The Posthuman Project gets free Farmers Market screening 

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Tonight, Oklahoma filmmaker Kyle Roberts brings his inaugural feature film, The Posthuman Project to Oklahoma City Farmers Public Market, 311 S Klein Ave., for its first free public viewing and DVD/Blu-ray release party.

“I’ve put in a ton of work on this project over the last three years, and it’s kind of taken on a life of its own,” said the local Emmy Award winner. “We partnered up with the Farmers Public Market, which has been showing classic movies, to do this free, special event.”

The family-friendly film is a perfect fit for the fun, historic environment at the market.

“It’ll have a little bit of everything,” he said. “Food trucks are coming out, and the band O Fidelis, which performed on the movie’s soundtrack, will be playing beforehand. Afterward, we’re hosting a Q&A with the actors and crew.”

Roberts said he learned a lot from creating the film and he’s glad people are interested in the experience.

“I mean, I could write a book,” he said. “The first rule to making a movie is: Have more money.”

So much of moviemaking on a shoestring budget is asking favors and relying on luck, he said. What makes big movies so expensive? They can pay for what they need when they need it.

“One weird thing that came of The Posthuman Project is I learned to be more forgiving of blockbuster films,” Roberts said. “You ask these questions, like, ‘Why wasn’t this actor in that scene?’ When you’re making a movie, you realize so much is out of your control. There are a million reasons why you can’t do everything.”

But that doesn’t mean he’s shying away from making more movies.

“We are working on a six-year, three-feature plan,” he said. “Of course, that comes down to funding. It’s gone really well so far, but doing it like we did last time wouldn’t be fair to my family.”

Among those future plans is a Brat Pack-style sci-fi Western, a faith-based film and a sequel to The Posthuman Project.

But that’s all in the future. The Farmers Public Market event is a celebration of what they’ve achieved, Roberts said.

The Posthuman Project will be screened in the main ballroom, but the festivities kick off at 6:30 p.m. Mim’s Bakery & Nosh, Smokin’ Okies BBQ and St. Paddy Cakes will be there selling food, and the bar inside the market will have local beers from Anthem Brewing Company and Coop Ale Works.

Those eager to take the film home with them can buy DVDs and Blu-rays at the event.

The Posthuman Project

6:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 24

Farmers Public Market

311 S. Klein Ave.



Print headline: Postfilm project, Filmmaker Kyle Roberts will be at Farmers Public Market to show a free viewing of his first film.

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