Thursday, March 23, 2017

“The Jurassic Games” Begins Production in Oklahoma

I am so excited to see this!

High Octane Pictures, in association with the Oklahoma Film + Music Office (OF+MO), is proud to announce the start of production on the feature film “The Jurassic Games”. The film is utilizing the Oklahoma Film Enhancement Rebate Program administered by OF+MO, and has started principal photography as of March 17, 2017, with filming scheduled for multiple locations around the state.

Starring Oklahoma native Ryan Merriman (“Final Destination 3”, “The Ring Two”) and Perry Reeves (“Entourage”, “Old School”) with an entirely Oklahoma based crew, “The Jurassic Games” marks the third feature film from Oklahoma’s own Director Ryan Bellgardt.  

A unique mixture of “The Hunger Games” and “Jurassic World”, this film imagines a world set in the near future wherein ten death row convicts are chosen to compete in The Jurassic Games, the ultimate virtual reality game show that pits its players against dinosaurs and each other. However, there is a catch. If you die in the virtual game, you also die in reality, and for Anthony Tucker (played by Oklahoma resident Adam Hampton), survival is his one chance to be reunited with his children after having been wrongfully imprisoned for the murder of his wife. As the devious Gamemaster continues adding improbable challenges, the characters will find the odds stacked against them as only one victor can emerge as winner and reclaim their freedom.

“Our office looks forward to working with Ryan Bellgardt and his team on their most ambitious project to date,” said OF+MO Director Tava Maloy Sofsky. “We appreciate Ryan’s loyalty and commitment to producing films in Oklahoma, and we are thrilled the Oklahoma Film Enhancement Rebate Program has afforded him the opportunity to do so as his productions continue to provide job and educational opportunities for our local talent, crew and students.”
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

About High Octane Pictures:
High Octane Pictures (HOP) cultivates relationships with distributors, talent agencies and various strategic entertainment partnerships in order to sell a slate of commercially viable motion pictures.

Our primary function is bridging the gap between the producer and distributor. As such, HOP provides full service to our filmmakers, helping them secure distribution for completed films and, in certain cases, financing for projects in development and providing finishing funds.

Galen Christy founded High Octane Pictures after working as a Sales Agent and Partner with Empress Road Pictures for six years. Before that he worked at the world's leading talent agency Creative Artists Agency (CAA) for the President and head of the company, Richard Lovett. Shortly after CAA, Galen segued into the creative world working as VP of Development for film director, Marcus Nispel. 

Over his career, Galen has worked on many films with budgets ranging from $500K to as high as $30 Million. Some titles include the recent remake of "Conan the Barbarian" starring Jason Momoa and the Blumhouse film "Exeter" starring Stephen Lang.

The HOP team draws upon our vast deal-making experience with a genuine dedication to innovative sales and marketing techniques. HOP has brokered deals in over 50 countries across the world. We pride ourselves on our ability to introduce new product to the marketplace.

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