HouseSpecial’s Stop-Motion Short Takes ‘Best Animated Film’ At Oregon Independent Film Festival

Aaron Sorenson, a Director at Portland animation studio HouseSpecial, received the award for Best Animated Film for the stop-motion short Jailbreak during the award ceremony at The Oregon Independent Film Festival (OIFF) held on September 24, 2016 in Portland’s Clinton Street Theater. Jailbreak, shot in black and white, follows the daring escape of a desperate […]

Oregon Film Incentive Update – Incentives Available in OPIF and iOPIF

With 2014 coming quickly, we thought it would be a good idea to send out an update on the Oregon Production Investment Fund (OPIF) and the Indigenous Oregon Production Investment Fund (iOPIF).     Oregon Production Investment Fund In October we completed our second tax credit auction and successfully sold out the remaining tax credits […]

Independent Feature, “The A-List” Wraps

We stopped by the set last week on the penultimate day of shooting for “The A-List“, an independent comedy feature  about a high school senior who is “coerced by his guidance counselor into fulfilling a list of all of her high school fantasies in order for him to graduate”.  This is a first feature to […]

OMPA Roundup: The State of the Industry

OMPA and industry members speak up on where media production is at in Oregon, and where it’s going! Wednesday, June 15th 6:30pm doors – 7:00pm program Scottish Rite Center 709 SW 15th Ave, Portland At SW Morrison on the MAX Line Free Admission RSVP below Sponsors:  Tonkon Torp LLC Gales Creek Insurance Services Candice Jackson, […]

Portland-made Film Avails Itself of Rebate Program, Hits Big Screen

Shawn Levy from the Oregonian wrote an article about the upcoming premiere of the first iOPIF movie to be produced, “Wake Before I Die.” Read the Oregonian article HERE. WAKE BEFORE I DIE PREMIERE Sunday May 15, 2011  Free admission! McMenamins Bagdad Theater at 6 PM Portland, OR – April 22, 2011 –  Directed by brothers, […]

Testimonial Videos from the Local Film Community in Support of Oregon’s Film Incentive Programs

The videos embedded here are just two examples of testimony from local companies that have directly benefited from Oregon’s film incentive programs.  These videos will be played for the Oergon State Legislature at the continuation of the initial house hearing (on HB 2167) this Friday.  HB 2167 proposes increasing the annual amount allocated to the […]

Portland Printing Company Creates a New England Wonderland for 'Leverage'

The Intern Report: How Oregon Businesses Profit From Local Productions This is the final installment of the “Intern Report”, a series of 4 articles about the Oregon businesses that work with the production industry. This last segment takes us to a printing company in Southeast Portland called OBP Digital. Thanks for reading! Michal Orczyk Oregon […]

Security Expert Keeps Intruders Out and Secrets In for 'Leverage'

The Intern Report: How Oregon Businesses Profit From Local Productions A short and sweet interview with Larry, owner and founder of KnightHawk Security and man of zen-like silence and mystery… Next week the fourth and final installment of this project will go live, thanks for reading! Michal Orczyk Oregon Governor’s Office of Film and Television

Even Movie Stars Need a Two-by-Four

The Intern Report: How Oregon Businesses Profit From Local Productions Hello, and welcome back for the second installment of the Intern Report! This week’s article takes us down to a hardware and lumber supplier in Southeast Portland for an interview with the Besaw brothers, Steve and Dave. Michal Orczyk Oregon Governor’s Office of Film and […]

Central Oregon Hosts Feature Film, "The Wait"

The Wait, a drama, written and directed by Oregonian, M.Blash (Lying), and starring Chloe Sevigny (Lying, Big Love, Boys Don’t Cry) , Luke Grimes (Brothers & Sisters) and Jena Malone (Lying, Into The Wild, Pride and Prejudice) was shot entirely on location in Central Oregon, specifically Black Butte Ranch as well as Sisters.  Ryan Crisman, […]