'The Painted Girl'

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The story of Megan, a closeted gay 15-year-old, who runs away from her mother's expectations. Hiding in an abandoned subway tunnel, she uses spray paint to create art for her mother. Megan hopes that through this gallery of graffiti she can help her mother understand who she is.

Director Ben Kadie (age 17) filmed in downtown Seattle and in the 100-year-old underground bunkers of Fort Casey State Park. Ben, a high schooler, turned these locations into graffiti-covered subway tunnels using visual effects including motion tracking and 3D modeling. Emma Rae Johnson leads a cast that includes Seattle-area actors Molly Berg, Andrew Tribolini, Rex Davison and Victoria Puckett. The film features licensed songs by Now, Now and Bethurum.

This film was shown at BAYMN FEST 2013.

By Ben Kadie