The Confused Breakfast Podcast Visits The Short Circuit House In Astoria

Our friends at the Confused Breakfast podcast are at it again – they just made their second field trip to Astoria and this time to visit the Short Circuit House. 

The Confused Breakfast podcast takes its listeners and viewers on a “nostalgic journey back to the movie rental store era and the amazing movies from our childhood that we all know and love. With the benefit of 20+ years of hindsight, we revisit and dissect these classic movies to see if they still move us the way they did as kids. Continue reading... “The Confused Breakfast Podcast Visits The Short Circuit House In Astoria”

Oregon Film – Who We Are & What We Do (Jan 2023 Update)

Here at the Oregon Film office, we often get the question: “What do you do?” Well, the best answer is “a lot” but that isn’t sufficient to really capture all the work that goes on in this office. So let’s break it down.

The Oregon Film office has the mandate to oversee the economic development of the film, television, interactive, animation, and commercial industries in Oregon – with projects and producers that are living and working within the state, as well as projects and producers that are looking to bring their shows from outside of Oregon. Continue reading... “Oregon Film – Who We Are & What We Do (Jan 2023 Update)”

Baker’s Place On Oregon’s Film Trail

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Oregon is featured in more than 500 films, and a project by the state film office is marking movie locations with informational signs.

Baker County has three signs, all dedicated to the 1969 musical “Paint Your Wagon,” which was filmed here in 1968.

The markers can be found outside Baker Heritage Museum, 2480 Grove St., inside the lodge at Anthony Lakes Mountain Resort, and outside the city hall in Richland, once the ground thaws (this one will eventually be placed at Richland’s future playground).

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My name’s Tristian: I had an idea!

I’m a stand-up, but I want to make movies, or just write them. Or act. Or edit. Or decoupage, but I don’t think anyone would pay me for that, really anything but any stand-up. 

Also, I really like to do stand-up. 

So my idea! I’ll make a movie with stand-up comedians (and a musician.) 

Party Quest showed at the Kiggin’s Theater December the 8th, featuring an hour-long live show of music and comedy with the cast, and finished up with the short film as the headliner.  Continue reading... “My name’s Tristian: I had an idea!”

#OregonMade “Mr. Holland’s Opus” Screens on December 5

Come celebrate two things that have impacted all of our lives in some way: music and teachers.

Next up in the #OregonMade Film Series at the Hollywood Theatre is “Mr. Holland’s Opus” on Monday, December 5.

Richard Dreyfuss and the always magical Glenne Headly star while William H Macy patrols the halls in search of rule breakers and rock and rollers in this Oregon Made opus of a film. Portland’s Grant High School is featured as JFK High School in the 1960s while Mr. Continue reading... “#OregonMade “Mr. Holland’s Opus” Screens on December 5”

Portland Premiere – Campy Screwball Comedy Movie “Pocket Mouse Protector”

Winner of Best LGBTQ Feature Film (Seattle Film Festival), POCKET MOUSE PROTECTOR brings its zany humor to Clinton Street Theater on November 5th, 2022.

Starring Portland talent James Sharinghousen, Eleanor O’Brien, Blake Stone, Jonas Israel, Yelena King, Daniel Villarreal, and Paul Bright, the movie is a send-up of screwball comedies from the 20s, 30s, and 70s.

Environmentalist Larry takes an experimental virility drug to woo back his wife Mary who’s having an affair with Barry who works for Thierry who plans to destroy the remaining habitat of the endangered pocket mouse.

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“Mean Creek” in 35mm with Filmmaker Q&A

Next up at our #OregonMade Film Series at The Hollywood Theatre is Spirit Award winning “Mean Creek.” The screening is August 17 at 730p. Writer/Director Jacob Estes and Producer Susan Johnson will be in attendance for a Q+A after the film and we will be screening their personal 35mm print. This screening is free to all Hollywood Theatre members.

Four guys and a gal set off in a row boat on the Clackamas River with the school bully to teach him a lesson. Continue reading... ““Mean Creek” in 35mm with Filmmaker Q&A”

Oregon Film: Who We Are & What We Do (Update 2022)

What has Oregon Film been up to? – After assuring our industry worked so well through the turbulent pandemic period with several projects of all sizes, 2022 started off with a slow down. Needless to say, Oregon is still attractive and a great place to bring your creative production. Recently we worked with the state legislature and partners like the OMPA and the IATSE and SAG-AFTRA unions to increase the film and media cash rebate percentages from 18% to 25%. In addition, the annual funding for the OPIF program increased from $14M to $20M. Continue reading... “Oregon Film: Who We Are & What We Do (Update 2022)”

Historic Jefferson County Courthouse and Jail – Restored and Ready for Your Next Film

 

The Historic Jefferson County Courthouse and Jail in Madras, OR has now been restored and is ready for you to film your next project there. Today, the 6,500-square-foot courthouse features offices on the first floor for a property management company and two law firms. The second floor, which was used for trials and still has its original jury chairs, is open for events like weddings and anniversaries. Outside the courthouse has a landscaped lawn and a gazebo. The current owner is even open to renting out their classic cars. Continue reading... “Historic Jefferson County Courthouse and Jail – Restored and Ready for Your Next Film”

Portland Filmmaker Josh Hoffman’s “UNDER THE KNIFE” Now Slashing!

 

 

Bloated Cat Productions and Penguin Films have unleashed “The New Face of Horror.” UNDER THE KNIFE is a psychedelic journey into the vortex of vanity.

“Beverly travels to South Korea to get plastic surgery, but ends up unknowingly getting a computerized implant from a surgeon who maniacally turns his patients into beautiful killing machines.”

Prep for surgery. This film will get implanted in your head! Bloody deaths, exotic locations, atmospheric nightmares, and much more. Inspired by the fun vibe of 80’s American slashers and the hypnotic visual decadence of 70’s Italian giallo films. Continue reading... “Portland Filmmaker Josh Hoffman’s “UNDER THE KNIFE” Now Slashing!”