Eastlund’s Exclusive TV Channel

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Lower Boom Presents highlights Northwest filmmakers and storytellers only at Hotel Eastlund. Monthly programming showcases regional feature films, short films, music videos and special projects on Channel 2 in each hotel guestroom.

PORTLAND, ORE — Hotel Eastlund guests can now relax in their own guestroom with an exclusive, curated collection of local indie films, music videos and special projects as part of the new Lower Boom Presents channel. Founded in partnership with Lower Boom’s CEO Matt Schulte, the new channel brings the diversity and depth of Pacific Northwest storytellers and filmmakers to guests staying at the Hotel Eastlund in Portland’s inner eastside neighborhood.

“We are thrilled to offer such a creative experience to our guests,” says Joanne Bosworth, Director of Sales and Marketing at Hotel Eastlund. “Lower Boom Presents brings diverse voices from the region to our guests every month with this exclusive collaboration.”

Schulte brings his long career as a filmmaker and as a writer/director to this new creative venture. One of his latest films, JOAN, was the special opening night selection at the 2015 NW Filmmakers’ Festival in Portland, Oregon, and is one of the Lower Boom Presents films this month on Hotel Eastlund’s TV Channel 2. “We believe that the arts build stronger communities and change people’s lives,” says Schulte. “Our collaboration with Hotel Eastlund gives us a front row seat to showcase our local independent film and music scene to visitors from around the country.”

September Films include:
• Cycho, directed by Elijah Hansan
• Chapel of Rest, directed by Ben Mercer
• Baling Baling, directed by Lawrence Johnson
• The Benefits of Gusbandry, Episodes 1-4 directed by Alicia Rose
• We are Clouds, directed by Stuart Getty
• Light of Mine, directed by Brett Eichenberger
• Joan, directed by Matt Schulte
• Angela’s Sacred Heart, directed by Jerry Bell Jr.
• To Be a NW Filmmaker, directed by Zach Weintraub
• Lower Boom Screen Test #3, a Warhol inspired screen test shot on 16 mm film directed by Matt Schulte and Scott Ballard.

Music Programs:
• Logan Lynn’s Go There When You Want to be Loved, directed by Kevin Forrest
• Live Music videos from Pickathon

Partners and sponsors of Lower Boom include The Oregon Governor’s Office of Film, the Hollywood Theater, the NW Film Center, Pickathon, the Oregon Story Board, Portland Community Media and the OMPA.

About Lower Boom: Lower Boom is a unique, Portland-based media company that drives innovation in marketing, distribution, production and discovery of independent film, video and storytelling. For more information, please visit lowerboom.com.

About Hotel Eastlund: Hotel Eastlund is the first contemporary, four-star boutique hotel in downtown Portland’s Eastside. Hotel Eastlund is adjacent to the Oregon Convention Center, Moda Center, Veterans Memorial Coliseum and the Central Eastside’s culinary hub with its artisan distilleries, restaurants and breweries. The hotel offers easy access to the Portland streetcar and MAX Light Rail. The mid-century inspired Hotel Eastlund features 168 rooms and suites, a flexible ballroom with floor-to-ceiling windows, two executive boardrooms and two private dining rooms overlooking downtown Portland. The hotel’s dining options include Altabira City Tavern, one of the most popular rooftop restaurants in Portland, by celebrated chef David Machado that offers American cuisine with a beer-centric menu. Citizen Baker, adjacent to the lobby, is a casual daytime café and evening wine bar. Hotel Eastlund is located at 1021 SE Grand Ave., Portland, OR, 97232.