Oklahoma City May Be State's Next 'Favorite Son'

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A rising actor/filmmaker, Ford Austin, is returning to his home to star in a feature film that will be released in early 2007. Los Angeles based actor, Ford Austin comes full circle back to his roots after being on his 15 year vision quest to become a well trained/highly-skilled actor. After studying acting in Oklahoma, Texas, Philadelphia, New York, and Los Angeles; this young sopa opera hunk returns home to work with his friends whome he never forgot.

Oklahoma City native, "The Fantastic Ford" Ford Austin, is on the verge of becoming an "eight year overnight success". Ford who currently resides in LA., had a stellar 2005, though most moviegoers have never heard his name or seen him in a major motion picture. That lack of notoriety may change if the indie movie "Sacred Bloods, A Vampire Saga," lives up to the hype of it script.

The movie currently in preproduction for an April 2006 shoot co-stars Ford in this sci-fi action horror in the vein of "Underworld" and "Blade."

Voted by Indiewood Reporter, "Ultra indies Sexiest Male Star", the cross between superstar Colin Farrell and cult hero Bruce Campbell successfully sold Fox Television the reality TV show idea "Judge By Jury." A deal that netted him, as he puts it "a tidy sum". His comedy creation, "Cerebral Print," is currently being distributed nationally and he is presently producing and starring in "The Wright Stuff." A series of fictional stories about the Wright Brothers as superheroes.

Ford's performance in the movie "Shank's Mare" playing an Irish-American who returns to Ireland and becomes involved in love and local politics won him positive critical reviews and a Best Actor Award at the Script to Screen Film Festival.

Ford will have those acting "chops" put to the test along with his considerable skill with a sword. He will be joined by action actress and martial artist JA Steel ("The Third Society") and Russia's Peter Zhmutski ("Forever Brothers") to do "Matrix" style action sequences without the bungee cords."

"Sacred Bloods," written by another Oklahoma native Oscar Ray, has received positive international buzz in both Indie and Studio circles and has been called the "best and most original vampire movie script in years."

Ray, who will also direct the movie, released the first 90 pages of the script onto the worldwide web to see what response he would get from diehard vampire movie fans. A move some of his advisors thought risky. "I would probably be worried if it was the only idea I had, but I have over 300 hundred original movie ideas sitting in a drawer at my office. Stealing my idea now would be like stealing the "Underworld Evolution" script. It is already out there and everyone knows who wrote it. Besides these are the people that will probably go see it. There overwhelming enthusiasm for the script means a lot to me and it tells me we are on the right track and it is a great way to build an audience for the movie. With an exciting script and actors of Ford's caliber we have a chance to make something really special".

Mark your calendar and plan to attend the 7th annual Bare Bones International Film Festival & Movie-Biz Conference -- April 17-23, 2006

Muskogee Downtown Roxy Theatre-3rd & Okmulgee, Muskogee Civic Center-4th & Okmulgee Ave.


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