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)”

Oregon Film: Who We Are And What We Do – 2021

We are finally seeing the light at the end of a very long tunnel for many of us. This doesn’t mean the work is done or there won’t be challenges and changes going forward, but it does mean that we are starting to see more opportunity and more creativity in all areas of our industry here in Oregon.

We’ve highlighted several stories about our community’s resilience through “The New Normal” series from local companies like Talented Animals, Ravenous Studios, Limbo Films, The Art of Make-up School, PDXpendables, Cast Iron Studios, Koerner Camera and Picture This. Continue reading... “Oregon Film: Who We Are And What We Do – 2021”

Need A Face-Covering? Want To Also Help Support Local Filmmaker Projects? We Have A Few #OregonMade Bandanas Left.

100% cotton OregonMade bandana $10 (measures 19″ x 19″)

For all of you who love Oregon as much as we do – we have created a limited number of #OregonMade bandanas, which when folded properly can be used as a face-covering.  All net proceeds will go towards grants for low or micro-budget #OregonMade creative content projects initiated in Oregon by Oregonians, or made in Oregon with Oregonians and run by Oregon Made Creative Foundation.

All bandanas are 100% quality cotton, printed in Oregon with a custom #OregonMade design.

Continue reading... “Need A Face-Covering? Want To Also Help Support Local Filmmaker Projects? We Have A Few #OregonMade Bandanas Left.”

#OregonMade Mural And Film Poster Exhibit At The Portland International Airport Gets A Refresh

The #OregonMade Mural and Poster Exhibit has been up in the Portland International Airport’s south pedestrian tunnel for two years now, (located underground between baggage claims 3 and 4, connecting the parking garage to the terminal). The mural and exhibit provide travelers with over 160 uninterrupted feet of art and film posters, representing a small collection of Oregon’s rich film history. Recently four new posters were added to the exhibit, “Shrill”, “Trinkets”, “Phoenix, Oregon” and “Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made” in a planned “refresh” to add in more projects that recently filmed in Oregon. Continue reading... “#OregonMade Mural And Film Poster Exhibit At The Portland International Airport Gets A Refresh”

New Oregon Film Trail Sign For Depoe Bay Harbor

A new Oregon Film Trail sign will be unveiled in Depoe Bay (4 PM, Thursday, December 19th, 2019).  The sign honors the town harbor’s starring role as a location in One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s NestThe Depoe Bay Chamber is hosting an unveiling of the newest sign on the Oregon Film Trail in the World’s Smallest Harbor – between dock 1 and 2. A reception will follow at Dockside Charters harbor location.  This sign marks an important filming location related to the classic feature film, One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest and features a few facts and anecdotes about the film as well as a reference to two other films shot close by (The Burning Plain and Sometimes A Great Notion).. Continue reading... “New Oregon Film Trail Sign For Depoe Bay Harbor”

Award-Winning Locally Produced Feature Film, My Summer As A Goth, Returns To Portland November 18-21, 2019

Sometimes you need to go to the darkside to see the light…

After an award-winning,  multi-city festival run, Little Miss Anomaly Productions is proud to announce that Tara Johnson-Medinger’s directorial debut film, My Summer as a Goth will be returning to Portland November 18-21st as the next selection of The Portland Circuit.

Tara Johnson-Medinger is an American film director, producer and champion of gender equality in the entertainment industry. Co-producer of the award-winning, music documentary The Winding Stream and feature film City Baby, her feature film directorial debut My Summer as a Goth is scooping up awards on the festival circuit in 2019.  Continue reading... “Award-Winning Locally Produced Feature Film, My Summer As A Goth, Returns To Portland November 18-21, 2019”

Oregon Film Trail Gets Two New Stops At Ecola State Park And Indian Beach

 

Oregon Film Trail continues at Ecola State Park with two signs and a map panel that were installed last week and officially unveiled yesterday.  They honor Ecola State Park’s starring role as a location in Twilight, Point Break, The Goonies and Kindergarten Cop. The Oregon Film Trail is designed to showcase iconic and interesting film locations in the state.   The signs at Ecola and Indian Beach mark four different filming locations related to the now-classic feature films; Twilight, Point Break, The Goonies and Kindergarten Cop. Continue reading... “Oregon Film Trail Gets Two New Stops At Ecola State Park And Indian Beach”

Oregon Film Trail Continues In Salem

Oregon Film Trail Continues in Salem!

Two Oregon Film Trail signs were unveiled over the week end honoring Salem’s starring role as a location for “One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest” (the honors being done by Oregon Museum of Mental Health Museum Curator, Megan Lallier-Barron and Dennie Brooks, Board Member.)  The signs mark two different filming locations related to the now classic feature film, “One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest,” and feature facts and anecdotes about the film. Continue reading... “Oregon Film Trail Continues In Salem”

Why indie films need creative marketing

Show biz on an indie budget takes creative marketing.

Official Poster

This summer, Willamette Week, Portland’s Pulitzer-winning paper of a juicy half-of-a-million readers, reviewed a press release from Hapstance Films, and look what happened — an engaging full-paged story in last week’s issue. Check it out here. Continue reading... “Why indie films need creative marketing”

8th Stop On The Historic Oregon Film Trail – Hammond Marina, Warrenton

Yesterday, at the Hammond Marina, Warrenton, the 8th sign on the Historic Oregon Film Trail was unveiled.  For film buffs, Oregon is a haven of locations and stories from more than 100 years of filmmaking. Inspired by these nostalgic backdrops, The Historic Oregon Film Trail, launched in Astoria earlier this year was designed to identify iconic set locations around the state. The latest addition to the trail—highlighting the scenic Columbia River views from “Free Willy”— will be in the neighboring town of Warrenton, Oregon. Continue reading... “8th Stop On The Historic Oregon Film Trail – Hammond Marina, Warrenton”