#OregonMade – Brand New Products For Your Holiday List! Shop Now, And For A Great Cause!

JUST IN TIME FOR THE HOLIDAYS! Two fantastic #OregonMade products for all of those you know who love Oregon as much as we do!  These first two quality products we have created are limited in numbers, and printed (bandana) and hand-crafted (key fobs) in Oregon, and best of all, the proceeds will go towards a new fund we have created – the  Oregon Made Creative Foundation.

WHAT IS THE OREGON MADE CREATIVE FOUNDATION? Oregon Film has partnered with the Charitable Partnership Fund (a 501[c][3]) to create a limited and unique line of products that celebrate the #OregonMade brand. All net proceeds will be used for grants for low or micro-budget #OregonMade creative content projects initiated in Oregon by Oregonians, or made in Oregon with Oregonians!

So don’t delay! Order now for all those you know who love Oregon, and in doing so help smaller Oregon projects get off the ground! Please help us spread the word!





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Binge & Back The Benefits of Gusbandry

tbog_keyart_4social_680x478_v01Voted “Best Local Web Series” by the readers of Willamette Week and completely made in Portland by Portland people, digital series The Benefits of Gusbandry can now be BINGE WATCHED on Amazon Prime and Seed & Spark Cinema!  Stream, review and share today!

Dive into the laugh packed 77 minutes of Season One, and see why the NY Times praised the show for its “sharp writing and spirited performances…” –  lauding the season finale as “…A delirious 16 minute masterpiece of pretension puncturing.” – READ MORE

Written and directed by local filmmaker/musician Alicia J. Rose, co-written by comedy powerhouse Courtenay Hameister, and produced by Lara Cuddy,  The Benefits of Gusbandry offers a fresh and funny take on life as a 40 year old woman in Portland, focusing on the misbegotten adventures of Jackie (Brooke Totman) and her Gusband (Gay Husband/nee gay bff)  River (Kurt Conroyd)  – all based on Alicia’s own truly inspired (and slightly insane) real life experiences.

Where else in comedy would you find the main characters on a blind date at the glory  holes of Fantasy Video, in line for sea urchin semen artisan ice cream at Salt & Straw, or dog piling  each other at a queer art performance at Disjecta?  Much like NYC in Seinfeld or Broad City,  Portland itself turns into a main character in the show.

tboghi-res2016ep3-4“(Brooke) Totman is straight-up comically delicious. She’s Kristen Wiig with a sprinkle of Leslie Mann when they’re both a little drunk, tired and horny. The series is personal, it’s hilarious as hell, and it delves into the crevices of friendship. This is Will & Grace resurrected—I find it funnier…Totman and Conroyd’s chemistry is charming.”  – PASTE MAGAZINE  READ MORE

“The story of their friendship is just as awkward as it is endearing, like a more honest Will & Grace.” – ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY MUST LIST

The Benefits of Gusbandry had a successful first season run on YouTube, garnering lots of fans and press on the way – only recently  making the leap to paywall streaming via Amazon and Seed & Spark November 15.

The show is CROWDFUNDING NOW  to make 3 new episodes of the show through December 15.  There are fabulous perks available – especially for PDX people – including show tickets to Wonder Ballroom, Doug Fir and Mississippi Studios, dinner for 2 at Mothers Restaurant, wine tasting at Elk Cove, gift cards to Fantasy Video, hotel rooms at The Jupiter Hotel, and LOTS MORE – your HOLIDAY SHOPPING starts here!  


The Benefits of Gusbandry is micro-budget PORTLAND production that is a labor of love made by a diverse and gender balanced cast and crew.   The new episodes on the slate look to be the funniest and most politically ridiculous yet – the story arc culminating in a comedy of reproductive errors at a Planned Parenthood.

Help this Portland made media flourish and grow into a sustainable production!


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PSU Students Working On “Portlandia”

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Portland State University’s growing film program has made room for students to spend some time working on the set of “Portlandia”, gaining invaluable experience, as well as personal connections. Six students worked on the IFC show this fall in various different departments. Read More: “Let knowledge serve Portlandia“.

More information about PSU’s film programs.


