Ashland Makes MovieMaker Magazine “Best Online Film Fest” List 2020

Film festivals are not alone in having to innovate the way they are doing business these days and going forward the on-line festival format is making a lot of sense.   MovieMaker Magazine highlighted a handful of festivals that seem to be doing it well, including the Ashland Independent Film Festival. The virtual festival begins May […]

A Conversation With Prop Master -Greg McMickle

Over the years, Portland local, Greg McMickle, has expanded his skill-set to include many  talents; Propmaster, Production Designer, trumpet player, writer, and Proprietor of The Prop House.  We recently caught up with him to ask more about his time working on #OregonMade projects, specifically, “Mr. Holland’s Opus” that shot here in 1994. Oregon Film: How […]

Northwest Film Center “At Home” Presents “Spaceship Earth” May 8

The Northwest Film Center and the Portland Art Museum present the virtual opening of Spaceship Earth, screening online starting Friday, May 8 for a one week run. Spaceship Earth premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival and follows eight people who spent two years inside of a replica of Earth’s ecosystem called Biosphere 2. Your $3.99 ticket will directly […]

Support Local Restaurants and a Local Film with “Takeout and a Movie”

Support your favorite local restaurant and help promote a unique experience that will raise money for restaurants who are serving meals to our frontline heroes and to those with food insecurity. Take part in Takeout And A Movie, virtually, on Saturday, May 9th! This is an opportunity to stream a fun and inspiring local movie, […]

Getting Oregon Production Back to Work

With the Governor’s framework document for “Reopening Oregon” being released yesterday we have started to have specific conversations with filmmakers, producers, companies and partners like the OMPA, Portland Film Office, IATSE 488, SAG-AFTRA, & DGA about what safety protocols will now need to be in place for production, large and small, to resume here in […]

MONUMENT: Oregon-Made Holocaust Documentary Looking For Support

My grandma, a survivor of Auschwitz, was never able to tell us what happened to her during the Holocaust.  But at the end of life, she returned to her hometown in Hungary to build a mysterious memorial for the town’s Jewish people, including her family. MONUMENT is a feature-length documentary film about my first visit to […]

New Mobile Game from Soma Games: Wind Up Robots Classic

  It’s here! Wind Up Robots Classic is now available wherever mobile apps are sold. Available for both android and Apple devices, it has something for everyone, which is why we’ve decided to make the game available again. If you’d like, check out our video game trailer. We think you’ll enjoy the game if you like any of […]

“Project 88” – A “Back to the Future” Fan Film – Launches

This week a fan-made remake of “Back to the Future (Part II)” premiered on YouTube. It’s called “Project 88 – Back to the Future Too”, and more than 300 people across nine countries contributed to the DIY remake while abiding by social distancing and quarantine guidelines that were in place due to the coronavirus. And […]

“Inspiration Oregon” – Winning Submissions

Thanks to everyone who participated in this contest. We had many great submissions and we very much enjoyed watching and sharing all of them. Because we had a few technical and process glitches at the launch of the viewing period we have decided to expand our awards to include not only the top 10 winning […]

LAIKA Committed To Keeping Staff On Payroll Through Studio’s Temporary Closure

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Travis Knight, (CEO, LAIKA) has committed to keeping staff on the company payroll through the temporary closure of the animation studio that is due to the spread of Covid-19.  Knight said, in a memo obtained and published by the Hollywood Reporter that, “When this ends, and it will end, the […]