"Buoy," Schmeer Editing Fellow Lindsay Utz's first narrative feature, is screening this Saturday at the Northwest Filmmakers' Festival at the Whitsell Auditorium. We love that it was made in Karen's hometown of Portland.
It begins a theatrical run at the Hollywood Theater in Portland on November 28.
Lindsay told us a little about working on it: "I cut the film in October 2011 in my parent's upstairs guest bedroom in Portland. We hauled a bunch of borrowed gear over to their place and set up the edit suiteI got the gig through my friend David who is the producer of Portlandia. The film world in Portland is small, so it's not uncommon to know pretty much everyone. My production career really started in Portland, so I have a lot of great contacts there still, and I love a good excuse to go back. It wasn't competitive to get the gig because they had no budget for an editor! Since I really wanted to get my hands on a fiction film, and also do something that was radically different from Bully, I volunteered a month to do the project. I would work alone during the day and then Steve would come by at night with dinner and beers and we would work together for a few hours. It was really fun to cut a film where, 90% of the time, you're in your pajamas. :-)"