The Oklahoma Film + Music Office (OFMO), with producer Jason Behrman of Highway 9, has announced the start of production on the animated feature film The Woman at Jacob’s Well. The film is utilizing the Oklahoma Film Enhancement Rebate Program, administered by OFMO, and commenced production on December 15.
According to the OFMO, “In the tradition of William Wyler’s classic Ben-Hur, The Woman at Jacob’s Well chronicles the transformation of a broken but profoundly strong woman as she encounters an epic moment in history. Rejected by her community but determined to find her own way, this woman at Jacob’s well encounters Jesus Christ in a scene that many of the time would call scandalous. The aftermath of their exchange transforms the woman and her village, redirecting their futures forever. A story of great faith, unconditional acceptance and the healing of broken relationships, The Woman at Jacob’s Well seeks to inspire audiences of all ages.”
Producer Jason Behrman his wife, Mellany, a Tulsa native, built their film careers in Los Angeles from 1996 to 2008 when they moved their company back to Oklahoma to raise their children. Behrman is working with Mark Steele, Kevin Anderson and the animation team at Steelehouse in Tulsa.