Faircloud Park is shooting its new feature film Rust entirely in Oklahoma. The film is taking advantage of the Oklahoma Film Enhancement Rebate Program administered by OF+MO and began principal photography April 22 in Oklahoma City.
Rust is a science fiction drama set in rural Oklahoma during the aftermath of a second civil war in which tensions run high between a society in which robots and humans co-exist. When an innocent woman is found murdered in her trailer, old wounds are ripped open with disastrous consequences for the entire community including a local sheriff who struggles to find compassion for those on both sides of the law in the hopes of preventing further violence.
The film relies heavily on cutting-edge computer-generated effects, set against the picturesque backdrop of Oklahoma’s natural landscapes. Writer/director and visual effects supervisor Alec Morris spoke about this contrast. “When you spend hours and hours in front of a computer monitor working on computer generated robots, there’s something really breathtaking about just stepping outside and walking around in the natural beauty of our state. When I wrote Rust, I wanted to find a way to combine the two elements in a way I don’t think has been done very often in sci-fi films.”
“The number of local filmmakers like Alec producing work in the state and utilizing our incentive program continues to increase,” said OF+MO director Tava Maloy Sofsky. “With this increase, Oklahoma continues to see growth in economic impact, jobs creation and workforce training opportunities. We are looking forward to working with Alec on his feature length debut, and look forward to seeing how creatively he captures Oklahoma’s scenic locations on screen with his unique story.”
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