Team Demo Hugo is a collective of geographers, archivists, planners, animators, filmmakers, writers, Seattleites, transplants, poets and literary geeks. We’re making a documentary film about the

tear-down of 1634 11th Avenue, the current home of Richard Hugo House.


February 17, 2020

The word is out! The lineup has just been announced for the 43rd Portland International Film Festival, and we’re proud to be on the marquee.

We're joining a robust, timely documentary slate as well—Advocate follows Israeli human rights lawyer Lea Tsemel, Present.Pe...

October 8, 2019

After a successful showing at the 2019 Tacoma Film Festival, Where the House Was is a proud winner of the festival's 2019 award for Best Pacific Northwest Feature (see our snazzy award to the left, and see director Ryan K. Adams proudly posing with it below). We're so...

October 2, 2019

After a successful premiere (and encore screening!) at Local Sightings Film Festival in late September, we're excited to bring the film—like so many of the artists it depicts—out of Seattle. That starts this weekend at the Tacoma Film Festival.

WHEN: Saturday, October...

September 19, 2019

We're thrilled to announce that, with demand for tickets to our so high, Northwest Film Forum has added a second screening to our Local Sightings Film Festival run! If you can't make it Saturday, you can find tickets to an 8:30 showing here. Director Ryan K. Adams will...

August 19, 2019

After more than four years of work, we are thrilled to be able to announce that Where the House Was has been accepted to its first (two) festivals! Our world premiere will be on September 21 at 7:30 at the Local Sightings Film Festival at Northwest Film Forum. Mor...

May 13, 2019

Since completing Where the House Was last fall, Team Demo Hugo has been hard at work finding a now and future home for the project. Here’s our current timeline:

  • Now–Spring 2020: submit to and premiere at film festivals

  • Spring–Summer 2020: show the film in theat...

November 9, 2018

So much has happened since we posted last, with the film and the house that started it all. Let's dive right in.

We submitted to SIFF. Last month, we put the final post-production touches on the film, and submitted to Seattle International Film Festival. If you know a...

August 18, 2017

Today, for the first time in months, the respective members of our crew turned off their fans, pulled on their sweaters, and gulped their coffee without taking a sweat bath. It's still warm for Seattle, but autumn is in sight. Which lends us a handy framework for showi...

March 4, 2017

Hi, all. I’d just like to say thank you again to all our supporters. I have learned so much from this experience, and I wanted to share some of my thoughts with you all.

This film is not a biopic about Richard Hugo. Nor is it a last-ditch effort to save a local literary...

January 20, 2017

Hello, everyone! There are so many thank yous to give out for the support we have received over the past year. We want to give a special thank you, however, to the University of Washington. This project was conceived, nurtured, and brought to fruition through its facul...

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