Jeff Hengst at the Little Red Day Spa (9pm- 2am).
All tickets are gone for Beyond Naked, but there’s still one way left for you to get in the door. That’s to purchase a $50 all-access STIFF festival pass. As of today, April 20, there are 78 of these left. It seems like a lot money for one movie, but consider it gets you into both screenings on Saturday afternoon and on Monday night, so that’s like paying $25 per ticket. And to be able to say you were at the premiere? Priceless.
Wow, thanks Seattle! The second screening that STIFF added has sold out, like the first one, within 48 hours. You guys are making us proud! We can’t wait to take you on a legendary ride. The premiere is going to be one unforgettable evening, with lots of rumors swirling about what you guys will be wearing (or not wearing).
Still no word from SIFF. We’ve submitted the film to a few other nearby festivals which we hope will add more theater screening opportunities in coming months.
Good news and bad news: the bad news is that if you didn’t get tickets to the premier, it’s too late. It’s sold out. Actually, that’s good news! For the filmmakers and the festival, anyway. But there’s even more good news. Festival organizers are considering adding a second night screening, on Monday, May 6, at 8pm. We will keep you posted as things develop.
Thanks for your interest in the film – we can’t wait to screen it for you.
We thrilled to announce that Beyond Naked will get it’s first public screening on May 4th at Seattle True Independent Film Festival. Grab a ticket ($8) now if you plan to attend – they are going to sell out fast.
We’re still hoping the film gets selected at SIFF, but we won’t find out about that until the end of the month. We’ll keep you posted here and on the film’s Facebook page.
It looks like most or all of the cast will be in attendance, as well as Lisa Cooper and I. Join us and be the very first to see what we’ve been working on for the last two years!
Attorney Brady Johnson applies his keen legal mind—and entertaining sarcasm—to the question: What is naked? “Breasts are something that is supposed to be completely forbidden in our society,” he says. “You’ll go blind if you see a woman’s breasts in public.” Brady evokes compelling arguments about how, as a society, we deal with the issue of nudity. What do you think?
Here’s the trailer for Beyond Naked, a documentary that explores what happens when four first-timers accept a challenge to ride naked in Seattle’s legendary Solstice Parade. The film explores our deep-rooted fear and awkward fascination with nakedness through the lens of one of Seattle’s most popular traditions.