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Wednesday, August 27 • 7:30pm - 8:45pm
Screenwriting and Independent Filmmaking

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If you can't write a story on paper, how do you expect to make it on film? Portland-based author Jon Raymond's first novel brought his work to the attention of Kelly Reichardt and together they made four movies, including MEEK'S CUTOFF and NIGHT MOVES. Joining Raymond to discuss how a story becomes a movie, we have Bend Film Festival best screenplay winner Steve Doughton (BUOY), Jon Garcia (THE FALLS), Brian Padian (the black sea), and Darcy Miller (A HUNDRED EIGHTY DEGREES).


Vu Pham

Director - Baby Ipecac, My Brother, Waiting
Vu’s filmmaking adventures started at a much later point in life than many of his heroes and colleagues. The journey thus far has been circuitous and unconventional but promising. His first short film was accepted into the 2011 DisOrient Asian American Film Festival of Oregon... Read More →


Steve Doughton

Steven Doughton is a writer and director from Portland, Oregon. He studied drawing and painting in college and in 1983, moved to New York's East Village where he soon began making short films. In 1986 Doughton and artist David Wojnarowicz collaborated on the short film Around Clown... Read More →

Jon Garcia

Jon Garcia is the writer and director of Tandem Hearts, The Falls, The Falls: Testament of Love, and The Hours till Daylight. He's also a songwriter and musician. Lake Productions is a production company founded by Garcia in 2009 and based in Portland, Oregon.

Darcy Miller

See in the Dark Productions
Darcy Miller is Owner/Executive Producer at See in the Dark Productions. Her work include the film  A Hundred and Eighty Degrees, which she also produced, and the adaptation of Edwidge Danticat’s Caroline’s Wedding, which was a finalist at the Sundance Screenwriters Lab. As... Read More →

Brian Padian

Brian is a writer/director based in Portland, Oregon. He studied filmmaking at Humboldt State University and holds an MFA in Screenwriting from the American Film Institute. After graduating he apprenticed with screenwriter Barbara Turner and later worked at Castle Rock Entertainment... Read More →

Jon Raymond

Jon Raymond is an American writer living in Portland, Oregon. His books include The Half-Life, Livability, and Rain Dragon. He wrote the short stories and screenplays for the films Old Joy and Wendy and Lucy (both directed by Kelly Reichardt). He also wrote the screenplays for Meek's... Read More →

Wednesday August 27, 2014 7:30pm - 8:45pm PDT
Pro Photo Supply Event Center 1801 NW Northrup Street, Portland, OR 97209

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