Filmmaker Michael Bartlett Begins Shooting "House of Last Things" in Portland, OR

Starring Actors from “True Blood” and “Breaking Bad” and Portland Area Actors

Portland, OR—September 9, 2010—On September 13th, award-winning Portland-based filmmaker Michael Bartlett commences principle photography on HOUSE OF LAST THINGS the supernatural thriller screenplay he wrote.  The film stars actors from “True Blood” and “Breaking Bad” as well as  Portland Area Actors.

The film, which will be lensed by veteran cinematographer Ken Kelsch, ASC (known for “Big Night” and his collaborations with Abel Ferrara including “Bad Lieutenant” and “The Funeral”) and shot entirely on location in Portland for five weeks, stars LINDSEY HAUN (“True Blood”), RJ MITTE (“Breaking Bad”), and BLAKE BERRIS (“Days of Our Lives”), as well as local actors Randy Schulman, and Diane Dalton in lead roles. The cast is rounded out by Michele Mariana, Micah Nelson, and Moreen Littrell in supporting roles.

The film features an estranged couple, Alan and Sarah (played by Schulman and Dalton) whose personal tragedy looms mysteriously over them, their home, and their temporary housesitters Tim, Kelly and Jesse (played by Mitte, Haun and Berris).

House of Last Things is Bartlett’s third feature film and is being produced by Jon Manning, a long-time Portland producer/director.

The Little Girl Who Fell From a Tree, Bartlett’s second feature film, was made in Berlin’s famous Babelsberg Studios and earned him critical praise in Germany and in film festivals stateside, winning awards at Los Angeles International Film Festival, the Worldfest Houston. A Salinas, California native, Bartlett studied at the Juilliard School in New York and the American Film Institute in Los Angeles, and moved to Portland on the off-handed praises of Gus Van Sant whom he met in his travels abroad.

House of Last Things is also excited to announce that it has been accepted into the i-OPIF /Indigenous film incentive program through the Oregon Film Office. We are producing this film 100% in the Portland metropolitan area with the majority of our cast and crew from Oregon. And therefore, look forward to a significant percentage of our goods and services being rebatable.

For more information, please visit: and or contact: Jon Manning, Producer – [email protected]

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