#OregonMade Feature Film “Pig” Getting Some Award Attention

Congrats to “Pig” –  it not only won a National Review Board Award for Best Directorial Debut (Michael Sarnoski) but also received three nominations from The Hollywood Critics Association (Best First Feature, Best Indie, and Best Actor).

“Pig,” a revenge thriller from Nicolas Cage and first-time filmmaker Michael Sarnoski and stars Nicolas Cage, Alex Wolff, and Adam Arkin.  The film was shot in Oregon last summer.  Writer-director Sarnoski’s film sees Cage as a reclusive truffle hunter in Oregon whose prize hunting pig is kidnapped, forcing him to return to old stomping grounds in Portland and confront his past.  Continue reading... “#OregonMade Feature Film “Pig” Getting Some Award Attention”

Writer And Coos Bay Native, Jeff Whitty, Nominated For Oscar!

Jeff Whitty from Coos Bay, Oregon.

#OregonMade Coos Bay native, Jeff Whitty, has been nominated (with co-writer Nicole Holofcene) for and Oscar – “Writing – Best Adpated Screenplay” with “Can You Ever Forgive Me?”  Whitty has already gathered 20 writing nominations and 6 wins with this project.  Additionally, the film has collected two other Oscar nominations, “Best Performce in a Leading Role” (Melissa McCarthy)  and “Best Performance in a Supporting Role” (Richard E. Grant).

Whitty is already a Tony Award winning writer, known for his hit Broadway play, “Avenue Q.”   Continue reading... “Writer And Coos Bay Native, Jeff Whitty, Nominated For Oscar!”