Portland Film Festival (September 1st – 7th, 2015) is premiering a locally produced film starring Kodi Smit-McPhee (“Paranorman,” “The Road,” “Let Me In” & “Dawn of the Planet of Apes”) as well as costarring Danny Devito (“One Who Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest,” “War of the Roses,” “Ruthless People,”& “Throw Mama from the Train”) called, “All The Wilderness,” written and directed by Michael Johnson.
Shot in and around the city of Portland, Oregon, the film is about a restless teenager who explores the wilderness of the city while struggling with the absence of his father. The film premiered at SXSW in 2014 and was picked up for theatrical distribution by Screen Media Films. The film will be screened for at least two weeks following its premiere at Living Room Theaters, located at 341 Southwest 10th Avenue.
The film will be making its Oregon premiere at the February 20th event. Cosponsored by the Portland Film Festival, Oregon Film (the governor’s film office), Oregon Media Production Association (OMPA), SAG AFTRA (the actor’s union) and the Portland Film Club, (Oregon’s largest film watching organization).
The event will be kicked off with an introduction by Oregon Film’s Executive Director Tim Williams. “With Wild now showing the beauty and talent of Oregon to audiences across the nation, it’s nice to see another locally grown film hit the theaters. Oregon is a unique and amazing shooting location. It’s a great honor to be co-hosting the Portland premiere of this film,” says Williams.
Produced under the state’s I-OPIF program, the production received financial incentives introduced to increase the frequency of Oregon film productions. I-OPIF funds are designated for productions made for fewer than one million dollars by local filmmakers. Other incentives used by “GRIMM,” “Portlandia” and “The Librarians” are for organizations spending larger amounts of funds in the Oregon economy. OMPA estimates that over $135 million was spent in the Oregon economy due to the film incentive programs in 2014.
An after party will follow the screening. Limited tickets are now available at the Portland Film Club, with Living Room Theater selling tickets later in the week.