Frederickson has two films showing at this year's deadCenter Film Festival: “The Great Energy Transition” and “Just Crazy Enough.”
He returned to Oklahoma in 2000 and founded the film program at Oklahoma City Community College.
Ruddy said the movies being screened at the deadCenter Film Festival represent the future of the business.
The increasing availability of high-quality, low-cost equipment has democratized the business, making it possible to tell stories effectively on limited budgets.
“You're shooting movies in hi-def and there are a lot of different ways to get them out,” he said. “A lot of different platforms, as we say. All you need is a camera today. You just get the Red (Camera).”
“It's so simple, it's excruciating,” Ruddy said. “Don't forget: it always starts with a story.”