Nick Caleb and 15Now!

Nick Caleb and 15Now!

Posted on May 7, 2014 in News | No Comments

We’re big fans of Seattle’s Kshama Sawant, so we were thrilled when Nicholas Caleb announced he was running for Portland City Council on a 15Now! platform. We produced two spots for Nick’s campaign and one for the 15NowPDX campaign. Why? Because the rent is too damn high.   Caleb For Council Promo Vote Caleb (15 […]

Robin Hahnel on Climate Change

Robin Hahnel on Climate Change

Posted on Nov 22, 2013 in News | No Comments

Here’s a short piece we just finished featuring radical economist Robin Hahnel. We cut this together using an interview we shot for an upcoming short film, “Left Undone”. More on that soon.

Tech Town Portland

Tech Town Portland

Posted on May 20, 2013 in News | No Comments

We recently teamed up with our friends at Uncage The Soul on this beautifully photographed film, Tech Town Portland. Softbox provided the motion graphic overlays and titles.

Why Occupy Portland?

Why Occupy Portland?

Posted on Oct 12, 2011 in News | No Comments

An ode to Occupy Portland.

Econ4

Econ4

Posted on Sep 28, 2011 in News | No Comments

Announcing the official launch of the Econ4 film series and website! This is the first installment of an animated series on economics commissioned by Econ4. Econ4 is a progressive economics think tank based in Amherst, MA that has teamed with Softbox to produce a series of educational films that aim to answer the basic question, […]

“The Bad Mother” Book Trailer

“The Bad Mother” Book Trailer

Posted on Apr 5, 2011 in News | No Comments

Journalist Nancy Rommelman just released her debut novel and commissioned Softbox to create the book trailer.  It’s a gritty and compelling look at the street kids of Los Angeles. A great read!  Get yourself a copy here.

Gerald Friedman Interview

Gerald Friedman Interview

Posted on Jan 22, 2011 in News | No Comments

Here’s a clip from our interview with professor Gerald Friedman. Our conversation centered on labor struggles and the meaning of the American revolutionary spirit. In the clip he is referring to Eugene V. Debs and Martin Luther King Jr. Jerry is Professor of Economics at UMass Amherst.

Emily Kawano Interview

Emily Kawano Interview

Posted on Jan 20, 2011 in News | No Comments

Emily is executive director at the Center for Popular Economics (publishers of this very handy book).  We talked about TINA syndrome (There Is No Alternative) and some practical approaches to building a better system.  Here’s a little peek.

Gar Alperovitz Interview

Gar Alperovitz Interview

Posted on Nov 18, 2010 in News | No Comments

Here is a snippet of an interview we recorded with Gar Alperovitz this past election day. Alperovitz is a political economist, historian and author of (among others) “America: Beyond Capitalism”. We spoke to him about the history and future of economic reform in this country. He is a brilliant fellow and I think that comes […]

New Digs!

New Digs!

Posted on Jul 20, 2010 in News | No Comments

Dear fanclub, Check out the new digs. It’s just about twice the size of the old place and only a block away! Big enough for a couch and everything. The new space is located in the Simon, Toney & Fischer building- one of the best renovations of an industrial space I’ve come across.