Last weekend, the Bandon, #OregonMade feature film, “The Rental” – a horror-thriller directed by Dave Franco (“If Beale Street Could Talk”) – topped the nationwide box office. It is available in select theaters and available to watch on a variety of video on demand platforms that began Friday, July 24.
The film stars Alison Brie (“Mad Men,” “Glow”), and Dan Stevens (“Downton Abbey”), in this horror-thriller – a couple looking to get away for a weekend of fun and relaxation with another couple — Sheila Vand (“A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night”) and Jeremy Allen White (“Shameless”) — but when they retreat to a house seemingly ideal for their vacation…they soon realize maybe it isn’t after all. Continue reading... ““The Rental” Topped Nationwide Weekend Box Office – 2nd #OregonMade Movie To Do So This Year!”
‘The Astrid Experience‘, the upcoming feature film from LA Filmmaker, Salem, OR local, and Portland State Alumni Cal Barnes, is currently open for investment. The production partnered with the Silicon Valley based company, Wefunder, to hold an SEC regulated raise until August 3rd, 2020. Cal is in Oregon for the summer working on finishing the film, and wanted to extend this opportunity directly to the Oregon Film community. The project servers as a great point of entry for any aspiring investors or producers that are seriously interested in the entertainment industry and being a part of a legitimate Hollywood production. Continue reading... “‘The Astrid Experience’, A Film Venture By Salem, OR Native & PSU Alumni – Cal Barnes – Open For Investment Through August 3rd, 2020”
The Bandon, OR-shot feature film, “The Rental,” a horror-thriller directed by Dave Franco (“If Beale Street Could Talk”) and will be available in select theaters and available to watch on a variety of video on demand platforms beginning Friday, July 24.
The film stars Alison Brie (“Mad Men,” “Glow”), and Dan Stevens (“Downton Abbey”), in this horror-thriller – a couple looking to get away for a weekend of fun and relaxation with another couple — Sheila Vand (“A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night”) and Jeremy Allen White (“Shameless”) — but when they retreat to a house seemingly ideal for their vacation…they soon realize maybe it isn’t after all. Continue reading... “#OregonMade “The Rental” – On Video Demand This Friday”
There have been many iconic Ford’s featured in films over the years, from the pioneering Ford Deuce Coupe in the 1973 classic American Graffiti to the high-performance Ford GT40 in the contemporary docu-film Ford v Ferrari. Ford’s Coupes and the idea of what a coupe is has transformed over the years but regardless of the nomenclatures implication, Ford’s cars have always been favorites with car and film aficionados alike. With the significant presence of both the automobile and film-making industries in the USA and considering Ford’s American origins, there’s no wonder to the numerous appearances of cool-looking Ford Coupes on the big screen. Continue reading... “Iconic Ford Coupes Featured In Film”
New director, Clare McKay graduated with a bachelors in Communications Media from a University in San Diego County and moved back to her home in Juntura, Oregon to pursue her dream as a filmmaker. Though Oregon seemed an unlikely area for making movies she understood the basic idea behind “supply and demand”. Clare wanted to use her skills and knowledge in a way that was meaningful not only to herself but to her community as well. Continue reading... “Local Story, National Impact: Living An American Dream Film”
Mostly off the grid until 1/31, will post from time to time, see you in February!
#screenwritingresidency #filmresidency #playasummerlake
“First Cow,” shot entirely on location in Oregon last year. “A taciturn loner and skilled cook (John Magaro) has traveled west and joined a group of fur trappers in Oregon Territory, though he only finds true connection with a Chinese immigrant (Orion Lee) also seeking his fortune; soon the two collaborate on a successful business, although its longevity is reliant upon the clandestine participation of a nearby wealthy landowner’s prized milking cow.”
Writer-director, Kelly Reichardt, has used Oregon for the backdrop of many of her features and indeed many of the production team (such as producers, Neil Kopp, Anish Savjani and Vincent Savino) have worked together on other #OregonMade projects such as; “Wendy and Lucy,” “Night Moves,” “Meek’s Cutoff” and “Certain Women” among others. Continue reading... “Kelly Reichardt’s #OregonMade “First Cow” – In Theaters March 6th”
Disney’s first look trailer is now out showcasing their latest feature, shot partly in the Portland Metro area last year, “Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made.” The film will begin streaming on Disney + February 7th. Timmy and his polar-bear partner, Total, start a detective agency to solve neighborhood crime – adapted from the children’s best selling series written by Stephan Pastis.
We’re going “Where No Man Has Gone Before” at ISA THIRD THURSDAYS PDX, November 21st with guest speaker GRANT ROSENBERG — TV Exec and writer/showrunner whose credits include STAR TREK, MACGYVER, CHEERS, LOST GIRL, BITTEN and more!
WHEN: Thursday, November 21st– 7pm
WHERE: NW Film Center Office & South Park *
934 SW Salmon, Portland OR, 97205
* We begin at NW Film then migrate across the street to South Park.
Register for this FREE event at:
https://www.networkisa.org/events/individual/view/ttportland Continue reading... “Star Trek Writer Is Guest Speaker At ISA Third Thursday 11/21!”