Northern Lights Films, Foton Pictures, and Rockhill Media, in association with the Oklahoma Film + Music Office (OF+MO), proudly announce the wrap of principal photography on the feature film “To the Stars”.
Utilizing the Oklahoma Film Enhancement Rebate Program administered by OF+MO, “To the Stars” began production in early March in Enid and filmed throughout the community and surrounding region for 18 days, followed by three days in the Bartlesville area this June. The City of Enid served as the production’s primary hub of activity throughout their time in Oklahoma with additional filming in the cities of Wakita, Kremlin, Hennessey, Pond Creek, Perry and Bartlesville.
“Filmmakers working on a small budget have more opportunities to select Oklahoma communities like Enid for their projects thanks to the incentive program from the Oklahoma Film + Music Office” said VisitEnid Director Marcy Jarrett. “Once ‘To the Stars’ chose Enid, the cast and crew shopped in Enid retail stores, dined in Enid restaurants and stayed in Enid hotels, creating an economic boost for our local businesses. Plus, ‘To the Stars’ filming here on the heels of ‘Wildlife’ gave Enid residents a huge sense of community pride.”
Set in 1960’s Oklahoma, “To the Stars” centers on the powerful friendship forged between a shy farmer’s daughter and the reckless new girl in town. The independent coming-of-age story stars Kara Hayward (“Moonrise Kingdom”), Liana Liberato (“The Best of Me”), two-time Emmy Award-winner Tony Hale (HBO’s “Veep”), Malin Akerman (“Watchmen”), Shea Whigham (“Take Shelter”), Jordana Spiro (“Ozark”), Lucas Zumann (“20th Century Women”), and Adelaide Clemens (“Rectify”). The film is produced by Kristin Mann and Laura D. Smith and directed by Martha Stephens, whose previous film, “Land Ho!”, premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival and won the John Cassavetes Award at the 2015 Film Independent Spirit Awards.
“OF+MO wishes to congratulate the entire ‘To the Stars’ team on a successful wrap of production in Oklahoma,” said OF+MO Director Tava Maloy Sofsky. “We are grateful to our film-friendly community partners both in Enid and across the state for their support, which has allowed this production to spotlight Oklahoma’s diverse locations as well as increase positive economic impact among a variety of local businesses across the state.”
For more information about the Oklahoma Film Enhancement Rebate Program, visit okfilmmusic.org.
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’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.