Source on the Scene: Swinging with the Stars

Local celebrities are pairing up with professional dances to compete in the annual Swinging with the Stars event on Saturday night at the Tower Theatre.
The event raises money for the Central Oregon Sparrow Clubs.

Central Oregon Daily’s Chris Biggs visits a rehearsal to preview the event for this week’s Source on the Scene.

For more information on events happening in and around central Oregon, pick up a copy of The Source Weekly or visit them online at www.bendsource.com.
And a special thanks to Indian Head Casino for sponsoring our weekly Source On The Scene series.

Wrapping it up with “Bomb City”

Chris Biggs closed out the final day with the recipient of the Best Director Award for BendFilm Festival, Jameson Brooks for Bomb City who credits the whole team for making their film such a success. The film is based on a true story about a young punk rock kid, Brian Deneke, who is ridiculed and harassed by the preppy jocks aka the “white hats.” The story uncovers the intolerance of the punk culture and the injustice they face when the two groups face off. Here’s what they had to say about the film and their time in Bend.

Central Oregon Daily Goes to the Movies: BendFilm Awards

Central Oregon Daily’s Chris Biggs attended the Awards Reception for the BendFilm Festival at McMenamins Old St. Francis School on Saturday night.

The 2017 BendFilm Festival Jury Award recipients are:

Best of Show ($5,000) – Liyana- directed by Amanda Kopp and Aaron Kopp

Best Director ($500) – Bomb City – directed by Jamie Brooks

Best Cinematography
Relationtrip – directed by Renée Felice Smith and C.A. Gabriel

The 2017 BendFilm Katie Merritt Audience Award winner is:
Liyana – directed by Amanda Kopp and Aaron Kopp

Best Narrative Feature ($1,000) –
Mr. Roosevelt – directed by Noël Wells

Best Documentary Feature ($1,000) –
Forever ‘B’ – directed by Skye Borgman

Special Documentary Jury Award for Most Lovable Character
Big Sonia – Directed by Leah Warshawski and Todd Soliday

Special Short Film Jury Award
A Shepherd – directed by Vern Moen

Special Short Film Jury Award
Homegrown – directed by Quentin Hamberham

Special Short Film Jury Award
Mixtape Marauders – directed by Peter Edlund

Best Student Short ($500) –
How Far She Went – directed by Ugla Hauksdóttir

Best Documentary Short ($500) –
The Last Honey Hunter – directed by Ben Knight

Best Animated Short ($500) –
Pittari – directed by Patrick Patrick Smith

Best Narrative Short ($500) –
Emergency – directed by Carey Williams

Best of the Northwest Short ($500) –
Running Eagle – directed by Konrad Tho Fiedler

“All The Rage” Film Plays at BendFilm Festival

What happens when you suppress “all the rage” and emotional trauma? For filmmaker, Michael Galinsky and millions of others, it’s chronic pain. That’s why he documented his work with Dr. Sarno, who teaches him about the connection between mind and body, and how to use it to overcome his chronic back pain.

Central Oregon Daily’s Chris Biggs skyped with filmmaker Michael Galinsky and his wife who co-directed the film, Suki Hawley, before Michael headed to Bend.

For more information on events happening in and around Central Oregon, pick up a copy of The Source Weekly or visit them online at www.bendsource.com.

And a special thanks to Indian Head Casino for sponsoring our weekly Source On The Scene series.

Source on the Scene: Preview of the BendFilm Festival

A former Bend resident returns for the BendFilm Festival to show her first-ever documentary about five young women who live semi-primitively in the Oregon Cascade Mountains.

Central Oregon Daily’s Chris Biggs sat down with the director and producer of “Earth Seasoned #GapYear to learn more about the inception of the film that will screen on Sunday, October 15 at 10 a.m. at the The Tower Theatre.

For more events that are taking place in and around Central Oregon, pick up a copy of The Source Weekly, or visit their website at www.bendsource.com.

And a special thanks to the Source on the Scene sponsor, Indian Head Casino, for giving us the time and resources to cover the arts and culture scene in Central Oregon every Friday night on Central Oregon Daily at 6 p.m. on KOHD and 7 p.m. on KBNZ.

Source on the Scene: Bend Roots Revival

The Bend Roots Revival is a grass roots community events that brings in local acts from all genres of music that perform on seven different stages between the Arts Station and Deschutes Brewery Warehouse.

Central Oregon Daily’s Chris Biggs met up with returning act and local favorite Honey Don’t at the Music Maker’s stage to give you a sample of what’s to come this weekend.

For more events that are taking place in and around Central Oregon, pick up a copy of The Source Weekly.

A special thanks to the Source on the Scene sponsor, Indian Head Casino, for giving us the time and resources to cover the arts and culture scene in Central Oregon every Friday night on Central Oregon Daily at 6 p.m. on KOHD and 7 p.m. on KBNZ.

Source on the Scene: Heathers The Musical

Even though it was based off of the iconic movie from the 80’s, the themes of suicide and bullying explored in “Heathers The Musical” make it as relevant today as it was then.

Central Oregon Daily’s Chris Biggs sits down with the director and some of the cast members of “Heathers The Musical” at 2nd Street Theater in Bend to discuss the issues raised in the show.

Source on the Scene: Solar Eclipse Viewing at Worthy Brewing

Central Oregon Daily’s Chris Biggs takes us to Worthy Brewing where, along with the recently opened “Hopservatory,” experts in astronomy, history and the humanities will be giving a wide range of talks this weekend. These talks will range from the science behind the solar eclipse, to the search for extraterrestrial intelligence.

Source on the Scene: Bend Brewfest

Bend Brewfest kicked off Thursday night and Central Oregon Daily’s Chris Biggs was there to get a taste of what’s brewing with local beer taster, Rich Mithoff AKA Bend Beer SNØB to choose three “must try” beers for this year’s festival.

For more information on what’s happening in and around Central Oregon, pick up a copy of The Source Weekly or visit them online at www.bendsource.com.

And a special thanks to our “Source on the Scene” sponsor, Indian Head Casino, for giving us the time and resources to show the best of arts and culture that Central Oregon has to offer, every Friday night on Central Oregon Daily at 6 p.m. on KOHD and 7 p.m. on KBNZ.