ORU Students Get Hands-on Film Production Experience
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Friday, October 11, 2019
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Stephanie Hill, Director of University Relations & Communications
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Tulsa, OK – More than a dozen Oral Roberts University students, along with alumni, faculty, and staff, will spend their fall break gaining hands-on experience producing a feature film in Tulsa. The ORU group will be joined by 11 professionals from Argentina’s film industry to help film scenes for "Yo, Traidor," a modern-day adaptation of the Biblical story of the prodigal son.
“Yo, Traidor” is the winner of a prestigious Argentinian grant, which is helping fund the film through the support of the Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Mining of the Province of Córdoba and an incentive from Instituto Nacional De Cine Y Artes Audiovisuales (INCAA). It stars Mariano Martínez, who will be accompanied by Arturo Puig, Osvaldo Santoro, Mercedes Lambre, and Sergio Surraco.
ORU Cinema, Television, and Digital Media Professor Rafael Barreiro is an Associate Producer of “Yo, Traidor” and has worked with the production to secure this opportunity for ORU students. The crew has already completed filming in Córdoba and Puerto Rawson, Patagonia, Argentina. The film crew is also working closely with the Tulsa Office of Film, Music, Arts & Culture.
The crew from Argentina arrived in Tulsa Tuesday, October 8 to finish pre-production and conduct workshops with the students to prepare for filming at more than a dozen locations across Tulsa. Students will be working as grips and camera and audio assistants, all under the professional heads of each department. Filming begins Monday, October 14 and continues through Saturday, October 19.
All images courtesy of the ORU Film Instagram feed.