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Filmed in rural Oklahoma, the feature film HOLLIS will premiere at Oklahoma City’s deadCENTER Film Festival taking place June 10 through 14, 2015

On Thursday, June 11, “Hollis” will be playing at Harkins Theater (150 East Reno Ave. Oklahoma City, OK 73104) at 7 p.m., with an encore showing Saturday, June 13 at noon. Individual tickets will go on sale 20 minutes before the showing.

The film follows a young man, Darryl, who is forced to make the decision of staying in small town Hollis, Okla. to take care of his family versus going of to college to pursue his lifelong dreams.

Should Darryl stay home and protect his brother Hollis, who has cerebral palsy, from his abusive father? Or, should he head of to Duke University to make his dreams come true?

Written and directed by Sonny Priest (of Tall Gardener Motion Pictures), this film showcases a talented cast including Ty Fanning (“Secrets of a Psychopath”, “Home Run”) who plays Darryl, and Matt Altobelli, an OU acting graduate. The film also stars the talented Terry Masters and Cassidee Vandalia (who has acted alongside Javier Bardem in “To the Wonder”).

Produced by Adam Carter of Tall Gardener Motion Pictures, Brian Christopher Cates of Behold Motion Pictures(“Where Was God?”) and Vahid Farzaneh of Freestyle Marketing + Films (“The Posthuman Project,” “No One Knows”) this film is shot entirely in Oklahoma.

“Everything was for Okies by Okies. We shot in Hollis, El Reno, Wellston, near Kingfisher, and all around Oklahoma City. People really opened their doors for us, and we felt the support of the communities as a whole,” said writer and director Sonny Priest.

“We are extremely proud and excited to have Hollis’ world premiere at deadCENTER in Oklahoma City,” said producer Adam Carter. “It’s very cool to think that all of this started here in Oklahoma and is now coming to fruition in Oklahoma. I could not be more proud of our team who worked so hard and long for this dream to be realized. We are so excited for the world to see a bit of Oklahoma filmmaking.”

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