In production

Did you know there are two feature films either currently in production or that will begin filming in Portland in the near future?

Thanks to a visit to the Oregon Film & Video Office’s Web site, I learned this bit of information along with finding out which films recently completed production. For example, “Coraline,” a new animated feature film based on a novel by Neil Gaiman, is in post-production at Portland-based LAIKA Entertainment.

Be on the lookout for film crews in the coming weeks. “Twilight” begins filming in late February, but I heard “The Burning Plain” started filming here a few days ago.

Maybe, if you’re lucky, you’ll get a chance to be an extra. Or, perhaps brush elbows with the assistant to the assistant to Charlize Theron while getting your morning coffee.

5 Comments so far

  1. NewPDXer (unregistered) on January 3rd, 2008 @ 4:31 pm

    The Diane Lane flick they filmed all around Portland early last year hits theaters later this month. Watch the trailer to ‘Untraceable’ here:

    Lots of city shots in this.

  2. Steve (unregistered) on January 3rd, 2008 @ 5:26 pm

    There’s an unspoken (and unbroken) rule that any film made in Portland by anybody but Gus Van Sant is crap. (Anybody remember “Body of Evidence?”)


  3. divebarwife (unregistered) on January 3rd, 2008 @ 7:01 pm

    Five Easy Pieces and Mr. Holland’s Opus, plus The Shining if that’s close enough to count.

  4. chris (unregistered) on January 3rd, 2008 @ 10:39 pm

    poor gus, portland leans on him too much.

    maybe some talent out of the 48hourfilm project will take some pressure off one day.

  5. Steve (unregistered) on January 3rd, 2008 @ 10:44 pm

    My neighbor is working on Coraline as a compositor. You can see a sneak peak here:

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