#OregonMade Film Series: “Stand By Me” on 35mm

Continuing the celebration of its 50th Anniversary Year, Oregon Film goes this time to Brownsville which plays the mythic town of Castle Rock in Rob Reiner’s adaptation of Stephen King’s short story “The Body.” Once again River Phoenix stars, this time along side Wil Wheaton, Corey Feldman, Jerry O’Connell and Kiefer Sutherland; Richard Dreyfuss and […]

Thomas Del Ruth, ASC, Honored and Celebrated For His Work On “Stand By Me”

Thomas Del Ruth, ASC, was honored and celebrated at the Tower Theatre, Bend, last week, for his outstanding cinematography and contribution to “Stand By Me”, and was presented with a plaque by  Tim Williams, Executive Director of Oregon Film.  “Stand By Me” was based on a novella by Stephen King (“The Body”), and written by […]

Brownsville’s “Stand By Me” By-The-Numbers Summary

The small town of Brownsville, Oregon celebrated the 30th Anniversary of the classic movie “Stand By Me” on Saturday July 23, 2016. In 1985 Brownsville was turned into a town named Castle Rock and was teaming with film crews, actors and all the excitement of the movie making process. On August 8, 1986 the movie had […]

It’s a Beautiful Day in Brownsville – “Stand By Me” 30th Anniversary Is Underway!

Brownsville is celebrating today!  “Stand By Me” turns 30 –  “The  anniversary event is featuring a 5K walk/run as a memorial to Ray Brower, interviews with some of the cast & crew (including the train engineer from the trestle scene), a vintage car cruise in and vintage trailer open house, an authentic sock hop in the […]

30th Anniversary of Stand By Me Was Huge Success

The small town of Brownsville, Oregon celebrated the classic movie Stand By Me on 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 […]

25th Anniversary of Oregon’s Own “Stand by Me’

25 years ago, on August 8th, a film shot in Oregon was released nationwide in the theatres. It hasn’t stopped playing since. It is currently #175 on IMDB’s top 250 list, above “Avatar” and “Gandhi”. It was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay from Stephen Kings’ novella “The Body”; the Japanese Academy […]

"Stand by Me" 25th Anniversary Celebration July 24th

Brownsville, Oregon is about to come alive with “Stand By Me” fans! Twenty-five years ago, Rob Reiner and his crew came to Brownsville to make the movie Stand By Me.  On Saturday, July 24th, Brownsville will be celebrating the movie’s anniversary with an event that’s fun for all ages. There will be an amateur pie […]

Stand By Me 25th Anniversary Celebration!

  Brownsville, Oregon, will be celebrating the 25th anniversary of the filming of the classic movie Stand By Me on July 24th, 2010.

The Real Cost of a Sub-$800 Oregon-Made 30-Minute Independent Dark Comedy

  As I typed the first lines of our script, I knew there would be challenges beyond the technical but didn’t care. After leaving a six-year marriage & suffering from an annihilated heart as well as all the near-death experiences — imagined & real — that accompany rediscovering oneself at 35, there wasn’t much else […]

Medford-Based theDove TV Wins NRB Station of the Year Award

TheDove received the 2019 NRB Television Station of the Year Award on Friday, March 29, at Proclaim 19, the NRB International Christian Media Convention in Anaheim, CA. The NRB Television Station of the Year Award recognizes a television station that displays innovative and creative programming through its daily schedule; is a force for the Gospel […]