Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions are proud to announce the release the Oklahoma-produced feature film “I Can Only Imagine” into theatres across the nation March 16, 2018.
“I Can Only Imagine” was filmed in Oklahoma utilizing the Oklahoma Film Enhancement Rebate Program administered by the Oklahoma Film + Music Office (OF+MO) and began principal photography on November 30, 2016, in Oklahoma City. Additional filming occurred throughout the surrounding region, including Jones, El Reno, Yukon, Del City and Bethany. More than 340 local jobs were created throughout the production’s more than 270-day stint in Oklahoma, which includes pre-production, production and post-production, and saw a direct in-state spend totaling over $4 million dollars.
Directed by Jon and Andrew Erwin, the film boasts an all-star cast including Academy Award-winner Cloris Leachman (“The Last Picture Show”), Dennis Quaid (“The Rookie”), country singer/actor Trace Adkins and Broadway’s J. Michael Finley (“Les Miserables”). The film tells the story behind the iconic, multi-platinum song “I Can Only Imagine”, which to this day remains the best-selling Christian song of all time. Written by MercyMe lead singer Bart Millard, the song was inspired by Millard’s own life and relationships, which the film explores in an authentic portrait of faith, love and family.
For more information on the film, including advance ticket purchases, please visit icanonlyimagine.com.
About the Oklahoma Film + Music Office:
Created in 1979, The Oklahoma Film + Music Office 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’s film and music industries. For more information about the Oklahoma Film Enhancement Rebate Program or the Oklahoma Film + Music Office please visit okfilmmusic.org.