Ryszard Kott, a computer professional from Poland, arrived in the Seattle area in 1989, after getting a job at Microsoft. He ventured into documentary movie production by the virtue of his starting the Historical Video and Oral History Project at the Polish Home in Seattle in the fall of 2016. He became a co-director of the movie as a substitute for Michal Pietrzyk who was out of town in the spring of 2018.
The project has gathered a wealth of material about local community with about three dozen audio and video interviews recorded in 2017 & 2018, and also collected historical photos and mementos. All these will be used in future to produce several patchwork stories – short videos covering specific topics related to local Polish community and its history and traditions.