Filming TV spots for cannabis stores

Over the last twenty years Portland, OR has developed a reputation for being friendly to TV and movie crews.

This neighborhood has constantly been a buyer of the arts, galleries, art museums, and open forums have been respected since the land was first settled.

That’s one of the various things that makes Portland such an awesome neighborhood – it supports artists! I first moved here about ten years ago, at the time it was supposed to be temporary even though I just never left. I was slated to star in a low budget horror movie being shot in Portland, and my buddy and I made the movie, however my friend and I never saw the inside of a Regal Cinema, except for the outdated venue in Portland my friend and I rented to screen it to our friends. I wound up getting a task in a Portland cannabis dispensary, and the rest is history. I applied for a task as a budtender, however once the owner saw my credentials he asked if I would be interested in filming TV commercials for a local Portland TV station. I jumped at the chance… Filming TV spots for cannabis shops wasn’t my dream, even though I enjoyed being in Portland and hoped this would lead to something more. The commercials were a minor hit, which led to other Portland businesss contacting me to direct their ads, however out of respect to the first cannabis shop that hired me, I never filmed ads for any of his Portland rivals, however now that the film community in Portland is starting to become more active, I hope I can start making movies again.