Native American filmmaker Micah Hart was first exposed to Oklahoma’s film industry a decade ago when, as a high school student, he landed an internship with the Chickasaw Nation’s Multimedia Department. It was there, under the mentorship of talented professionals, where he first learned about the process of producing full-length motion pictures and documentaries. This would ultimately lead to Hart’s decision to pursue filmmaking as a life-long career.
Hart attended both the University of Oklahoma (OU), where he studied film and media studies, as well as the Oklahoma City Community College (OCCC) film program. While still in college, he was called to work in the grip/electric department on a variety of film productions in the state. He gained on-the-job experience from some of the best keys and gaffers in the industry—accumulating over 28 feature/television credits thus far. Some of his favorite projects include Cannes film festival nominee “Wildlife” (2018) and this year’s Sundance Grand Jury Prize winner, “Minari”.
In addition to motion picture production, Hart has also completed work on a variety of commercial projects to include local, regional and national clients, including Nike and Gatorade. In the course of his work, he has accumulated a collection of equipment and tools specific to his trade.
“Working in the Oklahoma film industry has been a rewarding experience for me,” said Hart. “I have had the opportunity to network and form enduring relationships with remarkable people dedicated to excellence in their craft. I am proud to be participating in this exciting time for Oklahoma-based filmmaking. The future looks bright.”
Hart recently wrapped on the productions “Untitled Tom McCarthy Project” (2019) and the Kaiju movie “Iké Boys” both of which utilized the Oklahoma Film Enhancement Rebate Program administered by OF+MO.
For more information and a list of credits, please visit Micah Hart’s listing in the Oklahoma Production Directory.