LAIKA’s “Kubo And The Two Strings” Receives Two Oscar Nominations!

The 2017 Academy Award nominations are out!  Among them are two nominations for  LAIKA‘s #OregonMade “Kubo And The Two Strings” –  Animated Feature, and Visual Effects!

Kubo” joined; “Moana”, “My Life as a Zucchini”, “The Red Turtle”, “Zootopia” in the Animated Feature category, and “Deepwater Horizon”, “Doctor Strange”, “Jungle Book” and  “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” in the Visual Effects category.  Should “Kubo” win each category, Travis Knight  and Arianne Sutner would accept for Best Animated Feature, and Steve Emerson ,Oliver Jones, Brian McLean,Brad Schiff would accept for Best Visual Effects. Continue reading... “LAIKA’s “Kubo And The Two Strings” Receives Two Oscar Nominations!”

#OregonMade – Brand New Products Supporting The Oregon Made Creative Foundation

Order for Father’s Day! Two fantastic  #OregonMade products for all of those you know who love Oregon as much as we do!  These first two quality products we have created are limited edition, and printed (bandana) and hand-crafted (key fobs) in Oregon, and best of all, the proceeds will go towards a new fund we have created – the  Oregon Made Creative Foundation. (Both $10)

WHAT IS THE OREGON MADE CREATIVE FOUNDATION? Oregon Film has partnered with the Charitable Partnership Fund (a 501[c][3]) to create a limited and unique line of products that celebrate the #OregonMade brand. Continue reading... “#OregonMade – Brand New Products Supporting The Oregon Made Creative Foundation”

“I Don’t Feel At Home In This World Anymore” To Premiere At Sundance

Melanie Lynskey and Elijah Wood appear in 'I Don't Feel at Home in This World Anymore' by Macon Blair, an official selection of the U.S. Dramatic Competition at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. Photo: Allyson Riggs / Sundance
Melanie Lynskey and Elijah Wood appear in ‘I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore’ by Macon Blair, an official selection of the U.S. Dramatic Competition at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. Photo: Allyson Riggs / Sundance

The 33rd Sundance Film Festival unveiled it’s line up for 2017. Actor, Macon Blair‘s debut as writer-director of the #OregonMade, “I Don’t Feel At Home In This World Anymore” ,will premiere at the festival, and is entered in the US Dramatic Competition. Continue reading... ““I Don’t Feel At Home In This World Anymore” To Premiere At Sundance”

Oregon Filmmakers Document Land-Use Issues Surrounding The Malheur Takeover And Upcoming Trials

Sue Arbuthnot and Richard Wilhelm, Hare In The Gate Productions, LLC.
Sue Arbuthnot and Richard Wilhelm, Hare In The Gate Productions, LLC.

Sue Arbuthnot and Richard Wilhelm, part-time Burns residents, found themselves in the right the place at the right time to document the recent unfolding, and now on-going, issues that were raised during the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge crisis.  The Public News Service followed their story.

 

Arbuthnot and Wilhelms’ past work include, “Dryland” under their Hare In The Gate Productions, LLC.

 
 

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AIFF- One Of MovieMaker’s “Coolest Film Festivals In The World, 2016”!

coolest-fests-featured-imageMovieMaker Magazine, has, once again, the  Ashland Independent Film Festival on their latest list of “25 Coolest Film Festivals in the World“.  They admire that AIFF isn’t “mired in tradition…the 15-year-old fest has recently taken steps to broaden its range, with dives into live cinema, art installations and interactive media offerings, plus a new category called BEYOND…” and one panelist that MM interviewed describe AIFF as a “down-to-earth exhibition of talented filmmaking,” that “treats filmmakers with so much respect.”  Continue reading... “AIFF- One Of MovieMaker’s “Coolest Film Festivals In The World, 2016”!”

“Brother Nature”, Shot in Klamath Falls, Opened Sept 9th

Lorne Michael’s “Brother Nature” opened September 9th – shot in and around Klamath Falls (down town, Lake of Woods Resort, Keno, among others) for 15 days in the summer of 2014.  The feature brought much financial benefit to local businesses, as well as hiring many Oregon crew.  Starring Taran Killam (“12 Years a Slave”, SNL), Bill Pullman, (“Independance Day”, “Lost Highway”), (Gillian Jacobs “Community”), Bobby Moynihan (SNL, “Inside out” “Sisters”), Rita Wilson (“Sleepless In Seattle”), and Sarah Burns, Ellen Bloodworth, Giancarlo Esposito, Rachael Harris, Kumail Nanjiani, Kenan Thompson and David Wain, and produced by Lorne Michael’s, written by Taran Killam, Mikey Day and Cameron Fay, directed by Matt Villines and Osmany “Oz” Rodriguez. Continue reading... ““Brother Nature”, Shot in Klamath Falls, Opened Sept 9th”

More Good Day Oregon Features The #OregonMadeShows Exhibit at PDX

Fox’s More Good Day Oregon did a great job showcasing the #OregonMadeShows exhibit at PDX.  When you are next traveling through PDX, don’t forget to check it out on Concourse E.

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“The General” Celebrates 90th – With Live Score by Mark Orton

The General DVD Cover

“In honor of the 90th Anniversary of the Hollywood Theatre and the 90th Anniversary of Buster Keaton’s classic film, Buster Keaton’s, “The General”, which was shot in Cottage Grove, OR, the Hollywood Theatre and Oregon Film present a state-wide tour of the film with a new live score composed by renowned Portland film composer Mark Orton. (OPB did a short piece on this project which explores Orton’s thoughts and inspiration behind this project.)

One of the most revered comedies of the silent era, “The General” finds hapless Southern railroad engineer Johnny Gray (Buster Keaton) facing off against Union soldiers during the American Civil War. Continue reading... ““The General” Celebrates 90th – With Live Score by Mark Orton”

Alaska Airlines’ Magazine Covers “Oregon In The Movies”

Screen Shot 2016-08-04 at 2.33.59 PMAlaska Airlines’   Beyond Alaska Magazine interviewed Oregon Film’s Tim Williams this month, and set out to see if there was six degrees of separation to filmed-in-Oregon shows.  (page 120) Continue reading... “Alaska Airlines’ Magazine Covers “Oregon In The Movies””

#OregonMadeShows Exhibit Opens At PDX

#OregonMadeShows Exibit

In collaboration with PDXART, and many other partners (please see list below) a new exhibit is up on Concourse E, at the Portland International Airport this week.  The exhibit showcases “vignettes” of artifacts, props and images from just a few of the 400+ feature films & television shows that have utilized Oregon as their production backdrop over the years.  From the early silent era films like “Fisherman’s Bride” (shot in Astoria, 1908), to “Grimm”, the popular NBC television series currently shooting in Portland, Oregon has played an important role in production. Continue reading... “#OregonMadeShows Exhibit Opens At PDX”