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 […]

World Premiere Of North Of Blue By Indie Animation Queen – Joanna Priestley

WORLD PREMIERE OF “North Of Blue” BY INDIE ANIMATION QUEEN – JOANNA PRIESTLEY Acclaimed Indie animation queen Joanna Priestley has jumped off the deep end of the image pool into a luscious, mind bending, abstract animated feature film that will premiere at the Hollywood Theatre (Portland, OR) on September 21, 2017 at 7 PM. North […]

“Portlandia” Wraps After 8 Successful Seasons – Celebration And Plaque Dedication For City Hall

A celebration of Cast and Crew, gathered at Arbor Lodge Park today. Cast, Crew, Producers, and city officials gathered to celebrate 8 successful seasons of IFC’s and Broadway Video’s “Portlandia” shooting in Portland. The unveiling and dedication of a “Portlandia” plaque was then gifted to City Hall. The plaque will be placed near a specially commissioned […]

Raiders Of The Lost Archive – Back To School With “Up The Creek” (1984)

  This week we take a creek less traveled to the center of the state and explore a comedy that only the 1980’s could’ve created and then the rest of history has somewhat ignored. Along the way we connect the dots between an Astoria artist, the cast of “Animal House,” “Ghostbusters,” “Hill Street Blues,” and […]

Eastern Oregon Film Company

My name is Steve West and I am new to “The Confluence” but not new to making film in Oregon. I am located in La Grande and for the last fourteen years we have produced episodic adventure based outdoor television for The Outdoor Channel, Sportsman Channel, and other networks. However in the last two years […]

MovieMaker Votes PSU One of “The Best Film Schools in the U.S. + Canada”

MovieMaker Magazine voted Portland State one of the “The Best Film Schols in the U.S. and Canada 2017.”  This is what they had to say about the PSU courses:“Forget about basic “film history”—the in-depth courses at PSU are sure to inspire academic curiosity. Suzanne Gray, marketing and communications manager at the school, calls the “strong […]

Rummage Sale At Oregon Shakespeare Festival Costume Rentals!

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival is planning an amazing rummage sale and are cleaning out their #DreamCloset! OSF Costume Rentals will be hosting  the sale on Saturday, August 5. Most items they are parting with “are those that have seen heavy use, so although they may not be ideal for long term production use they are perfect […]

The LAIKA Experience – Coming to the Portland Art Museum This Fall – Animating Life

“Animating Life: The Art, Science, and Wonder of LAIKA” is a “brand new ” exhibit and behind-the-scenes interactive look at LAIKA’s creative process, that promises to take the visitor inside the world of animation. LAIKA’s artistry and technology illustrate how the feature films, “Coraline”, “ParaNorman”, “The Box Trolls” and “Kubo and the Two Strings,” were […]

Netflix Orders New Show, “Disenchantment”, From Matt Groening

Netflix has given Oregonian, Matt Groening,  a 20-episode order for a new animated comedy, “Disenchantment.”  The adult fantasy comedy is about “life and death, love and sex, and how to keep laughing in a world full of suffering and idiots, despite what the elders and wizards and other jerks tell you,” Groening told Variety. Matt […]

Eastern Oregon Film Festival Makes MovieMaker Magazine’s “Coolest Film Fests In The World, 2017”!

MovieMaker Magazine voted Eastern Oregon Film Festival #EOFF as one of the 25 “Coolest Film Festivals In The World, 2017″. MovieMaker noted that the “Coolest Film Festivals in the World come in all shapes and sizes, but one thing holds true about them all—they have a certain something that makes attendees not want to leave.” […]