Juliana Lukasik, producer, director, and owner of @Large Films has been appointed by Governor John Kitzhaber to serve on the Governor’s Office of Film and Television board. Juliana’s term will begin on March 1, 2014.
“I am pleased that Juliana has agreed to serve on the Office of Film and Television board” said Governor John Kitzhaber. “With her broad experience in the film industry – along with her long-standing commitment to her community – I am confident that Juliana will be a great asset as we continue to grow this important industry”.
“I am excited and honored by the appointment” said Juliana. “I have a lot of history both on crews and as a business owner in Oregon. I hope to add a unique perspective to the group”.
In a film career that has spanned more years than she is willing to admit, Juliana has produced projects that have won Emmy, Addy, and Telly Awards. In addition to overseeing the day-to-day management of @Large Films and the company’s business development, she is national commercial director for clients including Nintendo of America and Banfield Pet Hospital. She is an outspoken advocate for Girls, Inc. and is the current past president of the Central Eastside Industrial Council, an established business association in Portland, Oregon. Juliana has also served as president of the Oregon Media Production Association (OMPA).
Juliana’s many accomplishments, coupled with her dedication to supporting women in the production industry, has earned @Large Films the distinction of being one of the top woman-owned businesses in Portland. And in 2013 she was named Woman Executive of the Year, Small/Medium Company by the Portland Business Journal.
Juliana will be assuming the board position that previously was occupied by Ed Asner who after seven years will be concluding his service on the board.
After making his way through another successful Eastern Oregon Film Festival, filmmaker and Eastern Oregon native Ian Clark is taking his most recent project “MMXIII” on a theatrical tour……. online. Ian has made arrangements for several different websites to host his project on their site over the next month. The “tour” actually started last week on the Eastern Oregon Film Festival website and now is on Filmmaker Magazine’s website. Ian also agreed to let us keep the project up on Oregon Confluence beginning on March 8. See below for a full list of other sites and the screening dates.
CINEMA RESET / Details TBA / http://cinemareset.com
OREGON FILM / March 8-13, 9am – 11:59pm (PST) / http://oregonconfluence.com/
UO ALUMNI ASSOCIATION / March 14-16 (PST) / http://uoalumni.com
MICRO-WAVE CINEMA SERIES / March 30, 7pm (CST) / https://www.facebook.com/microwavecinema
As questions continue regarding new distribution models for independent film, it’s important that filmmakers try new ideas. Ian in the past has been recognized for his experimentation in narrative, so it should be interesting to see how this experiment in distribution turns out.
Portland based digital creative agency Instrument recently teamed with iUrban Teen to host a digital creative workshop for teens in the Portland community. From all accounts it was a great day for all parties. The teen participants were exposed to exciting new technologies received some insight into future career opportunities right in their backyard. For Instrument, the afternoon creative brainstorm session brought ideas that the creative team at Instrument admittedly would have never thought of.
Instrument posted a nice piece on their blog about the day a while back. Check it out here.
As for iUrban Teen – the day resulted in a new program that founder and Executive Director Deena Pierott is calling iUrban Digital.
Many thanks goes out to the entire team at Instrument for giving back a great experience for all those who participated.
Long time Portland rocker, Daniel Riddle, of King Black Acid (KBA), has once again collaborated with emerging video production company, Revolver Digital Media Studio, LLC (DMS). “I’m Rolling Under,” the latest music video release, is their most visually compelling piece of art in their portfolio. KBA has long been known amongst fans for its space odyssey style sound and emotionally impactful lyrics. This has been the group’s longest collaboration to date, spanning upward five plus years in the production cycle; the result is a visual masterpiece.
Many hours of work went into building sets, costume design and creating visual effects to arrive at the final product. Riddle created a full-scale time travel cockpit in his garage using recycled electronic appliances and old fashion elbow grease. Kalina Torino, visual effects designer, and Chris Roller, partner of Revolver DMS, spent countless hours creating visual worlds and layering science fiction elements to help communicate the time travel message and aesthetic. Jeremiah L. Scott and Bryan R. Thompson, the other partners of Revolver DMS, worked diligently with Riddle on Art direction and creative concepts. Several Friends and family members donated both their time and skills to bring this project to fruition and it’s a testament to what a community of creative individuals can accomplish. Like the song, “I’m rolling under,” the music video is methodically paced and an intricately assembled visual experience, dealing with core themes of space travel and good versus evil.
