For Jumping

  • TJ Hom
  • K Van Petten
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Music Video, Short, Web / New Media, Other
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    January 26, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    0 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Northwest Film Forum
    United States
    January 26, 2023
    North American Premier
Director Biography - TJ Hom

TJ Hom (he/him) is an AAPI director and writer based in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood. He is the Co-Founder of Particle Studio, a creative space and visual studio located on the south end of Downtown Seattle. / @t.j.hom

K. Van Petten (they/them) is a video poet and musician based in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood. You can find their music wherever you listen under ‘Baddy Gold’ and their poems in zines floating around Seattle coffee shops. Their debut audiobook was released on cassette tape with Hello America Stereo Cassette, and their debut EP of music with a new project releases on Dance Cry Dance in 2023. / @joni_witchell

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Director Statement

Van Petten created ‘For Someone’ in Port Townsend, Washington where they sampled sounds, wrote music, and recorded poetry in residence with Centrum at Fort Worden. The tape is available for purchase online via Hello America Stereo Cassette, or at The Vera Project’s cassette tape vending machine. The short film ‘For Jumping’ is a video poem, exploring moments of ‘jumping the railing’.