Branching Out

Outdoor School — a $2.5 million film meant to showcase the reality of homelessness and Black life in 1990s Portland — wrapped shooting in mid-September. But filmmakers pioneered a recruitment model they hope will be a boon to aspiring filmmakers of color — and to Oregon’s film industry.

The Producer

David Cress, producer of hit TV show Portlandia, explains how Oregon’s film industry has taken off and how it supports sectors all over the state.