The Skanner News – Four local film projects receive post-production grants

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The Portland Film Office, in partnership with Travel Portland, has announced the recipients of its 2022 Portland Post-Production Grant program. Selected from a pool of 23 applicants, four local filmmakers will each receive $7,500 for their respective projects.

The grant program aims to support the professional development of local Portland filmmakers by providing funds for activities such as sound, image editing, color matching, color grading, captioning, technical specifications for distributors and music permissions using local post-production houses.

The grants encourage the making of a local feature film and allow local producers to pursue larger, more resourced productions. Past recipients of the post-production grant include Sophie Jones and Clementine, both chosen by Oscilloscope Studios for theatrical and streaming services worldwide.

Thalia Martinez, Director of the Portland Film Office, said: “We have been inspired by the work of so many talented filmmakers this year and the creativity and diversity they represent both on and off screen.

“Portland’s film industry is blessed with such an incredible array of local talent.”

Selected projects


mother of color

Mother of Color is about a single mother of two who begins to receive messages from her ancestors as she sets out to attend a job interview that will change her life. This is the feature debut of Dawn Jones Redstone, an award-winning Mexican American writer/director whose shorts have screened around the world, including the acclaimed Sista in the Brotherhood. Her work often features women of color (cast and crew) and explores themes of resistance, feminism, and the internal machinations that help transform us into the people we want to become. She believes in using her hiring decisions to uplift people and help create an inclusive filmmaking community that reflects and brings needed perspective to the world we live in. She resides with her wife and daughter in Portland, Oregon.

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Through my advice

A project by Dan Eason, Through My Board tells the story of Paul Johnson, a deaf and OG skater from the Burnside skate park, as they grapple with aging, addiction and the often uncomfortable process of personal growth. Producer/director/editor Dan Eason moved to Portland, Oregon to work as a stage manager for several seasons on the hit NBC show, Grimm. He now enjoys working regularly as both stage manager and producer on a myriad of films and commercials shot in the greater Portland area. In 2016, Dan managed the “I Don’t Feel Home In This World Anymore” location, which won Best Picture at the Sundance Film Festival.

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Dear Eva

Produced by Riley Lozano and directed by Kamryn Fall, Dearest Eva is a period piece set in an alternate world free of slavery, land theft or gender oppression, allowing black and brown joy to be showcased without black and brown trauma. A Kryptic Films production, Dearest Eva is the culmination of Lozano and Fall’s wildest dreams, a creation that uplifts underrepresented communities and celebrates joy. They believe that cinema and theater should be innovative and accessible to everyone.

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The landless

Created by Ramone Palmore, The Landless focuses on America’s homelessness crisis and the struggle to balance community resources. The effects of neighborhood change and gentrification affect the survival of a mother and her young son. Ramone Palmore is an American theater and film actor and producer, filmmaker, and founder of Global Millennium Pictures, an American motion picture company based in Portland, Oregon, focused on being an international voice in film. , collaborating globally in film development and production.

Hosted and supported by Prosper Portland, the Portland Film Office is committed to the economic vitality of a Portland-centric production ecosystem and seeks to strengthen local supply chain and industry capacity.

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