This morning the 2022 Cannes Film Festival announced its Official Selection. We are excited to see #OregonMade, A24’s “ Showing Up” nominated in the main competition group. “Showing Up,” was directed by Kelly Reichardt, written by Reichardt and Oregonian, Jonathan Raymond, and produced by Oregonians, Neil Kopp, Anish Savjani and Vincent Savino (see all cast and crew here).
This is Michelle Williams’s fourth collaboration with director Reichardt, following “Wendy and Lucy” (2008), “Meek’s Cutoff” (2010), and “Certain Women” (2016), and the 6th film Reichardt has shot in Oregon.
Continue reading... “#OregonMade “Showing Up” Premiering in Main Competition At Cannes”
Not surprisingly, Deadline Hollywood’s “Contenders 2021” series went live online this year highlighting their contender picks for productions in this upcoming award season. You can still see the interesting session with Todd McCarthy and the “ First Cow” filmmakers that took place over the weekend. The team gets into some of the foodie history behind the film, what Oregon was like in 1820 before it ever became a state, and how Jonathan Raymond’s novel, “ The Half-Light” inspired Kelly Reichardt to bring this story to life. Continue reading... “Watch Deadline Hollywood’s “2021 Contenders” Panel With the “First Cow” Filmmakers”
First Cow,” shot entirely on location in Oregon last year. “ A taciturn loner and skilled cook (John Magaro) has traveled west and joined a group of fur trappers in Oregon Territory, though he only finds true connection with a Chinese immigrant (Orion Lee) also seeking his fortune; soon the two collaborate on a successful business, although its longevity is reliant upon the clandestine participation of a nearby wealthy landowner’s prized milking cow.”
Kelly Reichardt, has used Oregon for the backdrop of many of her features and indeed many of the production team (such as producers, Neil Kopp, Anish Savjani and Vincent Savino) have worked together on other #OregonMade projects such as; “ Wendy and Lucy,” “ Night Moves,” “ Meek’s Cutoff” and “ Certain Women” among others. Continue reading... “Kelly Reichardt’s #OregonMade “First Cow” – In Theaters March 6th”
46th Telluride Film Festival line up included in its main program the #OregonMade feature, “ First Cow.” The film is directed by Kelly Reichardt, based upon the novel by Jonathan Raymond (and written by Raymond and Reichardt) and produced by Neil Kopp, Anish Savjani and Vincent Savino. Many on the production team have worked together on other #OregonMade projects such as; “ Wendy and Lucy,” “ Night Moves” and “ Meek’s Cutoff” among others.
The Telluride Film Festival is a “celebration of artistic excellence brings together cinema enthusiasts, filmmakers and artists to discover the best in world cinema in the beautiful mountain town of Telluride, Colorado.” Continue reading... ““First Cow” In Main Progam At The 46th Telluride Film Festival”
Annie Awards have nominated “ Kubo and the Two Strings” for ten nominations this year:
Best Animated Feature
Outstanding Achievement, Animated Effects in an Animated Production
Outstanding Achievement, Character Animation in a Feature Production
Outstanding Achievement, Character Design in an Animated Feature Production
Outstanding Achievement, Directing in an Animated Feature Production
Outstanding Achievement, Production Design in an Animated Feature Production
Outstanding Achievement, Storyboarding in an Animated Feature Production
Outstanding Achievement, Voice Acting in an Animated Feature Production
Outstanding Achievement, Writing in an Animated Feature Production
Outstanding Achievement, Editorial in an Animated Feature Production
The winners will be
announced February 4, 2017. Continue reading... “Nominations For “Kubo” (Annie Awards) and “Certain Women” (Spirit Awards)”
Kelly Reichardt and Neil Kopps’ latest feature, “
Certain Women” (written and directed by Reichardt) opened to great reviews ( New York Times, Variety, LA Times, Vanity Fair) and a strong box office ( #2 indie box office.)
Reichardt and Kopp, have shot 4 projects together here in Oregon (“ Night Moves“, “ Meek’s Cutoff“,” Wendy and Lucy“, “Old Joy“) and although this film shot in Montana, it was posted here in state. Continue reading... ““Certain Women” Opened Strong & To Good Reviews”
– The Northwest Film Center asks filmmakers based in the Northwest region to submit their recent work for consideration for the 43rd Northwest Filmmakers’ Festival (NW Fest). The Festival is the longest running Festival in the region and was named one of Moviemaker Magazine’s Top 20 Coolest Festivals in 2013.
The 43rd Northwest Filmmakers’ Festival continues the Film Center’s tradition of bringing moving image artists of the Northwest together to share ideas, discover resources available to them, inspire, be inspired and to showcase their finest work to greater audiences.
Continue reading... “Call for Entries for the 43rd Northwest Filmmakers’ Festival”
Sundance announced today it’s world premiere festival lineup, and the latest
Kelly Reichardt film, “ Certain Women” (written and directed by Reichardt) is in the mix. Although Reichardt, and her producer Neil Kopp, have shot most of their projects in Oregon (“ Night Moves“, “ Meek’s Cutoff“,” Wendy and Lucy“, “ Old Joy“) this film was shot elsewhere, but post was done here in the state.
“Certain Women” is about the lives of three woman who “intersect in small-town America, where each is imperfectly blazing a trail”.
Continue reading... ““Certain Women” (Kelly Reichardt) To World Premiere At Sundance 2016”
The Venice International Film Festival announced that Kelly Reichardt’s feature “ Meeks Cutoff” which was shot in Burns, OR, will be in competition at this year’s festival in September. The film was produced by Oregon native Neil Kopp and it is his third film with Kelly (“ Old Joy” and “ Wendy and Lucy“). The film stars Michelle Williams, Bruce Greenwood, and Paul Dano. Recently Paul Dano talked about filming “Meeks” in this interview. For those who don’t know the story behind the making of the film, it’s pretty remarkable that they were even able to complete the film. Continue reading... “"Meeks Cutoff" in Competition at the Venice Intl. Film Festival”