Oregon Locations Shine In “Lean on Pete”

“Lean On Pete” has been collecting some great reviews, and has already premiered internationally in the Venice International Film Festival and Toronto International Film Festival, and also screened in the US at Telluride.   Writer-Director, Andrew Haigh  (“45 Years”) adapted Willy Vlautin’s 2010 novel of the same name, that shot in Oregon last summer.  The #OregonMade […]

Bend, A Versatile Filming Location, Now Voted One of America’s “Best Towns” By Outside Magazine

Central Oregon has long been a versatile location for commercials and features, with sweeping high-desert landscapes, rushing white-water rivers, and roads that stretch for miles, and now Outside Magazine has recognized it’s hub, the city of Bend, as one of America’s “Best Towns” to live and work. We couldn’t agree more! Bend is not only […]

Indiana Johana Ventures Into New Territory For Student Film

Producers and University of Oregon students Tanner Staab and Claire Williams sought to create a mini series on an entirely new scale, breaking common trends in student film. They wanted an adventure, a show that would not only have appeal outside of the student body, but also take them far from the often-used filming locations around […]

24 Hour Comic – Feature Documentary

8 Artists confined to a comic book store, partake in Scott McCloud’s 24 Hour Comic Challenge. Each attempting to write, draw, and complete a 24 page comic, in 24 hours. With the smell of coffee and doughnuts lingering over a table filled with pencil shavings, director Milan Erceg delves into the personal lives of each […]

Oregon Poetic Cinema Filmmaker Jack Nicholson Turns 80

This is an excerpt from the photo book being written by Oregon Filmmaker Katherine Wilson: 50 Years of Oregon Film, from Hollywood to Cinematic Literary Voices 1968 -2018 Five Easy Pieces & Poetic Cinema: the 1st Oregon Film of Jack Nicholson There is a quote I love from Jack Nicholson about the low budget existential westerns […]

Governor Brown Dedicates Grove Of Trees To #ThankYouGrimm!

This afternoon, Governor Kate Brown joined members of the “Grimm” cast and crew along with the City of Portland, State of Oregon elected officials, and representatives from  Oregon Film, Friends of Trees, Friends of Pier Park and Comcast/NBC. They all came together to plant a small grove of trees in beautiful Pier Park, North Portland, […]

Timberline Lodge Hosting New “Experiential” Horror Film Fest!

The Overlook Film Festival is about to begin (April 27-30) at Timberline Lodge, on the flanks of Mount Hood.  The lodge exterior stood in for the fictitious “Overlook Hotel” in Kubrick’s ’80’s classic horror movie, “The Shining“, and has drawn fans from all over the world to see the impressive pre-WWII 1930’s building. The festival […]

#ThankYouGrimm – Governor To Unveil Grove Of Trees

Next week, Governor Kate Brown, will unveil a grove of trees in a north Portland park, as a way to permanently thank many departments in the City of Portland, and to celebrate the crew, vendors and service people of Oregon that made it possible for the show to be such a success. Friends of Trees […]

Grove of Trees To Be Planted In North Portland Park- #ThankYouGrimm

We are excited to announce that, along with City of Portland, and Friends of Trees, we will be planting a grove of trees in a north Portland park as a fitting way to say #ThankyouGrimm. “Grimm” the #OregonMade, NBC Universal series, shot in many locations around the metro area.  The show ended earlier this year after […]

“Grimm” – Gone, But Not Forgotten. PBJ Sums Up 7 years and 6 Seasons

“Grimm” has made Portland home for 7 years, hired around 1,000 people (80 percent of the crew have been local, and about 250 full time crew), spent a little over $55 million each year, and has helped many vendors and support businesses expand in equipment and employees, as well as showcase Portland’s varied locations.  The […]