Noah Thomas is a documentary film producer for “Oregon Field Guide” and Oregon Public Broadcasting.
Noah is deeply involved in Portland’s burgeoning African American film community, and his documentary films have been screened at the Hollywood and Roseland theaters. He is a fellow at Open Signal Labs, a film incubator program for aspiring Black filmmakers in Portland. Noah’s focus has been short-concept videos and documentary films conveying motifs of self-sustainability, community engagement, introspection, and self-empowerment.
Noah was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, and has spent the last six years in Portland, Oregon. He graduated from Columbia College with a degree in arts management.
The robots are coming ― to pick Northwest apples
Feeling pressure from labor shortages, some farmers are betting on robots to be the fruit pickers of the future.
On the Oregon Coast, a pro surfer and tribal members connect through ocean waves
On an overcast day in late summer, Kelly Potts sits cross-legged on her surfboard talking to a group of people who are eager to surf for the first time. They listen intently as she explains what’s in store for their introductory lesson at a retreat intended for members of the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians. Potts facilitates surfing retreats with coastal tribes to build community and reconnect with the ocean.