Indiana Johana Ventures Into New Territory For Student Film

Producers and University of Oregon students Tanner Staab and Claire Williams sought to create a mini series on an entirely new scale, breaking common trends in student film. They wanted an adventure, a show that would not only have appeal outside of the student body, but also take them far from the often-used filming locations around the University of Oregon campus. These objectives soon became Indiana Johana: An Action RPG Adventure.

Producer and Director Tanner Staab (right) gives notes to actors as Episode 4 DP Cairo Smith (left) reviews the shot list

Featuring locations in the Deschutes National Park, the old-West ghost town of Shaniko, and even Mt. Continue reading... “Indiana Johana Ventures Into New Territory For Student Film”

Oregon Film – Who We Are & What We Do!

As we move into another busy production season and a new fiscal year, we wanted to proactively answer a few questions about the Oregon Film & Video Office, a/k/a/ The Governor’s Office of Film & Television, a/k/a Oregon Film.

That’s us.

Did you know this office was “founded” in 1968 by Gov. McCall as a way to help better organize the needs of the film “Paint Your Wagon” that was in the throes of shooting in Baker County? Continue reading... “Oregon Film – Who We Are & What We Do!”

2017 Portland Indie Film Awards: Let’s Diversify

2017 Portland Indie Film Awards: Let’s Diversify.

Jerry Bell Jr of JBJR Productions presents the 2nd Annual Portland Indie Film Awards entitled “2017 Portland Indie Film Awards: Let’s Diversify” to be held on Friday, April 14th from 7pm until midnight.

This event acknowledges and celebrates the Portland indie film community. Last year’s theme was to “Draw A Bigger Circle” which helped lure local industry professionals out of their silos in order to collaborate, develop, and grow together. This year’s theme, “Let’s Diversify,” is a collaborative effort designed to give voice and vision to more women and minority film makers in the community. Continue reading... “2017 Portland Indie Film Awards: Let’s Diversify”

Binge & Back The Benefits of Gusbandry

tbog_keyart_4social_680x478_v01Voted “Best Local Web Series” by the readers of Willamette Week and completely made in Portland by Portland people, digital series The Benefits of Gusbandry can now be BINGE WATCHED on Amazon Prime and Seed & Spark Cinema!  Stream, review and share today!

Dive into the laugh packed 77 minutes of Season One, and see why the NY Times praised the show for its “sharp writing and spirited performances…” –  lauding the season finale as “…A delirious 16 minute masterpiece of pretension puncturing.” Continue reading... “Binge & Back The Benefits of Gusbandry”

The Falls: Covenant of Grace IndieGoGo Campaign

The Falls:Covenant of Grace, the third installment of The Falls series hopes to film in Portland this summer. It is a trilogy written and directed by Jon Garcia about two gay Mormon men and the struggles of LGBT individuals of faith.    We currently have an IndieGoGo campaign going until early July to help us reach our goal. Please share the word if you can to help bring this series to light.

Covenant of Grace Continue reading... “The Falls: Covenant of Grace IndieGoGo Campaign”

Got Content? Learn How To Create Business In The African Market.

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The U.S. is Making a Vast Impact in Africa’s TV Content Industry.
Learn How You Can Create Business in a Profitable Market.

The U.S. Commerce Department Presents a webinar with DISCOP Africa, the leading feature films, TV programs, adaptation rights and packaged TV channels trade show.

9:00AM – 10:00AM PDT // 12:00PM – 1:00PM EDT
Register here.

Experts from the television industry will discuss opportunities in the African market, to include co-production and partnerships, and how to engage with local start-ups, and international partners also working in the African TV sector. Continue reading... “Got Content? Learn How To Create Business In The African Market.”

The Future of Storytelling at Portland Film Festival


Technology has not only changed the way filmmakers tell stories, it’s creating new types of stories to tell. The Portland Film Festival explores this new wave ofstorytelling again this year with the Storyworlds program on Saturday, September 5th. Storyworlds invites you to learn more out more about transmedia, virtual reality, augmented reality, and ways to hone your creative idea to build an audience.

What is Transmedia?

How are national TV shows using transmedia? Find out from Geoffrey Colo, transmedia producer for Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Continue reading... “The Future of Storytelling at Portland Film Festival”

Stop-Motion Series in Eastern Oregon Needs Your Help

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Chuck Peters, a small town filmmaker and LEGO stop-motion animator has launched his Kickstarter campaign for his latest project Hak and Gnasher.  The campaign’s aim is to raise $1350.00 for acquiring the necessary LEGO bricks, animation software, and a DSLR camera to allow him to produce his web series Hak and Gnasher in house.  The campaign is over half over, with only 25 days left, and he has raised 67% of the goal so far.

Boinx Software, developer of the popular stop-motion animation apps iStopMotion for iPad and iStopMotion for Mac, recently published a story to their blog to help raise awareness for the Hak & Gnasher Kickstarter campaign. Continue reading... “Stop-Motion Series in Eastern Oregon Needs Your Help”

Oregon Girl Turns Web-series into Major Hollywood Deal

This is one of those local success stories that we love to hear.  If you haven’t already read the recent story in Willamette Week, “80 Million Paige Views: How an Oregon girl, her mother and a struggling local director turned their YouTube series into a major Hollywood deal,” we definitely suggest taking a look at the full article.

Paige McKenzie, who lives in rural Oregon, about an hour outside Portland started her YouTube ghost series, The Haunting of Sunshine Girl, in 2010.   Continue reading... “Oregon Girl Turns Web-series into Major Hollywood Deal”

Phrenic’s Transmedia Storyworld Event | April 30th at The Mission Theater

Join us on Wednesday, April 30th at 7pm at the Mission Theater in NW Portland!


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One year ago, Phrenic launched in the App Store and became the first iOS thriller that users could watch, read, and play. This cloning thriller–created in Portland–is told using episodes, mobile games, choose-your-own-adventure stories, social media fiction and more.

Most people don’t need to think about transmedia–they already experience it through Star Wars characters or Marvel superheroes that crossover into different movies, comics, games and books. Continue reading... “Phrenic’s Transmedia Storyworld Event | April 30th at The Mission Theater”