Oregon Indie Film “Lovers Lane” Needs Your Support!

Sonny Malloy and Penney Parker, two young rebels living dead-end lives, embark on a murderous crime spree across the Pacific Northwest. What the pair don’t realize, is they are barreling down a dark and mysterious path leading right into the ancient woods of Lovers Lane.

These Oregon-grown filmmakers are looking for contributions to their Seed&Spark crowdfunding campaign. They’ve been working tirelessly on this project, and with your help, they can bring the captivating world of “Lovers Lane” to life. To find out more about the film, and the different ways to contribute, visit seedandspark.com/fund/loverslanefilm.

To stay up-to-date on the film’s progress, follow the team on Instagram @loverslanefilm, or on Facebook at facebook.com/loverslanefilm.


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Oregon Documentary Camp Launches Fellowship Award

The #OregonMade Creative Foundation has partnered with the arts-based nonprofit, ​NW Documentary, to establish fellowships for two documentary filmmakers to attend ​Oregon Documentary Camp from May 30 to June 2, 2019.

The OR Doc Camp Fellowships will be awarded to established documentary filmmakers from Oregon from under-represented backgrounds. Winners of the fellowship will receive room, board and travel expenses from Portland for the 4-day Doc Camp experience and a 30 minute private session with one of our attending documentary consultants.

Doc Camp is an annual, 4-day professional development retreat that brings up to 75 working documentary filmmakers to Silver Falls State Park for screenings, workshops, panel discussions, networking events, and a chance to share their own work. Attendees are given a unique opportunity to leave the often-isolating world of documentary filmmaking behind, and gather in the beautiful woods of Oregon to develop their professional networks with peers from around the country.

You can find out more here.


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Oregon Film 101 – The Video

We’ve been playing around with a new app called AnswerStage (in full disclosure this app is being developed by our Executive Director’s brother) in the hopes of clarifying some of our work and programs. The result is this series of questions and answers.

We can’t attest to either our screen presence or our photogenic-ness, but we do hope that the information contained within is helpful. Our plan would be to expand this series into more detailed questions in the future if this proved to be a worthwhile communication tool.

Please let us know your thoughts and/or check out the video to see some of the things we are up to!

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Gordon Klco And Rob Finch – Winners Of Oregon’s Magical Winter Season Grant!

Winter Season Grant Award Winners Announced!

The Oregon Made Creative Foundation in conjunction with Travel Oregon are pleased to announce the winners of the first ever Winter Season Grant. The Grant is part of an ongoing content partnership between Travel Oregon and the Oregon Made Creative Foundation. There was a large and exciting application turnout with many creative and well-qualified ideas but Gordon Klco and Rob Finchs’ pitch, “Wish You Were Here,” took the top spot. Klco grew up in the high desert of the Rocky Mountains and his “love for skiing and kayaking led him into the adventure film world” where he started his career.  Klco works on his own documentaries and commercial projects as well as producing for Blue Chalk Media.  Finch is a multiple award winning Portland-based director, director of photography, editor and photographer and also is a creative director at Blue Chalk Media.

Winter in Oregon brings opportunity for outdoor adventures, ranging from peaceful to thrilling. The $15,000 Grant was designed to allow filmmakers to produce a short film series of moving “postcard stories” that would captivate and encourage people to experience the winter season for themselves.

You can read more about this Grant, and others, on the Oregon Made Creative Foundation web page, and more about Blue Chalk Media and Travel Oregon.


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Scam Alert! Attic Films and BlueR Films

Recently there have been several scam emails sent out to crew residing here in Oregon. These are from companies called “Attic Films” and “BlueR Films.” Please be aware of these scams and do not engage with the sender. We are adding a screenshot from the BlueR films website and the OMPA Member Mail below.

From the BlueR Website:

From the OMPA Member Mail:

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#EOFF2019 • YEAR TEN • Open For Submission

EOFF Call for Entries
Eastern Oregon Film Festival will celebrate its tenth year of programming from October 24-26, 2019.

