Sunday, June 19, 2011

Support Poler!

My friend Benji started a really fine company to support outdoor adventure making times.  The Poler one man tent is now available in the Poler Store! Click this photo to be taken to Poler’s first ever special offer. Just 150 dollars gets you the tent and a Free sleeping pad along with no tax and free ground shipping. They will be releasing different products every few weeks for a limited time, all the while building towards the launch of their full line up of camping stuff. Check them out!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Special screening in LA tonight!

Saturday, June 18, 8 pm

Florestine Collection by Helen Hill and completed by Paul Gailiunas

also featuring the following films by friends.
I am honored to have one of my films included!

Inside the Weeping Volcano by Trixy Sweetvittles, sound by Mahalchick
Superliner by Julianna Parr
The Telephone by Cosmo Segurson
Winter by Mar Elepano
Talent by Lori Damiano
Returning by Nancy Jean Tucker, music by The Bedroom Walls
The Collagist by Amy Lockhart

Monday, June 13, 2011

Monday, June 6, 2011

Come out this Friday to support SEE SEE's Grand Opening

Friday June 10th at 5pm
633 N Tillamook
Portland, OR  97227
BBQ & Cold Beverages will be in attendance along with some art!
I am making some things to put on the wall right this moment.
Hope you can make it!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Florestine Screening This Saturday!

 I have been helping to organize this screening which is taking place this Saturday!  Please help us spread the word about this special event by forwarding or posting about it.
Hope to see you there!
Slain New Orleans Filmmaker's Voice and Vision Resound in Animated Documentary
“The Florestine Collection,” by Helen Hill, completed by Paul Gailiunas
Hollywood Theatre
4122 Northeast Sandy Boulevard
Portland, OR 97212
June 4, 2011
Award-winning animator Helen Hill found more than 100 handmade dresses in a trash pile one Mardi Gras Day in New Orleans. She set out to make a film about the dressmaker, an elderly seamstress.
Before Hill could finish the film, Hurricane Katrina flooded her house, the dresses and the part of the film she had completed.  Tragedy then struck again.  In 2007, Hill, then 36, was murdered and her husband, Dr. Paul Gailiunas, shot while protecting their child.
Gailiunas survived and vowed that Hill's final film would not go unfinished.  Now, four years later, Gailiunas has completed “The Florestine Collection.”  The film begins with Hill's story of the amazing treasure trove of dresses and weaves into it the heartbreaking and, finally, transcendent story of Hill and Gailiunas' life before and after Hurricane Katrina and their unique artistic partnership.
At the center of “The Florestine Collection” is the magical, do-it-yourself animation style characteristic of Hill's work.  Her extensive body of work has earned her wide renown in the animation and experimental film world.  In 2004, Hill was awarded a Media Arts Fellowship Grant by the Rockefeller Foundation for her achievements in film.  Her work has been featured in several film festivals of note, including the Ann Arbor Film Festival.  In 2007, Hill's alma mater, Harvard, established The Helen Hill Collection, features 16 millimeter prints of ten of her films.  In 2009, the Library of Congress selected her film “Scratch and Crow” for the National Film Registry. 
Gailiunas has been intimately involved in Hill's filmmaking.  A musician in calypso bands including Piggy and The Troublemakers, he has contributed music to a number of Hill's films, including “The Florestine Collection.”  Hill and Gailiunas have also co-produced short films and co-written songs.
“The Florestine Collection” captivates viewers by capturing Hill's and Gailiunas' determination to overcome an almost unfathomable adversity.
The screening will also include two other films by Hill, “Tunnel of Love” and “Bohemian Town,” plus a few other shorts by Hill's friends and local Portland filmmakers, including Lori D. and Benjamen Popp.  Along with the films, a vegan bake sale will also take place before and after to raise money for the theatre rental as well as to help support Wee Pigs sanctuary in Columbia, SC, where Paul and Helen's pot bellied pig, Rosie, now resides.
For more information on "The Florestine Collection" and Hill, see