The Oklahoma Film + Music Office (OF+MO), with producer Rob Allyn of Margate House Films, producer-financier Simon Fawcett of UK-based Atlantic Screen Productions (ASP), and executive producer Larry Mortorff of ASP, announced the start of production of the feature film Overexposed in Oklahoma City and Guthrie.
The film is using the Oklahoma Film Enhancement Rebate Program, administered by OF+MO, and began principal photography on February 6. Director Conor Allyn is returning to Oklahoma after helming the film Forsaken, which accessed the Oklahoma Film Enhancement Rebate Program in the summer of 2016.
“I’m thrilled to return with another exciting film and to be embraced by the exceptional community of filmmakers here,” Allyn said. “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.”
Overexposed is a topical movie dealing with 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 ASP 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,” adds London-based producer Simon Fawcett of Atlantic Screen Productions.
“We are excited to bring Overexposed to Oklahoma,” said Allyn. “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.”
Overexposed will be filmed by Oklahoma’s own director of photography Sam Calvin and stars Marguerite Moreau (Wet Hot American Summer), Mary Katherine Duhon, Dave Maldonado and Taylor Murphy.
“The production of Overexposed marks Conor Allyn’s second feature film in Oklahoma in less than a year,” said OF+MO Director Tava Maloy Sofsky.