Chasing Sunsets, L.L.C., a northwest Arkansas-based production company, in association with the Oklahoma Film + Music Office (OF+MO), is excited to announce the feature film “The Mustanger and The Lady” has started principal photography in Oklahoma. Inspired by the 150th novel by prolific western writer Dusty Richards, executive producers, Amber N. Lindley and Kenn Woodard, brought this project to the state with Oklahoma native James Cotten attached as director.
“UPM (Unit Production Manager) Nathan Gardocki has helped us assemble an incredible team of artists and crew within the state, and we are thrilled to work hand in hand with the professional team at the OF+MO,” said Executive Producer Kenn Woodard. “Local casting director Christopher Freihofer and Los Angeles casting director Ricki Maslar have been instrumental in garnering exceptional talent for us and the Oklahoma rebate program is a stellar example of why independent filmmakers bring their projects to this great state.”
“The Mustanger and The Lady” is a western romance about Julie, a young woman who finds the courage to escape her captive lifestyle after being held against her will and forcefully engaged in prostitution in a violent saloon. Traveling through the dangerous landscape of the American West, she encounters Vince Wagner, a mustanger enjoying a carefree life. With her past trying to catch up with her in the form of Frank Dean, a mercenary, Julie realizes that crossing the desert alone is not an option, and she must enlist the help of the mustanger. In the end, Julie must find that her survival lies in the acceptance of her past and that the love she gains along the way can provide inspiration for her future. “The Mustanger and The Lady” is utilizing the Oklahoma Film Enhancement Rebate Program administered by OF+MO.
“Our state’s competitive film incentive program along with our stunning locations have helped bring this unique story to Oklahoma,” said OF+MO Director Tava Maloy Sofsky. “We are proud to host the filming of ‘The Mustanger and The Lady’, and we look forward to working with their talented production team to help bring this story to life in our state.”
“I’m from Sallisaw, and spent a few years in Oklahoma City, so I couldn’t think of a better place to tell this story,” said Director James Cotten. “I may be a little biased, but I’ve made a few movies all over the world, so I can tell you that the support here is amazing; the talent is off the charts; and it’s good to be home.”
Woodard adds, “We are thankful for the support and encouragement we have received from the talented network available here. It is a great opportunity for creative collaboration to soar.”
For more information on “The Mustanger and The Lady”, please visit the film’s Facebook page.
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.