Staff Contact Information
Program Director – Harry Reetz
Tel: 360-754-6670 ext.13
Office Hours: Tuesday – Friday 10:00am – 5:00pm
Harry has performed in a variety of roles throughout the years – disc jockey, bus driver, rag picker, projectionist, cartoonist, security guard, tour guide, artificial crab meat processor and even a short stint as the Easter bunny. Realizing that his B.A. in English Lit from Western Washington University was pretty much useless, he squandered most of his twenties adventuring around the globe with garage punk bands and smoking way too many cigarettes. His touring vehicle of choice was a 1965 Pontiac Bonneville hearse. In the underground music scene, Harry acquired such titles as band manager, booking agent, publicist, tour manager and chubby merch dude. After leaving Seattle in 2008 and settling down in Olympia, he enjoyed three fun-filled years as the Promotions Director at a local commercial radio station. His family consists of one lovely wife, one lovely daughter and one cantankerous Bichon Frise. Harry likes ballet and Link Wray.
Volunteer Coordinator- Morgan Picton
Tel: 360-754-6670 ext. 21
Office Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 3:00pm – 8:00pm
Morgan Picton is an Olympia actor and comedian who once sold Daryl Hannah ribs and brisket.
Marketing Coordinator – Vanessa Postil
Tel: 360-754-6670 x 12
Office Hours: Mon – Fri 12:15pm – 4:00pm
Vanessa Postil is originally from Los Angeles, California. She graduated from TESC in 2007 with a BA with concentration in Film/Theater. She considers herself a graphic designer since 1997 when her family procured their very first PC (used) and she began making fliers for her middle school’s fan club for THE WHO (she was the only member) using Microsoft Paint. She is a local performer, musician, Teaching Artist, stage manager, AD, lighting designer, and most importantly; a mama.
Cinema Technician – Joaquin de la Puente
Tel: 360-754-6670 ext. 19
Joaquin de la Puente lll graduated from the Art Institute of Chicago with a BFA. After college during the 1990’s, he worked in film and video production in Chicago and LA . In Chicago he began working with the world renowned James Bond and his company Full Aperture Systems, installing cinemas for temporary and permanent venues all over the world. After moving to New York City in 2000 he began working as a Visual Effects Compositor and Editor working on many large release feature films and not so large release short films. While in New York he also worked as a technician and projectionist for most of the downtown art house cinemas and museums, most notably, the incomparable Anthology Film Archives. On April 7th, 2008 Joaquin began working at Olympia Film Society. Joaquin is also a filmmaker, musician and writer.
Production Manager – Chris Hughes
Tel: 360-754-6670 x 17
Membership Coordinator – Richard Swanson (volunteer)
Tel: 360-754-6670 ext. 10
Office Hours: Thursday 3:30pm – 5:30pm
Richard has always had a great fondness for the outdoors, especially with a camera in his hands. Richard loves going to the beach, any beach in any weather. Richard’s current digital camera is a Nikon D600. He has never claimed to be a photographer, but he says if he takes enough pictures a few should turn out. He reviews his photos with Photoshop, but will not spend more than 5 minutes “adjusting” any one of them. Richard has been volunteering at OFS since 2012.
Housekeeping and Maintenance Engineer – Fraoigh Howard (pronounced “free”)
What was once lost we can try to find. The lost and found box is located on the second floor Mezzanine Lounge. Valuable items like keys, wallets, phones, and jewelry are locked up in the theater office, you can swing by when the Capitol Theater is open and ask the Lobby Supervisor to check for you. It’s not your mama’s house, so please keep your feet off the furniture and take your compost and recycling to the lobby, we appreciate it immensely! Contact Housekeeping and Maintenance for Lost and Found Items, maintenance issues, and general cleanliness!
Capitol Theater Address: (deliveries okay. No postal items to this address)
206 Fifth Avenue SE
Olympia, WA 98501
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OFS Office and Mailing Address:
Olympia Film Society
416 Washington Street SE #208
Olympia, WA 98501
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