“Most of my work has been on the production side in television,” Heath explains. “Fox Sports – production trucks – in Oklahoma. Having that background is just one of the things that I bring to the table.”
In addition, Heath owns about 35 acres of land outside Tulsa in the general area where Cryptid Films plans to shoot The Kiamichi Project. “That’s one of the reasons I was definitely interested – because the plan is to film it in Oklahoma.”
While growing up in the shadow of Hollywood in California, Heath said he’s watched as Oklahoma has grown into a popular filming location. “Oklahoma has really been a hotspot in recent years.”
Oklahoma is also a hotspot for the paranormal, and one of Heath’s side projects is a podcast about the paranormal, Oklahoma Paranormal Podcast. “We do the podcast for fun, and it’s about anything and everything that has to done with paranormal activities. People come on to share their stories.”
But, Heath says, one of his greatest strengths is in writing. “I am a writer. I have coauthored a book and written one on my own. I have had articles in multiple publications around the country. To be part of the team and come on as an associate producer, this is just thrilling for me.”
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Williams’ talents have contributed to several milestone projects, from Shawshank Redemption to TV’s ALF. He also fabricated and was the puppeteer for the on-camera skeleton parts of the classic original Terminator, animated the “sloth” makeup in Goonies, and supervised the Oscar-winning special effects element unit on Pirates of the Caribbean II and III.
His directing experience includes award-winning commercials for Arcelik Electronics, Pirelli Tires, and Robert Redford’s presentation introducing the Sundance Film Festival to Beijing audiences. He also directed All My Friends are Cowboys, starring the late Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash.
He said that several elements of The Kiamichi Project intrigued him, but the writing is what most persuaded him to direct. “Mostly, I like the writer,” he said. “The wall-to-wall action is driven by familiar monsters, but with a neat, diabolical human controlled twist, and they have individual personalities. Also, the weaving of myth, lore, and geography enhances the story.”
Williams’ background working on numerous other monster movies designed around an interface between digital and real creatures — including the two Pirates of the Caribbean films and The Wall (with Matt Damon) — gives him an extra edge with the material in The Kiamichi Project. Producer Rod High says the film will benefit greatly from Williams’ skills and experience blending digital and tangible special effects.
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