Poet John Bennett’s intro to “I Am Secretly an Important Man”. A documentary about the life of Seattle Poet Jesse Bernstein. Part of the Ellensburg  Film Festival October 9, 2011.

The trailer for Pete Sillen’s new feature documentary about late Seattle poet and icon Steven Jesse Bernstein. Screening at the IFC Center in NYC December 15th-21st.

Adam in the Year One

A surreal film about a traumatized Nam vet caught in the web of his hallucinations.

Writer/Director: John Bennett
Assistant Directors Cinematography: Dan Herron, Kim Secunda

Adam: Scott Hammond | Chilly: Carrie Rosevear | Father: Dana Cole | Mother: Joyce Nelson | Billy Smith: Don Brontsema | Hank: Michael Tomulty | Sower: David Simkins

Wardens: John Bennett, Oscar Cady, Bob Goedecke, Rod McMillon, John Utzinger

Production Team
Editing: Daniel Herron | Audio: Kim Secunda | Soundtrack: Scott Robinson | Casting: John Bennett

Production Assistans
Judith Lunden, Scott Mansfield, Phil Messenger

Thanks to the following persons, businesses and organizations for their generous help in making this production possible:

Technical Consultants
Albright Productions | Moore Video, Richmond, Va. | YCTV Staff, Yabima, Wa.

David & Ginny Archambeau | Jim Baird | Larry Charlton | Kittitas County Dept. of Public Works | Robert Lester | Palace Arts

Costumes & Props
Steve Alder | The Brand Family | Coldwell Banker Reality | Laurie Birdsong Conner | Richard Denner | Fort Mac Army Surplus | Kittitas County Hospital | Robert Repetowski | Jena Scott | Diane Szukovathy

Facilities & equipment provided by YCTV | City of Yakima | ECTV Ellensburg

Secunda/Herron/Bennett Production
Copyright 1988 by John Bennett

ADAM IN YEAR ONE from John Bennett on Myspace.

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