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Tuesday, May 2, 2023
Award Winning Production Company Launches New Name, New Partnerships
FireThief Productions is now PURSUIT FILMS
Tulsa, Okla | May 2, 2023 -- Emmy Award-Winning, Native-Owned Film and TV Production Company, PURSUIT FILMS (formerly known as FireThief) launches new name, focus and collaboration with SESAME WORKSHOP (SESAME STREET) to produce portrait documentaries for its Healthy “Habits for Life'' Initiative. The series features two Oklahoma Native American families who are practicing healthy lifestyles and maintaining their culture through language, art, music and food. The SESAME STREET films debuted nationally in late April, with further collaborations in the pipeline this year.
Based in Tulsa Oklahoma, PURSUIT FILMS is a recognized regional leader in film production since its formation in 2014. The company has produced hundreds of films for clients such as MSNBC, Nike, Cherokee Nation, First Americans Museum and Fox Nation; and has won 16 regional Emmys for its work on Osiyo, Voices of the Cherokee People. The team is led by: Writer/Director/Producer Jeremy Charles, Executive Producer Matt Leach, a veteran filmmaker who oversees production, alongside Director/Producer Brooke Allen, and Lead Editor/Post Production Supervisor Ty Clark. Other team members include: Cinematographer/Editor Nick Buttram, Production Manager Viet Nguyen, Producer Charla Fonseca, and Associate Producers Josiah Jones and Savannah Edwards.
“We’re the same team, with the same ethos, but we agreed that a reintroduction would be the best way to highlight how much our work has evolved the past nine years,” says owner Jeremy Charles. Known mostly for its work in the documentary field, PURSUIT FILMS will announce several high profile film projects in the coming year, including the premiere of the film Four Nights and a Fire by Writer/Director Alex Nystrom and forthcoming installments of the docuseries For Our People. “We have been focused on developing original content and will continue expanding our contribution to the growing film industry,” said Charles. Upcoming projects include strategic partnerships, scripted and unscripted TV series, feature films, documentary films, short films, museum media projects, and philanthropic projects for non-profit organizations. PURSUIT FILMS will continue to emphasize Indigenous representation in media, while teaming up with top independent talent throughout the nation.
Located on Historic Route 66 and nestled within the Kendall Whittier District, PURSUIT FILMS studio, located at 2312 E. Admiral Boulevard has recently expanded to include new executive suites, editing bays, and a screening / sound recording suite.
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About PURSUIT FILMS
Based in Tulsa, Oklahoma, films produced by Pursuit Films are screened at film festivals around the world. Pursuit Films has worked with regional and national clients such as Nike, Sesame Street, MSNBC, FOX, First Americans Museum, Osiyo TV, Scripps, Cherokee Nation, State of Oklahoma, Cherokee Nation Businesses, and numerous nonprofit organizations.
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