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WHY WOULD AMAZON WANT TO DO THIS?
It would be in Amazon's interest to invest and support a film that takes place in, celebrates, and utilizes crew from Washington State, its home and base of operations.
Roachella includes many Tacoma School of the Arts alumni in key creative positions (including some currently working or having previously worked at Amazon) as well as crew from prestige WA based projects to bring attention (Twin Peaks crew and possible camp involvement)
Production is being designed to be a fun process, including CONCERTS for crew as booked bands film their scenes.
- Amazon orders would be incentivized in terms of accounting.
Dollars spent would be going back to Washington and Amazon, specifically.
Should Roachella be successful, it could be a model for more films shot in Washington State, creating a new pipeline for mid-range projects to be created and developed locally in Washington State.
INVESTING IN EDUCATION:
- Amazon Studios investing in Education is good press and fosters future business.
- Tacoma School of the Arts (SOTA) has an assembly every Friday, held at the local theater. This is a possible venue, in addition to the classrooms and auditoriums at UWT (with which it shares campus space)
Java Jive - Trenton
Frisko Freeze - Trenton
Brad Oberhofer (music) *** SOTA ALUM - Trenton
Molly Hamilton (music) *** SOTA ALUM - Trenton
Madeleine Petsch (Riverdale) *** SOTA ALUM
Sydney Sweeney *** FROM WASHINGTON
Joel McHale *** FROM WASHINGTON
Dave Grohl ***LIVED IN WASHINGTON
Sabrina Sutherland *** SHOT IN WASHINGTON
Tom Skerritt + Seattle Film Institute - Myles Hawthorne
Joanne Clarke-Dillman (UWT Film Professor) - Trenton
Nik Perleros (Director, Amazon) *** FROM WASHINGTON - Trenton
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