RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARCHIVE Tandem Hearts (Jon Garcia, 2012)

This week our intrepid Archivist takes us into the heart and soul of Portland indie filmmaking with a recent classic, made on a proverbial shoestring, from prolific filmmaker Jon Garcia. If you don’t know Jon’s work, it’s worth starting with this one and then taking in his “The Falls” trilogy – making a day/night of […]

#OregonMade “Bad Samaritan” In Theaters March 30th

Electric Entertainment brings you #OregonMade, “Bad Samaritan” starring Kerry Condon, David Tennant, Robert Sheehan,directed by Dean Devlin (“Leverage,” “The Librarians”) and written by Brandon Boyce. “Bad Samaritan” shot in and around Portland and city landmarks figure prominently in the feature about, “a pair of burglars who stumble upon a woman being held captive in a home […]

#OregonMade “Leave No Trace” Acquired By Sony Worldwide + Bleecker Street

Debra Granik (“Winter’s Bone”) directed the #OregonMade “Leave No Trace”  premiered at Sundance at the end of last month.  After the rave reviews Sony Pictures Worldwide was quick to acquire international rights, and Bleecker Sreet has aquired North Americn rights. “Leave No Trace,” set in Portland’s Forest Park, tells the tale of  Will and his […]

Karen Doesn’t Dream (2018) – Teaser

  Over the course of the last year, Portland State University Television (PSUTV) has been creating a feature film: Karen Doesn’t Dream. This psychological drama follows Karen, a 27 year-old porn store employee and Seaside resident. Karen’s job has always been dreary and monotonous, serving the tourists and tenants of Seaside. But that was before she […]

Portland and Ashland Voted Best Places To Live + Work By MovieMaker

MovieMaker Magazine has annouced their “Best Places to Live and Work as a moviemaker” with Portland coming in at #11 in the “Big Cities” category, and Ashland at #5 in the “Small Cities” category.  Ashalnd was  beaten out by New Orleans, Savannah, Santa Fe, and Pittsburg, and Portland by Atlanta, Vancouver (BC), Los Angeles, Chicago, […]

An Evening with Lower Boom

2017 wasn’t all rainbows and unicorns, that’s for sure. Nevertheless! Lower Boom did have a year filled with exciting projects, new partnerships and community support. As we head into 2018, we’d like to invite you to come down to Lower Boom World Headquarters, (Dig a Pony!), and check out what we did in 2017, and […]

#OregonMade “Lean On Pete” In Theaters March 30th, 2018

ACCLAIMED FILMMAKER ANDREW HAIGH RETURNS WITH AMERICANA ODYSSEY IN FIRST TRAILER AND POSTER FOR LEAN ON PETE, STARRING CHARLIE PLUMMER, STEVE BUSCEMI AND CHLOЁ SEVIGNY. The film premiered to exceptional reviews at The Venice Film Festival in competition and also played Telluride and Toronto earlier this year. – IN THEATERS MARCH 30 – From acclaimed […]

Inaugural Outdoor-Adventure Film Grant Opens Tomorrow!

 We are excited to announce, with our partners, our inaugural Outdoor-Adventure Film Grant! Oregon Film, Travel Oregon, Danner Boots, and the Portland Film Office at Prosper Portland have partnered to bring funding for a new competitive grant, the Outdoor-Adventure Film Grant (OAFG). The OAFG will enable the selected applicant to create a short film that […]

Sundance To Premiere Both Debra Granik’s & Gus Van Sant’s New Films

Sundance Film Festival announced its lineup today and we are pleased to see that Debra Granik‘s (“Winter’s Bone”) new feature, “Untitled Debra Granik Project” was just accepted in the festival’s World Premiere section.  Granik wrote (with Anne Rosellini) and directed this #OregonMade film. “A father and daughter live a perfect but mysterious existence in Forest […]

“Chasing Grace”: A New Docu-Series About Women In Tech, Filming In Portland

U of O grad, and reTHINKit Founder, Jennifer Cloer, is shooting part one of her docu-series, “Chasing Grace” in Portland this week, and took some time out from filming to talk to the Portland Business Journal  . The Chasing Grace Project, is a six-part documentary series “that brings together a community that is creating change for […]