Read the latest Oklahoma film and music news!
Read the latest Oklahoma film and music news!
DIRECTOR'S NOTE 
Please note: The Oklahoma Film + Music Office will be closed Monday, February 18, in observance of Presidents' Day.
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OKLAHOMA FILM + MUSIC SPOTLIGHT
Graham Phillips, Film Director and Actor
The Oklahoma Film + Music Office (OF+MO)’s “Oklahoma Film + Music Spotlight” features various filmmakers, musicians and industry leaders who have experienced the positive benefits of making film and music in Oklahoma.
February’s Spotlight features Graham Phillips, co-director of and actor in “The Bygone”, which filmed in Oklahoma utilizing the Oklahoma Film Enhancement Rebate Program. Phillips talks about how incredibly important it is for Oklahoma to incentivize the film industry, and what a fantastic experience the production had while filming “The Bygone” through the help of OF+MO. Click the image to watch this month's spotlight video.
FILM + MUSIC NEWS
Ryan Bellgardt’s forthcoming "The Adventures of Jurassic Pet". Courtesy of Ryan Bellgardt.
MovieMaker Magazine Names OKC Among Best Places to Live and Work
For the second year in a row, MovieMaker Magazine has named Oklahoma City among the nation’s top twenty big cities for film production in North America in its 2019 compilation of the “Best Places to Live and Work as a Moviemaker” (Big Cities). The article highlights the state’s rebate program, locations and skilled crew via interviews with local filmmakers, including Lance McDaniel, Executive Director of the deadCenter Film Festival and Ryan Bellgardt, Director of the forthcoming “The Adventures of Jurassic Pet”, which filmed in Oklahoma utilizing the Oklahoma Film Enhancement Rebate Program. Read the complete article here.

The Cherokee Nation Establishes Film Office
The people, places, history and culture of the Cherokee Nation could soon be featured on the big screen with the launch of the Cherokee Nation Film Office. With support from OF+MO, the Tulsa Office of Film, Music, Arts and Culture (TFMAC) and more, the Cherokee Nation Film Office’s mission is to grow the state’s film industry by promoting northeast Oklahoma as a destination for filmmakers, maintaining a database of Cherokee Nation locations, resources and talent, serving as a cultural and historical consultant on film projects, and perhaps most importantly, creating an environment that cultivates Native filmmaking. Learn more at cherokee.film.
“All Terrain” Begins Filming in Oklahoma
Feature Productions Inc. and OF+MO are pleased to announce the start of production on the feature film “All Terrain” in Oklahoma. Written by Allen Middelbro, “All Terrain” is an action film that tells the story of a secret organization creating enhanced soldiers in order to combat one of the program’s earlier participants that has gone rogue. The film, which is utilizing the Oklahoma Film Enhancement Rebate Program administered by OF+MO, will has begun production in Oklahoma City and the surrounding region with filming to include a number of local landmarks and many different environments. A unique feature of this production is the film’s use of 360 degree cameras, which will provide for optimal use on virtual reality (VR) headsets. READ MORE

Ginger Gilmartin and Jacob Ryan Snovel in a scene from "Climate of the Hunter".
“Climate of the Hunter” Now Filming in Oklahoma
Betmar-Heliand LLC, in association with OF+MO, is pleased to announce production is underway on the upcoming feature film “Climate of the Hunter” in Oklahoma. Directed by Mickey Reece, “Climate of the Hunter” is a visual interpretation of The Jesus and Mary Chain’s 1985 debut album, ‘Psychocandy’, under the guise of two sisters and their battle for the affection of a man who may or may not be Dracula. The film, which is utilizing the Oklahoma Film Enhancement Rebate Program administered by OF+MO, began principal photography in Welling, Oklahoma on January 26, 2019. The film will feature an all-Oklahoma cast and crew. READ MORE

