Film makers from across country flock to deadCENTER

Posted on: 2:30 pm, June 8, 2013, by , updated on: 10:36pm, June 8, 2013

"Finding Hillywood" director/producers Leah Warshawski and Christopher Townney and singer/songwriter K.C. Clifford

"Finding Hillywood" director/producers Leah Warshawski and Christopher Townney and singer/songwriter K.C. Clifford

OKLAHOMA CITY – The deadCENTER Film Festival executive director said he knew this was going to be their biggest year yet after just hours into the festival.

Lance McDaniel said they sold out seven showings the first day, a new record for the blossoming film festival.

McDaniel said he hopes the rest of the event follows suit.

Film makers from across the country are in the heart of the United States, Oklahoma City, this weekend to show their latest productions.

Louisiana native, current Los Angeles resident, Blayne Weaver, said he has been coming to the festival basically since its inception.

Weaver said this festival feels more like a family reunion to him and the familiar faces and support keep him coming back.

After winning Best Feature with “Weather Girl” in 2009, he is back at the festival starring in Paul Osborne’s “Favor,” where he plays a man who has everything he ever wanted in life from the career to the beautiful wife to the amazing lifestyle.

Things take a turn when he accidentally kills is mistress and finds himself asking his childhood best friend to help him get rid of the body.

Seattle duo, Leah Warshawski and Christopher Towney, are showing their current labor of love, “Finding Hillywood,” for the first time outside of their Washington state home town.

The pair who produced and directed the film said it is one of the “most hopeful” pictures that have been made about Rwanda.

They said Oklahoma singer/songwriter K.C. Clifford convinced them to bring their film to deadCENTER.

Clifford said she was so moved by their production she wrote a song for the soundtrack, “Story of Our Own.”

See these films and so many more at deadCENTER through Sunday. 

Post will be updated as festival progresses. Check back for the latest updates.