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https-cdn-evbuc-com-images-26152347-82338864493-1-originalA Benefit for Southern Oregon Film and Media (SOFaM) 

Come celebrate the end of the year and support the southern Oregon film industry with the Martini Shot New Year’s Eve Party!

The Martini shot is a Hollywood term that describes the final shot set-up of the day so named because “the next shot is out of a glass,” referring to a post-wrap drink.

So grab your party hats and your noisemakers and join us for the best New Year’s Eve Party in Southern Oregon!

What’s Included:

Your overnight package includes: two tickets to the party starting at 8:00pm, party favors and noisemakers, Chef’s Special selection of Hors d’oeuvres during the party, and access to premium cash bar with specialty drinks.

Live music in the Stardust Lounge featuring Not Too Shabby. At midnight enjoy a complimentary glass of champagne and a balloon drop!!

Take the elevator home to your spacious suite in the Ashland Hills Hotel and Suites, and start the New Year off with a leisurely breakfast and late check out on January 1, 2017.


A Suite/Double Lodging and Celebration is $299.00 per couple + tax (Hotel check-in begins at 4:00pm and includes Overnight Suite Accommodations for two on Saturday, December 31, 2016. The Party begins at 8:00pm).

Individual tickets for party and complimentary glass of champagne at midnight are $99 per person without hotel accommodations, $199 with accommodations.

Sponsored by Elsewhere Films


Sat, Dec 31, 2016, 8:00 PM –

Sun, Jan 1, 2017, 12:30 AM PST

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Ashland Hills Hotel & Suites

2525 Ashland Street

Ashland, OR 97520

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For tickets click here.

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“I Don’t Feel At Home In This World Anymore” To Premiere At Sundance

Melanie Lynskey and Elijah Wood appear in 'I Don't Feel at Home in This World Anymore' by Macon Blair, an official selection of the U.S. Dramatic Competition at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. Photo: Allyson Riggs / Sundance

Melanie Lynskey and Elijah Wood appear in ‘I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore’ by Macon Blair, an official selection of the U.S. Dramatic Competition at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. Photo: Allyson Riggs / Sundance

The 33rd Sundance Film Festival unveiled it’s line up for 2017. Actor, Macon Blair‘s debut as writer-director of the #OregonMade, “I Don’t Feel At Home In This World Anymore” ,will premiere at the festival, and is entered in the US Dramatic Competition. The film stars Melanie Lynskey and Elijah Wood and is about ” a depressed woman who is burglarized, and finds a new sense of purpose by tracking down the thieves alongside her obnoxious neighbor. But they soon find themselves dangerously out of their depth against a pack of degenerate criminals. “

Macon Blair has a history in Oregon, as he starred-in, and co-produced, (alongside Oregonian, Neil Kopp) in another #OregonMade project, “Green Room“.

Interestingly, last year at Sundance, Kelly Reichardt and Neil Kopp’s film, “Certain Women” (written and directed by Reichardt) also premiered at the festival.  (Although Reichardt and Kopp have shot most of their projects in Oregon, such as; “Night Moves“, “Meek’s Cutoff“,”Wendy and Lucy“, “Old Joy“, “Certain Women” was shot elsewhere, but posted in Oregon).

Sundance Film Festival will run January 19-29th, 2017.


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PIGSquad Pub Takeover At Oregon Public House – Dec. 5

afterpartyFree & All Ages
Play games, meet developers, celebrate Portland games!
Have dinner and drinks with us to raise money for the PIGSquad nonprofit!

Join the Portland Indie Game Squad in an evening of games, special announcements, and community fun as they celebrate 2016 and kick off their end-of-year pledge drive for the nonprofit. PIGSquad is the Charity of the Day for Oregon Public House: A portion of all food and drink purchases on Monday, December 5th (including lunch!) will benefit the Portland Indie Game Squad. In addition to having games available for play, they will be revisiting their year and hosting a PIGSquad organizer Q&A session for a “Town Hall” meeting.

