• 2018 Production Review and More!

    • February 5, 2019
    • Author | Celena Rubin

    Oregon continues to be a destination for creative media producers from around the world. From Emmy winning television productions, to Oscar nominated feature films; world class animation to award winning interactive games, Oregon has become a brand unto itself.

    Here is a review of productions in 2018, some that are here to stay and others that have just kicked off and are gaining success. These include the new series like Hulu’s “Shrill”, Netflix’s “Trinkets”, Warner Horizons “Pretty Little Liars” spinoff  “The Perfectionists” set to air later this year and Disney’s “Timmy Failure” adapted from a best selling children’s book series.

    Watch the feature film “Leave No Trace” on Amazon Prime starring Ben Foster and Thomasin McKenzie, who play a father and daughter living off the grid in a public park in Portland.

    Funny Men Bill Hader, Seth Meyers, and Fred Armisen, creators of IFC Original Series “Documentary Now!” is set to air their third season this February. Funny or Die’s “American Vandal” and “The OA” both reached their second season here in Oregon.

    Writer and Coos Bay Native Jeff Whitty has been nominated for an Oscar for “Best Adapted Screenplay” with “Can You Ever Forgive Me?” and has already won a Tony for his hit Broadway Play “Avenue Q”. That’s not all, Oregonian native Skye Fitzgerald known for his impressive collection of documentaries has been nominated for an Oscar in the “Documentary Short Subject” for his latest “Lifeboat”.

    Laika the famous animation studio that brought you Coraline has a new feature coming soon called “Missing Link” starring the voices of Hugh Jackman, Zoe Saldana and Zach Galfianakis. 

    We’re most excited to hear that production of Guillermo Del Toro’s dark version of the classic tale of “Pinocchio” has begun here in Portland. It’s no wonder we’ve established ourselves as a destination for artists and filmmakers with tax credit offers and additional incentives. Oregon has a bonafide reputation for organized, talented and adaptable professionals who work on features, television, advertising, animation and interactive game design.

    If you missed any of Oregon Made productions, you can find some of the 2018 list here: 

    American Vandal (Season 2)

    Pretty Broken

    Zilla & Zoe


    The Lost Division

    The Reluctant Radical

    The Shivering Truth

    Sex Weather

    Toonami (Intruder)

    Angie Tribeca

    The Black Sea

    Room to Grow

    Dallas & Robo

    Lean on Pete

    Here and Now (Season 1)   


    First Cow

    Here Awhile

    Sources: Oregonfilm.org, Oregonconfluence.com, Oregonlive.com

    Please note there were many independent films created in 2018 in both short and featured length that were not listed.