#OregonMade “Lorelei” Opens Today!

“Lorelei” stars Pablo Schreiber (Den of Thieves, Orange is the New Black, The Wire) and Jena Malone (The Hunger Games, The Neon Demon, Inherent Vice), along with a cast of local actors cast by Simon Max Hill, including Amelia Borgerding, Parker Pascoe-Sheppard and Chancellor Perry (three upcoming child actors) who make their acting debuts in […]

Oregon Film: Who We Are And What We Do – 2021

We are finally seeing the light at the end of a very long tunnel for many of us. This doesn’t mean the work is done or there won’t be challenges and changes going forward, but it does mean that we are starting to see more opportunity and more creativity in all areas of our industry […]

“Young Hearts” – #OregonMade Feature Film Coming Soon

#OregonMade “Young Hearts” (formerly “Thunderbolt in Mine Eye”) will be released Feb 12th on demand. Shot in around Portland pre-pandemic and screened at the Portland International Film Festival just before COVID stopped our movie-going experience, this love story will touch everyone.   The new trailer just dropped yesterday.

Video Game Writing Workshop Hosted Online By Soma Games & Willamette Writers

                Ever wondered what it would be like to write for a video games company? Did you even know that you could turn your stories into video game worlds? Willamette Writers has partnered with Newberg, OR-based Soma Games to host an online no-cost workshop diving into the technical, […]

Outdoor Adventure Film Grant 2021 – Winner Announced!

The fourth annual Outdoor Adventure Film Grant – “Oregon’s Outdoors Are For Everyone” (OAFG21) is pleased to announce the winning application, entitled, “You Go Girl.” Oregon’s open spaces and outdoor pursuits are for all Americans and visitors, yet there is a well-documented inequity in America that is deeply rooted in our shared cultural history, and as a […]

Deep Sky Animates a Five-Part Series for The Smashing Pumpkins

Episodes 1 & 2 of The Smashing Pumpkins’ new five-part animated series “In Ashes,” animated by Portland’s Deep Sky, are now available. Deep Sky collaborated directly with Billy Corgan over the last 6 months to translate his narrative vision into cinematic form, set to the soundtrack of the band’s newest song releases. Episode 1 – […]

2020 POW Film Fest – Local Edition – is ON!

The 2020 POW Film Fest – Local Edition will take place virtually Thursday October 1st! All proceeds from the ticket sales of this event will benefit The Clinton Street Theater. POW Film Fest is Portland’s premiere film festival showcasing films directed by women and non-binary filmmakers. Now in its 13th year, the festival features the […]

#OregonMade Feature Film “Alone” Releases Tomorrow (Sept. 18)

The #OregonMade feature film ALONE is releasing tomorrow on over 170 screens (roughly 50 drive-ins), as well as on VOD. Set in the Pacific Northwest wilderness, the film follows recently widowed Jessica who, fleeing the city in a desperate attempt to cope, is kidnapped and locked away in a mysterious man’s cabin. Her escape from […]

ShadowMachine’s #OregonMade Animated Musical “Pinocchio” Announces Cast

Shadow Machine announced this week its cast choices for the animated musical feature, “Pinocchio“.  Principal photography on “Pinocchio” began last autumn at ShadowMachine’s Portland studio and production has continued uninterrupted during the pandemic. Oscar-winner Guillermo del Toro’s stop-motion animated musical movie “Pinocchio” for Netflix has announced its cast – newcomer Gregory Mann is in the […]

Filming “Crossing Shaky Ground”

During a business retreat, an epic earthquake hits Astoria Oregon, forcing Aaron (Sean McCarty) to set out on foot to reach home, unsure if he’ll survive the 725 mile journey and what he’ll find at the end.This year I’m releasing the most controversial feature film I’ve ever made, a movie that will probably make my […]