Sick Girls, LLC, in association with the Oklahoma Film + Music Office (OF+MO) and the Tulsa Office of Film, Music, Arts & Culture (Tulsa FMAC), are pleased to announce the successful completion of principal photography on the feature film “Sick Girl”, which has now officially wrapped production in Tulsa, after two weeks of filming in the area. The film marks the writing and directorial debut of filmmaker Jennifer Cram (“Ray Donovan”, “Inception”, “22 Jump Street”).
Nina Dobrev (“xXx: Return of Xander”) serves as both star and Executive Producer on the film. Dobrev is joined by Wendi McLendon-Covey (“The Goldbergs”), Brandon Mychal Smith (“Four Weddings and a Funeral”), Sherry Cola (“Good Trouble”), Stephanie Koenig (“The Gay and Wondrous Life of Caleb Gallo”), Hayley Magnus (“Dressmaker”), Dan Bakkedahl (“Veep”) and Ray McKinnon (“Food vs. Ferrari”).
Sean McEwen (“The Dougherty Gang”, “Whaling”), Cassidy Lunnen (“The Go-Getter”, “Authors Anonymous”) John Papsidera (Emmy winning casting director: “Westworld”, “The Dark Knight”), Jessica Wilde (“The Dougherty Gang”, “Whaling”) are producing the film under their banner Whereabouts Unknown, with Dobrev and Takashi Cheng (“The Dougherty Gang”, “Whaling”) serving as Executive Producers.
“Yet again, we’ve had a wonderful experience filming in Oklahoma. We felt supported all around from the local crew, community, film commissions and locations. The cast and crew specifically loved the diversity of nightlife and food in the Tulsa area. We look forward to further supporting the infrastructure and community the way it has supported us, film and the arts,” states Lunnen.
Utilizing the Oklahoma Film Enhancement Rebate Program administered by OF+MO, principal photography began in July with the City of Tulsa serving as the primary production hub throughout filming.
“It’s been a pleasure working with the ‘Sick Girl’ producers. Cassidy Lunnen and her team have been exceptional, and we are grateful they chose Tulsa for their recent feature,” said Abby Kurin, Executive Director of the Tulsa FMAC, a division of Tulsa Regional Tourism. “From scouting with them to being on set, Tulsa was the perfect backdrop for their film. In addition to the locations, the production was able to utilize Tulsa’s lodging, crew and creative support services.”
“We first had the pleasure of working with most of these producers in 2017 on their previous feature film, and we’re thrilled to welcome them back with ‘Sick Girl’,” said OF+MO Director Tava Maloy Sofsky. “We’re grateful to the City of Tulsa for hosting this production and look forward to seeing the region as well as our skilled crew and local talent represented on-screen.”
For more information about the Oklahoma Film Enhancement Rebate Program, visit the Incentives Page.
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.