Fastlife: An Oregon Family and Racing Documentary Series


A local auto dealer and his filmmaker wife have launched a documentary series on the international stage of Amazon Prime available for streaming now.

Derek DeBoer, an Oregon auto dealer, and his wife Brooke, a Southern Oregon Filmmaker teamed up in 2014 to create Fastlife, a show about a family striving to live their dreams amidst all the realities of every day life.

Fastlife is a documentary-style reality series and behind the scenes look at what it takes to become a professional sports car driver in the world of competitive racing.  The show follows Derek DeBoer, a regular guy, husband, father of three girls, auto dealer, and athlete in the pursuit of his dream job; being a professional driver in the world of sports car racing all from the perspective of his wife, a filmmaker.  Fastlife takes you for a ride with lots of bumps in the road including fraud, the stress of juggling family life with the dream, and team challenges.  Read More »

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OPB Talks With Alex Bulkley From Animation Studio, Shadow Machine, About Their Studio & New Show, “Dallas & Robo”

Listen to Alex Bulkley, co-owner of ShadowMachine, talking with Dave Miller, OPB’s Think Out Loud ,  discussing what the studio has been up to since they moved up to Portland in 2015.

In 2015, the animation production house, ShadowMachine, opened a satellite studio in Portland. Since then, they’ve produced multiple projects. Most recently, they have worked in collaboration with the WWE to create“Dallas and Robo,” a cartoon that was just released on YouTube Red. Alex Bulkeley, co-founder of ShadowMachine, talks with us about bringing his company to Portland and creating animated television shows.” OPB

“Dallas and Robo” stars Kat Dennings (2 Broke Girls) and wrestler, John Cena.

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Spotlight On Southern Oregon Film and Media – Get Connected

The Southern Oregon Film and Media Association is a 501(c)6 non-profit trade association made up of film and media professional crew and  businesses that support services in the Southern Oregon region.  Their mission is to “promote and strengthen the development of film, video, and multimedia production in Southern Oregon.”  SOFAM is a great first call if you find yourself shooting in the region and can help field questions relating to productions of all kinds.  They can connect you to crew, services, and loctions in southern Oregon.


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#OregonMade Kamp Grizzly Gets AdWeek Shout Out

AdWeek gave a well-deserved shout out to Kamp Grizzly this week, calling them the agency that makes “disruption a part of every creative brief.” Kamp Grizzly is a “a full-service immersive studio” based in Portland and New York, that places film production at the core of their work.


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Peace of the City Summer Film Series features “Knife Skills” and “James Beard: America’s First Foodie” at The Armory, June 21!

Please join us for the inaugural event of the Peace of the City Summer Film Series at The Armory on Thursday, June 21, 6-10 pm!

Knife Skills is a 2018 Oscar®-nominated documentary about reentry, second chances, and the healing power of good food. Following the hectic launch of Edwins restaurant in Cleveland, where all the staff are just out of prison, the film follows three trainees, tracing their struggle to launch new lives on the outside. (40 minutes)

James Beard: America’s First Foodie is Portland director Elizabeth Federici’s fascinating biography of James Beard, the Portland, Oregon, native who had the first cooking show on television; was the author of 22 cookbooks along with a syndicated newspaper column and countless magazine pieces; and ran an acclaimed cooking school out of his townhouse in New York City. James Beard: America’s First Foodie relates the story of Beard’s life while chronicling a century in the food movement. (55 minutes)

This double-header screening will be followed by a Q&A with director of James Beard: America’s First Foodie, Elizabeth Federici, and other special guests TBD. 

The Armory is located at 128 NW 11th Ave. in downtown Portland, OR.  Read More »

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Smelly Outdoor Restrooms Drove This Local Vendor To Change The Industry

one of our luxury restroom trailers on-site

Often we get asked how we got into the luxury restroom trailers business. Well, they say that ‘necessity is the mother of invention’, and that was certainly true in our case. Back in 2011 when I was planning my outdoor wedding and checking into outdoor restroom options, I found there weren’t really options beyond smelly construction Porta-the founders of Luxury Restroom TrailersPotties. When the wedding was over, we resolved to change that.

