The winning filmmaker, Leah Warshawski and her Oregon-raised animator, Dawn Norton, received a $3,000 grand prize as the Best Film. The winner aims to take the proceeds to launch high school curricula about overcoming the obstacles of our past and becoming stronger.
We are excited to be a part of a celebration coming to Cottage Grove this August in honor of the dishonor that was “Animal House.” The Eugene and Cottage Grove shot film was released in the summer of 1978 and it is time to get together and have a massive Food Fight, Toga Party and put ourselves on Double Secret Probation – what else is summer for?
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”
Nike has released a video parody of the (in)famous toga scene from “Animal House” (originally shot on the University of Oregon campus in 1978) that showcases a collection of athletes and U of O VIP’s dancing to Otis Day and the Knights’ “Shout”. It’s fun to see the lines between a classic film and such sporting legends blur. Read Oustide’s article here. Continue reading... “Nike and U of O Create Parody Of “Animal House””