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If you’ve attended a VR-related event in Portland in recent years, there’s a pretty good chance Tawny Schlieski was a presenter. She’s the go-to if you want to totally nerd out about the possibilities AR and VR have to change the way we live, work, learn, and play. She’s the imaginative thinker you want during brainstorming and the diligent eyes you want on your final version before hitting send. What inspired you to get
As the Director of W+K Studios and JOINT at Wieden + Kennedy (Portland), Patty Brebner is a pretty big deal. She’s the one running things behind-the-scenes of many of the most iconic brand stories and spokespeople we all recognize—the likes of Nike, Coca-Cola, and KFC to name a few. But you won’t find her taking the credit; she saves that for the teams she drives to create the next best thing. Take a peak
Meet one of the producers behind one of the most iconic, if not infamous, Oregon-made shows: David Cress. He’s proof that even the best don’t get to stop trying. Now that he’s “made it” he dedicates himself to bringing up the next generation of crews and creatives. We’re grateful he took the time to share some of his best moments and advice with us. Name: David CressRole: Line ProducerKnown for: Portlandia, Shrill, Documentary Now!
REPORTING BY ANNIKA JAMES | WRITE-UP BY LILLY JOYNES | PHOTOGRAPHY BY PEDRO VALDEZ JR. Portland is known as one of the whitest cities in America. Fortunately, our community of creatives are also vocal and ambitious in their desire to create positive change. That includes leading the way in diversifying the traditionally white, male-dominated entertainment industry. OMPA is proud to create opportunities for these conversations, networking opportunities, and paid production placements through our events and
Revery, an OMPA member since 20XX, is a creative production and global storytelling studio based in NE Portland. From a 6-second ad to a 93 minute feature film, and everywhere in between, Revery is a trusted content partner for brands, agencies, and artists. With work ranging across sport, tech, fashion, and more for startups and Fortune 500 companies alike, Revery is people, love, and stories. Visit their website to learn more: www.revery.isMEMBER PROFILE
The film adaptation of Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made is available on Disney+ as of February 7. The story follows an enterprising little boy and his imaginary polar bear best friend as they solve crimes both big and small. The movie was shot in Portland and Vancouver, BC. Watch the trailer for glimpses of the St. John’s Bridge and even a signature Portland Naked Bike Ride.MEMBER PROFILE
Written and directed by Oregon indie favorite Kelly Reichardt (Certain Women, Meek’s Cutoff, Old Joy) and adapted from the novel The Half Life by John Raymond. OMPA Board Member Neil Kopp co-produced the film, with a host of other members and local professionals on crew. Set in the early 1820s, the story follows two unlikely friends—a lone Western traveler and a Chinese immigrant—who make money sneaking milk from the territory’s first cow. The twoMEMBER PROFILE