2015 SOFaM Highlights Reel

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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!


Cameras and Cocktails* aka ‘The Abby Singer Shot’
Wednesday, December 7th 2016 
SBDC – Small Business Development Center 
101 S Bartlett St, Medford, OR 97501 
7:00PM – 9:00PM


Join fellow members for another evening of our famous SOFaM networking. Make new connections, strengthen old ones, and find out what’s happening in the production scene. December’s Cameras and Cocktails is called the “Abby Singer Shot” because it is your second to last chance to celebrate with SOFaM this year! 
Abner E. “Abby” Singer (December 8, 1917 – March 13, 2014) was an American production manager and assistant director in film between the 1950s and the 1980s. His name has become famous in Hollywood as a phrase describing the second-to-last shot of the day as the “Abby Singer”.

The SOU Small Business Development Center (SBDC) in Medford, OR provides in-depth, one-on-one guidance to businesses and prospective entrepreneurs at no fee by appointment. SOU SBDC services are available for FREE to anyone who owns or operates— or is considering starting— a for profit business in Jackson County. The mission of the SBDC is to help small businesses grow and succeed from start up to exit strategy. The SOU SBDC offers FREE Business Builder presentation from business experts once per month, and more in depth workshops  for a fee once per quarter. Contact Simone Stewart at stewartv@sou.edu for more information.

The Martini Shot New Year’s Eve Party! 
 A Benefit for Southern Oregon Film and Media bleuvous-new-years-eve-party-ideas111-560x315

Come celebrate the end of the year and support the local film industry with the Martini Shot New Year’s Eve Party.
The Martini shot is a Hollywood term that describes the final shot set-up of the day so named because “the next shot is out of a glass”, referring to a post-wrap drink.  

 So grab your party hats and your noisemakers and join us for the best New Year’s Eve Party in Southern Oregon! 

Your overnight package includes: tickets to the party starting at 8:00pm, party favors and noisemakers, Chef’s special selection of Hors d’ oeuvres during the party, and access to premium cash bar with special prices.

Music in the Stardust room features Not Too Shabby. At midnight enjoy a complimentary glass of champagne and a balloon drop!!

Take the elevator home to your spacious suite, and start the New Year off with a leisurely breakfast and late check out on January 1, 2017. 

A Suite Celebration $299.00 per couple + tax 

Hotel check in begins at 4:00pm and includes Overnight Suite Accommodations for Two on Saturday, December 31, 2016. The Party begins at 8:00pm. 

Individual tickets for party and complimentary glass of champagne at midnight are $99 per person without hotel accommodations, $199 with accommodations.

Sponsored by Elsewhere Films

Purchase tickets HERE

SOFaM’s 2016/2017 Wrap Party*
Wednesday, January 11th, 2017 
1500 E. Main St. Ashland, 97520
7:00PM – 9:00PM

Join SOFaM members and special guests for an end-of-year celebration. We’ll be showcasing some of the great work accomplished in the past year, announcing new SOFaM Board members, and honoring a few special invitees. ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum will be our host and sponsor for this year’s Wrap Celebration. Food and Drinks have been graciously provided by local vendors. Don’t miss this fun-filled evening!

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


*Denotes Members Only Event. Non-Members are $10 which is applicable to membership if you sign up within 30 days.


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

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 
Austin Halvorsen – Student  
Chloe Ordway – Student 
David Reed – Supporter    
Bruce Jans – Videographer 
Anna Hodges – Student 
Anna Mendes – Student   
Moriah Doepken – Student 
Kayla Hunter – Student 
Madeline LaMontagne – Student 

Alison Hoffman – Student
Michael Bryant – Student
Sea Liu – Student
Mig Windows – Student


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 

Marlyn Mason – Actor 
Randy Granstrom – Special Effects Hair & Makeup   
Wayne Sweat – Supporter   

Yang Ming – Student 

Becky Brown – Writer 
Jack Vitacco – Suporter  
Jimmy Leavens – Student  

Max Burt – Composer  
Parker Brown – Supporter   
Pela Via – Supporter     

Jeff Golden –  Supporter  
J. Adam Bogle – Transportation  
Loren Wheeler – Supporter    

Ron Huffstutter – Supporter 


A half dozen Southern Oregon Film and Media members will be a part of the crew of a new indie feature titled Mountain Man.  Production is set to begin November 28 in Nevada City CA and is scheduled to wrap December 17.  SOFaM members involved include Ray Robison (Production Manager), Levi Anderson (1st AD), Randy Granstrom (SFX), Erin Rose Gilpin (PA), and Alison Hoffman (PA).

Copper Studio has some exciting news to share: A crew from New York recently rented Copper Studio to film their documentary. The space was also rented by an agency in Portland to produce a statewide TV spot. Both who used the 1,332 sq. ft. facility were happy with their experience. More information about Copper Studio at http://www.copper.studio.

Local stuntman Doug O’Dell Jr. is appearing in the season premiere of ‘The Librarians’ TV series this Sunday on TNT.  Lookout for the Wolfman!

IMD has recently booked both models and actors for campaigns and productions including: Gap, Adidas, MAC, Sketchers, HP and Josephine County commercial spots for local measures.

Quite a few SOFaM members completed a Panasonic video that can be viewed below: 

Panasonic LX10 Production
Shot in San Francisco  
SOFaM Members include: 
Directed, DP by Joseph Linaschke by PhotoJoseph
Edited by Jayson Wynkoop
Sound design by Sean McCoy  
Check out the video HERE

SOFaM Member and SFX Artist, Leah Gibson was recently featured in the Locals section of the Medford Mail Tribune highlighting her business, Rogue FX Creations. She has captured the interests of local youth by offering classes through the library.  Article can be viewed HERE

Steve Fogelman had the opportunity to appear in a scene from Sean Marc Nipper’s new movie with. 

Jasmin Putnam has been very busy with getting her TV show going which will start in January. She also purchased a new DSLR canon 80d.


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