New Start Dates for Projects in the Oklahoma Film Enhancement Rebate Queue
OF+MO is pleased to announce new start dates for two projects that have been pre-qualified to utilize Oklahoma Film Enhancement Rebate Program.
New Projects
"Inhuman" - April 9, 2019 (new start date)
"Desolate Beauty" - July 15, 2019 (new start date)


Please note that these dates are subject to change pending the production’s compliance with the benchmarks and guidelines of the rebate program. For a current listing of films in the rebate queue, please visit the Filming in Oklahoma page of our website.
THAT'S A WRAP
Oklahoma musician Levi Parham at the OF+MO sixth annual film reception during Sundance.
The Hollywood Reporter Studio
Left to right: Moderator Joe Chianese (EP); Tava Maloy Sofsky, OF+MO Director; Martha Stephens, Director, “To The Stars”; Molly Hallam, Producer, “The Mustang”; Fred Siegel (CPA)
OF+MO Maximizes Reach at 2019 Sundance Film Festival
OF+MO was proud to return to Park City for the 2019 Sundance Film Festival, celebrating our 40th anniversary as a state office with a number of events and new initiatives to help further promote our state’s film incentives, local crew, locations and infrastructure to the international audience of filmmakers and studio executives in attendance.

FEATURED ARTISTS
FILM: Bunee Tomlinson
“In Oklahoma, support comes not only from the Oklahoma Film Commission, but from the community at large, making it much easier to secure locations, permits and assets that are essential to production. The Oklahoma crews that I have worked with are professional, yet they also know how to keep a set light and friendly, which makes for an awesome filming experience.”
Learn about this Director/Camera Operator/Director of Photgraphy in the Oklahoma Production Directory.
MUSIC: Bowlsey
“The exciting part for me about Bowlsey is that we are constantly evolving ourselves and our sound. Some say it’s a bad thing to change so much in a short amount of time and you should focus on one style but I would disagree. We have stayed true to who we are as artists and individuals even when our instruments or personnel change. Styles and fads come and go, but true artistry can and should be timeless." - Rev. Juz10 HoGun of Bowlsey
Learn about this hip hop/neo soul band in the Oklahoma Music Directory.
FEATURED OKLAHOMA LOCATION
Rick's Fine Chocolates & Coffees
Nestled in the heart of historic downtown Guthrie, Rick’s Fine Chocolates & Coffees has been a staple of the local community for over a decade, serving premium coffees, handmade caramels, truffles and other treats. This cozy, quaint coffee shop is located on Oklahoma Avenue in one of the city’s oldest buildings dating back to the 1890’s. From Valentine’s Day to Christmas, Rick’s is not only a sweet treat for its patrons, but also a film-friendly location, having set the scene for a number of Oklahoma productions, including “Rudderless” and the forthcoming “A Deadly Romance", both utilizing the Oklahoma Film Enhancement Rebate Program.
If you are interested in showcasing your community or featuring your location in the Oklahoma Locations Directory, please contact Yousef Kazemi at Yousef.Kazemi@TravelOK.com or visit our website for more information.
Click the image to see why your next film project should be in Oklahoma!
For more information on the Oklahoma film enhancement rebate program and locations, please visit OF+MO.
EVENTS AT A GLANCE
SWOSU Jazz Festival
Weatherford | February 7-8
The Oklahoma Room
Tulsa | February 8-10

Crash Landed
Oklahoma City | February 14-17
Oklahoma Dance Film Festival
Tulsa | February 17-19
Red Dirt Film Festival
Stillwater | March 1-3
Oklahoma Cine Latino Film Festival
Oklahoma City | March 8-9

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About the Oklahoma Film + Music Office:
Created in 1979, the Oklahoma Film + Music Office strives to share all that Oklahoma has to offer by welcoming filmmakers and music professionals to the state and by creating a network of support to develop Oklahoma's film and music industries. For more information about the Oklahoma Film Enhancement Rebate Program or the Oklahoma Film + Music Office please visit okfilmmusic.org.
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