The long-awaited sequel to the 2003 holiday cult classic, Bad Santa (directed by Terry Zwigoff), Bad Santa 2 is directed by Mark Waters (Vampire Academy, Mean Girls). Theo Van de Sande, ASC (Blade, Cruel Intentions, Wayne’s World) shot the dark comedy with Panasonic VariCam 35 4K cinema cameras. Comedy or not, Waters and Van de Sande wanted the film to have a darker look. For developing the look of Bad Santa 2, Van de Sande did not use any visual references, including the original Bad Santa (shot by Jamie Anderson).
June Pictures and Nine Stories, in association with the Oklahoma Film + Music Office, has begun principal photography in Oklahoma on the feature film Wildlife. Paul Dano will bring Richard Ford’s American classic Wildlife to the screen, marking his directorial debut. Academy Award nominees Jake Gyllenhaal and Carey Mulligan are starring in this period drama.
Lensreplace has completed principal photography on the horror film Coven, which shot on location in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The film took advantage of the Oklahoma Film Enhancement Rebate Program, which is administered by OF+MO.
Producer Let It Play has completed principal photography on the feature film The Recovery in Oklahoma. The production, in association with the Oklahoma Film + Music Office, was based in Tulsa with filming in the city and surrounding regions.
The Oklahoma Film + Music Office with producers Kristofer McNeeley of Marvista Entertainment and Stacia Crawford of SaigeBelle Films, are pleased to announce the start of production of the feature film Wicked Love in Oklahoma City and Guthrie, Oklahoma. The film is utilizing the Oklahoma Film Enhancement Rebate Program, administered by OF+MO, and will commence principal photography on July 25.
Director/DP Hal Long had a challenge. “The producers (including Bill Rogin and Cole Klapman) are committed to having a 4K master for residual use,” Long said. “And for season two, I wanted a 4K camera that would deliver better color accuracy and separation.” Long, a longtime user of Panasonic P2 cameras said that was why both seasons of Gunny Time were shot and finished in 4K with Panasonic VariCam 35 4K cinema camera/recorders.
The Hallmark Movies & Mysteries modern day TV western JL Ranch spent this past winter shooting on location in Kentucky presenting director Charles Robert Carner and DP Kris Kimlin with an array of often-unexpected challenges. Facing snow, rain, mud, and temperatures ranging from -11°F to +50°F Kimlin relied heavily on his Cooke S4/i lens package consisting of 18mm, 25mm, 35mm, 50mm, 75mm, and 100mm focal lengths on an Alexa digital camera. “We didn’t expect the elements, so we had to embrace them,” said Kimlin.
Post work for director Rebecca Miller’s new romantic comedy Maggie’s Plan, currently in wide release from Sony Pictures Classics, was a labor of love for Technicolor PostWorks New York. A long-time supporter of independent film, the facility furnished suites and systems to picture editor Sabine Hoffman and her crew. It also provided resources for dailies processing, editorial finishing, color grading, sound mixing and deliverables. The project involved months of concentrated effort, spanning pre-production through the film’s world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival.
Slightly Distorted Productions, in association with the Oklahoma Film + Music Office, has announced production of the upcoming feature film Stillwater to be filmed entirely in Oklahoma. The production will utilize the Oklahoma Film Enhancement Rebate Program administered by OF+MO and commence principal photography on May 14 in Stillwater.
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.