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Welcome to the Portland Film Festival 2014 Schedule. Also on FacebookTwitterMeetup and Instagram. Use #PDXFF14 in your posts, so we can follow your festival experience. Don’t miss Opening Night and the RED CARPET on Tuesday August 26th at CRYSTAL BALLROOM. SEX ED - A new teacher quickly finds that his highly pubescent pupils are receiving no form of sex ed.  He wants to teach them – but he’s not exactly “experienced.” [MORE]

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Thursday, August 28 • 8:30pm - 10:00pm
Shorts Block 4: Expectations

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SHORTS BLOCK 4:  Expectations


10 min -- “Money Shot by Jackie! Zhou: Richie has wanted to direct pornographic film since he stumbled on a Lance Cummaro scene his father accidentally recorded onto a home video tape. Though he has pursued film making in high school, he hasn't quite made anything anyone wants to watch.
When the AV Club budget gets the axe, the club president rejects Richie's pitch to make a porno as the club’s final film. Richie is forced to make his dream movie on his own to prove himself as a film maker.

17 min -- “SUBTEXT by Jacob Pander and Arnold Pander. SUBTEXT explores how relationships are formed, maintained and ended, all through phone texts. This mode of communication has changed the way we express ourselves, allowing the sound-bite and emoticon to determine the fate of our personal lives. Power plays are made with the push of a button as the next text that is sent may decide who has the final say, without ever speaking a word.

01 min -- “Fletch by Zen Freese: An intimate coming of age character study of Frisbee golf legend Fletcher Ferguson, as he embarks on an epic journey to make his mark in the world, and learn what it means to be a man ... in under a minute and a half.

15 min -- “Gage by Keith Wilhelm Kopp: Set in Vermont, the true story of Gage is seen through the eyes of his physician. Life is interrupted the day Gage is injured in an explosion that plunges a rod weighing 13 pounds through his skull. Dr. Harlow saves his life, but brain damage leaves Gage’s world skewed. Harlow attempts to restore Gage’s’ life, while struggling to explain the drastic personality shift to a town of people who, in 1848, do not understand the consequences of brain injury. 

15 min -- “Subsurface Flow by Carl Bird McLaughlin: Wounded by their childhoods, young lovers travel to the desert in search of a holy ground, where the pains of their pasts can be washed away.

12 min -- “Bridgetown by Bryan Tosh: A drug addicted and despondent father, Peter Abbott, awakens from a haze of heroin to find his only daughter is getting married. In an attempt to connect with her father one last time, Emily Abbott sets up a meeting, only to see that nothing has changed. Peter must choose to either continue his path of destruction or become again the father he once was.

03 min -- “Everybody Poops by Chris Buchal: An exploration of the unspoken laws of the universe, to which we all adhere.

09 min -- “Tip Toe by Raquel Bordin: “Tip Toe” is a drama comprised of two parallel stories about the weight of reality on ordinary people.  A little boy, Daniel, dreams of becoming a ballet dancer, but his father refuses to accept it, crushing his only opportunity. 
Veronica, a transsexual, faces complications with her sex-change along with the reality of the death of her childhood dream.

13 min -- “A Time in a Dark Cloud by Rebecca Sgan-Cohen: Emily Lively is spending the weekend at her mother's. Her first night home, she decides to go out to the local bar. She meets a good-looking stranger and goes home with him. The encounter causes her to reflect on her choices as well as her mother's.

 


Directors
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Bryan Tosh

Writer/Director, "Bridgetown"
Portland Filmmaker, Bryan Tosh, was born and raised in the city which his film Bridgetown is set. Bryan was interested in creative writing at a young age. Attending Benson High School, Bryan picked up photography and his love of the camera began. After serving 10 years in the Navy, Bryan finally decided to give his creative side 100% of his focus and returned to writing -- his time it was screenwriting. He attended the Academy of Art University... Read More →
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Carl Bird McLaughlin

Director, “Subsurface Flow”
Carl Bird McLaughlin grew up in the northern stretches of Los Angeles county. He began to study filmmaking at College of the Canyons where he received the Filmmaker of the Year award two years in a row. He later attended California Institute for the Arts for his undergrad. While at CalArts, he completed numerous short films as well as collaborating with fellow filmmaker Mike Ott as co-writer and cinematographer of the film LiTTLEROCK (2011). Also... Read More →
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Chris Buchal

Portland, OR
Chris Buchal, who has an English degree from University of Oregon, grew up reading both classics like Shakespeare and more Philip K Dick and Robert Heinlein than can be considered healthy by today’s standards. His love of film is second to his love of story, and this love can be seen within the very short two-year time span he has been in the movie-making business.   Now it's time to show you a deeper glimpse into the worlds... Read More →
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Jacob Pander and Arnold Pander

Directors,, The Pander Brothers
The Portland based Pander Brothers are a multi disciplinary creative media team who write and direct films and music videos as well as write and illustrate graphic novels. Their award winning feature film SELFLESS premiered at ComicCon International in 2009 and was picked up by Entertainment 1 (E1). The brothers’ music videos for their graphic novel and companion soundtrack SECRET BROADCAST have appeared on MTV and the Brothers’ music... Read More →
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Keith Wilhelm Kopp

Director, "Gage"
Keith Wilhelm Kopp is a film director originally from the Pacific Northwest. His fascination is in crafting dramatic and documentary films that explore human emotion. Before film school, he spent four years in the American Army with one tour to Iraq which provided inspiration for his latest short film, “Gage.”
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Rebecca Sgan-Cohen

Director, “A Time in a Dark Cloud”
New York filmmaker received MFA in filmmaking from the California Institute of the Arts.
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Zen Freese

Zen Freese, an American Director who lives, works and occasionally plays in Portland Oregon. Don't believe the rumors, Zen was not raised by wolves, and has never leap a tall building in a single bound. He can, however make films, and does so as often as possible. A commercial film-maker by trade, Zen works with some of the world's most prestigious brands. Of humble origins, Zen was reared in the gutters of East Palo-Alto, where the sweet clap of... Read More →



Thursday August 28, 2014 8:30pm - 10:00pm
Living Room Theater 341 SW 10th Ave, Portland, OR 97205

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