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Monday Night Info Session: Collaboration!

March 12, 2018 — March 12, 2018

Monday / 5:30-6:30 p.m.


Join Director Kyle Eaton and Composer Mark Orton for a discussion on collaboration in the Portland film industry! Both of our guests have worked on countless productions in the US, but will focus on their collaborative process having both worked on the recent film Shut Up Anthony. They will start by sharing some experiences on their paths to becoming film professionals and then open up the discussion to attendees.

Kyle Eaton is an award-winning filmmaker based in the Pacific Northwest. As an Oregon native, Eaton graduated from Montana State University with his bachelor of arts in film and theater. After years of working in LA, Eaton relocated to his home state to continue producing commercials, music videos, documentaries, short films, and episodic content. As an assistant director, he has worked with many acclaimed directors including Kelly Reichardt (“Meek’s Cutoff”), Kyle Patrick Alvarez (“C.O.G.”), and Debra Granik (“Leave No Trace”). As a producer, Eaton recently collaborated with the nonprofit film foundation Cinereach (“The Florida Project”, “Beach Rats”, “Moonlight”) on the film “Preserve” directed by acclaimed screenwriter Nicole Perlman (“Guardians of the Galaxy”). “Shut Up Anthony”, Eaton’s award-winning directorial debut feature, has played a multitude of festivals including Cinequest, Sidewalk, Heartland, Brooklyn, Bend, and will be released in 2018.

Mark Orton, founding member of the genre-bending acoustic chamber ensemble Tin Hat, has written original scores or contributed music to numerous films including MY OLD LADY, NEBRASKA, SWEET LAND, BOXTROLLS, THE REAL DIRT ON FARMER JOHN,  BUCK, THE REVISIONARIES, Fernando Meirelles’s 360, Ken Burns THE ROOSEVELTS, and DRYLAND.  An alumnus of the Peabody Conservatory and the Hartt School of Music, and the recipient of a Sundance Institute Composer Fellowship, he was nominated as Best New Composer by the International Film Music Critics. As an arranger he has worked with artists including Tom Waits, Willie Nelson, Mike Patton, and Norah Jones. In addition to film, he composes for dance, circus, radio drama, and the concert hall, drawing inspiration from his collection of antique and unusual musical instruments.


Monday Night Info Sessions are a casual series of talks and presentations geared toward Northwest Film Center students and community members interested in hearing how local filmmaking professionals got to where they are today. Topics and presentations will vary each session as we try to gather a variety of experiences because the path to becoming a filmmaker is rarely straightforward!

Free! But let us know you’re coming and RSVP to Matthew Hunsucker, Northwest Film Center Education Programs Work Study Assistant: