NW Documentary is an arts nonprofit based in Portland Oregon that teaches and supports documentary filmmaking and nonfiction storytelling. 


We believe that everyone has a story to tell and that stories create community. Everyone should have access to the skills, tools, and support they need to tell the stories that matter the most to them. 

Our goal is to build and sustain a welcoming and supportive community that allows anyone to experience the power of creating and sharing true stories. 


Sam Gaty – Executive Director 

Board of Directors

Nora Colie

Spencer Garland

KC Touchner