The Oklahoma Film + Music Office (OF+MO), with producer Mike Leahy of Strike Accord and in association with Gatlin Returns, Inc., is pleased to announce the beginning of principal photography on “Runaway”. The film, which will utilize the Oklahoma Film Enhancement Rebate administered by OF+MO, will be shooting in Oklahoma City and the surrounding area including Luther and Coyle.
This will be Leahy’s third time filming in Oklahoma; he previously produced “Great Plains” in the fall of 2015, and “Judgment” in February 2016, both of which utilized the Oklahoma Film Enhancement Rebate Program.
“Given the opportunity to make two back to back horror films, I chose Oklahoma because of the amazing talent and support I found on my first film here, “Great Plains”. Working with the same group of people three times in a row is unique in today’s economy, but Oklahoma has proven to be one of the first places I consider when budgeting a film,” said Leahy.
“Runaway” tells the story of a young woman named Ruth, who finds herself pregnant after escaping a murderous child cult in a small Midwestern town. Ruth struggles to spare her son the horrors of her childhood while trying to outrun her past.
The film will be directed by John Gulager, who is known for the “Feast” trilogy, “Piranha 3DD”, and “Zombie Night”.
“We are thrilled to work with Strike Accord again,” said OF+MO Director Tava Maloy Sofsky. “To have a producer bring three films to Oklahoma in less than a year is a testament to the effectiveness of our state’s incentive program and speaks volumes about the talent and production value our local cast and crew members bring to film productions working in Oklahoma.”
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.