The spotlight continues to shine on Oklahoma’s film and television industry after the 93rd Annual Academy Awards, which were held earlier this week. Nominated for six Academy Awards total, the Oklahoma-made movie “Minari” celebrated a win for actress Yuh-Jung Youn. The first Korean actress ever nominated for an Oscar, Youn was recognized for her scene-stealing performance earning the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress and noted the film’s production in Tulsa during her acceptance speech.
The celebration doesn’t stop here as the Oklahoma Film + Music Office (OF+MO) invites you to take a deeper dive into the Academy Award-winning film’s production in the state with our panel on “The Making of ‘Minari’ in Oklahoma”. Learn more about the film, including behind-the-scenes stories from some of the local professionals, partners and communities whose hard work and dedication brought the film to life in our state.
- Jeff Dubray – 1st Assistant Director
- Dylan Brodie – Unit Production Manager
- Tom Warren – Owner, Meadow Lake Ranch
- Abby Kurin – Executive Director, Tulsa Office of Film, Music, Arts & Culture (TFMAC)
“Minari” created over 180 local jobs throughout production, beginning principal photography on July 15, 2019, in and around the City of Tulsa with additional filming in the communities of Sand Springs, Broken Arrow, Skiatook and Rose.
OF+MO wishes to congratulate A24 and the filmmakers on the success of the film thus far, as well our local cast, crew, businesses and communities who all played a pivotal role throughout production in our state.
For more information about “Minari”, visit okfilmmusic.org.
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 okfilmmusic.org.