11:30am-6pm: Restaurant Open & Games Downstairs
6pm: Party Starts in Ballroom
7pm: Town Hall
8pm: Party Resumes
10pm: Party Ends

Attendees are required to follow the PIGSquad Code of Conduct. Learn more about the Oregon Public House here.

Monday, December 5, 2016
6:00pm 10:00pm
Oregon Public House 700 Northeast Dekum Street
Portland, OR, 97211

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Oregon Film + Technology Association Of Oregon – Winter Open House Dec 15th

screen-shot-2016-11-30-at-3-06-20-pmOregon Film and the Technology Association of Oregon, invite you to an evening of hors d’oeuvres , drinks and merriment at a Winter Open House in our shared offices at the Eastside Exchange.

Join staff, filmmakers, production personnel, and local tech innovators as we raise a glass to the 2016 achievements of Oregon’s production and technology industries!

screen-shot-2016-11-30-at-2-47-00-pmEnter the winter raffle for prizes from these awesome companies:
AC Hotel Marriott, Atlas Cider Company, Belmont Coffee Service, Centrl Office , ClientJoy, Danner Boots, Health-Ade Kombucha,
Knot Springs, Hotel Eastlund,Hotel Lucia, Hotel Modera,
TriBella, Vance Family Soy Candles


Oregon Film & Technology Association of Oregon

or on Facebook

Thursday, December 15, 2016 from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM (PST)

Parking is available in the Eastside Exchange lot (NE 2nd Avenue) at 5:30 pm.  Enter through main doors on NE 3rd Ave.

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Nominations For “Kubo” (Annie Awards) and “Certain Women” (Spirit Awards)



44th Annie Awards have nominated “Kubo and the Two Strings” for ten nominations this year:

  • Best Animated Feature
  • Outstanding Achievement, Animated Effects in an Animated Production
  • Outstanding Achievement, Character Animation in a Feature Production
  • Outstanding Achievement, Character Design in an Animated Feature Production
  • Outstanding Achievement, Directing in an Animated Feature Production
  • Outstanding Achievement, Production Design in an Animated Feature Production
  • Outstanding Achievement, Storyboarding in an Animated Feature Production
  • Outstanding Achievement, Voice Acting in an Animated Feature Production
  • Outstanding Achievement, Writing in an Animated Feature Production
  • Outstanding Achievement, Editorial in an Animated Feature Production

The winners will be announced February 4, 2017.

And  “Certain Women” (produced by OMPA member Neil Kopp, and posted in Oregon), was nominated for two 2017 Film Independent Spirit Awards:

  • Best Supporting Female Lead
  • Best Director

The winners will be announced on February 25th, 2017.




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Women in Film – PDX holiday party, Thurs. Dec. 8th

screen-shot-2016-11-28-at-7-35-45-amThe Board of Directors of Women in Film Portland chapter invite you to attend our annual holiday party, a great networking event for WIF members and those considering membership.

Thursday, Dec. 8 | 6 pm – 9 pm Portland Community Media

2766 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd. Portland, OR 97212
Drinks and appetizers will be served, plus a silent auction $10/Member (pay at the door) $25/Non-members
RSVP by Thursday, Dec. 1st to [email protected] or 248-884-0680.

Invite attached – Happy holidays!


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Become A Part Of Seaside, An Oregon Indie Revenge Thriller

Seaside was shot in Portland and the Coast in April with some great New York actors, including Ariana DeBose (Hamilton), and some wonderful Portland actors, including Jana Lee Hamblin, Haley Talbot, Bob Olin, Victoria Blake, Jennie Vaughn, and Brandt Leeds, all cast by Simon Max Hill.

Portland producer is Alyssa Roehrenbeck, Cinematographer Phil Anderson, and Production Designer Jade Harris. And our composer, Megan Diana McGeorge, is the creator of Portland’s Piano.Push.Play.

We also had tremendous in-kind support from local businesses (Mother’s Bistro, Batter, Gearhead, Kroerner Camera, city of Seaside, Funland Arcade, Water Avenue Coffee, and many more). We’re close to finishing but we need help getting to the end. Please check out our Kickstarter trailer, our TAX-DEDUCTIBLE pledge rewards, and help spread the word. Thanks!


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