WHY I VOLUNTEER: Meet Ben

Ben, volunteer of the Portland Film Festival

Meet Ben. He’s an experienced Hollywood editor that’s worked on TV series and motion pictures. He’s one of the many volunteers that help produce the Portland Film Festival. This year with the support of Comcast, we are highlighting volunteer stories leading up to the 2017 edition from October 30th to November 5th.

If you’d like to volunteer, email or meet us in person at one of our upcoming events. Find out more at our Facebook page.

What’s your first name and where are you from?
Ben and I’m a military brat from all over the world, but mostly Florida

How did you hear about the festival?
Through another friend who was a past volunteer that I met between movies at the Hollywood Theater. Although funny enough, I had a film that was screened a few years ago at the festival. So technically I’m a returning filmmaker that really loves the festival and now volunteers every year.

Why do you volunteer?
To be involved in the independent film scene in Portland and help people with my film making experience

If you volunteered with the festival in the past, what was your favorite experience?
Getting to know filmmakers during their tech checks. I really got to know them.

What are you looking forward to at this year’s festival?
Attending a workshop and movie

Are you a filmmaker? If so, what are you working on now?
I am, some commercials for Caesars Palace Resorts in Las Vegas

What’s your favorite movie and why?
The Right Stuff – Ultimate cinematic experience that exemplifies man vs. nature to the most realistic extreme and I’m from the part of Florida that NASA is close to

What’s your least favorite movie and why?
There are so many, especially now when anyone can make a movie

What’s your guilty pleasure or your comfort movie?
The Core

Where do you read or find out about movies?
I mostly watch movie trailers on youtube.

Where do you like to watch movies?
At home

What’s your favorite theater in Portland?
Laurelhurst

If you could cast your dream movie, what genre, cast and who would direct?
Historical Science Fiction starring Eric Bana, Lizzy Caplan and Jaime Hector

If you could bring three things to a deserted island what would you bring?
Kindle with tons of books, tablet with a ton of movies and a bike power alternator to charge it all

What kind of sandwich would you be?
Roast beef

Stay tuned for more volunteer profiles. Comcast presents the 2017 Portland Film Festival from October 30th to November 5th. Buy passes online at portlandfilm.org.

And if you’d like to join the volunteer team, please email us with your interests. Or meet us in person at one of our upcoming events. Check out our Facebook page for more information.

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WHY I VOLUNTEER: Meet Robin

Volunteer at the 2017 Portland Film Festival

Meet Robin. She enjoys Monte Cristo’s, in intimate theaters (like Laurelhurst), while watching strong female leads in Hidden Figures and Wonder Woman! She’s one of the many volunteers that help produce the Portland Film Festival. This year with the support of Comcast, we are highlighting volunteer stories leading up to the 2017 edition from October 30th to November 5th.

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