A bittersweet dispatch this week, as we bid adieu to our apprentices Garrison and Chico. It’s been a particularly productive cycle for apprentices this time around, as we’ve launched two new ongoing series. The first, DEEP FOCUS, is a series of profiles of our region’s best independent filmmakers, produced in cooperation with the Northwest Film Center. The […]



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, […]



Today we welcome two new interns to Potboiler, Rhiannan Kane and Maria Nunau.  Rhiannan is an Arizona native who works as a hotel manager at McMenamins Kennedy School (plenty of story material for films there, I’m sure), while Maria is originally from Romania, and works in security for Intel. Both are alumni of my Digital Cinematography class […]



Hump 2017! from Potboiler Story Company LLC on Vimeo. It’s time once again for the Hump Film Festival, the nation’s biggest, best, and only festival of amateur porn. To help maintain a safe and environment to enjoy the wide variety of sexy movies—from animation to musical numbers and everything in between, Hump Film Festival founder and author […]



<iframe src=”https://player.vimeo.com/video/175583898?title=0&byline=0&portrait=0″ width=”640″ height=”360″ frameborder=”0″ webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe> The Northwest Filmmaker’s Festival is the longest continually running film festival in the Pacific Northwest, showcasing the best in media arts from filmmakers in Oregon ,Washington, Idaho, Montana, Alaska, and British Columbia. For the festival trailer we assembled a pastiche of images celebrating the efforts of those who make.



It’s been a heck of a week shooting for the upcoming Northwest Filmmakers’ Festival Trailer.  We’ve decided to focus on the theme of the (film) makers themselves, with the repeating phrase “We Make”, along with a variety of variations on it (“We Make Trouble”, “We Make Jaws Drop”, “We Make Traffic Stop”, etc.) along with vignettes that […]



I’m pleased to announce Potboiler’s latest project will be taking me back to my roots in the Portland filmmaking community.  I was just 23 years old when I started working as a programming assistant at the Northwest Film Center, helping Executive Director Bill Foster assemble retrospectives of directors like Wong Kar-Wai, Michael Hanneke, and W.C. Fields. It […]



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