“Godmother of Oregon Film” Katherine Wilson to join August Klamath Film Member Meeting Aug. 4

Katherine Wilson, former casting agent/location scout/author and Oregon film historian, to join Klamath Film for its August member meeting on Thursday, Aug. 4 at 6 p.m.

Event Details:

WHAT: Klamath Film June member meeting
WHERE: Retro Room Records, 3255 Washburn Way #7, Klamath Falls, & online via Zoom
WHEN: Thursday, Aug. 4, 6-8 p.m.
COST: Free. 
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Klamath Film’s August member meeting returns to in-person get-togethers and will again also be online via Zoom. The meeting is free and open to the public. The meeting is also offered simultaneously online now via Zoom at https://us06web.zoom.us/j/93821083996?pwd=d3QvMUpaaWhQeU5WVk5qUFlGNEd6dz09

Join us on Thursday, Aug. 4 at 6 p.m. to network with other filmmakers, actors, and film fans in Southern Oregon, hear about upcoming film production and work opportunities, and meet our featured guest.

 We will be returning to in-person meetings (though you may still join via Zoom if you prefer) at a new location. Join us in the back room at Retro Room Records – 3255 Washburn Way #7, Klamath Falls.


August Featured Guests:

“The Godmother of Oregon Film” Katherine Wilson

Katherine Wilson was born in Klamath Falls, Oregon to school teachers who lived and taught on the Chiloquin Indian Reservation. Her father was childhood friends with Director James Ivory. She attended the University of Oregon as an English Major, and soon became an actress for the burgeoning 16mm Poetic Cinema filmmakers that included members of Ken Kesey‘s Merry Pranksters.

Concurrently, she was discovered by Director Mark Rydell for his film Cinderella Liberty (1973). Mark brought her to Hollywood and encouraged her to attend film school at the University of California. However, she wanted to continue as a filmmaker in Oregon, and has worked ever since to create a film industry in the Northwest tradition.

It was in lobbying the Governor’s office for the indigenous filmmaker that Katherine was chosen as the Governor’s liaison to the set of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975) wherein she became fast friends with Jack Nicholson and Michael Douglas. She became visible as an advocate for films in Oregon, helping Producers and Writers with L.A. contacts and creating networking organizations on a grass-roots level, as well as providing a myriad of services for Hollywood Productions. Her first major film as location scout and location casting director was for the notorious National Lampoon’s Animal House (1978). She provided these services for the next 20 years on many films, including Stand by Me (1986), but with her literary background she felt she could better serve her community by developing and creating screenplays that were made to film in the Northwest. She has worked with thirty-some writers doing this, and has recently completed five of her own, to great accolades for her work from Hollywood Writers, Directors, Producers, and Actors, some of them Academy Award level professionals.

In 2007 she was honored for her career in Film with a weekend long party at the Pendleton Round-Up, with Filmmakers flying in from all over the country, including “Smoke Signals'” Director Chris Eyre. Since then, she has mentored young filmmakers and wrote and produced Animal House of Blues: How a Community Helped Create a Hollywood Blockbuster or Two (2012)_ with 10 graduating students from the University of Oregon’s Cinematic Studies department. They won “Best Documentary by a Northwest Filmmaker” at the Eugene International Film Festival. When ‘Animal House’ Alumni heard about it, some returned to Eugene to help her to re-edit, re-score and re-shoot it for a new edition: “Animal House of Blues”. It aired on Oregon Public Broadcasting in May of 2018, and took OPB to #1 in the nation that night in prime time Neilson Ratings.

In 2017 she completed her memoirs called ‘Echoes From the Set: 50 years of Filming On Location: Hollywood & Oregon’s Cinematic Literary Voices’ (2019). Inspired by the students she mentored, she returned to the University of Oregon to finish her degree and complete her Film Certificate. While there, she wrote a sequel titled ‘Echoes from the Set (1967-1977) Shadows from the Underground: Cinema Under the Influence,’ which was just released in August of 2021. She graduated with Sigma Tau Delta Honors, a scholarship, as well as a Graham Fellowship for Grad school. She was recently named on the Board of Directors to Wisdom of Elderberry Farms, and continues mentoring young journalism and poetic cinema filmmakers.




Klamath Film is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Klamath Film is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Klamath Film member meeting
Time: Aug 4, 2022 06:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Aug 4, 2022 06:00 PM

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