Local Treasure

Local Treasure unveils the largest beach restoration project on Puget Sound. This film highlights a 10-year collaborative project focused on restoring the natural processes of the shoreline; creating a healthier ecosystem benefiting both human and animal habitats at Seahurst Park in Burien, Washington through the promotion of stewardship, salmon restoration and shared community space. Once labeled an "urban landscape" this unique restoration project quickly established a strong precedent showcasing footage of Black and Brown science students and Environmental Youth Leaders who benefited most from the Seahurst beach seawall removal.

  • Christy X-Nc17
    Director
    The Journey of MOMs Plus
  • Christy X-Nc17
    Writer
    Rescue
  • Christy X-Nc17
    Producer
    The West Seattle Helpline
  • Joan Mc Gilton, Hugh Shipman and Nicole Killebrew
    Key Cast
  • William Pierce
    Cinematography
    Rescue, Walking with Heroes, The Journey of MOMs Plus, Unified Struggle, Wake UP! Occupy Seattle, The West Seattle Helpline, Creative people of conscience and The Environmental Science Center.
  • Christy X-Nc17
    Cinematography
    Rescue, Walking with Heroes, The Journey of MOMs Plus, Unified Struggle, Wake UP! Occupy Seattle, The West Seattle Helpline, Creative people of conscience and The Environmental Science Center
  • Courtney Bailey
    Sound Mix & Design
    Unified Struggle, West Seattle Helpline & Enviornmental Science Center [ESC] spec
  • Kylmyys
    Original Music
    Unified Struggle, The West Seattle Helpline Enviornmental Science Center [ESC] spec
  • Paul Maupoux
    After Effects Animation
  • Austin Chick
    Sound Recording
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Genres:
    Social Justice, Environmental, Documentary, Seattle, EcoActivism, Stewardship, SalmonRestoration, SeawallRemoval
  • Runtime:
    19 minutes 43 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 1, 2015
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Aspect Ratio:
    4:3
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • SEATTLE TRANSMEDIA INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL [STIFF]
    Seattle WA
    May 8, 2015
  • NORTH WEST FILM FORUM LOCAL SIGHTINGS
    Seattle
    United States
    September 26, 2015
    Best score nomination
  • SEATTLE SOCIAL JUSTICE FILM FESTIVAL [SSJFF]
    Seattle
    United States
    October 14, 2016
  • Celluloid Bainbridge Film Festival
    Bainbridge
    July 15, 2016
Director Biography - Christy X-Nc17

I am Christy X, sometimes Christy Nc17, Mixed BIPOC, Queer, Anti-Racist filmmaker, granny and, community builder [co-conspirator/accomplice].

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Director Statement

By the age of four, I knew that film was my passion, and at 36, I was driven to finally pursue my dream. As a single parent, I successfully completed my AAS degree through the Seattle Central Community College Film and Video program in June of 2011. My desire to capture the raw beauty of reality drew me into documentary filmmaking, heart first. My process is straightforward and simple, it begins with a passionate and well planned idea, supported by countless hours of research, and the perseverance and guts to seek out all the right contacts, staffing the project with a top notch crew and scheduling the entire documentary in pre-production. But most importantly: I uncover the heartbeat and pulse that lives in the body of each story. My life experience inspires me to tackle controversial issues, support underrepresented groups, and showcase challenging topics with integrity and truth. The combination of my creativity, self-motivation, compassion, and technical skills enhance my unique style of filmmaking. When creating a film, I stay true to my vision, and focus on the bigger picture. I am firmly rooted in my ideas and concepts, from the beginning of the script writing process, until the very end, when we add the finishing touches during editing.

Specialties: What some folks refer to as Cinema Verite; I refer to as - street style shooting.
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