#EOFF2019 is now open for submission. Filmmakers hoping to participate should visit FILMFREEWAY.COM/EOFILMFEST for details and to submit. The festival is looking for feature and short length films across all genres. The submission regular deadline is  April 20, 2019.

Eastern Oregon Film Festival has unfortunately lost access to screening film at The Granada Theatre after ownership opted out of its partnership with EOFF. With much excitement, the EOFF team is working hard with other partners like Eastern Oregon University, Union County, EOFF membership, and outlying key regional venues to plan a lively tenth year of celebration. Looking forward to 2020, EOFF aims to land at the The Historic Liberty Theatre,  currently under construction.

Since losing The Granada, EOFF has received an outpouring of support to help overcome the challenge. Oregon Film, the states’ industry office for film, has increased financial support, while EOU is stepping up with an offer to screen the festival’s evening features to a larger audience. During this transitional year, EOFF plans to ensure a great festival experience while being poised to collaborate with new, larger, venues coming online.

EOFF is hosting a special music series to jumpstart fundraising to outfit the Liberty for cinema; visit these events in La Grande for music, raffle, and community activation.

As the coordination for this year will require more resources and support, EOFF is looking for festival sponsors and returning members to pledge funding now. You can find information on becoming an advertising sponsor, member, volunteer, or donor at the festival’s website. http://www.eofilmfest.com

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Hulu’s “Shrill” Premieres March 15th

Hulu’s six-episode series, “Shrill” is set to premiere March 15th.  Executive Producers Lorne Michaels and Elizabeth Banks created the comedy series starring Aidy Bryant (Saturday Night Live) as Annie, “a fat young woman who wants to change her life — but not her body. Annie is trying to start her career while juggling bad boyfriends, a sick parent, and a perfectionist boss.” “Shrill” was inspired by the memoir, “Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman” by Lindy West.

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“Pretty Little Liars” Spinoff, #OregonMade “The Perfectionists,” Airs March 20th

“Pretty Little Liars” #OregonMade spinoff series, “The Perfectionists,” is coming to March 20th.  Kristi Turnquist was at the Television Critics Assocation 2019 winter press tour and reported back that I. Marlene King, the show’s producer, waxed lyrical about shooting in Oregon.  Read the Oregonian report here.

King described two of the Oregon locations (Forest Grove and Pacific Univeristy) as “picture perfect” and “this is what BHU is supposed to look like.”





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ISA PDX 3rd Thursdays 2/21

Screenwriters & Filmmakers —  Meet Irene Taylor-Brodsky at ISA Third Thursdays PDX – 2/21!

This month’s mixer for Portland area screenwriters and filmmakers features guest speaker Oscar-nominated, Emmy and Peabody Award-winning filmmaker IRENE TAYLOR-BRODSKY, just back from screening her latest film at Sundance! Known for her strong sense of story, Irene’s credits include Hear and Now, Beware the Slenderman, Saving Pelican 895, and The Final Inch.

WHEN: Thursday, February 21st – 7pm
WHERE: NW Film Center Office & South Park *
934 SW Salmon, Portland OR, 97205
* We begin at NW Film then migrate across the street to South Park.  Register for this FREE event.

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Spotlight On Oregon Location Professional – Erika Suchecki

Erika Sucheki c: 503-887-8701 e: [email protected]

My name is Erika Suchecki and I was born and raised in Portland, OR. For the past 6 years I have been working in the locations department on projects such as “Portlandia“, “Documentary Now“, “I Don’t Feel At Home in this World Anymore“, “Timmy Failure“, and most recently Kelly Reichardt’s upcoming feature “First Cow“. Growing up I’ve always had an appreciation for Oregon’s scenery and have found that it’s versatile landscape has always been able to provide something unique and fitting to each project I’ve been a part of.  Being able to explore and then capture that beauty and versatility is why I love working here in the PNW.

Contact Erika Sucheki for your next project.  c: 503-887-8701  e: [email protected]

Erika on location in Oregon



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