HouseSpecial Releases New Stop-Motion Short ‘Jailbreak’

From HouseSpecial Director Aaron Sorenson comes the short film Jailbreak, a noir-ish nod to German Expressionism that explores the psychology of imprisonment via stop motion animation. Shot in black and white, the film has an adult twist and dark theatrical feel. “I was influenced most directly by the silent German Expressionist films such as The Cabinet of Dr. […]

Over 7000 High Schools Students Attended NW Youth Careers Expo 2016

Oregon Film hosted a booth again this year at the NW Youth Careers Expo, and we were joined by representatives from: Koerner Camera Systems HouseSpecial Ravenous Studios Darren Cools Illustration & Design SuperGenius Selected high school students, and Governor Kate Brown, addressed the pre-expo breakfast attendees, reinforcing the message that supporting Oregon’s youth as they […]

HouseSpecial Signs Kevin Batten As West Coast Rep

Animated content production studio HouseSpecial (formerly LAIKA/house) President Lourri Hammack announced a new partnership with Kevin Batten, founder of Pop-Arts Management (http://wearepoparts.com), for West Coast representation. Ms. Hammack: “Kevin brings unparalleled production knowledge and hands-on experience to the art of making animated magic. I’ve followed his career for many years, looking for an opportunity to […]

HouseSpecial Signs Kelly Salmon As Its Northeast Rep

JULY 28, 2015 (PORTLAND, ORE) Animated content production studio HouseSpecial (formerly LAIKA/house) President Lourri Hammack announced a new partnership with Kelly Salmon, owner of the independent New York-based repping firm Hunt & Gather, for Northeast representation for all animated content. Ms. Hammack: “When Gerard Cantor of Joinery spoke highly of Kelly and then quickly signed […]