Alumni Superhero Film Flies High

Wes McKinzie (98)

The award-winning independent superhero film “The Posthuman Project,” directed by alumnus Kyle Roberts (07), continues to rack up the accomplishments and accolades.

The family-friendly comic-book-styled film sold out shows all over the United States, including a multi-city theatrical release through AMC Theatres. 

It had the largest grossing opening weekend ever for an independent film at AMC Quail Springs.

“The Posthuman Project” has won awards at numerous film festivals, including seven awards for “Best Feature.” Kyle was named “Best Director” at the Orlando Film Festival. The movie also has been featured at festivals in Brazil, Europe, and Japan. 

“This whole independent film journey has been an uphill battle from the beginning,” Kyle said. “We couldn’t have done it without our talented cast/crew and support from everyone around us continuously lifting us up.”

In March, OC hosted a special screening of the film with a post-screening Q&A with Kyle and actor Alex Harris, also an OC alum.

Alumnus Lucas Ross (03) also had a role in the movie while alumni Dani Hebert (15) and Sandra Peck (14) worked as production assistants. It was filmed entirely in Oklahoma, including one scene shot on the OC campus.

Summer 2015

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