The feature film “Overexposed” will begin principal photography Feb. 6 in Oklahoma City and Guthrie.
The movie is using the Oklahoma Film Enhancement Rebate Program, administered by the Oklahoma Film + Music Office.
The state film and music office, along with producer Rob Allyn of Margate House Films and producer-financier Simon Fawcett and executive producer Larry Mortorff of UK-based Atlantic Screen Productions, made the announcement today.
“We are excited to bring ‘Overexposed’ to Oklahoma,” said Rob Allyn in a news release. “The state is a perfect fit for the American-heartland setting of our film. It’s an important film and the local community has been instrumental in helping to bring our story from page to screen.”
Director Conor Allyn is returning to Oklahoma after helming the film “Forsaken,” which accessed the Oklahoma Film Enhancement Rebate Program in summer 2016.
“I’m thrilled to return with another exciting film and to be embraced by the exceptional community of filmmakers here. It’s a spectacular place to work, and we are thrilled to be part of OF+MO’s success in building film industry jobs here,” said Conor Allyn in the release.
“Overexposed” is a gritty, topical thriller dealing with important social issues. In small-town Oklahoma, a teenage girl, whose mother is the local sheriff, is caught up in a sexting scandal that leads to panic, outrage and murder. The film teams writer/director Conor Allyn’s Margate House Films with Atlantic Screen Productions for the first of several planned co-productions between the U.S. and British international production companies.
“Between the authentic locations, the crew and overall support, we felt that there was no better place for us to film than Oklahoma,” said Fawcett in the news release.
“Overexposed” will be lensed by Oklahoma’s own Director of Photography Sam Calvin and star Marguerite Moreau (“Wet Hot American Summer”), Mary Katherine Duhon, Dave Maldonado and Taylor Murphy.
The production is being managed by local Oklahoma Production Manager Nathan Gardocki with a crew comprised almost entirely of Oklahoma residents.
“The production of ‘Overexposed’ marks Conor Allyn’s second feature film in Oklahoma in less than a year,” said Oklahoma Film + Music Office Director Tava Maloy Sofsky in the release. “The longevity of the Oklahoma Film Enhancement Rebate Program is necessary to attract producers who have a number of potential productions which ultimately provide Oklahoma’s crew and film services on-going job and business opportunities.”