Celebrate cinema in Portland, Oregon. Watch over 200 independent films, attend over 75 workshops, networking events, parties, classes and more. Spread across 12+ venues. Buy tickets, merchandise and more at our Festival HQ located at 1139 NW Couch Street—just a block from Powells Books. September 1-7. #PDXFF15

Lara Cuddy

With over 20 years of experience in concept development, marketing strategy, and project management on the books, Lara Cuddy works as a producer and designer in a broad range of media including film & video, broadcast, print, and interactive. Her list of duties include producing, line producing, and production management as well as post-production, promotion, and marketing coordination on independent short and feature film projects, commercials, music videos, and television. Most recent works include co-production with Polluted Pictures on Michael Medaglia's gory black comedy feature "Deep Dark" (Official selection 2015: Fantaspoa International Film Festival, Sci-Fi London Film Festival, Montreal Horror Fest), production and executive production with Reverie Films on indie feature “Birds of Neptune” (Official selection Slamdance Film Festival 2015, Winner Best Narrative Feature Arizona International Film Festival 2015), and line production for One Eighty Films on Tuff TV's first original scripted series, "Combat Report", a WWII drama first aired on cable television in January 2015. Currently, Lara is co-producing "The Benefits of Gusbandry" a new comedy web series based in Portland, created and directed by Alicia J. Rose, co-written by Courtenay Hameister, and shooting in August-September 2015. When not on set, Lara divides her time between creative consulting, corporate and non-profit design projects, and independent film and TV development.

A long-time doodler, amateur photographer, and fine artist, Lara believes in the aesthetic potential of every experience. She holds a BFA in graphic design from the University of Kansas.

My Speakers Sessions

Wednesday, September 2

4:00pm PDT