By Julianana Lukasik, Owner/Director @Large Films
@Large Films, Inc. is an award-winning, national, fully integrated production company based in Portland, Oregon. Our clients include Nintendo, Ubi Soft, Nike, Adidas, and Peter Piper Pizza, as well as many other national and regional companies.
We have had great success at marketing Portland as a reason to work with @Large Films. There are many reasons why an advertising agency or corporation would consider shooting in Portland; and a few of them may surprise you.
It is all about resources. Portland has a creative and technical resource base that cannot be matched, especially in a city of Portland’s size and accessibility. We have the latest digital technology in cameras and equipment. Our crews work on feature films, national commercials and television series, but have chosen to base themselves in Portland. They love working on Portland based projects and are trained at the highest levels. If you need it for your shoot, we have it here in Portland.
We also have great diversity. Our on-camera pool has grown significantly in the last 5 years, especially in the 18-35 range. Our talent pool includes Asians, Hispanics, Native Americans, African Americans, Pacific Islanders and more. And with Oregon’s continued popularity as an exceptional place to live and work in the United States, we can only expect the region to increase in cultural diversity.
Oregon has amazing locations. Portland’s physical location, midway between Vancouver, BC and Los Angeles, is definitely a drawing factor. Combine that with Oregon’s divergent natural and urban landscapes and you have a very appealing location base. One hour east of Portland are snowy mountains; 2 hours West, the Pacific Ocean; 3 hours East, the desert; and yes, we even have an active Volcano just 1 1/2 hours north!
Portland also has much deserved popularity. The word is spreading about Portland being an ideal shooting location. Notable recent productions are Harrison Ford’s feature film “Extraordinary Measures”, and TNT’s “Leverage”, starring Timothy Hutton. The “Twighlight” series has filmed in Oregon as well as parts of “The Road”, starring Viggo Mortenson. The groundbreaking animated film “Coraline” was created in Portland as well.
So the secret is out; and Portland should be on any short list for a Producer to look at in respect to bringing their project here. With an active state film office, we are truly “film friendly.” Consider us for your next project and if it is a commercial, give @Large Films a call!