The Oklahoma Film + Music Office (OF+MO), with producer Mike Leahy of Strike Accord and in association with Puzzle Box Returns, Inc., is pleased to announce the start of production of the feature film “Judgment” in Oklahoma City and Guthrie, Oklahoma. The film is utilizing the Oklahoma Film Enhancement Rebate Program, administered by OF+MO, and has commenced principal photography on February 15, 2016.
Producer Mike Leahy is returning to Oklahoma, after producing the film “Great Plains”, which utilized the Oklahoma Film Enhancement Rebate Program in the fall of 2015. “The rebate program and Oklahoma Film + Music Office were instrumental in bringing “Great Plains” to shoot in Oklahoma,” said Leahy. “In addition to those two assets, the capable crew and Oklahoma connections made the decision to return with “Judgment” an easy one.”
“Judgment” features a police officer’s pursuit of a serial killer who undergoes a final accounting of his soul by creatures of the underworld. The film marks the return to directing of Gary Tunnicliffe, a veteran of the makeup effects industry for the last 23 years, having designed and created makeup effects on over 60 feature films, and his credits include genre franchises such as “Hellraiser”, “Halloween”, “Candyman”, “Mimic”, “Prophecy”, “Pulse”, “Children of the Corn”, “Exorcist”, “Wishmaster”, “Dracula”, “Scream” and “Blade”.
“OF+MO is thrilled to host the production of “Judgment” and proud to welcome back Mike Leahy so shortly after his previous work on “Great Plains” last year,” said OF+MO Director Tava Maloy Sofsky. “As of late, the Oklahoma Film Enhancement Rebate Program has become a revolving door for filmmakers who keep returning to Oklahoma to make their movies. This return rate is a testament to the success of our film program as well as the talent of our local film crew and support services which have helped film productions maximize their opportunities while filming in Oklahoma.”
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.