📺 Now streaming on Oregon Shakespeare Festival's O! platform—check out ASH LAND, produced by OMPA Southern Oregon Chapter Chair Courtney Williams. The filmmaking team was awarded the 2021 Outdoor Adventure Film Grant by Oregon Made Creative Foundation & Oregon Film to produce a second film in spring.
🏆 Netflix documentary Fire In Paradise—produced by Ashland-based OMPA member Gary Kout, and partially filmed in Southern Oregon with a local crew—was nominated for two News & Documentary Emmys. It was nominated for Outstanding Short Documentary and Best Sound, winning the Emmy for Best Sound. Other OMPA members on crew included Tyler Maddox, Chris Vanderschaaf, Kai Shelton, Carly Sertic, and Jayson Wynkoop.
📺 New release: Cast Iron Studios says, "We had a blast working on this feature film, and filling many of the roles with familiar Pacific Northwest faces." Check out The Last Champion, just released on-demand and see if you can spot anyone you know!
📰 First Cow made it onto AP’s best films of 2020, The Guardian’s 50 Best films in 2020 in the US list, as well as on the Atlantic’s 10 Best films of 2020. Congrats to all the local cast and crew, including producer & OMPA Board Member, Neil Kopp!
🏆 Congratulations to Derek Willis and his short horror thriller, One Odd Night, which recently won Best Short Film at the 2020 Franklin International Film Festival.