The highly anticipated project – Bone Music – by The Last Artful, Dodgr and Eyrst’s co-founder, Neill Von Tally is here. We really don’t have much to say other than the world is about to be talking about another Portland artists.
“It’s changed tremendously.” Dan goes into telling me a story about living in a loft in Southeast Portland, close to the Doug Fir. This was about 4 years ago. It burned down and he was forced to move out. After that happened, he felt like that was the death of inner SE.
In our first feature under our year long project – EMPHASIZE FEMALE TALENT – we got to connect with Cailin Lowry. She’s witty from the start, even on her ‘about me’ page. She seems like one of those girls you meet at a random party & become close with immediately. Her work speaks volumes about the person she is – well connected with culture yet has a firm grasp on important social issues. She considers herself a producer-writer-director [in that order] who makes a living as a freelance producer.
Her work is usually in some phase of music video producing. She just finished directing a promo for a non-profit, Girls Who Code. It’s an organization that is working to close the gender gap in computer science. It was her first time being hired as a director and this time the story is all about female empowerment. Not too shabby.
The most consistent project for her is called Girl Band — it’s a TV concept she’s been working on since junior year of college with two other girls (Kerry Furrh and Olivia Mitchell). They co-directed/wrote/produced the short film version of it last year and it ended up premiering at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival. Through Tribeca we got representation and a production company involved to help develop and sell Girl Band. So, right now Cailin is splitting her time 50% producing and 50% on developing Girl Band.