Mendocino Film Festival

Sizzle Reels created by Leigh Anne Lindsey, Sea Storm Studios

Sizzle reel created for the 2018 Mendocino Film Festival. In this reel, the theme of water and justice weave together a powerful story (clips from films showing that year) with a dramatic music score.

Sizzle reel created for the 2019 Mendocino Film Festival from a variety of films shown that year. This was, the last live, in-person festival before the pandemic hit and the festival had to figure other ways to reach the audience. We hope to see the return of in-person at the festival in June 2022.

This sizzle reel was also created for the 2018 festival with a look inside the previous year’s festivities (along with comments by attendees, actors, and filmmakers) along with foot stomping music!

Interview clips from the Kick-Off Party at the 2014 Mendocino Film Festival, including comments by Exec. Director Michael Fox, President, board member Paul Kemp, and two founding members who were the driving force behind the parties, Sally Stewart and Jennifer Taylor. They convey what the fest is all about – fun, food & wine by the ocean, and in the mountains & redwoods. Redwoods through which one drives to reach the coast from Highway 101 after visiting boutique wineries in the Anderson Valley Appellation. Kick-off weekend this year is “Cinema in the Vineyards.”

Check it out:

Mendocino Film Festival Interviews

Interviews in the studio and on the red carpet by Leigh Anne Lindsey and Dr. John Osborne.

Stephen Silha Co-Director/Producer Big Joy – Mendocino Film Fest
Flavio Villani Crossing Rachmaninoff on the Red & Gold Carpet at the Mendocino Film Festival

Mendocino County

Tourism videos

This sizzle reel was created for Visit Mendocino County showing off the Wine, Waves, & Wilderness in Northern California
In this fun, short video, watch pilot Mary Fairbanks of Air Galore (Little River FBO and commercial captain of private jets out of Sacramento) as she takes producer Leigh Anne Lindsey along the Mendocino Coast after their takeoff at Little River Airport. At the end is a view of one of her vacation rentals in Mendocino, CA. Air Galore also rent cars and bikes at six different airports in Northern CA.

Wineries in Mendocino County

Spotlight on Mendocino County show is the first video. The second was a pruning contest shot on location.

Wineries in Mendocino County Northern CA – Women in Wine Part 1

This round table of women are Mendocino County vineyard & winery owners &winemakers. In part 1, they talk about their places, the wine and Mendocino County. Footage of those places can be seen as they talk. Guests Suzanne Jahnke-McConnell, Owner Rivino Winery, Ukiah, CA Deanna Starr, Owner & Winemaker Milano Family Winery, Hopland, CA Stephanie Riven, Assistant Winemaker Signal Ridge Vineyards, Anderson Valley, CA Kristy Charles, Owner Foursight Wines, Anderson Valley, CA Deb Schatzlein, Owner Bink Wines, Anderson Valley, CA Eliza Frey, Owner Frey Wine, Redwood Valley, CA Martha Barra, Owner Barra of Mendocino, Redwood Valley, CA Deborah Wallo, Owner Yorkville Cellars, Yorkville Hills, CA Moderator Heidi Cusick Dickerson, Author “Mendocino Roots & Ridges, Wine Notes America’s Greenest Wine Region. Shot at Roederer Estate, sparkling wine producer in Anderson Valley.

Mendocino Wine Growers Pruning Contest 2014 in Northern California

Here you can learn a lot about vineyard management and winegrowers in Mendocino County. This is a fun contest where they give to show off their pruning skills to the public. Aubrey Rawlins, Executive Director of the Mendocino Winegrowers tells you all about this annual event. (Filmed and edited by Leigh Anne Lindsey, Sea Storm Studios, formerly Out & About Media.)

Includes comments by
George Lee, Mendocino Winegrowers
Dave Downey, Downey Vineyard Management
Martha Barra, Barra Mendocino (Redwood Valley Vineyards)

Winners & Finalists listed in the credits at the end!

Lodging & Dining in Mendocino

Online Tourism TV Series called “Spotlight on Mendocino County!” (2014)

Lodging in Mendocino County Northern CA – Round Table with Owners & Visit Mendocino County

This 20 minute show (shot in a luxurious cliff-side home) has 4 guests who are owners & innkeepers of coastal getaways in Mendocino County, along with the CEO/President of Visit Mendocino.

Guests are Pam Amante, Owner The Beachcomber Motel & Spa, Surf & Sand Lodge, and The Beach House (all in Fort Bragg); Jo Bradley, Former Owner Victorian Farmhouse (Little River); Mary O’Brien, Former Manager & Innkeeper of Elk Cove Inn & Spa (Elk); Jim Hay, Owner Mendocino Preferred Vacation Rentals; and Scott Schneider, former CEO & President of Visit Mendocino, the designated tourism bureau in the county. Moderator
is Sally Stewart, Owner Southern Exposure Salon & Spa in Mendocino. Produced by Out & About Media (now known as Sea Storm Studios.) Voiceover by departed friend and Colorado radio personality, Frank Eriksen.

Dining in Mendocino County – Spotlight on Restaurants (Roundtable recorded in 2014)

These owners talk about their places and the food they have to offer. Organic, local products are used at their restaurants. Moderator is the Mendocino County Sheriff. Guests Dave Richards, former Manager Patrona in Ukiah, Cynthia Ariosta former owner Saucy in Ukiah, Nicholas Petti former owner Mendo Bistro (now closed), Jeff Stanford owner or Raven’s Restaurant at his Stanford Inn by the Sea in Mendocino, and Liz Jacobs owner of Wild Fish in Little River, along with Moderator Tom Allman, former Mendocino County Sheriff. Shot at Mendo Bistro in Fort Bragg (now closed.)

Activities in Mendocino

Out & About Media (now Sea Storm Studios) first tourism videos created for Mendocino County.

Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens in Fort Bragg, CA – A Walk Through the Perennials with Naturalist Mario Abreu

Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens is over 47 acres of lush, varied plants, birds and trees by the sea in Fort Bragg in Northern CA.

Mendocino Botanical Gardens Heritage Rose Gardens with
Co-Founder Joyce Demits (now deceased)

Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens is over 47 acres of lush, varied plants, birds and trees by the sea in Fort Bragg in Northern CA.

Food & Wine Festivals

Both filmed and edited in 2013, at the start of Lindsey’s video production career as Out & About Media.

2013 Mendocino Crab, Wine, & Beer Days – Cake Cook Off

This cook-off is the highlight of this annual crab festival in Mendocino County. In this video are interviews with judges, participants and vendors.

Crab Fest Skunk Train

Come along for a ride on the Skunk Train from Fort Bragg inland along the river and through the redwoods as guests are provided a crab feast for the 2013 Mendocino County Crab, Wine, & Beer Fest.