The Oklahoma Film & Music Office, along with Just Crazy Enough Productions LLC, announced this week that “Saturday Night Live” alumnus and comedic film actor Chris Kattan has signed on to play the lead in the Oklahoma-produced film “Just Crazy Enough.”
In honor of this news, we’re featuring some of Cattan’s uproarious “SNL” outtakes in this Wednesday Video Spotlight.
Written by two Oklahoma City natives and residents, Lance McDaniel and Sean Lynch, the film is a family comedy about twins separated at birth. Filming starts Friday and will continue through the end of the month. The production is utilizing the 35 percent Oklahoma Film Enhancement Rebate, administered by the Oklahoma Film & Music Office.
McDaniel, who will serve as the film’s director, is the executive director of Oklahoma City’s deadCENTER Film Festival. Producer Sean Lynch is a professor of film at Oklahoma City Community College and runs the studio on campus. Oscar winner and Oklahoma City resident Gray Frederickson is the film’s executive producer.
“It has been a long process, but we have had great luck getting local investors to support the film. And, the Oklahoma Film & Music Office has been fantastic throughout the entire process,” McDaniel said in a news release. “The cash rebate offered by the state and administered by the Film Commission is a great incentive to get local investors to help out local productions.”
“The Oklahoma Film & Music Office has been working with Lance and Sean for over a year now, and we are thrilled that their project has come together. They are perfect examples of determination and talent in the State and we are proud to call them Oklahomans. To have them shoot this project in their home state, while pulling Oklahoma resources and talent is a win-win on all levels,” said Jill Simpson, Director of the Oklahoma Film & Music Office, in the release.
OCCC will serve as home base for the film as well as its primary filming location. Also, OCCC students will serve as production assistants on the film. The film will shoot in Oklahoma City at Crest Market, the Oklahoma Heritage Association, St. Mary’s School, and the State Capitol.
“I have worked on over a dozen feature films in Oklahoma,” Lynch said in the release. “We are thrilled to have such a great, experienced local crew and an outstanding Oklahoma cast.”
The Oklahoma Film & Music Office, a division of the Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department, works to attract film, television, video, and music industries to Oklahoma through an effort to promote and expand these values and interests within the state. The Film & Music Office is committed to providing critical support to filmmakers by assisting them with their production concerns. For more information, go to www.oklahomafilm.org.