2015 SOFaM Highlights Reel

Discover Southern Oregon, friendly to a filmmaker’s eye as well as budget, where incredible locations, experienced crews, strong film incentives and no state sales tax have attracted industry professionals from across the country and around the world. For a full description of what Southern Oregon has to offer, begin your journey HERE or click on the links to the left.

Watch the SOFaM 2015 Highlights Reel to the right for a glimpse at some of the great work being done in Southern Oregon. To see more SOFaM videos, visit our Vimeo page here.


MovieMaker Magazine names Ashland A Best Place to Live and Work as a Moviemaker for 3rd Year in a row!. Congratulations Ashland and all of Southern Oregon for being recognized as a great place to live, work and shoot! Read the article here!


SOFaM’s Cameras and Cocktails*
Wednesday, February 1st, 2017  
Location TBD 
7:00PM – 9:00PM


SOFaM’s Cameras and Coffee*
Will resume on February 11th, 2017
Location TBD 



SOFaM welcomes our newest members and thanks those renewing. Please check out their listings to learn more about them.

Charles Fischman – Writer  
Tanner Smith – Student 
Tracie Bergeson – Supporter  
Maria Blandino – Hair & Makeup   
Shanda Hurst – Production Coordinator  
Kymberley Franklin – Line Producer 
Mike Dickenson – Videographer 
Bob Narron – Supporter 
Sheri Myers – Student 
Kimbra LeCornu – Educator 
Pat Garfas – Supporter 
Scott Ford – Supporter 
Sky Lakes Media – Aerial Operator 
Angela Arcuri – Student 
William Babishoff – Student
Ashland Independent Film Festival – Festival 


Calvin Kennedy – Grip & Lighting    
Lala Peterson – Supporter 
Susan Saladoff – Director 
Tyrel Strumpff – Supporter 
Todd Wilson – Director; Director of Photography   
Courtney Williams – Assistant Director  
Chance Settlemire – Student 
C2 Cattle Company – Location   
Denise Baker – Actor 
Denise Ross – Supporter  

Levi Anderson – Supporter 


Mark Unger recently editing the footage from the “600 Biker Mannequin Challenge.” He filmed this and the entire event during the Southern Oregon Toy Run on Saturday December 3rd. It was practically impossible to get the 600+ people to hold still but was able to get the shot! The proceeds raised from the Toy Run will go to the Asante Children’s Miracle Network here in Medford and the Boy’s and Girl’s Club of the Rogue Valley. 

View the Video here: 600 Biker Mannequin Challenge

Francis X McCarthy just completed a guest star role in “No Tomorrow” (CW show shooting in Vancouver, B.C.)

Tyler Maddox DP’d an ad campaign for “Just for Men” in LA with former SOFaM member Matt Doell who was the creative director and directed the spots. 

Tyler also spent a week shooting via horseback in the Rocky Mountains for local celeb Kristy Lee Cook’s show “The Most Wanted List” which will air on the Sportsman’s channel during next season.

Additionally he also DP’d a web video for HP that Annie Lundgren produced for Emotion Studios in San Francisco. 

Gary Kout produced a long-form commercial for Norton Security called “Santa Got Secure,” a follow up to his “Santa Got Hacked” spot last year. Watch the spot here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8YSXuZcUU6g.

Gary also produced a VR film for the NY Times Op-Docs series entitled “Policing Flint”. To watch the film, download the NYT VR app. Watch on a Google cardboard or similar headset for the full experience!

Greg Goebelt’s video “Down” has been accepted and approved for the Mediterranean Film Festival MEDFF in Italy.  They have also asked to use the song for their Film Festival commercial and trailer.  



Member News and showcase what you’ve been working on. Send an email to membernews@filmsouthernoregon.org.