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.