The Okie Show Show, a podcast that dives into the deeper details of navigating Oklahoma’s film and music industry, debuted its first episode on November 2. Local film industry member Brian Gililland hosts the show, engaging those involved with the local film and music industries in topical conversations.
The weekly podcast has released episodes featuring filmmakers of the upcoming Oklahoma films “Electric Nostalgia” and “Army of Frankensteins“ as well as international voice actor Rachael Messer and Oklahoma musician Kyle Reid. The episodes explore topics from acting in Oklahoma vs. California, producing a feature film on a shoe-string budget, humorous on-set anecdotes and more.
“Education has always been a passion of mine for young filmmakers,” said Gililland. “The podcast is designed to be an entertaining source of information that I wish I’d had when I was a fresh film school graduate. Our local industry is growing more every year, and I think educating about making it in the business as well as creating awareness of the need to get politically involved is really important. Plus we play comedy games at the end of each episode, so you should definitely listen to the end.”
The podcast is produced by local film production company Prairie Dog Pictures, and is recorded at The Paramount building on historic film row. Gililland is an active member of Oklahoma’s film and music industry. He shares the stage with his wife, Laney Gililland, when they perform as local folk duo O Fidelis, while also juggling film jobs as a production sound mixer and boom operator. He has produced several local productions, most recently being Limber Limbs’ music video for their newest single “You Know It”.
“Okie Show Show is a fine example of how our film and music industries are growing on a grass-roots level. Members of our community are dedicated to passionately bring renewable resources to listening audiences throughout our community. Our film industry is experiencing a resurgence with the combination of indie projects being locally produced side-by-side larger film, both utilizing the Oklahoma Film Enhancement Rebate Program. As for our music industry, it’s a renewable resource that Oklahomans should proudly share discussion. Keep tuning in to Okie Show Show,” said Tava Maloy Sofsky, director of the Oklahoma Film + Music Office.
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 www.okfilmmusic.org.