Oregon Premiere of #OregonMade “Why Dig When You Can Pluck” June 27

Join us for a night of local multimedia storytelling! Featuring local filmmaker Cambria Matlow’s new film “Why Dig When You Can Pluck” at the Tomorrow Theatre on June 27.

Synopsis: “A filmmaker seeking inspiration for her next movie brings her volatile husband and defiant young son camping on the Oregon coast. When her competing desires to be a good mother and creative artist come to a hilt, she reaches a painful but powerful breakthrough.” Prior to the film, Lindsay Baltus will kick off the evening with her storytelling piece “Pregnant in the Archives,” inspired by her personal experience with childbirth, interspersed with archival recordings of a feminist consciousness-raising groups of the 1970s. Continue reading... “Oregon Premiere of #OregonMade “Why Dig When You Can Pluck” June 27”

Congratulations Post Production Grant Recipients 2024

The Portland Events and Film Office, in partnership with Travel Portland, is proud to announce the recipients of the 2024 Post Production Grant to five feature films.  The funding is designed to encourage the completion of a local feature-length film and position local producers to build toward larger, more resourced productions. Past recipients of the Post-Production Grant have included “Nora” by Anna Campbell and Dawn Redstone Jones’ “Mother of Color,” the latter picked up by Amazon Prime Studios for worldwide streaming distribution.

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“Let’s Have Kids” Announces Cast

The Hollywood Reporter announced that Karen Gillian and Zoë Chao will star in Let’s Have Kids!, a comedy from MRC.

Adam Sztykiel, the screenwriter of DC movie Black Adam who previously tackled the topic of giving birth with Due Date, will make his directorial debut.

LHK centers on lifelong best friends Emma and Phoebe, played by Gillan and Chao, who decide to try to have their first babies at the same time so they can navigate the great unknown of motherhood together. Continue reading... ““Let’s Have Kids” Announces Cast”

#OregonMade “Lost Angel: The Genius of Judee Sill” Released April 12

The documentary co-directed by Portland based director Brian Lindstrom and Andy Brown is being released in theaters and on streaming platforms on April 12.

This is the never-before-told story of folk-rock icon Judee Sill, who in just two years went from living in a car to appearing on the cover of Rolling Stone. The documentary charts her troubled adolescence through her meteoric rise in the music world and early tragic death. Featuring Linda Ronstadt, Jackson Browne, David Crosby, Graham Nash, Fleet Foxes, David Geffen, and more. Continue reading... “#OregonMade “Lost Angel: The Genius of Judee Sill” Released April 12”

#OregonMade “Above the Trees” Premieres in Ashland on May 10

#OregonMade and Southern Oregon produced “Above The Trees” will premiere May 10, 2024 at the Varsity theatre in Ashland before taking a small tour around the state with a series of in-person screenings followed by a Q&A with the filmmaking team. “Above the Trees” is the new film from Joma Films who previously produced other #OregonMade features like “Phoenix, Oregon,” “Black Road,” “Redwood Highway” and “Calvin Marshall.”

Join us for in person Q&As in these cities. Tickets available soon.

May 10 – Ashland – Varsity Theatre
May 11 – Klamath Falls – Pelican Cinemas
May 13 – Grants Pass – Southgate Cinemas
May 15 – Eugene – Art House Theater
May 17 – Salem – Salem Cinema
May 18 am – Lincoln City – Bijou Theatre
May 18 pm – Florence – City Lights Cinemas
May 19 – Corvallis – Darkside Cinema
May 22 – Portland – Hollywood Theatre
June 22 – Fort Jones, CA – GlowFest

When a good man is assaulted and left in a serious coma, his best friend and local boxer is charged with the crime. Continue reading... “#OregonMade “Above the Trees” Premieres in Ashland on May 10”

#OregonMade “Lazareth” to be Released May 10

Ignore those skyline shots of a post apocalyptic Seattle because this one is #OregonMade.

“Lazareth” follows Lee (Ashley Judd), an aunt whose life mission is to protect her orphaned nieces, Imogen and Maeve, from a self-destructing world, raising them in isolation until an outsider threatens their peaceful existence.

Starring: Ashley Judd, Sarah Pidgeon, Katie Douglas, Edward Balaban, and Asher Angel. Directed by: Alec Tibaldi.

“Lazareth” will be released on May 10, 2024.

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#OregonMade “New Life” Drops Trailer

A new feature film shot in Portland, Enterprise and the Wallowas opens in theaters and will be available on streaming platforms on May 3.

“New Life” tells the story of a mysterious woman on the run, and the resourceful fixer assigned to bring her in. Their two unique stories inextricably link, as the stakes of the pursuit rise to apocalyptic proportions.

The thriller stars Sonya Walger, Hayley Erin, and Tony Amendola. Written and directed by John Rosman.

Check out the trailer here:

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LAIKA is an Industry Trailblazer in the Pacific Northwest

The award-winning feature film studio based just outside of Portland, Oregon uses cutting-edge technology and innovative processes to create stop-motion animation in a way no other studios are. And the company’s culture — focused on DEI and growth opportunities — is driven by team members who share a passion for telling great stories.

“We have a collaborative culture and a great deal of diversity in terms of creative voices and ways of working across the studio,” said David Burke, LAIKA’s chief marketing and operations officer. Continue reading... “LAIKA is an Industry Trailblazer in the Pacific Northwest”

Oregon Film Museum Details Expansion Project in Astoria

Last week The Astorian reported on OFM’s new look and expanded size and mission.

The Clatsop County Historical Society has detailed plans to expand the Oregon Film Museum, an estimated $10.1 million project that would involve the construction of a new, two-story, 13,000-square-foot building.

The addition is proposed at Seventh and Duane streets on the site of the former Morris Glass building, a property the historical society acquired several years ago.

Plans for the new building include a 50-seat theater, a projection room, classroom space, an expanded gift shop and several new exhibits. Continue reading... “Oregon Film Museum Details Expansion Project in Astoria”

Locally Produced “The Exploding Boy” Now Available on Streaming Platforms

After a successful festival run, screening in multiple countries and winning numerous awards including Best Actor and Best Dramatic Feature at the Oregon Independent Film Festival, locally produced film “The Exploding Boy,” an independent film shot predominantly in Portland, Oregon, has received distribution, both domestically and internationally. The film is currently streaming on Prime Video, TLA Video, Fearless TV, and Vimeo, with more services, traditional channels, and a DVD release on the horizon.

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