Local Film for a Global Audience
Olyfilm is an open community of local South Sound filmmakers who benefit from the collective talents and resources of its contributors in order to create professional productions that capture and reflect the beauty and vibrancy of the Northwest. We welcome filmmakers of all backgrounds, including screenwriters & actors.
2023 InterTribal Youth Film Project Stills!
Next Production Meeting:
Jan. 31st, 6:30PM
@Sky Bear Media
113 Thurston Ave NE
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Where I'm calling from
Director: Riley Gibson
Screenwriter: Riley Gibson
Adapted from Raymond Carver's beloved short story of the same name, Gibson imagines Carver's hard drinking 1960's working man, attempting to sober up at Frank's, a boarding house for drunks, where Ray's only solace is found in the gritty stories of his fellow housemates.
Director: Russell Brooks
Screenwriter: Jeff Barehand & Riley Gibson
"S.O.S" took home the BEST FILM jury award and the BEST USE OF DIALOGUE jury award at the 2014 Grand Cinema 72 Hour Film Competition in Tacoma, WA.
Completely written and produced in 72 hours, this little gem of a film, follows Lisa, who cannot seem to hold onto a man until her mother gives her a "good luck" ring that brought Lisa's parents together.
Director: Marena Teixeira
Screenwriter: Marena Teixeira
This short won for BEST USE OF FLASHBACK, a required element of the 2017 253 Film Competition.
Written by Marena Teixeira, it follows the life of a morose robot who can't seem to find his place in the world until he sees himself through the eyes of another.
Revamped OlyFilm Podcast with hosts Isabelle Nixon Klein & Russell Brooks
Winner - Reel Life 96 Film Competition 2022
BEST FILM • BEST FILM IN CATEGORY
BEST ENSEMBLE CAST • BEST SCREENPLAY
BEST USE OF PROMPTS
Lakewoods inaugural film competition, OlyFilm made this short in 96 hours from idea to script to production to final cut by writer/directors Deanna McDaniel, Katie Gibbons, Pat Fifelski, & Jeff Barehand
Just shoot it!
learn about filmmaking while making short films!
OFC Helps Earn Film Badge
OlyFilm hosted an open house with a convening of local Girl Scout Cadettes interested in fulfilling requirements to earn their Digital Moviemaking Badge. More than two dozen excited girls participated, learning about Screenwriting, Field Audio Recording, Camera, Lighting, and Editing. OlyFilm believes that more women in film are necessary to increase representation and increase the diversity of our stories.
Inter-Tribal Youth Film Project
The Inter Tribal Youth Film Project is an ongoing outreach effort to increase the representation of Native Americans in the film world by introducing filmmaking to the younger generations.
The next ITYFP is August 18 - 20, 2023!
For additional info, please contact Jeff Barehand, 360-503-8381, or email@example.com
Every year the OlyFilm competes in The Grand Cinema's 253 Film Competition were we make a short film in 72 hours! We always need all hands on deck, and then some! Writers, Crew, Actors, we need you all for this whirlwind of a project that is both tiring and exhilirating, but ultimately a lot of fun! Join in last weekend in April, every year! But build an OlyFilm team in any film competition, and we will support you!
OlyFilm Studio is a gathering of filmmakers who meet to shoot something in a matter of hours. OlyFilm Studio was originally created to help directors learn to work with talent in a short and intensive time span.
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Russell Brooks directs Jeff Barehand and James W. Clark in this remake of the iconic scene from Michael Mann's Heat. Produced by Riley Gibson.