Peter Anthony Holden and Abigail Young Star in 'Trinket', a DL Watson film

Some of Shaggy Dog Project's amazing and generous contri..

EIFF 2014 - Shaggy Dog Project SHOWCASE!

Shaggy Dog Project is once again proud to showcase our s..

Healing with humor

Eugene artist takes an unlikely route to filmmaking Shag..

SHAGGY DOG PROJECT at TALENT POOL, First Friday Artwalk Eugene

Friday, October 10 from 5:30-8 pm: Opening Reception. ..

Talent Pool Exhibit Dates

The exhibit runs from October 10 through November 22. Talen..

Talent Pool Gala Reception

Shaggy Dog Project is a proud participant in "Talent Poo..

World Premiere "The Perfect Ass", by Al Kline

Al Kline, Director, Writer, Producer of "The Perfect Ass" - ..

MOPAN Holiday Party & Meeting

Shaggy Dog members are heading to the MOPAN Holiday meeting!..

DIVA to Host Screenplay Reading at Wildish Theater

Aaargh! DIVA will host, for the first time in the Eugene..

Shaggy Dog Presents at the Eugene Celebration Film Festival

Eugene Celebration Film Festival presents: The Film Zone (ht..

How To Join the Shaggy Dog Project

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'Trinket', the movieSome of Shaggy Dog Project's generous contributing actors, Peter Anthony Holden and Abigail Young, along with Hunter OGuinn and Madeleine Young  star in 'Trinket', a DL Holden film which premieres Saturday, November 15 at the Campus Bijou Art Cinema!  Read more...

Eugene International Film FestivalEugene International Film Festival 2014



Shaggy Dog Project was once again proud to showcase our short films at the 2014 Eugene International Film Festival.

Thanks for joining us for this year's films!  And many thanks to Mike Dilley, EIFF Festival Director, for making it possible to showcase Shaggy Dog Project films at the festival, on the big screen.  We hope you'll be seeing EIFF's many film offerings this year.

EIFF 2014

November 7, 8, 9

November 9

Bijou Metro, Downtown Eugene

Our 2013-2014 Showcase Films

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A crafty oil executive extends his sphere of influence to visitors from another Dimension. His secret dealings are derailed by his ex-mistress who accidentally discovers an opportunity to save humankind--with surprising results.
The Big Spill


Everyone knows that all the good men are taken—right? Obituaries are the new personals for two sisters as they follow their mom’s lead and meet men at their wives’ funerals with unexpected consequences.    [view trailer]


Carmen, a Goth turned mental health nurse, connects with her brilliant and disturbed patient, Abel, as the two explore the humorous and ironic boundaries between sanity and ambition.  
Cold Fusion


How much humiliation will a man take to insure his young daughter’s happiness?


A couple’s intimate conversation results in a surprising climax.  
Resume Normal Breathing


Shaggy Dog Project display, "Talent Pool" 2014Shaggy Dog Project shares its story in "Talent Pool", an exhibition at the Jacobs' Gallery in the Hult Center for the Performing Arts and curated by Eugene International Film Festival Director, Mike Dilley. 

The history of film in Eugene, beginning as early as the 1930's, travels the walls of the Jacobs Gallery, and includes a wide spectrum of Eugene's rich culture in the entertainment arts. 







Eugene has been used as a filming location for several Hollywood films, most famously for 1978's National Lampoon's Animal House.

John Belushi had the idea for the film The Blues Brothers during filming of Animal House when he happened to meet Curtis Salgado at what was then the Eugene Hotel.

Getting Straight, starring Elliott Gould and Candice Bergen, was filmed at Lane Community College in 1969.

How to Beat the High Co$t of Living, starring Jane Curtin, Jessica Lange and Susan St. James, was filmed in Eugene in the fall of 1979.

The exhibit continues from October 10 through November 22

See the Shaggy Dog Project story told on three beautiful panels, using a screenplay format highlighted with still images from our nine films.

"Talent Pool" will also be a featured venue for the First Friday ArtWalk on Friday, November 7, from 5:30-8 pm.


"Mourning After"

Screenwriter/Producer: Kathleen Caprario-Ulrich
Director: Julia O'Reilly

Interested In Film-making?

The Shaggy Dog Project is designed to guide aspiring local filmmakers through the process of creating short, dramatic films using professional screenwriting and filmmaking techniques. The program is based on the premise that learning is best accomplished by doing.

From Story Idea To Screenplay

Stories are selected from ideas submitted by class members. The ideas are then developed into short (5 to 10 page) screenplays. From those screenplays that qualify, short (5 to 10 minute) films are produced with class members serving as the production crew. The goal is to provide the total filmmaking experience, from basic-idea-to-finished-film.

Shaggy Dog Project Welcomes Enthusiasm and Team Players.  For more information on joining The Shaggy Dog Project, contact us.