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Grantee: Counting Coup Media

Project Title: Strongest at the End of the World
Year awarded: 2020, Round 1

SAGA support will help Counting Coup Media develop their new film as a pipeline to online content distributor, HULU, as a means to raise awareness of Spokane as a creative center for film.

Counting Coup Media will be producing a supernatural drama set in the city of Spokane a hundred years before white settlers and spoken entirely in the Salish language. The 10-minunte short film, Strongest at the End of the World, follows Pilasis and Kana, recent newlyweds out on their own for the very first time. On a normal day, tragedy strikes as supernatural forces change their lives forever…ultimately ending in an inevitable face-off between the two.

The film will be screened locally. Additionally, thanks to SAGA funding, Counting Coup Media will use this film to develop a pipeline to online content distributor, HULU, as a means to establish work opportunities for film in Spokane and raise awareness of Spokane as a creative center for film. Having already provided content for HULU and SHUDDER, Counting Coup will capitalize on preexisting connections and will be working to expand this pipeline’s potential for the ultimate good of the Spokane creative economy.