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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

Land | Environment | NW Life | Science

Take A Virtual Roadtrip Through Oregon's Fascinating Geology

Oregon's geologic record goes back some 400 million years. "Oregon Field Guide" has assembled a few of our favorite "old stories" as they are revealed in our many striking treasures and land forms.

Transportation | Environment | Recreation | World | NW Life | Nation | Water | Health

Former 'Oregon Field Guide' Photographer Rafts Through The Grand Canyon To An Uncharted World With Coronavirus

Former “Oregon Field Guide” photographer Nick Fisher dropped into the Colorado River for a Grand Canyon rafting trip. When he emerged from the trip three weeks later, the world had been turned upside down.

News | Environment | Nation | Recreation

Is It Still A Good Idea To Enjoy Oregon's Outdoors?

Last week, Oregon's parks and recreation agencies were encouraging people to get the healthful benefits of being outside. With the governor's stay home order, that message has changed dramatically

News | Environment | Recreation | Entertainment | NW Life | local

Is It Safe To Go Hiking? Yes, With Caveats

With so many people off work or stuck at home, is it safe to take this opportunity to go on a hike? Experts says yes... with some caveats.

News | NW Life | Environment | History | local

Bayocean: The Lost Resort Town That Oregon Forgot

Bayocean, "the town that fell into the sea," stands as a warning to the hubris of our ever-spreading society.

News | Environment | Flora and Fauna | Science | local | Sustainability | Water

Plastic's New Threat: Indestructible Rafts For Ocean-Crossing Invasive Species

Plastics show up in beach debris all over the world. Scientists are discovering that they present a new kind of threat: they're providing invasive marine species with floating, ocean-crossing "rafts."

Animals | Environment | Recreation | Entertainment | Flora and Fauna | NW Life | local | Arts | Oregon Art Beat

Ashland Artist Starts ‘Dialogs With The Anthropocene’

Painter Claire Duncan taps into a shared feeling for a powerful gallery show.

News | Animals | Environment | Education | Fish & Wildlife | Flora and Fauna | NW Life | Climate change | Science | local | Sustainability | Water | Pacific Ocean

Reflections In A Tide Pool: Oregon’s Jane Lubchenco

OSU distinguished professor and former NOAA chief Jane Lubchenco leads her grandchildren through a hands-on exploration Oregon's spectacular tide pools.

Entertainment | Environment | Arts | Technology | local | Oregon Art Beat

Nora Sherwood On The Path Less Traveled

Nora Sherwood went from a career in tech to one in art and illustration. The journey was painful but she has no regrets.

Food | NW Life | local | Cooking

Get Ready, Clam Diggers: It's Chowder Time

Now that the cold weather has arrived, it’s clam chowder season.

News | Animals | Environment | Fish & Wildlife | Science | local | Water | Pacific Ocean

Oregon Students Get Up Close And Personal With Intertidal Creatures

We follow a team of students from the University of Oregon's Institute of Marine Biology as they pry up rocks and wiggle into tight crevices in search of specimens for the Smithsonian Institution.

Arts | NW Life | local | Oregon Art Beat

'Black Nativity' Lights Up Portland's Holiday Season

A profile of one of Oregon's longest running African-American theater companies, as they produce August Wilson's "Two Trains Running" for the stage.

News | Education | local

Want To Learn The Ropes Of Seamanship? Better Ship Off To Astoria

Tongue Point in Astoria is home to the only merchant mariner training program in the Job Corps system.

News | Recreation | Food | Science | local | Pacific Ocean

Siletz Bay Crab Clinic Makes Ocean-To-Table Easy … Sort Of

Bill Lackner holds free clamming and crabbing clinics on Siletz Bay every summer. We tag along and see how it's done.

Arts | NW Life | local | Oregon Art Beat

Cultivating Wisdom In A Chinese Garden

Portland is home to one of only a handful of Chinese gardens in North America.

Land | Arts | NW Life | Recreation | local | Oregon Art Beat

Reflections On Peace: The Portland Japanese Garden

The Portland Japanese Garden is considered one of the finest examples of the art form outside Japan.

Oregon Field Guide

Ain't No Mountain High Enough: Photographer Todd Sonflieth

"Oregon Field Guide" photographer Todd Sonflieth is not afraid of heights.

Oregon Art Beat

Perfect And Improbable: Remembering The Oregon Eclipse Festival

"Oregon Art Beat" takes you to an epic arts festival built around the 2017 total solar eclipse.

local | Sustainability | Flora and Fauna | Environment | Animals | Oregon Field Guide

Urban Falconry: A Very Portland Solution

Lots of urban areas have crow problems. But Portland may have pioneered a novel solution.

Oregon Art Beat

Studies In Resilience: Claudia Marchini's "Homage To Slaves"

Peruvian-American artist Claudia Marchini's work is inspired by her research as a psychologist.