Rust: Sci-Fi Drama Shooting in Oklahoma

The production of the feature film Rust will be shot entirely in Oklahoma.

The film will utilize the Oklahoma Film Enhancement Rebate Program administered by OF+MO and will begin principal photography on April 22 in Oklahoma City.

Rust is a sci-fi drama set in rural Oklahoma during the aftermath of a second civil war in which tensions run high between a society in which robots and humans co-exist. When an innocent woman is found murdered in her trailer, old wounds are ripped open with disastrous consequences for the entire community including a local sheriff who struggles to find compassion for those on both sides of the law in the hopes of preventing further violence.

The film relies heavily on cutting-edge computer-generated effects, set against the picturesque backdrop of Oklahoma’s natural landscapes. Writer-Director and Visual Effects Supervisor Alec Morris spoke about this contrast. “When you spend hours and hours in front of a computer monitor working on computer generated robots, there’s something really breathtaking about just stepping outside and walking around in the natural beauty of our state. When I wrote Rust, I wanted to find a way to combine the two elements in a way I don’t think has been done very often in sci-fi films.”