The Kiamichi Project

Oklahoma Based Project
Cryptid Films mixes the genres of action, horror, and fantasy into a gripping tale of revenge in this movie set among the Kiamichi Mountains in Oklahoma. The 10,000-acre Kiamichi Wilderness lies below Big Mountain in Pushmataha County and will be the setting for the film. The Kiamichi Project merges science, thrills, legends and the undeniable ambiance of the mystical region.

After losing her sister in a brutal attack as a teenager, Scout Rourke agrees to lead a team in the capture of a war machine that may or may not be linked to a legendary creature. In Scout’s heart, she is convinced she is hunting the same massive monster that shredded her sister before Rourke’s horrified eyes decades before.

An unidentified killer has been leaving a trail of bodies in its wake. Leading the mercenary team in the hunt for the creature gives Scout the perfect opportunity for the vengeance she vowed after her sister’s death.

Scout’s military toughness combined with her doctorate in cryptozoology – the study of and search for animals that fall outside of contemporary zoological categories – means she has both the brawn and the brains to get the job done and exact revenge!

But, it turns out that the war machine is actually a Killer Sasquatch under the control of a U.S. special weapons program. The hunters quickly become the hunted in this epic military twist on the Big Foot myth.

Nathan Jones

Australian actor Nathan Jones joins the cast of High Entertainment’s the Kiamichi Project, an action-packed, suspense film set in the mountains of Oklahoma where legendary Sasquatch roam. Jones, known for his towering height of 6 foot, 11 inches, will star as a tall, hairy creature suspected as the killer leaving bodies in its wake.

Learn more about Jones here.

John DeSantis

Canadian actor John DeSantis, known for his turn in Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World with Russell Crowe, and Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem, joins the cast of High Entertainment’s, The Kiamichi Project.

The movie is set to be filmed in the Kiamichi Mountains of Oklahoma by High Entertainment subsidiary, Cryptid Films, and will feature DeSantis in a villainous role.

To learn more about the 6-foot 9 actor, visit here.

John DeSantis

Canadian actor John DeSantis, known for his turn in Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World with Russell Crowe, and Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem, joins the cast of High Entertainment’s, The Kiamichi Project.

The movie is set to be filmed in the Kiamichi Mountains of Oklahoma by High Entertainment subsidiary, Cryptid Films, and will feature DeSantis in a villainous role.

To learn more about the 6-foot 9 actor, visit here.

Daniel Gilchrist

Daniel Gilchrist, one of the tallest actors in the business at 7 foot 7, has signed on to play a villain in High Entertainment’s upcoming movie, The Kiamichi Project. Gilchrist is known for his role as The Enuattii in 2017’s The Beast of the Water, and as Demby, in Chained for Life.

The Kiamichi Project is in development by High Entertainment’s Oklahoma subsidiary, Cryptid Films. Learn more about the actor here.

John Lebar

British actor John Lebar has joined the cast of Cryptid Film’s The Kiamichi Project as one of the film’s villains. Cryptid is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Arizona-based High Entertainment.

Standing 7 foot, 3 inches, Lebar has stood tall in a variety of film roles, including the Ghost Engineer in Ridley Scott’s 2012 sci-fi thriller, Prometheus; the Golem in BBC’s reimaging of Sherlock, the Irish Giant in The League of Gentlemen, and as a Panto Giant in Jack the Giant Slayer, directed by Bryan Singer and starring Nicholas Hault, Eleanor Tomlinson, Ewan McGregor and Stanley Tucci.

Lebar trained at the Actors Centre in London, studying improvisation, jazz and historical dance, the Meisner technique, and bask stage combat. He makes his home in southwest England. Learn more at his website.

John Lebar-IMDb image
John Lebar-IMDb image

John Lebar

British actor John Lebar has joined the cast of Cryptid Film’s The Kiamichi Project as one of the film’s villains. Cryptid is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Arizona-based High Entertainment.

Standing 7 foot, 3 inches, Lebar has stood tall in a variety of film roles, including the Ghost Engineer in Ridley Scott’s 2012 sci-fi thriller, Prometheus; the Golem in BBC’s reimaging of Sherlock, the Irish Giant in The League of Gentlemen, and as a Panto Giant in Jack the Giant Slayer, directed by Bryan Singer and starring Nicholas Hault, Eleanor Tomlinson, Ewan McGregor and Stanley Tucci.

Lebar trained at the Actors Centre in London, studying improvisation, jazz and historical dance, the Meisner technique, and bask stage combat. He makes his home in southwest England. Learn more at his website.

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Paul Sturgess

Paul Sturgess, a former professional basketball player and England’s tallest man, has signed on to play a movie bad guy in High Entertainment’s The Kiamichi Project. Cryptid is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Arizona-based High Entertainment.

The former Harlem Globetrotter, nicknamed “Tiny,” is the tallest person to play for the famous team of basketball tricksters. He led the team’s notorious opposition, the Washington Generals, as Cager, a masked villain. Sturgess stands 7 feet, 7 inches tall. He also played professionally for the Texas Legends in the U.S. and for the Cheshire Phoenix in Britain.

