LAIKA is an Industry Trailblazer in the Pacific Northwest

The award-winning feature film studio based just outside of Portland, Oregon uses cutting-edge technology and innovative processes to create stop-motion animation in a way no other studios are. And the company’s culture — focused on DEI and growth opportunities — is driven by team members who share a passion for telling great stories.

“We have a collaborative culture and a great deal of diversity in terms of creative voices and ways of working across the studio,” said David Burke, LAIKA’s chief marketing and operations officer. Continue reading... “LAIKA is an Industry Trailblazer in the Pacific Northwest”

BAMPIRE: New Bambi horror movie produced in Eugene, OR!

BAMPIRE, a new Bambi horror movie produced and filmed in Eugene, Oregon was just announced on Indiegogo! The film is an independent horror comedy directed by Taylor Morden (The Last Blockbuster) and written by Zoë Wassman both of whom are based in Eugene, OR. The Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign features first-look footage as well as limited edition merchandise and the ability to pre-order copies of the movie. 

A full description of the project is available at: www.bampiremovie.com

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Desert Island Studios Launches the DAMN Good People List

Damn Good People is a DEI-focused concierge staffing service facilitated by Desert Island Studios that matches mid to advanced-level production creatives and technicians to production jobs in Oregon. When a project partners with us, we work with their production team to facilitate the sourcing and hiring of talent from our roster based on their project needs. The DAMN list is vetted and can fulfill a variety of crew needs across all departments. Our roster represents a talented community of mid-level professionals from traditionally underrepresented communities within the film/tv/commercial industry. Continue reading... “Desert Island Studios Launches the DAMN Good People List”

#OregonMade “Little Wing” Comes To Paramount+ March 13

#OregonMade LITTLE WING, a heartwarming coming-of-age story from Awesomeness, will premiere on Wednesday, March 13, exclusively on Paramount+ in the U.S. and Canada, and the following day in the UK and Australia.

LITTLE WING follows Kaitlyn, a teen who is reeling from her parent’s divorce and the pending loss of her home. She and her best friend hope to solve her mother’s financial woes by stealing a valuable bird, but Kaitlyn, instead, forms a bond with the owner, that leads her to a new outlook on life.

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Indigenous Media Guild Launches Website

The Indigenous Media Guild has launched a new site supporting its members along side strengthening its social media presence.  Oregon welcomes this new resource and encourages producers and creatives to check out their listings to find your next crew.

The new site is IndigenousMediaGuild.org and you cam find them @IndigenousMediaGuild on IG and FB.

IMG offers membership to both Indigenous/Native cast and crew, AND non native allies. All the information on membership can be found here – https://www.indigenousmediaguild.org/membership

In addition, IMG held a PA workshop over the weekend at Native American Youth and Family Center with the help of Outside the Frame. Continue reading... “Indigenous Media Guild Launches Website”

Portland is on the “Best Places to Live and Work as a Filmmaker” US List

MoveMaker Magazine just released its annual list of Best Places to Live and Work as a Filmmaker and Portland has made the list again. Coming in at #15 (just under our friends and colleagues to the southeast in SLC), Portland stands alone on the list for the PNW.

Here’s an excerpt from MMM:

Portland is making it easier to get film permits in its efforts to grow as a filmmaking destination, and a sizable crew base means it can handle up to four feature films and commercial work at the same time. Continue reading... “Portland is on the “Best Places to Live and Work as a Filmmaker” US List”

#OregonMade “Sometimes I Think About Dying” Opens Locally on Feb 2nd

#OregonMade and Astoria shot SOMETIMES I THINK ABOUT DYING, starring Daisy Ridley, is being released by Oscilloscope Laboratories in the US (it opened theatrically in France on January 10th and will be playing in theaters in Canada, the UK and hopefully lots of other places in the near future) on January 26, but the film will be at theaters locally on February 2nd.

Portland
Regal Fox Tower
Opens Friday 2/2. (Q&A screenings with Rachel Lambert, Director and Dave Merheje, “Robert” at the 7pm shows at a special screening on Thursday and on opening night Friday, 2/1 and 2/2). Continue reading... “#OregonMade “Sometimes I Think About Dying” Opens Locally on Feb 2nd”

FujiFilm Presents: The Making of “CHISPA”

Recently Portland based filmmaker (and Tell Your Story Grant recipient) Karina Lomelin Ripper teamed up with FujiFilm to make her film “Chispa.”

FujiFilm then made a wonderful behind-the-scene short doc about the making of the film.

You can see it here.

 

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The Labor Market Comes to Old Town on Dec 9 & 10

THE LABOR MARKET: Portland film and TV workers put on a free weekend public market and maker fair in Old Town on December 9 and 10.

IATSE Local 488, representing Studio Mechanics (Motion Picture workers) in Oregon, Washington, Northern Idaho, and Montana will host The Labor Market, a holiday event for the general public from 10 am until 6 pm on Saturday and Sunday, December 9 -10 in the Goldsmith Blocks Building on 412 NW Couch Street in Old Town Portland.

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POWGirls Presents An Introduction to Filmmaking Workshop

POWGirls will be offering an Intro. to Filmmaking workshop as part of their summer programming.
POWGirls (a program of the Portland Oregon Women’s Film Festival) offers workshops in video production, cinematography, audio recording, set lighting, digital editing and media literacy for girls and non-binary youth ages 15-19. Our instructors are working media producers who inspire girls to be creative, tech-savvy leaders who will help realize gender equity in the film industry. POWGirls supports all girls in their media education regardless of race, ethnicity, class, religion, ability, sexuality or gender expression.
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