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Oregon Industry

SHORTS

BY: DOUG BALDWIN (PAGE 56)

“This project is a Desire’s Masquerade was created to showcase the budding talents of the Pacific NW. massive canvas, Photo Courtesy of Bridget Baker/92 Bridges created with the intention By their very nature, short films thrive on economy: Gearhead Grip (page 83), 9iFX (page 98), and of showcasing every line of dialogue counts, as does every shot Digital One (page 5), who all sponsored the film.” and every penny spent on the line budget. OMPA the budding, members helped a diverse slate of made-in-Oregon Sista in the Brotherhood world-class Portland’s Sellwood Bridge is the setting for this talents of Pacific short films reach their artistic goals. 21-minute film in which a black tradeswoman NW writers, Desire’s Masquerade experiences discrimination and must choose designers, and Ambitious director Jesse Vinton (page 45) drafted between taking a stand or keeping her job. visual storytellers over 70 top crew members and raised $33,000 in With the help of Kickstarter and a Regional Arts donations to make this allegorical film that explores and Culture Council grant, the production used in a cinema the “cult of the self” in modern society. “We’re blown 18 talented crew members, including mixer and quality, shortaway,” said Vinton, “by the generosity of not just indi- OMPA member Russ Gorsline of REX (page 93). film format.” — Jesse Vinton, Director Desire’s Masquerade

viduals, but also local companies such as Simon Max Hill Casting (page 102), Koerner Camera (page 79),

Official selection for the Pan African Film Festival and the NW Filmmakers’ Festival, Modern Dark, reveals a man’s struggle to see the stars in a light-polluted city. Linea, when you maybe shouldn’t have fallen in love. 20  SourceOregon 2017 | A Publication of the OMPA

Modern Dark Prompted by a short-film competition by NASA, director and writer Josh Lunden (page 56)

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Enjoy OMPA's annual publication exclusively highlighting the award winning work of Oregon Media Production Association members. 2017 theme...

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