Palliative care video wins Videographer Award

The video on palliative care that I produced for UW Medicine has won a second national award: a Videographer Award of Distinction. Last week I found out that it won a Clarion Award from the Association for Women in Communications.

“Palliative care: helping patients improve quality of life” tells two stories. Sallie and Jamie got married at the hospital, a month before Jamie died. Stacie is living with an artificial heart while she awaits a transplant. Two physicians describe how palliative care helps Jamie, Stacie and other critically ill patients write their own futures.

The recognition is exciting because digital video is what I most want to do. It connects my long-lasting interests in photography, writing and storytelling. I developed a passion for digital video while earning my Master of Communication in Digital Media from the University of Washington (now part of the Communication Leadership program). I produced the video as an independent study.

Two videos that I produced with Rodika Tollefson also received recognition this year.

“Shout on every corner,” about a woman living an active, engaged life with Alzheimer’s, won second place in the Healthy Aging Partnership Film Festival.


And our video about a gourmet bug chef, “Bugs appetit!,” was an official selection of the Seattle True Independent Film Festival.