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:
    http://www.apple.com/trailers/sony_pictures/untraceable/

    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?”)

    Discuss.


  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.

    http://www.48hourfilm.com/portland_oregon/


  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:

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=UDjYLk6Zj9w



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