Wild Indian, LLC, in association with the Oklahoma Film + Music Office (OF+MO), is proud to announce the completion of principal photography on the feature film “Wild Indian”. The production filmed for over two weeks in central Oklahoma.
The film is written and directed by Lyle Mitchel Corbine Jr. and produced by Oklahoman Blake Pickens (“The Land”) and Thomas Mahoney (“The Girl in the Photographs”). The line producer is Edgar Rosa (“Brand New Old Love”), and executive producers are Eric Tavitian, Katy Bettner, Lesli Masoner, Dan McClung, Niraj Bhatia, Joel Michaely, Jesse Eisenberg and Oklahoman Brent Ryan Green. Eisenberg also stars in the film alongside Michael Greyeyes (“Blood Quantum”), Oklahoma-born Chaske Spencer (“The Twilight Saga”), and Kate Bosworth (“Superman Returns”). Production service and rebate financing was provided by Green’s company Grey Hour Production Service.
Several native Oklahomans were hired for key crew positions, including Michelle De Long, as a casting director;, Talia Bella and Randy Wayne, as production managers;, Steve Francis, as gaffer;, Matt Hixenbaugh, as costume designer; and Angel Hanes, as lead hair and makeup.
“Bringing a film back to Oklahoma was an amazing experience,” said Pickens. “I’m originally from OKC, and the support of the local film community on ‘Wild Indian’ was incredible. I can’t wait to shoot here again!”
“Wild Indian” tells a tale of two Anishinaabe men who are inextricably bound together after covering up the savage murder of a schoolmate. After years of separation following wildly divergent paths, they must finally confront how their traumatic secret has irrevocably shaped their lives. The film was supported by the Sundance Institute through the Writers and Directors Labs, and a large majority of the crew were current and former Oklahoma residents.
“The film industry in Oklahoma continues to flourish,” said OF+MO Director Tava Maloy Sofsky. “As we continue to grow our crew base and infrastructure, we have seen an increase in native Oklahomans bringing projects back to their home state. We are so proud to welcome them back home and showcase the talent and resources that we have developed over the past few years.”
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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.orglink.