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Portland's Cinema Syndicate Fights 'Tooth and Nail' at the 48 Hour Film Project HD Filmmaker Showdown

NEW YORK (January 26-29, 2007) -- Portland's Cinema Syndicate film collective, lead by Sean McGrath, is one of five final teams (out of an original 1200 worldwide) competing this week at the 48 Hour Film Project HD Filmmaker Showdown festival in New York City.

If Syndicate's preliminary "Tooth and Nail" mockumentary about a vampire running for the Senate —yes, he drinks b...   More
Monday, January 29, 2007 by James Boyda

The Flicker-down Effect

Hollywood's biz and buzz come a-calling for Portland's film professionals.

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Katie O'Grady can clean a mean toilet—no small feat, considering she can do it while looking impeccably bright-eyed, blond and put together. She's also well-versed in trash bags and sweater vest ...   More
Wednesday, January 24, 2007 James Boyda

The Emotional Matrix

A new Web-art project, WeFeelFine.org, connects feelings in Portland, Belarus and beyond.

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One rainy day, a young man in Portland, Ore., has the feeling of splitting in half when he closes his eyes. A Portland actress feels she has to eat to be sexy—but she cannot bear to eat in front ...   More
Wednesday, October 11, 2006 James Boyda

48 Hour Picture People

WW turns an eye toward Portland's amateur moviemakers during the 48 Hour Film Project.

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Portland's indie filmmakers, fleet of foot and high on two days of no sleep, arrived en masse at the Jupiter Hotel on Sunday, Aug. 13, rushing to turn in their digital short films before a 7:30 pm dea ...   More
Wednesday, August 23, 2006 James Boyda

Ghosts In The Machine

A look at MyDeathSpace.com asks, "Where do our online profiles go to die?"

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Dead bodies are easy to manage. Before long, they must be burned or buried or wrapped in flags and tossed in the sea.The worldly traces of a life are the trickier residues to resolve. Photographs, swe ...   More
Wednesday, August 16, 2006 James Boyda
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