When a film crew arrives at a location it’s like a small army moving in. The industry in the northwest is vibrant and crews now are well versed even with the small market that exists here.
Portland and Oregon in general have great locations. They look lush with color and diversity. Within a 90 mile radius or Portland, we find the Pacific Ocean, an a 11,000 foot mountain, urban cities, rural farm land and high desert. Continue reading... “A Burns Adventure – “Lean On Pete””
A native Oregonian, Don Baldwin is a location scout and manager with broad production experience over nearly three decades of work in the Pacific Northwest. Following six years of active duty as a naval officer, including three extended deployments to the Western Pacific, he returned to Portland and began work in film and video production. Working mainly in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho he’s built a varied resume including experience in major feature films, independent film, and episodic television, with extensive credits for commercial production companies and still photographers. Continue reading... “Spotlight On Location Professionals – Don Baldwin”
ACCLAIMED FILMMAKER ANDREW HAIGH RETURNS WITH AMERICANA ODYSSEY IN FIRST TRAILER AND POSTER FOR LEAN ON PETE, STARRING CHARLIE PLUMMER, STEVE BUSCEMI AND CHLOЁ SEVIGNY.
The film premiered to exceptional reviews at The Venice Film Festival in competition and also played Telluride and Toronto earlier this year.
– NOW IN THEATERS –
From acclaimed filmmaker Andrew Haigh (Weekend; 45 Years), and based on the beloved novel by Willy Vlautin, comes Lean on Pete—a deeply moving story about love, loneliness, family, and friendship, told through the unique prism of one boy’s connection to a very special racehorse. Continue reading... “#OregonMade “Lean On Pete” Now In Theaters”
“Lean On Pete“, Willy Vlautin’s novel, adapted into a screenplay by writer-director, Andrew Haigh (“Looking”) will film in Oregon this summer.
“Lean on Pete” tells the story of a 15-year-old boy named Charley Thompson, who, as Vlautin’s website explains, is “left to fend for himself by his wayward single father. Charley wanders to Portland Meadows racetrack one day and finds work with a surly, washed up horse trainer. He befriends an aging quarter horse named Lean on Pete, and before long, Charley and Pete find themselves alone in an unforgiving landscape scattered with a vivid cast of characters, desperate situations, and glimmers of hope.” Continue reading... ““Lean On Pete” Shooting In Oregon”