In collaboration with PDXART, and many other partners (please see list below) a new exhibit is up on Concourse E, at the Portland International Airport this week. The exhibit showcases “vignettes” of artifacts, props and images from just a few of the 400+ feature films & television shows that have utilized Oregon as their production backdrop over the years. From the early silent era films like “Fisherman’s Bride” (shot in Astoria, 1908), to “Grimm”, the popular NBC television series currently shooting in Portland, Oregon has played an important role in production. Continue reading... “#OregonMadeShows Exhibit Opens At PDX”
The small town of Brownsville, Oregon celebrated the classic movie Stand By Meon Saturday July 23, 2016. In 1985 Brownsville turned into a town named Castle Rock and was teaming with film crews, actors and all the excitement of the movie making process. Today, the movie is still regarded as a favorite and is listed as one of the top 250 American films of all time. Fans travel from all around the world during the year to see for themselves where this movie was filmed.Continue reading... “30th Anniversary of Stand By Me Was Huge Success”
“Lean On Pete“, Willy Vlautin’s novel, adapted into a screenplay by writer-director, Andrew Haigh (“Looking”) will film in Oregon this summer.
“Lean on Pete” tells the story of a 15-year-old boy named Charley Thompson, who, as Vlautin’s website explains, is “left to fend for himself by his wayward single father. Charley wanders to Portland Meadows racetrack one day and finds work with a surly, washed up horse trainer. He befriends an aging quarter horse named Lean on Pete, and before long, Charley and Pete find themselves alone in an unforgiving landscape scattered with a vivid cast of characters, desperate situations, and glimmers of hope.” Continue reading... ““Lean On Pete” Shooting In Oregon”
The love for the beauty and magnificence of Oregon as a destination continues – this week the New York Times travel section reported that Travel Oregon’s “Seven Wonders” campaign (Wieden + Kennedy), coupled with the “Wild” movie locations tie-in, increased Oregon’s tourism “by nearly 10 percent growth in statewide lodging revenue in 2014 over 2013, an increase of more than 120,000 social media followers, and a record number of unique visitors to its website”.* Travel Oregon partnered with Oregon Film on three distinct aspects of the “Wild” journey;
THE PENDLETON REAL WEST FESTIVAL HITS TOWN APRIL 16-18
The Pendleton Real West Festival, a new film event in Eastern Oregon, barrels into town April 16-18 with a lineup of classic Westerns, Native American cinema and cutting edge work by Northwest filmmakers.
Every seat was filled last night at the Oregon invite-only screening of “A River Between Us” – a feature documentary detailing the sometimes contentious, and largest restoration project in the US along the Klamath River. Jason Atkinson, keen fisherman and 14 year Oregon state senator, introduced his film to a rapt audience including current Governor Kate Brown and past Governor, Ted Kulongoski. Read more here.
There was a big turnout at the Eastside Exchange Ballroom last night for the Oregon Film’s Annual Governor’s Awards. Kicking off the event was Gordon Sondland (Oregon Film Board Chair, founder and chairman of Provenance Hotels, and co-founder of the merchant bank Aspen Capital) who introduced the evening and then actor Russell Hornsby (“Grimm“), who then declared himself now a Portland local! (“Grimm” is now shooting season 4 in the Portland Metro area). Continue reading... “The Oregon Film Annual Governor’s Awards”