In this extended conversation about filmmaking in the Pacific Northwest, we spend an extra 20 minutes with three local activists who have worked for years to boost the independent film production and exhibition scene in Oregon.
Tim Williams is the Executive Director of the Governor’s Office of Film and Television, better known as Oregon Film. Mac Burns is the Executive Director of the Oregon Film Museum in Astoria and has been instrumental in the building of the Oregon Film Trail. And Ryan Graves is a filmmaker and Business Relationship Manager at Proludio, a developer of theatrical playback systems for cinemas that can’t afford high-end digital projection equipment.
S.W. Conser leads a round-table discussion of Oregon's wide-ranging film history, the growth of regional and independent film production as technologies evolve, and what's next for the narrative arts after a year of pandemic lockdown.
The original broadcast version of this episode can be found at this link.