Hugh Potter

Hugh Potter

Archetypal Productions
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Portland, Oregon

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January 2013
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About Hugh

I am a filmmaker based out of Portland, Oregon. I am currently trying to produce and direct a screenplay with my fellow filmmaker, which we also wrote titled "Chinook." Chinook is a coming-of-age drama set in present-day Ilwaco, Washington, at the mouth of the Columbia River. Set against the backdrop of a small logging and fishing town, Chinook tells the story of a part Native American teenager who must carve a dugout canoe to establish her cultural identity against the tide of racism and indifference against her and her people.

I am also collaborating on a documentary titled “Death of the Comic Code Authority.” We are a small group of comic book fans and aficionados who also happen to be professional videographers. There was once a code that was forced upon the comic book industry out of fear and intimidation. There have been some who have delved into the sordid history surrounding the inception of the code before. However, our goal is to not re-tell what's already been told about the beginning of the code but instead to attempt to shed some light on how and why the code eventually crumpled under its own weight. We will attempt to show how the comic code was established upon false information and outright fallacies, how some well-intentioned citizens were coerced into an angry mob and witch-hunt behaviors by self-righteous zealots who thirsted for notoriety and social scapegoats. We will attempt to show how from its birth, the Comics Code Authority was destined to die.

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  • Chinook

    Chinook Budget: $100K - $1M | Drama Independent Suzanne’s father dies in Afghanistan and, she has a dream that sets in motion the journey of a lifetime; to prove that her tribe, the Pacific Northwest Chinook, still exists. Against all odds, Suzanne carves a dugout canoe from a cedar log and paddles it over the open Pacific ocean to an Indigenous tribal gathering in Seattle and becoming part of the vast Native American landscape of her dream.

  • The Netherworld

    The Netherworld Budget: $100K - $1M | Action Fantasy Rae, a retired soul hunter is reinstated to track down and stop her old nemesis, Dawn. Dawn has escaped her imprisonment in hell and is on a mission to punish Rae for imprisoning her by destroying the Netherworld and ruling over it. If Dawn succeeds she will open the veil between the living world and the dead, ending humankind as we know it.

  • Alien Worlds

    Alien Worlds Budget: $100K - $1M | Sci-fi Fantasy J, a successful video game designer’s boss is demanding another installment of J’s first and still most popular game, Alien Worlds. J is reluctantly dragged by his design team to the universally famous UFO Festival in McMinnville Oregon, home of the first-ever photographed flying saucer, and J’s hometown. Upon J’s homecoming, he discovers the expression, “we are not alone,” has more than an extraterrestrial meaning.

  • One More Try

    One More Try Thriller Mystery Jennifer just wanted to have a beer and watch the super bowl with her friends. Then he came into the bar and made a play for her younger sister. She lashed out at him not knowing he was a serial killer.

  • Jane

    Jane Budget: $1M - $5M | Romance Mystery Jane, an aging primatologist desperate to redeem her legacy, accepts an offer from an old friend in Tanzania to save a great ape before poachers kill it. Jane learns that the ape is Jane's long-lost love, who was presumed dead so many years ago.

  • Midnight Warriors

    Midnight Warriors Budget: $100K - $1M | Sci-fi Adventure In a post-apocalyptic future, bicycle gangs fight each other once a year to rule Seattle. Big Jack, Max’s father and head of the Midnight Warriors, wants revenge on The Destroyers for killing his wife. The Destroyers kill Big Jack and Max is wrongly accused of his murder, causing the gang to splinter. Max must reorganize his fathers’ gang and lead them through a lawless wasteland of the forbidden city to fight another day.

  • Broken Chain

    Broken Chain Budget: $100K - $1M | Sports Independent Comedy Set in the late 1990s and after the death of his life partner, Craig, a broken-hearted cyclist, reunites with his high school buddies. With his reestablished friendships, he finds a new life and builds a Coffee-Bike shop. When Craig and his friends learn about the velodrome they used to race in high school will be torn down to build expensive apartments, they set about to save it from destruction.

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