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Producer, Oregon Field Guide and Oregon Art Beat

Jule Gilfillan

Jule Gilfillan is an Emmy-winning producer for OPB's documentary shows, Oregon Art Beat and Oregon Field Guide.

Prior to joining OPB in 2010, Jule spent several years working in Los Angeles as an independent director, producer and writer, making television programs for NBC, MSNBC, HBO, Sundance, MTV, Planet Green, Discovery and others. She also wrote and directed several China-based films that showed at film festivals in New York, Telluride and Venice.

After earning her degree in Asian Studies from California State University and living in China for six years, Jule received her masters of fine arts in cinema and television production from University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts.

An Oregon native and an enthusiastic music lover, hiker and camper, Jule loves to explore the state's arts, culture and outdoors.

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Recent Articles

local | Animals | NW Life | Environment

Counting Mountain Goats On Mount St. Helens

OPB | June 30, 2017 1:30 p.m.

Prior to the eruption of Mount St. Helens, few people realized there were mountain goats living in the area. A recent survey shows they are thriving in the region.

NW Life | Animals | Land | local | Oregon Field Guide Summer Series

Shepherdess Briana Murphy Takes On Portland Foliage

OPB | June 30, 2017 1:15 p.m. | Portland

Briana Murphy's goats clear foliage throughout the urban jungles of industrial Portland.

Water | NW Life | Oregon Field Guide Summer Series

Trekking The Majestic McKenzie River Trail

OPB | June 30, 2017 1 p.m.

The 26-mile McKenzie River Trail travels along some of the clearest water, most dramatic waterfalls and majestic old-growth forests in all of Oregon.

Arts | NW Life | Family | Entertainment | News | local | Oregon Art Beat

Portland Winter Light Festival Sparks Illumination

OPB | May 4, 2017 8 p.m.

By the time February rolls around here in the rainy northwest, most folks are going a little bit crazy. A respite from those mid-winter woes: the Portland Winter Light Festival

Arts | NW Life | local | Oregon Art Beat

Portland Animator Explores A Changing Portland With 2 Local Icons

OPB | April 27, 2017 8 p.m. | Portland

The engine of gentrification fueled by Portland’s recent transplants was starting to hum by the time Jerold Howard returned. That's inspired his latest film.

local | Fish & Wildlife | NW Life | Flora and Fauna | Communities | Oregon Field Guide

Oregon Prison Sagebrush Project Aims To Engage, Educate Inmates

OPB | Feb. 23, 2017 8:30 p.m.

Inmates at the Snake River Correction Institute in Oregon grow and replant sagebrush to improve sage grouse habitat.

Science | Water | Environment | Recreation | Climate change | Land | Oregon Field Guide

Columbia River Gorge Geology Tour

OPB | Feb. 16, 2017 8:30 p.m.

The Columbia River Gorge is a sight to behold, but what's even more breathtaking is the story behind its creation. Here's how two major floods shaped this spectacular area.

Arts | NW Life | local | Oregon Art Beat

Ka'ila Farrell-Smith

OPB | Feb. 9, 2017 8 p.m.

The artwork of Ka'ila Farrell-Smith brings her Klamath-Modoc heritage into contemporary life.

Business | NW Life | Family | Technology | Communities | Education | Sustainability | Oregon Field Guide

Oaks Bottom Forge

OPB | Feb. 9, 2017 8:30 p.m. | Portland

One traditional forge in the Sellwood neighborhood of Southeast Portland has been attracting everyone from engineers to chefs who want to learn how to forge their own tools.

Animals | Science | Water | Pacific Ocean | Fish & Wildlife | local | Oregon Field Guide

The Mysterious Glowing Creatures Of Northwest Waterways

OPB | Feb. 9, 2017 8:30 p.m.

A scientific and eye-popping look at the tiny creatures that produce light in seawater.

Oregon Field Guide

Tillamook Rock Lighthouse

OPB | Feb. 2, 2017 8:30 p.m.

A look at how the isolated, storm-battered lighthouse on Tillamook Rock earned the nickname "Terrible Tillie."

Oregon Field Guide

Mountain Goat Survey

OPB | Nov. 17, 2016 8:30 p.m.

There's a growing population of mountain goats around Mount St. Helens.

Oregon Field Guide

Tractor Museum

OPB | Nov. 10, 2016 8:30 p.m.

Enterprise rancher Erl McLaughlin's museum is a diamond in the rough.

NW Life | Election | Politics | News | Nation | local

Animator Jerold Howard Lives His 'American Dream'

OPB | Nov. 4, 2016 4:37 p.m.

Our series exploring what the American Dream means to Oregonians continues with animator Jerold Howard.

Oregon Field Guide

Eulachon Smelt

OPB | Nov. 3, 2016 8:30 p.m.

Can the Northwest's huge runs of eulachon smelt be preserved?

Oregon Field Guide

Slot Canyon Geology

OPB | Nov. 3, 2016 8:30 p.m.

How do slot canyons like Oneonta Gorge and Valhalla form?

Oregon Field Guide

Disappearing Meadows

OPB | Oct. 13, 2016 8:30 p.m.

We investigate why natural meadows are disappearing from the Pacific Northwest.

Oregon Art Beat

Ceramic Artist Chris Antemann

OPB | Oct. 6, 2016 8 p.m.

Chris Antemann gives her 18th-century-inspired porcelain figurines a feminist twist.

NW Life | local | Land | Environment | Oregon Field Guide

Valhalla Behind The Scenes

OPB | Oct. 6, 2016 midnight

Field Guide takes you behind the scenes as we head into the Oregon wilderness in search of a hidden geologic wonder.

Animals | NW Life | Environment | Recreation | local | Fish & Wildlife

Hiking Portland's Wildwood Trail In 5 Parts

OPB | July 19, 2016 12:20 p.m. | Portland

Tucked into the northwest corner of Portland, the Wildwood Trail weaves for more than 30 miles through Forest Park. Here's how to hike the historic path in five parts.