The song was released today on ITunes, Bandcamp and Amazon. The video can be viewed on Revolver DMS’s Vimeo and YouTube accounts.
For Further information please contact Benjamin James,
Head of Accounts for Revolver Digital Media Studio, LLC
When Perry sent me an email letting me know that he had purchased a jet airliner mock up I knew I had to go check it out. While one or two options for filming in an airliner exist, none present an option that is logistically straight forward and simple. Shooting inside a real plane is of course the most realistic but the process is complex. Everything, including all crew and equipment, must pass through security and the crew is matched up with TSA agents inside and outside on the tarmac. Extra tall stands are needed to get light through the windows and should you want to move a row of seating a flight mechanic is required to do the work, for an additional fee. Its also important to understand that airlines make money when planes are in the air, not on the ground. If they stay on the ground for you, you’ll need to pay for aircraft time as well.
The iOPIF feature, “The Wilderness of James“, that shot in Portland in 2012, is to have it’s world premiere at SXSW this year. Michael Johnson (formerly from Kamp Grizzly), wrote and directed the feature, it stars Kodi Smit-McPhee (“The Road”, voice of Norman Babcock in “ParaNorman”), Virginia Madsen (“Sideways”), Isabelle Fuhrman (“Orphan”), Evan Ross (“Jeff Who Lives At home”), and Danny Devito (“One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest”).
Johnson grew up in Portland and graduated from the University of Oregon before moving to Los Angeles to start his career. “The Wilderness of James” is Johnson’s first feature film.
Indie filmmaker Beth Harrington is pleased to announce that her latest music documentary film, The Winding Stream – The Carters, The Cashes and the Course of Country Music, will have its world premiere at the prestigious 2014 South X Southwest Film and Music Festival in Austin, Texas.
The film tells the story of the American roots music dynasty at the heart of Americana music – The Original Carter Family.
The Carters didn’t just play the music of their Virginia hill country upbringing. They helped invent it and influenced generations of musicians along the way. These musicians included one young man who, at first blush, seemed more renegade than reverent adherent. He would be the one to lift up the Carter legacy – Johnny Cash. The story of how the family rallied to help him beat back the demon of substance abuse and how he promoted the Carters name and music is one of great reciprocity and love.
The film features one of the Man in Black’s last interviews, as well as conversations and performances by Rosanne Cash, John Prine, George Jones, the Carolina Chocolate Drops, Kris Kristofferson, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Sheryl Crow and many more.
For further information on the film and the SXSW screening contact Tara Johnson-Medinger at 503-267-1126.
The Winding Stream
The 37th Portland International Film Festival kicks off on February 6 with a host of great films from around the world, a special “Oregon Shorts” night featuring the newest project from acclaimed director Irene Taylor Brodsky, and great new venues including OMSI’s new Empirical Theater.
The Oregon Filmmaker Showcase will feature pieces from Vanessa Renwick, Joanna Priestley, Kimberly Warner, Sal Strom, Rachelle Sarfati, Pam Minty, Stephanie Hough, and of course Irene Taylor Brodsky. The program is on February 11 at the Whitsell Auditorium. Prior to the screening will be a reception honoring these talented local filmmakers.
This year’s opening night is actually a multi-venue event with screenings at Cinema 21 and OMSI. The opening night party will take place at OMSI’s fantastic Theory Eatery.
Be sure to check it all out!
IFC’s Portlandia is back (February 27th) with their eagerly awaited Season 4. As in seasons past, part of the fun of Portlandia is seeing who shows up as guest stars, and Season 4 will not disappoint. Stars such as, Kirsten Dunst (Spider Man), Vanessa Bayer (Saturday Night Live) the intriguing, Joshua Homme (Queens of the Stone Age), amongst others, even Paul Allen and some Trailbalzers make an appearance as well as “the official vehicle of the Pacific Northwest, the Subaru!