Keith Bolling has been involved in the arts for over 20 years. Taught painting, drawing and design by his grandmother at an early age, Keith has been actively creating art ever since. Keith has professionally been doing graphic design, photography and videography since 2001.
In early 2006, Keith formed the photography, photo printing and restoration company, Empire Imaging Northwest in Bellingham, WA. Keith successfully ran Empire Imaging NW, until 2009, when he decided to move back to Seattle. Shortly after moving back, Keith met up with Sam Nuttmann, and joined Session 7 Media.
Keith’s photography has been featured in numerous art galleries in Seattle and Bellingham. Keith has also won the JVH photography competition for 3 years.
2010 Seattle 24 Hour Film Race – Best Cinematography
2010 Renton 50 Hour Film – Judges Award
Likes: filmmaking, painting, mountain biking, whitewater kayaking, snowboarding, surfing
Favorite films: The Fall; Fight Club; The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Trilogy
Sam Nuttmann is an independent filmmaker living near Seattle, Washington. He is a writer, director, cinematographer, editor and music composer who has won several awards for his narrative and documentary films.
At the age of five, Sam began his passion for creating music, starting on an old upright piano in his hometown of Irvine, California. At age ten he began creating short films on a Fisher Price PX2000 camera, inventing unique ways of creating special effects and stunts for his simple productions. In 2001, Sam attended the Musician’s Institute in Hollywood, California and began learning how to compose music for films. He then attended the Marshall School of Business at USC, receiving his MBA in business and marketing in 2006. After spending an additional two years learning corporate marketing as a brand manager at Nestle and Mattel, Sam relocated to Seattle, Washington and started the multimedia production company Session 7 Media.
His passion for telling compelling stories through motion picture and sound have taken Sam to some far off places and offered him some unique experiences. In 2010, he visited Ethiopia and the United Arab Emirates for his first time, working on several documentary film projects dealing with orphans, literacy and sustainable employment programs. He has also produced numerous documentary films about Seattle street musicians, as well as a feature documentary film about domestic violence. While documentary film projects have made up a large portion of Sam’s film work experience, he is equally passionate about narrative story telling. He has written and directed several short films and music videos with many more projects on the way.
Likes: filmmaking, writing, reading, playing music, horseback riding, whitewater kayaking, snowboarding, paragliding
Favorite movie: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid; author: Kurt Vonnegut Jr.; musician: Zoe Keating