We knew that weddings weren’t the only events that deserved better sanitation options; and, in the years since we founded Luxury Restroom Trailers, we’ve brought a new level of cleanliness, comfort, and service to outdoor restrooms for corporate events, movie shoots, store remodels, and farm-to-table dinners.  Read More »

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A New #OregonMade Mural And Film Poster Exhibit For The Portland International Airport


The new #OregonMade Film History Mural and Poster Exhibit is located in the Portland International Airport’s south pedestrian tunnel which connects the parking garage to the terminal (underground between baggage claims 3 and 4.) It  provides travelers with over 160 uninterrupted feet ofmural art and posters, representing a small collection of Oregon’s rich film hist ory. By creating  this exhibit, we hope to aptly celebrate the unique and varied locations Oregon has to offer, the projects that have called Oregon home over the years, and the professional production communities that come together to make Oregon so film-friendly.

Since 1909, Oregon has played host to over 450 shows, all of which have utilized the state’s varied backdrops, from the early silent-era Iilm, The Fisherman’s Bride, shot in Astoria, to more recent television series like, Grimm and Portlandia, that called Portland home.

An illustrative interpretation of Oregon’s seven general geographic areas (Oregon Coast, Portland region, Mt. Hood and Columbia River Gorge, Central, Eastern,Willamette Valley and Southern Oregon) runs along the bottom length of the mural,indicating the various areas in which these projects have filmed over the last 50 years. The exhibit currently highlights 21 of the most recognized #OregonMade productions, each labeled with a locations list.  Read More »

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HouseSpecial Releases An Animated Investigation Into The World Of Armadillo Mating

Armor del AmorThis short is currently screening at Portland International Airport through July in The Hollywood Theatre’s Micro- Cinema on C Concourse.

May 24, 2018 – From world-renowned animation studio HouseSpecial and Director Kirk Kelley comes Armor del Amor – a scripted nature ‘documentary’ that follows the mating rituals of Dasypus novemcinctus, to discover the dark underbelly of modern mammalian dating.

The narrative follows a nine-banded female armadillo as she emerges from her burrow and into the lonely Texas landscape. HouseSpecial researchers captured footage of this modern animal’s efforts to find a potential mate until finally, after several ill-fated opportunities, a match is made.  Read More »

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Marty in Transit – Portland Premiere

Hey all! My feature, filmed entirely in Portland, is premiering at The Clinton Street Theater this July. Marty in Transit is an ambitious 90-minute, one-shot thriller about an FBI Agent hunting down a killer who is targeting cab drivers.

It premieres on July 13th and 14th at 8 pm.  After this preview in Portland, we’re headed off to the festival circuit!

Here is the Official Trailer!

We made Marty in Transit for under $3,000.  We rehearsed the project for over 6 months.  On the day of filming, we had fifteen (15) microphones following and placed all around our Portland route.  The film is chock-full of local talent, be them actors, filmmakers and musicians.  There really are no cuts.  It’s the same shot for 90 minutes, and it goes all over the place.  Fun fact, as mentioned in the video, we also did it in one take.

Tickets are now available for purchase HERE, through

You can also check out our Official Facebook Page, where we post behind-the-scenes production diaries.

Show your support visually by joining the Facebook Event here.

Thank you for your time!  I hope to see and/or meet you at the premiere!  There will be local film trailers playing, and a Q&A following the screening(s).



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OSF Costume Rentals Now Offer Design Services

OSF Costume Rentals

OSF Costume Rentals is pleased to announce they are now officially offering Design Services! If you are working without a costume designer or stylist, or just don’t have the time to scroll through the thousands of costumes on their website to find the perfect look, whether you are costuming a small commercial or large feature film, renting costumes just got easier! OSF Costume Rentals staff can assemble head to toe looks from over 50,000 pieces in their available stock for an additional flat rate based on the number of looks needed. With their extensive professional costume design backgrounds and customer service experience, they’ll work with you to realize your vision and send you only the quality costumes you approve. They offer competitive rates for weekly and production length rentals, and ship country-wide, or you may visit their facility in beautiful Southern Oregon.

Please contact [email protected] or call 541-482-2111 x308 to inquire about design services, or visit their More information about costume rentals can be found here.

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