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Superhero movie produced in Oklahoma to be released online

An Oklahoma filmmaker is making “Posthuman,” a superhero movie. The film will be released in segments on the Internet.
BY CONNER ROHWER crohwer@opubco.com Published: June 29, 2012

A new local film is combining teen angst and super powers in a unique, Oklahoma-made movie.

Kyle Roberts, the owner of a local motion picture company, Reckless Abandonment, is working on his latest project, “Posthuman.”

The film combines two of Roberts' favorite things: '80s teen movies and superheroes.

“Think ‘Breakfast Club' but with super powers,” Roberts said.

“The superhero stuff is the fun part,” Roberts said. “But the film is really getting at the heart of being a teenager.”

Almost as unique as the concept of the film is the way the film is being released. Roberts is no stranger to experimenting with new things. It will be released in weekly, eight to 12-minute segments online.

“A lot of independent films will spend thousands of dollars trying to get it into festivals — and that's just a maybe,” Roberts said. “We're bypassing all of that and just putting it online.”

“Posthuman” follows five teenagers who, by a freak incident on a climbing trip in the Quartz Mountains in southwest Oklahoma, receive super powers right before graduation.

The film takes place entirely in Oklahoma and features almost exclusively Oklahoma talent.

Oklahoma native Alexandra Harris is one of the stars of the film.

“I'm super-excited,” Harris said. “It's different from anything I've gotten to do.”

While it is a movie about people with super powers, it is more character-focused than action-focused, though there will be plenty of both.

“I feel that when they get their powers, they start discovering who they are as a person,” Harris said. “It's like a projection of who they are.”

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