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Deep Focus

Episode 1: Dustin Morrow

In our premiere episode, Portland State University professor and prolific filmmaker Dustin Morrow shares his method for directing actors with a theater background, and how his family’s first VCR provided him the first opportunity to appreciate the craft of cinema. Deep Focus Ep 1: Dustin Morrow from Potboiler Story Company on Vimeo.

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Boiler Room

Dispatch from the Boiler Room: September 24

One of the benefits of working in film and video is the opportunity to interview fascinating people and learn from insiders about fields that we’d otherwise only ever encounter from afar. We’ve worked with many clients who provide these experiences, but our favorite by far is the Oregon District Court Historical Society. We first worked with them

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Meet Chico

To say that our new intern Chico Odeneal has a lot on his plate would be an understatement: in addition to his various screenwriting projects, he’s also a production assistant at Clackamas County Community Access Television, and a new dad to boot! We asked him a few questions to introduce himself. When I’m not working at Potboiler,

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Boiler Room

Dispatch From the Boiler Room: August 26

A brief dispatch this week, as I’m fighting off the worst kind of cold: a summer cold. Having lived in a creative mecca for most of my adult life, and having an institution like the Northwest Film Center in my orbit in one way or another for almost all of my career, it’s easy to forget that

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Boiler Room

Meet Garrison

Our new intern Garrison Davis doesn’t stand still for long, as evidenced by his short film Runners, in which two parkour practitioners chase each other over the most delicious bounty of all: french fries. He somehow manages to balance at least three different burgeoning careers, and he hasn’t even got his driver’s license yet. To help welcome

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Boiler Room

Dispatch From The Boiler Room: August 19

We’ve survived the Proud Boys invasion of our fair city (primarily by staying on the east side and making fun of them from the safety of the internet), and it’s time to get back to the grind… Things are progressing nicely on our new series produced in partnership with the Northwest Film Center, in which we profile

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