PAM CUT Professional Development Workshops: Creative Distribution Strategies

Making your film is one thing, however, getting it out into the world, bought and seen by audiences around the globe is a whole different animal. What is a release plan, TVOD, SVOD, digital, theatrical, non-theatrical, educational, impact, and more, and how do they all coincide and work together to support film distribution? Come learn the basics from creative distribution consultant Mia Bruno whose recent campaigns include Oscar-winning documentary, Navalny, Sundance doc King Coal, and the upcoming documentary on “Reading Rainbow,” Butterfly in the Sky, as she discusses the importance of early planning for your project.  Continue reading... “PAM CUT Professional Development Workshops: Creative Distribution Strategies”

#OregonMade Doc “Downwind” Featured on OPB

OPB recently interviewed the filmmakers and featured participants of the locally produced documentary “Downwind.”

“Downwind” looks at how miscalculated wind forecasts, government proclamations that radiation exposure wasn’t a serious health threat, and revelations from now-declassified documents referring to those who lived near the test site as a “low use segment of the population” potentially contributed to illnesses suffered by Americans who were never warned about the dangers of living near the test sites. It was produced and co-directed by Portlander Mark Shapiro. Continue reading... “#OregonMade Doc “Downwind” Featured on OPB”

Netflix Lands #OregonMade Sundance Title “It’s What’s Inside”

Netflix has just closed a deal in the $17 million range for worldwide rights to It’s What’s Inside, the thriller written and directed by Greg Jardin that has been one of the Sundance Film Festival’s buzziest titles. It’s the second 8-figure deal of Sundance, after the Jesse Eisenberg-directed A Real Pain sold to Searchlight for $10 million. Both those deals were brokered by CAA.

“It’s What’s Inside” shot in Oregon in 2023. Congrats to the filmmakers and the entire creative team. Continue reading... “Netflix Lands #OregonMade Sundance Title “It’s What’s Inside””

“Black Stories” Short Films coming to Kennedy School February 6

Mark your calendars for Feb 6th at McMenamin’s Kennedy School. Portland Film Festival is launching their Indie Film Series for 2024/25 with powerful narratives from the Black community. ✨

Featuring:
🎬 “Windows” by Mischa Webley, A journey of self-discovery behind unfamiliar walls. (Recent winner of Portland’s Amplify Grant.)
🎬 “So Misunderstood” by Seretse Njemanze & Jehnovah Carlisle – Office life meets personal upheaval during the pandemic.
🎬 “Akata” by Iyore Odighizuwa, A tale of cultural identity and unity.
🎬 “13” by Danielle Nicolet, A poignant quest for closure and truth. Continue reading... ““Black Stories” Short Films coming to Kennedy School February 6”

#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”

#OregonMade Feature “My Dead Friend Zoe” to Premiere at SXSW

It was recently announced that My Dead Friend Zoe, an Oregon-shot upcoming film starring Sonequa Martin-Green, Natalie Morales, Ed Harris, and Morgan Freeman will have its WORLD PREMIERE at South by Southwest in March.

The exact date of the premiere isn’t set yet but expect more details in the coming weeks.

“My Dead Friend Zoe” is a dark comedy drama feature which is unlike any film about veterans that we’ve seen before. At its core MDFZ is a buddy film about a complicated friendship, a divided family and the complex ways in which we process grief. Continue reading... “#OregonMade Feature “My Dead Friend Zoe” to Premiere at SXSW”

#OregonMade “It’s What’s Inside” to Premiere at Sundance 2024

#OregonMade feature film “It’s What’s Inside” – directed and written by Greg Jardin and produced by William Rosenfeld, Kate Andrews, Jason Baum, Raúl and Domingo — will premiere in the Midnight section at the 2024 Sundance Film Festival.

The film tells the story of a pre-wedding party descending into an existential nightmare when an estranged friend shows up with a mysterious suitcase. The cast includes Brittany O’Grady, James Morosini, Alycia Debnam-Carey, Gavin Leatherwood, Reina Hardesty, Nina Bloomgarden.

You can see all of the projects selected by Sundance 2024, the 40th edition of the festival, here. Continue reading... “#OregonMade “It’s What’s Inside” to Premiere at Sundance 2024”

#OregonMade “Can’t Seem to Make You Mine” Screening and Q&A

Fresh off of its World Premiere at Dances With Films in New York City, locally shot CAN’T SEEM TO MAKE YOU MINE, starring Zachary Ray Sherman, Lindsay Burdge, Jessica Barr, Journey Baker, and James “Jay Mack” McClendon, is coming home to Portland with a filmmaker Q&A after the screening.

The story revolves around a man recently released from prison as he tries to reconnect with his ex and become a father to his 6-year-old son, while he stays with a stripper he met through a prison pen-pal website. Continue reading... “#OregonMade “Can’t Seem to Make You Mine” Screening and Q&A”

Women in Film PDX Announce Vision Grant Winners

Women In Film Portland (WIF-PDX) recently announced that local filmmakers Fran Bittakis and Betty Alcaraz are the recipients of the WIF-PDX 2023 Vision Grant, a signature program that supports production of a film by a local female or nonbinary storyteller every year. Over four dozen people applied for the 2023 funds. A committee made up of WIF-PDX board members and two award winning filmmakers, Alicia J. Rose and Dawn Jones Redstone, then reviewed applicants and narrowed it down to four finalists. Continue reading... “Women in Film PDX Announce Vision Grant Winners”

Oscilloscope Labs Release New Trailer – “Sometimes I Think About Dying”

Oscilloscope Labs released the official trailer for the #oregonamde indie film, “Sometimes I Think About Dying” and announced its release date, on January 26, 2024. The feature was produced by, and stars, Daisy Ridley (Star Wars prequel trilogy) and first premiered at the 2023 Sundance Film Festival. Set in Oregon, it cast features Ridley, Dave Merheje, Parvesh Cheena, Marcia DeBonis, and Bree Elrod. “Sometimes I Think About Dying is “an unexpected fable on the virtues of living.”

Daisy Ridley,  recently shared her thoughts on the movie and her experiences filming in Oregon.

Continue reading... “Oscilloscope Labs Release New Trailer – “Sometimes I Think About Dying””