Bill Pullman (“Independence Day”, “While You Were Sleeping”) and Rita Wilson (“Jingle All The Way”, “Runaway Bride”) are currently starring in “Brother In Laws” (working title) shooting in and around Klamath Falls this month and next. Downtown Klamath Falls, a rural cabin, and Lake of Woods are some of a number of locations being used. Line Producer, Jenny Hinkey, told NBC 2 News, that she expects at least $700,000 will be spent in the local economy. Hinkey said, “In a very brief amount of time we can have a have a great impact on an area, and it’s a lot of fun for the community”.
According to Southern Oregon’s Herald &News, Linda Warner from the Klamath Falls Downtown Association said the production “loved the energy of the downtown and the wonderful old buildings,” and were attracted to the location during a “Third Thursday” event taking place in town. Some local businesses are already benefiting from the production setting up shop, a home decor store is being used as a location, and a scuba shop is renting some gear to the costume department. The Ledge store owner and Downtown Association member, Mike Angeli said, “It looks like they’re really trying to spread the wealth”.
The 41st Telluride Film Festival announced it’s lineup today. Fox Searchlight Picture’s “Wild” will be premiering at the festival. “Wild” starring Reese Witherspoon, and produced by her production company, Pacific Standard, shot in more locations throughout Oregon than any other project filmed in the state to date. From southern Oregon; Crater Lake and Ashland; to the Badlands, Smith Rock and Bend in Central Oregon; and also the Portland metro area, Timberline and Bridge of The Gods in the Columbia River Gorge, to name a few. “Wild” will be in theatres this fall.
Cheryl Strayed (author of the book “Wild: From lost To Found On The Pacific Crest Trail“) and Jean-Marc Vallee (director of “Wild”, “Dallas Buyers Club”) are traveling to Telluride today for the premier.
Additionally, “Wild” will have it’s International Premier at the Toronto Film Festival September 8th, 2014.
Telluride Film Festival takes place Friday, August 29-Monday, September 1,2014.
Applications are now being accepted for the Roy W. Dean Fall Grant. The grant gives filmmakers a chance to get their films going or completed with an award of $2,500 in cash and $30,000 in film products and services. Films can be documentaries, short films, and features and must be unique and contribute to society. Deadline for submission is September 30th, 2014
New this year for the grant is the Britt Penrod Audience Award. Twenty finalists chosen for the grant will have the opportunity to enter their trailers in competition for a $250 cash prize. Trailers will be posted on the Roy W. Dean Grant Facebook contest page for site. Fans get to view the trailers and vote for their favorite.
Even if you apply and don’t win the grant, you win something valuable. Each applicant for the grant receives a consultation on their project from Carole Dean, head of the non-profit grant sponsor From The Heart Productions and author of “The Art of Film Funding” now in its second edition.
Testimonial about the grant:
One Woman’s Legacy of Helping Filmmakers From the Heart
Chuck Peters, a small town filmmaker and LEGO stop-motion animator has launched his Kickstarter campaign for his latest project Hak and Gnasher. The campaign’s aim is to raise $1350.00 for acquiring the necessary LEGO bricks, animation software, and a DSLR camera to allow him to produce his web series Hak and Gnasher in house. The campaign is over half over, with only 25 days left, and he has raised 67% of the goal so far.
Boinx Software, developer of the popular stop-motion animation apps iStopMotion for iPad and iStopMotion for Mac, recently published a story to their blog to help raise awareness for the Hak & Gnasher Kickstarter campaign. To read the blog, click here.
Chuck first popped on the YouTube scene with the stop-motion series titled “Planet TR-57”; a cooperative comedic project that he worked on with Chris Wunz, and Jonathan Griffith of Valley Video Services back in March of 2009. In 2010, the show met its untimely end and the group went their separate ways but Chuck has always yearned to return to stop-motion animation.
Chuck’s small stop-motion studio is located in La Grande, Oregon and utilizes the skills and energy of small town artists and actors that inhabit it. Hak and Gnasher are slated to begin production late 2014/Early 2015. Episodes will be available at Chuck’s YouTube website at www.youtube.com/planettr57 and through his Facebook page www.facebook/chuckitfilms in 2015. Chuck’s production website is www.chuckitfilms.com.
Join us for a night dedicated to all things imagination as Cooper Johnson & his crew at Cardboard Castle will guide us through inspiration laden breakdowns of their recent work. Also on hand will be Damon Redmond (Art Director at SuperGenius by day/instructor at CCC by night) and DMC department Director Andy Mingo from Clackamas Community College, both strapped with a loaded Motion Capture setup, with intent to demo it! There are some lively things happening down at CCC, which will be undeniably clear after seeing the tech in action.
All bundled up within the framework of a OMSI Science Pub night (which needs no intro) and, with the Crystal Ballroom as the venue, all signs point towards the makings of an incredible evening. Come watch the pixels fly!
Tuesday, August 19th
Doors 5pm, Presentation 7-9pm
McMenamins Crystal Ballroom
1332 W Burnside, Portland
Age 21+, minor with adult
OMSI suggested donation: $5
This is one of those local success stories that we love to hear. If you haven’t already read the recent story in Willamette Week, “80 Million Paige Views: How an Oregon girl, her mother and a struggling local director turned their YouTube series into a major Hollywood deal,” we definitely suggest taking a look at the full article.
Paige McKenzie, who lives in rural Oregon, about an hour outside Portland started her YouTube ghost series, The Haunting of Sunshine Girl, in 2010. Earlier this year, her series (now produced by her mother Mercedes Rose) caught the eye of the Weinstein Company. In early May, the film studio announced it would turn Sunshine Girl into a book series and movie franchise, with McKenzie to star. The first book is due out March 2015, with a second to follow soon after.
We would like to give a big congrats to Paige and Mercedes! Read the full article on Willamette Week’s website here.
When was the last time you told a story that you felt so connected to, that if you could, you would tell it entirely for free? And as a storyteller, when was the last time you made a film that truly moved people, and intensely reminded you of your passion for this craft?
EOFF has been graced by many artists and industry professionals—whether in-the-flesh or via Skype Q&A—including Terence Nance, Matt Porterfield, Ornana, Elizabeth Mims, Nandan Rao, Kentucker Audley, Dustin Guy Defa, Zach Weintraub, Lucas Leyva, Tristan Patterson, LAIKA,Evan Glodell, Sophia Takal, Jessica Oreck and many more.
Extraterrestrial visitation. Ecology. Wilderness. Human Psychology. Human Nature. The mechanistic response to be fearful of things we do not understand—of that which lies outside of our limited understanding.
Oregon filmmaker Ian Clark is raising funds on Kickstarter for A MORNING LIGHT—a stark, feature-length portrait about alleged alien abduction phenomenon. Starring Zach Weintraub and Celia Rowlson-Hall.
CHECK IT OUT ON KICKSTARTER
Kickstarter Inquiries • Ben Wiessner / [email protected]
501c3 & General Inquiries • Ian Clark / [email protected]
Hinge Digital and Roundhouse agency partnered to create this dynamic launch video for the adidas Originals SL Loop Runner. The animation was created by Hinge’s Portland-based team using Autodesk Maya, mental ray, AfterEffects and Nuke.
Check out Hinge Digital’s other projects on their newly designed website: http://hingedigital.com