// events coordinator //
Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, Matthew is an architecture major who loves all things design adjacent. He started creating and studying films in high school and since then, has kept that passion alive despite spending most of his time hunched over a drafting board. Matt hopes to someday work in the humanitarian sector of the design profession and use his film background to document his work. When he isn’t he drawing up plans, making grilled cheese, or having a small existential crisis, he likes to backpack, take photographs and adventure around Portland while listening to wayyy too many true crime or music podcasts.
// projectionist //
Sam Schrader has lived in Portland, Oregon his whole life. He has had a passion for film and filmmaking since a young age, so it seems only natural that he is a film major at PSU. His interests in film are very broad but he has a particular fondness for indie, experimental film. As a projectionist he is delighted to be able to work with 35mm and 16mm film, a rare opportunity these days (and getting rarer every day).
// cinema coordinator //
Makaveli is the Cinema Coordinator at 5th Ave! An architecture major / photo minor hailing from Oklahoma, Makaveli hopes to be a name people vaguely remember in the world of Art and Design. They can be found answering emails behind a computer, in art galleries on PSU campus, making something that could vaguely pass as art, or using an unnecessary amount of exclamation points! He holds the opinion that music videos are the best short films (Vince Staples - Prima Donna is Fire, as is Kevin Abstract - Empty).
If you see him say hi, and hope you don’t get into
an argument about hip hop with them.
// projectionist //
Amelia Eichler is a native Portlander. As a film major she hopes to someday be in California, saving films from deterioration in an archival warehouse. She most enjoys watching films, hopping from one antique store to another, collecting vintage postcards, roller skating to disco music, and listening to her plethora of Dean Martin records. She loves a good musical and her favorite era in film is the 1930s (but her passion is strong for all films made during the classic hollywood era). You can find her at The Hollywood Theatre or at the local roller rink.
// publicity coordinator //
A thousand miles away from their home in Long Beach, California, Madi found a new home in the bowels of Lincoln Hall. Originally aiming to be the next Erroll Garner, they are now pursuing a degree in Child, Youth, & Family Studies and plan to stay local to the west coast in their future as an elementary school teacher. They’ve been quoting movies since the day they could talk and have a deep passion for all things queer adjacent. In their spare time, you can find them (trying at) baking and huddled over their slowly growing collection of polaroid cameras. If you see us on Twitter or Instagram, give Madi a shout!