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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

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 | Flora and Fauna | Environment | Sustainability | 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.

NW Life | Food | Family | local | Oregon Field Guide

The Sweet Taste Of Autumn At Cedar Creek Grist Mill

A picturesque gristmill in southwest Washington state revives the joys of nostalgic traditions.

Arts | History | local | Oregon Art Beat

Dao Strom's Work Aims To Destabilize The American Vietnam Narrative

Portland artist Dao Strom uses image, music, writing and spoken word to explore the intersection of her Vietnamese birth and American life.

Water | Economy | local | Environment | Energy | Land use | Transportation | Renewable energy | Oregon Field Guide

The Tricky, Terrifying, Tedious Work On A Tug Boat

A trip down the Snake and Columbia Rivers aboard one of the tugs that push barges of grain, wood chips, garbage and other payloads between Lewiston and Vancouver year-round.

News | Environment | local | Oregon Field Guide

Friends Of Trees: Putting Down Roots In Winter

Friends of Trees has spread from a neighborhood cooperative to a regional tree-planting powerhouse.

Land | NW Life | Flora and Fauna | Environment | local | Oregon Field Guide

Finding Oregon's Tallest Trees Gets Help From Technology

LiDar technology helps identify Oregon's tallest trees. But humans still need to climb the trees to confirm those readings.

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

OPB Tower Engineers Help Rural Community Stay Connected

OPB's field engineers are like the intrepid letter carriers, braving snow, wind, ice, scorning sun and everything in between to maintain the hardware that carries OPB’s radio and TV signals.

NW Life | Arts | local | Oregon Art Beat

Highlights From The Oregon Eclipse Festival

A glimpse at the largest eclipse-watching gathering in the country. "Art Beat" highlights from a new story coming this season from the Oregon Eclipse Festival in Big Summit Prairie.

local | NW Life | Environment | Animals

Counting Mountain Goats On Mount St. Helens

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.

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

Shepherdess Briana Murphy Takes On Portland Foliage

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

NW Life | Water | Oregon Field Guide Summer Series

Trekking The Majestic McKenzie River Trail

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.

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

Portland Winter Light Festival Sparks Illumination

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

NW Life | Arts | local | Oregon Art Beat

Portland Animator Explores A Changing Portland With 2 Local Icons

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

Oregon Prison Sagebrush Project Aims To Engage, Educate Inmates

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

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

Columbia River Gorge Geology Tour

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.

NW Life | Arts | local | Oregon Art Beat

Ka'ila Farrell-Smith

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

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

Oaks Bottom Forge

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.