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Who We Are
Our mission is to stir new conversation, forge connections, and deepen our understanding of a complex world.

We envision a world in which diverse neighbors come together on common ground to craft a life with purpose and dignity.
Hare in the Gate Productions, LLC
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About Dryland

"...combine demolition derbies work as wonderful narratives for telling the story of the family farm."

"Bittersweet, yet beautiful"
-Modern Farmer Magazine

About Imagining Home

-Portland Mercury

"One of the best contemporary urban/public policy films out there."
-John Gilderbloom
Urban and Public Affairs
University of Louisville

"Extraordinary filmmaking ... a must-see movie!"
-Harris Belder
Academic Director, Institute of
Community Cohesion
Coventry University, England

Hare In The Gate's mission is to stir new conversation, forge connections, and deepen our understanding of a complex world. We have produced more than 20 non-fiction films, both independent and commissioned. Our award-winning films have screened internationally, and have been broadcast on numerous Public Broadcasting affiliates in the United States. Our two feature documentaries, Dryland and Imagining Home explore communities in transition and the individuals whose tenacity, optimism, and leadership inform these dynamic narratives. Cinematic, with a sense of place and often a sense of humor, Hare in the Gate’s films enlighten, entertain, and inspire.
Sue Arbuthnot is a filmmaker with an MFA in Film from Columbia University and a BFA in Sculpture from the Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland. Sue founded Hare in the Gate Productions, LLC with partner Richard Wilhelm in 1999. Sue has received a Pacific Pioneer Fund grant and an Oregon Media Arts Fellowship and numerous additonal grants for her work. She teaches at the Northwest Film Center in Portland and is Vice President of the Portland Chapter of Women in Film.
Richard Wilhelm earned his BFA and MFA in Visual Design and Photography from the University of Oregon, and then established a design studio in Seattle, which he directed for 14 years. In addition to his films with Hare in the Gate, and his design work for hundreds of clients, Richard’s photography has been exhibited in galleries throughout the United States and is in many public and private collections. He taught photography at the University of Oregon, Central Oregon Community College, Elderhostel for 10 years, and he has conducted over 50 photographic workshops.
Producers, Directors, Editors
Sue Arbuthnot
Richard Wilhelm
Director of Photography
Sue Arbuthnot
Richard Wilhelm
Mark Orton
Audio Post
Michael Gandsey
John Davidson
Additional Music by
John Mellencamp
Don Walser