FILM FRIENDLY ENID
Enid was designated as a Film Friendly Community by the Oklahoma Film + Music Office (OF+MO) in October, 2021. Working closely with OF+MO, movies filmed in and around Enid made their world premiers at the prestigious Sundance Film Festival in 2018 and 2019!
Below are productions that have filmed in and around Enid.
To the Stars (2019)
In a God-fearing small town in 1960s Oklahoma, bespectacled and reclusive teen Iris endures the booze-induced antics of her mother and daily doses of bullying from her classmates. She finds solace in Maggie, the charismatic and enigmatic new girl at school, who hones in on Iris's untapped potential and coaxes her out of her shell. When Maggie's mysterious past can no longer be suppressed, the tiny community is thrown into a state of panic, leaving Maggie to take potentially drastic measures and inciting Iris to stand up for her friend and herself. Directed by Martha Stephens. Written by Shannon Bradley-Colleary. Starring Kara Hayward, Liana Liberato, Malin Ackerman, Jordana Spiro. This film hubbed out of Enid, with additional filming in Wakita, Kremlin, Hennessey, Pond Creek, Perry and Bartlesville.
To The Stars Panel: The cast and crew of To The Stars, including director Martha Stephens and cast members, join Stella Artois and Deadline at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival for a panel around the making of the film. (Click here: discussion begins at 05:30)
14-year-old Joe is the only child of Jeanette and Jerry—a housewife and a golf pro—in a small town in 1960s Montana. Nearby, an uncontrolled forest fire rages close to the Canadian border, and when Jerry loses his job—and his sense of purpose—he decides to join the cause of fighting the fire, leaving his wife and son to fend for themselves. Suddenly forced into the role of an adult, Joe witnesses his mother’s struggle as she tries to keep her head above water. Directed by Paul Dano. Screenplay co-written by Paul Dano and Zoe Kazan. Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Carey Mulligan, Ed Oxenbould.
Fireball Run (2014)
Unlike reality TV, this adventure is real. Fireball Run is the only series filming in real time. These are real people on a real journey and their reactions are real. The factual series follows the story of 40 road warrior teams challenged with locating some of the most interesting, unique and often under-discovered places in America. This is the story of towns as revealed through the true experiences of real people. Enid was featured during Season 8: America's Frontier in 2014.
The Killer Inside Me (2010)
Lou Ford is a mild-mannered sheriff's deputy in a Texas oil town in the mid 1950's. His boss sends him to roust a prostitute living in a rural house. She slaps him; he hits her, then, after daily sex for the next few weeks, he decides it's love. She's devoted to him and becomes his pawn in a revenge plot she thinks is to shakedown the son of Chester Conway, the town's wealthy king of construction. Lou has a different plan, and bodies pile up as murder leads to murder. The district attorney suspects Lou, and Conway may have an inkling, but Lou stays cool. Is love, or at least peace, in the cards? Starring Casey Affleck, Ned Beatty, Kate Hudson, Jessica Alba, Bill Pullman.
After a shoot-out kills five FBI agents in Kansas City the Bureau target John Dillinger as one of the men to hunt down. Waiting for him to break Federal law they sort out several other mobsters, while Dillinger's bank robbing exploits make him something of a folk hero. Escaping from jail he finds Pretty Boy Floyd and Baby Face Nelson have joined the gang and pretty soon he is Public Enemy Number One. Now the G-men really are after him. Filming took place in Enid, Nash, Jefferson, Hunter & Goltry. Starring Warren Oates, Ben Johnson, Michelle Phillips, Cloris Leachman, Richard Dreyfus.