Join us for the official launch of Top Secret Club 2023! An evening for us to gather, workshop new projects, network, and celebrate our writing, acting, filmmaking, and theater communities. Monday 2/27 @portlandcenterstage at the armory in the Ellen Bye Studio. Free to attend! Doors at 6:30!
We are thrilled to announce our first two writers and their projects: Ajai Tripathi’s play “The Rainbow Passage” and AR Nicholas screenplay “Old Ladies Find Money” will be featured through a live table read and facilitated feedback session.
Adam at the @TheDailyWoo , or better known as, Adam-The-Woo, describes himself as an “80’s pop culture nerd with a desire to travel and video what I see.” What better place to check out some ’80’s movie locations than our very own Astoria on Oregon’s North Coast? Adam recently explored the incredible Short Circuit house and gives us a fantastically detailed look at this Airbnb asset in Astoria. Give it a watch.
Daisy Ridley,(Star Wars prequel trilogy) recently shared her thoughts on the movie “Sometimes I Think About Dying” and her experiences filming in Oregon. Ridley portrays Frances, a young womandealing with anxiety and despair, in this thought-provoking movie that recently premiered in competition at Sundance. During the filming, Ridley spent time in Astoria and on the Oregon Coast, and she had nothing but good things to say about theselocations.
The Portland Art Museum’s cutting-edge media arts organization, PAM CUT // Center for an Untold Tomorrow, is hosting the 4th annual Cinema Unbound Awards on June 22, 2023, highlighting artists, innovators and leaders who are not content to be contained.
The 2023 celebration will include a transformative meal conceived of by Portland’s most celebrated chef, Gregory Gourdet, whose restaurant, Kann, was named the Best Restaurant in America by Esquire and one of the top 50 restaurants in America by The New York Times.
The musical short film was Executive Produced by Portland-based composer and filmmaker Kurt Rosenberg, based on his song of the same name. It was brought to life with stunning animation by Joël Gibbs of ARMADA studio.
Fresh off of her appearance in The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, rising star Ema Horvath is taking on a more personal role with the coming-of-age drama Who Are You People. Horvath leads the film as Alex, a 16-year-old who gains more perspective on her life as she learns of the circumstances that surround her. After her parents interrupt her attempt to seduce her teacher, she seeks out her biological father Karl (Devon Sawa) whom her parents had always kept secret from her. Continue reading... “#OregonMade “Who Are You People” Comes out on Feb. 24”
The Outdoor Adventure Film Grant ’23 (OAFG23) aims to help support and amplify stories and storytellers (both in front of and behind the camera) utilizing Oregon’s outdoor spaces as a backdrop. The OAFG23 specifically invites experienced BIPOC filmmakers and on-camera subjects that can create a short film pitch that should be able to inform, inspire, capture and/or reveal a personal journey involving an outdoor pursuit that is set against the backdrop of Oregon’s majestic landscape. Continue reading... “Outdoor Adventure Film Grant Now Open for Submissions through Feb. 17”
A new #OregonMade feature film is coming to Amazon Prime next month.
Workaholic TV producer Ally (Alison Brie) faces a major professional setback, which sends her running to the comforts of her hometown. She spends a whirlwind evening reminiscing with her first love Sean (Jay Ellis), and starts to question everything about the person she’s become. Things only get more confusing when she discovers Sean is getting married to Cassidy (Kiersey Clemons), whose confidence and creative convictions remind Ally of who she used to be. Continue reading... “Dave Franco’s “Somebody I Used to Know” coming to Amazon on Feb. 10”
The #OregonMade dramatic feature, “Breakup Season” is set to shoot in, and around, La Grande and Pendleton, in February 2023.
Twenty-something Ben brings his girlfriend Cassie to his rural Oregon hometown for Christmas. Upon arrival, an argument turns into a breakup, and the holiday goes from Xmas to Ex-mas. After a brutal snowstorm and airport closure, Cassie is now stuck with her newly minted ex and his family through the holiday.