Why indie films need creative marketing

Show biz on an indie budget takes creative marketing.

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This summer, Willamette Week, Portland’s Pulitzer-winning paper of a juicy half-of-a-million readers, reviewed a press release from Hapstance Films, and look what happened — an engaging full-paged story in last week’s issue. Check it out here. Continue reading... “Why indie films need creative marketing”

Oregon’s International Bohemian Film Festival Announces ‘Big Sonia’ as Grand Prize Winner

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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.

COTTAGE GROVE, ORE., 18 AUGUST 2018 – “Big Sonia” won the overall $3,000 Grand Prize at this weekend’s inaugural Bohemian Film Festival. The film – featuring 90-year-old Holocaust survivor who still goes to work everyday and stays busy so she “doesn’t have to think about it” – explores what it means to be a survivor, how this affects families and generations, and how trauma might define each of us.  Continue reading... “Oregon’s International Bohemian Film Festival Announces ‘Big Sonia’ as Grand Prize Winner”

Revolution Film Group Signs Multiple Picture Deal

Portland based Revolution Film Group, LLC, a division of Hydra Entertainment has just signed finance and distribution deals with Chasing Butterflies Pictures and Origin Releasing for the production of six features in 2016. The multi-picture deal, brokered at the American Film Market in Santa Monica, California, this past November, represents a nearly $4 million investment in original Oregon productions. Some of the films will be co-produced by Oregon based Justice Pictures for the faith market.

“We’re excited to be producing movies written, directed, and produced by Oregonians.” Continue reading... “Revolution Film Group Signs Multiple Picture Deal”

“Out Of The Darkness” Feature Production Begins

Out Of The Darkness, Day OneOctober 8, 2015 (Portland, Oregon) In the St. Johns neighborhood of Portland, the first day of production was conducted of the locally produced feature length motion picture “Out Of The Darkness.” The four week production will be utilizing local crew and vendors, with local actors and some from outside the State. The cast includes, Adam Davis, John Lewis, Graham Greene, Michael Joiner, Sherry Morris, and Stephanie Landrum.  The film’s director is Shawn Justice, who grew up in North Portland with the film’s producer Sean Skelding.
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Local Film “Reconciler” Gets International & Domestic Distribution

The ReconcilerThe feature length motion picture Reconciler is on its way to Cannes! Produced and distributed by native Northwest companies, the feature film Reconciler has been picked up for international distribution and will be showcased this week at the internationally renowned Festival de Cannes, by Black Wolf Media. Reconciler was produced in Oregon by Justice Pictures, in association with IMD Films — both native Northwest companies.

Justice Pictures is extremely fortunate to have secured a relationship with IMD Films and Black Wolf Media to distribute Reconciler to the broad and growing faith-based audience. Continue reading... “Local Film “Reconciler” Gets International & Domestic Distribution”

Movie Night At Rejuvenation

Movie Night At Rejuvenation

A fundraiser for p:ear

Sunday September 18, 6:00pm – 9:00 pm

In Rejuvenation’s salvage lot

  • Sunday September 18th
  • 6:00pm – 9:00 pm
  • Rejuvenation’s salvage lot
  • 1100 SE Grand Ave PDX, OR 97214
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Join us for a night of local short films shown under the stars! Bring chairs, blankets, and your film-loving friends to our salvage lot for good fun and great fundraising.

See short films by local filmmakers (maybe even yours!) on the big screen while sampling some of Portland’s best food and drink – all in the name of helping p:ear, Portland’s premier mentoring program for homeless teens.

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