Thursday, December 13, 2018

The Cloud Room Becomes Production Headquarters for Thin Skin

A critically acclaimed film from the Seattle dream team of film-making

The Cloud Room, a coworking and cultural venue located in bustling Capitol Hill, recently announced that the creative team behind the new film Thin Skin will base their production headquarters in the Cloud Room’s workspace. The Cloud Room has become a cultural hub since its opening 3 years ago and has carefully curated civic and cultural programming to not only augment its business members’ daytime experience but to provide a space for conversations and creativity to happen.

Thin Skin features a dream team of Seattle’s film-making and creative talent, including African-American creator and lead Ahamefule J. Oluo, Zimbabwean-American director Charles Mudede, and screenwriter Lindy West.  Described as a “love letter to Seattle”, the film will be shot at locations around the city this fall. This union highlights the organizations’ deep commitment to supporting the local arts and culture community in Seattle.

Photo credit: Wyat Livingston

The film is a semi-autobiographical music-infused dark comedy about keeping it together when you’re falling apart. Aham’s (The film’s lead) days are spent at a soul-deadening corporate job and his nights come alive behind a trumpet at Seattle jazz clubs. As he struggles to climb out of the ruins of his broken marriage, navigate his family, and deal with the reemergence of his “ghost” father, the unthinkable happens:  Aham develops a rare condition and his skin literally starts to dissolve. The story is loosely based on Aham’s award-winning Off-Broadway hit “Now I’m Fine”.  

“We have been connected to the Cloud Room since its opening, which has been the venue for fundraisers along with countless creative conversations about this project,” stated Mudede.  “Making the Cloud Room our production headquarters as we work on the film was a natural next step and one we are looking forward to.”

“I couldn’t be more excited to have the entire Thin Skin team at the Cloud Room while they are in production,” said Liz Dunn, the Cloud Room’s founder. “I’ve known and respected these artists for years; they are Seattle treasures and I believe this film will put them on the international map.  I hope that providing them a work environment with opportunity for both independence and connection with other engaged people across fields will only work to further the creative genius that is sure to take place.”

Early next year The Cloud Room will host a raw footage screening of a scene from the film and give the audience a chance to provide feedback on the project. Stay tuned for more details to come!

Photo credit: Wyat Livingston

The Cloud Room        |       1424 11th Ave, Suite 400, Seattle         |      (206) 739-9004

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