Hey, I'm Tara!

Portland, Oregon

Tara Johnson-Medinger is a Director/Producer living in Portland, Oregon and recently completed her feature directorial debut, MY SUMMER AS A GOTH. Her producing credits include: CITY BABY, ROCK N ROLL MAMAS, THE WINDING STREAM, WORKING LUNCH & THE MUSICIANER

Tara is the Executive Director of The Portland Oregon Women’s Film Festival (POW Film Fest) and the POWGirls Media Education Program. She served on the founding board of directors of the Women in Film Portland Chapter and was awarded the 2013 Service & Inspiration Award by the Oregon Media Production Association. Before moving to Portland, she was a manager of affiliate promotion at the FOX Broadcasting Company in Los Angeles. Through her production work as well as POWFest, Tara wants to promote and create new opportunities for women filmmakers.

My Projects

Projects I'm Supporting

Fundraising MARTINGALE'S Post-Production Budget

Seattle, Washington Feature
Crime, Film-Noir

Revenge is a real mess


3 days left


Good Chemistry

Portland, Oregon Short
Comedy, Science

An 80s homage for the 21st Century: Two science majors left alone on campus for Thanksgiving discover a place where they belong.


This project got the green light!


Portland, Oregon Feature
Comedy, Drama

Nora, a broke actress, and her younger brother Scotty drive from Portland to Seattle so she can attend a dinner hosted by her wealthy ex.


This project got the green light!

Sex Is a God Thing

Chicago, Illinois Series
Drama, LGBTQ

After their father's death, two queer women of color connect as long lost sisters, and together struggle with their identity & spirituality.


This project got the green light!

Someone Will Assist You Shortly

Hampton Bays, New York Feature
Drama, LGBTQ

A gay hospice nurse climbs back into the closet to care for his abusive dad and the behaviorally challenging nephew he never knew he had.


This project got the green light!

My Summer as a Goth - Final Post Production Funding

Portland, Oregon Feature
Drama, Teen

Sometimes you need to go to the dark side to see the light.


This project got the green light!

Messy The Web Series

New York City, New York Series
Comedy, Romance

A web series about love, marriage, separation, kids, and dating all under one happy roof! I swear this will not make you cry!


This project got the green light!

Karaoke People - A Documentary (Formerly: Tip The KJ - A Karaoke Movie)

Portland, Oregon Short

Some people sing karaoke. Others are karaoke people. This is a story about why it matters.


This project got the green light!

Comedic Timing

Los Angeles, California Series

An improv teacher helps her all-women class sort out their personal lives as hers careens out of control.


This project got the green light!

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