I am an Oregonian who has returned to Portland after spending my adult life on New York’s Upper West Side. I have taught film at CUNY, Portland State University, Northwest Film Center and Linfield College. Dennis Nyback and I are the founding directors of the Oregon Cartoon Institute. My MFA in film is from Columbia University.
Oregon Movies, A to Z began life as a blog kept during the year which preceded the Oregon Sesquicentennial Film Festival at Marylhurst University. Dennis Nyback and I co-curated that ten day festival, which focused on expanding the definition of Oregon film to include, not just films made in Oregon, but films made by Oregonians.
More about me at www.mrsnyback.wordpress.com.