Cell Count 2 News


Teaser Poster for the feature film Cell Count II: Blood Count

PORTLAND, Oregon (January 17, 2013)  The feature film “Cell Count” went to film festivals all over the world in 2012 and is now available on all leading digital VOD stores including iTunes.  It is now the Freeman Brothers’ profound pleasure to present the Teaser poster for the upcoming sequel entitled “Cell Count II:  Blood Count.”

“Blood Count” starts where the first film left off and takes our survivors on a high speed journey filled with monsters and fugitives.   Continue reading... “Cell Count 2 News”

New Poster for “Wake Before I Die”


New poster by artist Tom Hodge for the feature film “Wake Before I Die.”

PORTLAND, Oregon (January 4, 2013)  The first film Co-Directed by the Brothers Freeman (Cell Count and The Weather Outside) has some new artwork from artist Tom Hodge at The Dude Designs.

“Wake Before I Die” is the story of “Pastor Dan Bennet who moves his family to a small Northwest town and begins to suspect that all might not be as idyllic as he first imagined. Continue reading... “New Poster for “Wake Before I Die””

Oregon Photo Adventure Kickstarter Link


I’m a photographer based out of Portland and I’ve been working on a new TV series for OPB titled Oregon Photo Adventure.  The show features different photographers on each episode providing photographic inspiration and education while showcasing the natural beauty of the state.

The filming for the first season is complete, however some post-production work is still needed before getting the series to air.

Also, please share this link on social media feeds, etc.:

Many Thanks,

~ Dan Continue reading... “Oregon Photo Adventure Kickstarter Link”

Eastern Oregon Film Festival October Updates

Last year around this time Eastern Oregon Film Festival volunteers were working hard on final printing of programs and media in anticipation of last years event — this year – we are just stepping into the great things coming for EOFF in 2013. The fourth annual event will be held February 28th thru March 2, 2013 in La Grande, Oregon. So Eastern Oregon – take this coming weekend and visit Bend Film Festival instead.

Want to get involved? Sweet!

EOFF 2013

We are a grassroots organziation and we can use your help. Continue reading... “Eastern Oregon Film Festival October Updates”

FILM FINANCING SEMINAR with LA-based entertainment attorney and author John Cone

This Saturday, August 11, 9 am to 2 pm 

FILM FINANCING SEMINAR with LA-based entertainment attorney and author John Cone

Available through two locations:  in person in Ashland or via Skype in Portland

Cone is the author of 7 books including 43 Ways to Finance Your Film, The Feature Film Distribution Deal, and Business Plans for Filmmakers from Southern Illinois University Press. www.filmfinanceattorney.com

The topics to be covered this Saturday:  Overview of film finance • Lender financing and the latest developments in the investor financing area • JOBS Act’s authorization to use general solicitation and advertising in certain Regulation D, Rule 506 offerings • New investment Crowdfunding models • Analysis of the three forms of documentation with which to approach film financiers and when to use each • The latest models for successful independent Distribution

Please register in advance for the location of your choice

In Ashland:
Ashland Springs Hotel, 212 E. Continue reading... “FILM FINANCING SEMINAR with LA-based entertainment attorney and author John Cone”

2nd OPIF Tax Credit Auction to Happen September 17-19

In July with the cooperation of Oregon’s Department of Revenue we conducted our first ever auction for the Oregon Production Investment Fund tax credits.  By the time the auction was completed we had more bids for the tax credits than what was available.  The second stage of the auction required those who submitted a bid to turn in a cashier’s check or money order no later than July 20.  Now that DOR has collected all the money, we have determined that there are still credits available. Continue reading... “2nd OPIF Tax Credit Auction to Happen September 17-19”

Local Artist Wraps Me Up In Intertwine

Intertwine.  Speaking the word makes one think of grape vines in a vineyard, snakes, tangles and knots.  It almost never has positive connotations and reminds us that dealing with something that is intertwined with something else means that as simple as the issue seems at first, it’s going to get very complicated very quickly.  Welcome to the world of Intertwine.

Let’s give you the lowdown on the plot:

“Intertwine is based on the words Love, Deceit, and Temptation.  The series follows a  newly married couple, whose lies unravel their sanity and create a world of chaos.   Continue reading... “Local Artist Wraps Me Up In Intertwine”

Portland Incubator Experiment Open for New Applicants

The Portland Incubator Experiment (PIE) is now open for new applicants. What say you is PIE?  Well on their website they spell it out pretty clearly:

The Portland Incubator Experiment (PIE) is a partnership among leading brands, technology innovators, and Wieden+Kennedy — the largest privately held advertising and communications company in the world. It serves as a hub for community, entrepreneurship, and creative thinking.

It’s a collaborative center where brands, tech, and culture meet to explore and redefine brand experiences. And another example of how Wieden+Kennedy and its brand partners are continuously innovating on the edges of tech, culture, and brand experiences.

Continue reading... “Portland Incubator Experiment Open for New Applicants”

2012 OPIF Tax Credit Auction

The 2012 OPIF Tax Credit Auction is currently underway. Below you will find the link to the DOR tax credit auction website as well as some other important procedural information.

• Auction begins (via a website: http://www.oregon.gov/dor/PERTAX/Pages/credit-auction-info.aspx) on July 9, 2012 at 9:00am. 

• The total amount of tax credits that will be auctioned is $6million

• A bidder can bid to purchase film tax credits in $500 increments.  The bid amount must be at least $475 per $500 certificate. Continue reading... “2012 OPIF Tax Credit Auction”

Two Oregon Media Tech Companies Attract New Investment and Promise For New Employment @Ensequence, @Elementaltech

This week two companies with a large and growing presence in Oregon announced siginificant new funding. Elemental Technologies, the leading supplier of video solutions for multiscreen content delivery, announced that it raised $13 million in Series C financing led by Norwest Venture Partners (NVP) this week. Elemental was the recipient of last year’s Innovation in Media Arts award.  2012 is proving to be a pivotal year for Elemental thanks in part to the Summer Olympics.  At the Olympics this year Elemental will be powering multiscreen video in 30+ countries which shows how far of a reach the company has made in a short period of time. Continue reading... “Two Oregon Media Tech Companies Attract New Investment and Promise For New Employment @Ensequence, @Elementaltech”