Betmar-Heliand LLC, in association with the Oklahoma Film + Music Office (OF+MO), is pleased to announce production is underway on the upcoming feature film “Climate of the Hunter” in Oklahoma.
Directed by Mickey Reece, “Climate of the Hunter” is a visual interpretation of The Jesus and Mary Chain’s 1985 debut album, “Psychocandy”, under the guise of two sisters and their battle for the affection of a man who may or may not be Dracula. The film, which is utilizing the Oklahoma Film Enhancement Rebate Program administered by OF+MO, began principal photography in Welling, Oklahoma on January 26, 2019.
The feature film marks Reece’s 25th feature film as director. The script was written by Mickey Reece and John Selvidge, the latter of whom co-wrote the script for Reece’s “T-Rex” (2014) and “Suedehead” (2015). Producers of the film include Mikey Bill Taylor, Ron Sutor, Beth Alonso, George Adams and Jacob Ryan Snovel.
“It’s exciting for our production company to finally reach a point where we can utilize the Oklahoma Film Enhancement Rebate Program,” said longtime Reece-collaborator and Producer Snovel. “One of the major factors in being able to scale up with the size and scope of our features is the rebate program. We are just a small business employing people from the industry, but the rebate will continue to help us grow, increasing the amount of jobs we create here in the state. The future is bright for us in the industry as a homegrown company.”
The film will feature an all-Oklahoma cast and crew, including cinematographer Samuel Calvin, who describes the visual approach of the film as similar to the classic independent film and personal favorite “Boondock Saints”.
“We have the best team we could possibly ask for on this project,” said Director Reece. “I’m stoked to see what we can do when we get into our element.”
For more information about the Oklahoma Film Enhancement Rebate Program, visit the Incentives Page.
About Oklahoma Film + Music Office:
Created in 1979, the Oklahoma Film + Music Office (OF+MO) strives to share all that Oklahoma has to offer by welcoming filmmakers and music professionals to the state and by creating a network of support to develop Oklahoma film and music industries. For more information about the Oklahoma Film Enhancement Rebate Program or the Oklahoma Film +Music Office, please visit okfilmmusic.org.
Behind-the-scenes photo provided by production.