Day 1 At PLAYA!

Day 1 at the PLAYA Screenwriting Residency. So honored to be here. Thank you Oregon Made and NW Film! Mostly off the grid until 1/31, will post from time to time, see you in February! #screenwritingresidency #filmresidency #playasummerlake

#OregonMade “The Phone Dead” Attack Amazon Prime & Troma Now! Playing Jan. 19 At The Portland Underground Film Festival

Bloated Cat Productions introduces a new short film… THE PHONE DEAD Phone Zombies Attack!!  Shot on location in Portland, Oregon. The film plays in a fun block of comedy shorts as part of the Portland Underground Film Festival at the historic Clinton Street Theater on Sunday, January 19th at 5pm.  The film will be followed […]

Sneak Peek For Shrill S2 – Premiering January 24th

Hulu released a new trailer for the second season of “Shrill” (based on Lindy West’s bestselling 2016 memoir, Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman).  You can watch the premiere January 24th for this 8 episode season.  Aidy Bryant stars as Annie, “a fat young woman who wants to change her life — but not her […]

“Missing Link” – Oscar Nominated For “Best Animated Feature”

The 92nd Academy Awards nominees were announced this morning in Los Angeles.  Congratulations to Laika and Annapurna Pictures on their Oscar nomination for, “Best Animated Feature” for the studio’s 5th feature, “Missing Link.” Coming off their recent Golden Globe win for, “Best Animated Feature” (also for “Missing Link“)  Laika beat out Disney’s, “Frozen 2” and […]

Kelly Reichardt’s #OregonMade “First Cow” – In Theaters March 6th

“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, […]

First Look At Disney’s #OregonMade, “Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made”

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 […]

#OregonMade And Travel Oregon Present Blue Chalk Media’s Winter Season Grant Winner – “Wish You Were Here”

Last year Blue Chalk Media won the $15,000 “Winter Season Grant” – provided by the OregonMade Creative Foundation and Travel Oregon – and have now successfully created two short films of moving “postcard stories” (one of which is available above) that were designed to, “captivate and encourage people to experience the winter season for themselves.” […]

Golden Globe Win For Laika With “Missing Link”

Congratulations to Laika on their first Golden Globe win for “Best Animated Feature” with “Missing Link“.  Laika beat out Disney’s, “Frozen 2” and “The Lion King”, DreamWorks Animation’s “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World” and Disney/Pixar’s “Toy Story 4”. The stop-motion feature was written and directed by Chris Butler and features the voices […]

Spotlight On Scott Vanderpool – Welding Design & Fabrication Specialist

Scott Vanderpool, welding design and fabrication specialist for Portland Parks & Recreation and owner of Iron Stone Forge, LLC, has been designing and fabricating for business and pleasure in Portland for many years.  “I prefer to do artwork and technical/precision fabrications but I bring the artistic side whenever I can. Even something as simple as […]

Academy-qualified SOLE DOCTOR Is Now Available At Amazon Prime

Coming off a successful festival run that included screenings at BendFilm Festival, Portland International Film Festival, Palm Springs International ShortFest and Napa Valley Film Festival, SOLE DOCTOR, directed by Portland filmmaker and journalist Paula Bernstein, is now available on Amazon Prime. The five minute cut of SOLE DOCTOR has qualified for 2020 Academy Award consideration […]