2016-2017 SOFaM Highlights Reel
2015 SOFaM Highlights Reel
Discover Southern Oregon, friendly to a filmmaker's eye as well as budget, where incredible locations, experienced crews, strong film incentives and no state sales tax have attracted industry professionals from across the country and around the world. For a full description of what Southern Oregon has to offer, begin your journey HERE or click on the links to the left.
Watch the SOFaM 2015 Highlights Reel to the right for a glimpse at some of the great work being done in Southern Oregon. To see more SOFaM videos, visit our Vimeo page here.
MovieMaker Magazine names Ashland A Best Place to Live and Work as a Moviemaker for 4th Year in a row! Congratulations Ashland and all of Southern Oregon for being recognized as a great place to live, work and shoot! Read the article here!
SOFaM's Cameras and Cocktails
Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017
7:00 PM - 9:00PM
Climate City Brewing
509 SW G St, Grants Pass, Oregon 97526
Climate City Brewing Company is one of the newest additions to the craft beer scene in southern Oregon. Our year round beers include Nookie IPA, Yellow Belly Blonde, Rainie Falls Red, and Hyperion Porter. Serving awesome brews and up-scale pub food in the historic Brewery building, Climate City Brewing is putting Grants Pass on the map for exceptional craft beer, great pizza and we love film crews!
Jefferson State Flixx Fest
September 21-24, 2017
Klamath Independent Film Festival
Oregon & Northern California Shorts & Features
SHORTS AND FEATURES selected by REAL PEOPLE for REAL AUDIENCES to enjoy Coming to the Ross Ragland Theater & Coming Attractions' Pelican Cinemas in Klamath Falls.
The Klamath Independent Film Festival continues to grow, grow, grow by expanding statewide!
The 5th annual Klamath Independent Film Festival will once again open at the Ross Ragland Theater in Klamath Falls, Oregon, with our Friday opening night dinner/gala festivities and our exclusive Oregon premiere of "No Man's Land", then carry over to Coming Attractions' Pelican Cinema on Saturday for the remainder of our feature films, and return to the Ragland on Sunday for our filmmaker/audience panels, short films, awards and final Q&A.
This year the festival adds a features and shorts program from throughout the State of Oregon, and a special retrospective of animated shorts from employees of Oregon's own Oscar-nominated animation company, Laika Entertainment, in addition to our annual local/regional programming which also includes the California Counties on the Oregon border, as part of this multi-day Klamath cultural event.
For More Information:
NEW AND RENEWING MEMBERS:
SOFaM welcomes our newest members and thanks those renewing. Please check out their listings to learn more about them.
Andrea Hudson - Supporter
Anita David - Supporter
Rabiah Lee - Student
Cascade Film Festival - Festival
Tanner Smith - Student
Tracie Bergeson - Supporter
Maria Blandino - Hair & Makeup
Shanda Hurst - Production Coordinator
Kymberley Franklin - Line Producer
Mike Dickenson - Videographer
Michael Caruso - Supporter
William Hallows - Supporter
Lala Peterson - Supporter
Calvin Kennedy - Grip & Lighting
Susan Saladoff - Director
Tyrel Strumpff - Supporter
Todd Wilson - Director; Director of Photography
Courtney Williams - Assistant Director
Chance Settlemire - Student
C2 Cattle Company - Location
Levi Anderson just returned from a feature film shoot in the Willamette National Forest, serving as Assistant Director for "PRODIGY" from Visionary Films. Follow the film on Facebook and Instagram for updates.
Additionally, his short documentary Papa Joe, about a farmer in Scott Valley, who's lived on the same ranch for 80 years was chosen as a one of the films for the Ashland Independent Film Festival!
Mark Unger started the process of creating a documentary in Eastern Oregon. He is planning on a 7 - 10 day filming adventure for the first week of June in the remote wilderness. Mark plans to film a narrative style documentary which will be available on DVD and for film festival entries. Fellow SOFaM members, Matt and Rebecca Stuart have offered to provide the sound track and are planning to compose and create it to directly match the footage.
Jasmin Putnam, started her 1st television show and is excited to be completing her second show on kids. She will have a physician on the show who is able to help with unblocking emotional issues and will help 2 young boys.
PhotoJoseph has been busy conducting a photography workshop in Oaxaca Mexico. Check out the photos, and make sure to check workshops to learn about the next one!
Additionally, PhotoJoseph’s Photo Moment daily YouTube show on photography and video production is really taking off. Visit the youtube page to subscribe and check out a show live at 9:30am every weekday
Jesse Widener’s film “Bare the Sun” is in the Portland International Film Festival this month, and another of his films “Outside the Box” was accepted to the Ashland Independent Film Festival (AIFF) in April. Currently, Jesse is in Portland attending the festival, spreading the word on behalf of the Klamath Independent Film Festival, and touching base with the Governor’s Office of Film and Television, OMPA, and the Northwest Film Center.
Chris Vanderschaff has been busy making slow mo product shots with Dutch Bros in Grants Pass, a slow mo commercial shoot with Sean Nipper of Reel House Films and a Portland Slow mo Tabletop food shoot. He also did some aerials shots filmed on the Southern Oregon coast. Videos to come soon!
Submissions for the 3rd annual Jefferson State FLIXX FEST are open, and less than a month left of early bird submission for this year's FLIXXFEST! Alumni of the fest can email me for an additional discount! https://filmfreeway.com/festival/JeffersonStateFlixxFestival
The Festival will be September 21-24th at the REC in Ft. Jones, California. 11236 N. Highway 3. Call 530-468-2888 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Last April, Mig Windows and Sean Nipper co-directed a web series pilot for a show called "How to Marry a Vampire". The pilot featured quite a few SOFAM members, including Levi Anderson, Sea Liu, William Hallows and more. They plan to continue to make additional episodes as a "found footage" style mockumentary, releasing episodes every few weeks of the "doomed cast and crew" who never got to finish their show. Fellow SOFaM member, Ross Williams will be the editor.
The first episode (which is only about 5 minutes long) was released to the world recently and can be seen here: