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Directed by Wylie Soltes, Aaron Mamaril, Ethan Hawthorne, Ian Colbeck

Seattle 5.5 mins.

A toolbox builds an unlikely friendship.

From filmmakers Wylie Soltes, Aaron Mamarli, Ethan Hawthorne, and Ian Colbeck: In our current political climate, I wanted to address the issue of misunderstanding within race relations in this country. Richard is a film about friendship, and getting past initial differences. People won’t go out of their way to get to know people unless they’re forced to see their struggles.

This project was produced at Ballard High School in Seattle, WA.



The Northwest Film Center recognizes and honors the Indigenous peoples of this region on whose ancestral lands the museum now stands. These include the Willamette Tumwater, Clackamas, Kathlemet, Molalla, Multnomah and Watlala Chinook Peoples and the Tualatin Kalapuya who today are part of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, and many other Native communities who made their homes along the Columbia River. We also want to recognize that Portland today is a community of many diverse Native peoples who continue to live and work here. We respectfully acknowledge and honor all Indigenous communities—past, present, future—and are grateful for their ongoing and vibrant presence.