His role in The Kiamichi Project will be his first film role, though his antics with the Globetrotters have given him plenty of entertainment experience. He also has made numerous television appearances as himself and is a well-known motivational speaker throughout Britain. Read more about Sturgess here.

Michael Spears

Native American actor Michael Spears has joined the cast of Cryptid Film’s The Kiamichi Project. Born in South Dakota, Michael’s first film role was playing Otter in Kevin Costner’s Dances with Wolves. Since then, Michael has worked steadily appearing in Skins, Into the West, and Yellow Rock. He has previously hosted and co-hosted the American Indian Film Institute Awards in 2013. In addition to his acting skills, Michael is also a talented dancer and drummer. He is a champion in Lakota Traditional and Grass Dancing, as well as a hand drum singer champion. Michael is a member of the Lakota Sioux Tribe and now lives in Bozeman, Montana. Read more here.

Michael Spears
Michael Spears

Michael Spears

Native American actor Michael Spears has joined the cast of Cryptid Film’s The Kiamichi Project. Born in South Dakota, Michael’s first film role was playing Otter in Kevin Costner’s Dances with Wolves. Since then, Michael has worked steadily appearing in Skins, Into the West, and Yellow Rock. He has previously hosted and co-hosted the American Indian Film Institute Awards in 2013. In addition to his acting skills, Michael is also a talented dancer and drummer. He is a champion in Lakota Traditional and Grass Dancing, as well as a hand drum singer champion. Michael is a member of the Lakota Sioux Tribe and now lives in Bozeman, Montana. Read more here.

EDDIE SPEARS

Eddie Spears

Eddie Spears, a Native American actor from South Dakota, has signed on for a role in Cryptid Film’s upcoming horror / action film The Kiamichi Project. Spears has had notable roles in a variety of productions including DreamKeeper, Bone Tomahawk, and Into the West, alongside his brother Michael. In previous interviews, One of Eddie’s more well-known roles was playing the lead in Black Cloud, directed by Ricky Schroder. Eddie trained in boxing for three months to portray a young Navajo boxer preparing for the Olympics while conflicted about his family heritage. Read more here.

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Tallest of the tall actors join forces of evil in new Cryptid Films production "The Kiamichi Project"

TULSA, Okla. – When the average height is over 7 feet tall, you might think the five men gathered together are ready for a round of hoops.

You’d be 20 percent right as one of the five actors who has joined Cryptid Film’s The Kiamichi Project is a former basketball player. But this group is much more nefarious.

Actors John DeSantis, 6-foot, 11-inches; Nathan Jones, 6-foot, 11-inches; John Lebar, 7-foot, 3-inches; Daniel Gilchrist, 7-foot, 7-inches; and Paul Sturgess, 7-foot, 7-inches; will play featured roles in the action-horror film set in the Kiamichi Mountains of southeastern Oklahoma.

“I have worked with tall guys before, but one or two at a time,” says Jones, an Australian native. “But not more than that like this film will have. Single-handedly, I am a force to be reckoned with. But, collectively, we are unstoppable!”

Gilchrist, who at 7'7” is one of the two tallest along with Sturgess, says he will finally get to look his fellow actors in the eye.

“I am eager to finally work with actors whom I can interact with without straining my neck downwards,” he says, laughing. “But seriously, I do look forward to working with everyone and being able to trade stories and perhaps share life hacks to help live life a little bit easier on our bodies.”

DeSantis, Jones, Lebar and Gilchrist all have played multiple roles unique to their physical attributes, while Sturgess is newer to the film industry and known for his former career in professional basketball.

“It is great to have some fellow ’tallies’ to be working alongside,” Sturgess said. “I’m looking forward to meeting and working alongside these guys, and I’m sure we are going to have lots of fun along the way.”

It will be a unique experience for DeSantis, who at 6’11” will actually be one of the two shorter members of the quintet.

“I am either the biggest or the tallest actor on any production I have been on, usually both. This will be the first time that I am neither so it should be a rather novel experience for me,” he said. “Looking forward to it.”

Rod High, CEO of Tulsa-based Cryptid Films, anticipates the five towering actors captivating audiences in their villainous roles.

“As each of them came onboard, I just got more and more excited about what they each will bring to this project,” High said. “Their talent and height will make this creature feature unique in that very few films have cast this many exceptionally tall actors together.”

Lebar, well known for his role as the Ghost Engineer in Ridley Scott’s 2012 sci-fi Prometheus, said it is also very unusual for him to be one of the “shorter” actors on set.

“Tall men only usually congregate for auditions or basketball games, so it will be exciting and scary to interact with some of these legendary tallies, and perhaps have a tall-off,” he said.

The Kiamichi Project is in development by Cryptid Films with plans to film on location in the Kiamichi Mountains in Oklahoma, an area well-stocked in legends about Sasquatch. The movie follows the story of a young woman bent on avenging her sister’s death years after she was killed right before young Scout’s eyes. A series of brutal massacres leads Scout on a bloody trail of vengeance where she discovers a conspiracy that will chill audiences in their seats.
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