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Meet Patrick

The latest apprentice to join us down in the Boiler Room is Patrick Lagier, a recent graduate of Pacific University whose filmmaking efforts have already taken him to faraway lands like Nepal. We asked him a few questions about his career path so far. When I’m not working at Potboiler, I spend my time… Playing video games,

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Dispatch from the Boiler Room: December 3rd

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

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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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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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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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