2012 FiLMLaB Winner – Alis Volat Propriis

2012 Winning Script – “Alis Volat Propriis” by Haley Isleib

12x18 Alis poster

  • Written by Haley Isleib
  • Directed by Christopher Alley
  • Starring Randall Jahnson and Katie Michels
  • Assistant Director, Anthony Forsyth
  • Edited by Eric Macey
  • Production Designer, Emily Wahl
  • Producers, Brynn Baron and Christopher Alley
  • Executive Producers, Ruth Witteried, Stefan Feuerherdt, Bill Johnson
  • Produced by Willamette Writers and Ampersand Productions

Haley’s Winning Script (PDF)

Winner of Best Comedic Short in the Oregon Independent Film Festival 2013, Official Selection at the Mt. Hood Independent Film Festival 2013, and Official Selection at the Portland Film Festival 2014.


Finalists, 2012

ALIS VOLAT PROPRIIS by Haley Isleib
YOU LOOK TERRIBLE by Brynn Baron
THE ENLIGHTENED SIGNOLOGIST by Peter Fulford


Semi-Finalists, 2012

ALIS VOLAT PROPRIIS by Haley Isleib
YOU LOOK TERRIBLE by Brynn Baron
THE ENLIGHTENED SIGNOLOGIST by Peter Fulford
MONEY TALKS by John Vincent
THE MONDAY SPECIAL by Christine Thackery
NO MORE COWBOYS by Anders Mickelson

Ruth Witteried

Ruth Witteried

As Visual Media Director, Ruth Witteried works with all programs based in the visual arts, including screenwriting and film production. As Executive Director of the FiLMLaB competition and project, she produced the 2012 FiLMLaB short, Alis Volat Propriis, winner of the 2013 OIFF Best Comedic Short; 2013′s Coffee.Table.Book.; 2014’s Unwelcome Guests, and in 2015, The Return of Bug Eyed Bill. She acted as Film Coordinator for the Willamette Writers Conference from 2011-2013 and occasionally teaches screenwriting at Clark College. She currently is Executive Director of Willamette Writers’ FiLMLaB. You can follow her on Twitter @sityourassdown1 or Facebook at FiLMLaB. Contact her. (visualmedia@willamettewriters.org)