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Welcome to This Place

Everyone has a special place–a spot on earth you hold close to your heart. Like the town where you grew up or met the one you love. The cove where you learned to surf. The secret mountain hideaway where you go to find yourself.

In the first release of This Place, we explore the Oregon Coast through a short film and series of interactive vignettes. We take to the road to get to the heart of the questions, “What makes the Oregon coast unique?” And “Why do so many people consider it not just special, but sacred?”

From its local inhabitants to its visitors, the Oregon Coast means different things to different people. This Place is a portrait of the coast as seen through the eyes of a few who cherish it.

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Collaborators

Director
Truen Pence
Head of Production
Sara Leimbach
Producer
Davis Priestley
Producer
Paul Welch
Coordinator
Michael Hall
Editor
Kyle Stebbins
DIT/Asst. Editor
Evan Gutt
Production Assistant
Jenny Smith
Production Assistant
Amie Pascal
Research
Matt Love
Art Director
Lee Harrison
Executive Producer
Vince LaVecchia
DP
Greg P. Schmitt
AC
Galvin Collins
Grip
Chip Ingram
Gaffer
Joel Stirnkorb
AC
John Parson
2nd Unit DP
Jake Sargeant
Set Photographer
Ryan Garber
Sound Mixer
Derek Ecklund
Writer
Norm Sajovie
Strategy
Tina Glengary
Strategy
Cecilia Doan
Executive Producer
Justin Lewis
Photographer
Kevin Russ
Photographer
Nick LaVecchia
Photographer
Amanda Leigh Smith
Photographer
Jake Sargeant
Art Director
JD Hooge
Art Director
Justin Gorman
Web Developer
Jared Moran
Web Developer
John Brown
Web Developer
Brandon Kitajchuk
Web Developer
Ben Purdy
Music Score
Brian Hall
Executive Producer
JD Hooge

Cast

Journal 1
Lauren Ahlgren
Journal 2
Kelly Laviolette
Journal 3
Paul Welch
Journal 3
Dave Hendrickson
Journal 3
Ryan Cruse
Journal 4
Cat Simpson
Journal 4
Erin Ritchie
Journal 4
Gray Bouchat
Journal 5
Jessamyn Grace West
Journal 5
Darren Orange
Journal 5
Marco Davis

Partners

Oregon Surf Adventures
Marmoset
FRESTcoast
Kelly's Marina
Gearhead
Koerner Camera
Oregon Film
Light Press
Slipstream Cinema
Warm Current

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Enjoy This Place, an interactive journal exploring the Oregon Coast. #thisplace

Enjoy This Place, an interactive journal exploring the Oregon Coast. #thisplace

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