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“Element” Celebrates World Premiere at USA Film Festival

Dallas-based Table 31 Productions premiered their psychological thriller, “Element”, April 22 as part of the 46th annual USA Film Festival (USAFF) at the Angelika Film Center Dallas. Numerous USAFF winners and finalists have gone on to receive Academy recognition (shortlisted, finalists and winners).

The independent feature film stars Michael Ironside (“Top Gun”, “Total Recall”, “The Machinist”), Steven Michael Quezada (“Breaking Bad”), Angeline-Rose Troy and Paul Stuart. Director Jon Keeyes is an Academy Award semi-finalist for his short film, “Angela’s Body”, and his recent feature, “Nightmare Box”, won four best film awards on the festival circuit.

“Element” follows the downward spiral of a financial advisor who is shot and his wife killed after an evening on the town. Unable to remember details of both the evening and much of his past, he turns to deep trance hypnosis in hopes of finding answers. Driven to seek revenge on his wife’s murderer and struggling to retain his high-pressure job, he uncovers dark secrets in the trance world that will either save him or destroy him.

The film has obtained foreign and domestic distribution. “Element” is the first feature film to be produced by Table 31 Productions, a predominantly female-owned business. Associate producers include Highland Myst Entertainment and Circus Wheel Productions as well as Chris Freihofer and Angeline-Rose Troy.

“We are thrilled and honored to be able to [have] premiere[d] “Element” in our home town and as part of such an established and well-respected festival,” said Emily Ko Bywaters, “Element” producer and Dallas-based Table 31 Productions co-founder. “Although this project started in Dallas and [met] its first official audience here, we would not have had this opportunity without our friends to the north at the Oklahoma Film + Music Office (OF+MO).”

“Element” was filmed in various locations throughout Oklahoma City and utilized the Oklahoma Film Enhancement Rebate Program administered by OF+MO.

“OF+MO wishes to congratulate the production of “Element” on both their distribution deal as well as their selection for the United States of America Film Festival,” said OF+MO Director Tava Maloy Sofsky. “We hope this is the first of many audiences who will see “Element” and the production value afforded to films like it which utilize the Oklahoma Film Enhancement Rebate Program.”

For more information about Element and to view the trailer, please visit


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

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