Benefit Set for "Post-Human" Production
If you’ve been following our food coverage at The Oklahoman for any amount of time, you’ve undoubtedly come across the work of videographer Kyle Roberts. Turns out, Kyle is much more than a videographer. He’s on the verge of becoming a full-fledged filmmaker.
Footsteps from seeing the dream in his mind come to life on the big screen, Kyle needs the help of his home state. And stepping up is Carl Milam and his partner chef Kurt Fleischfresser, who are hosting a benefit at the Will Rogers Theatre on Oct. 2 to help raise money for Kyle to produce his full-length motion picture shot in Oklahoma called “Post-Human.” A silent auction, dinner, meet-and-greet with cast and crew and previews of the film, which has been partially shot, are all part of the big night.
Despite being a die-hard fan of Michael Jackson, Kyle’s a pretty cool dude. He loves the work of John Hughes, like “The Breakfast Club,” and “Sixteen Candles.” (I’m a “Weird Science” guy). And Superhero films have been a constant in his life from the good like “Superman The Movie,” “Batman,” “Spider-Man” and the X-Men series to bad like “Green Lantern” and “Ghost Rider” to the ugly like “The Punisher,” and “The Fantastic Four.”
“Post-Human,” he says, is brings those two genres together. Kyle has drawn considerable attention for his work on youtube, specifically the stop-motion animation he’s done. Kyle was also chosen to compete in a reality television series for young filmmakers, more info on that will come as the production company allows it.
Meanwhile, he needs the help from the inner artist in all of us. We all have childhood dreams, but for most of us those dreams evolve into something more practical to our adult life. But that doesn’t make those dreams vanish from memory. The reason we all tear up watching “The Voice,” or “American Idol” and the like is because we empathize with the performers so much that we catch a little of the fairy dust shaken free in the moment when dream becomes reality. In the instant, we connect spiritually and are all energized by it. Makes you wonder what it we be like if we made those sort of moments a priority in our lives. One way to find out is to buy tickets to this event. The Big Kahuna never disappoints when it comes to food. Carl, whose great-great uncle was film star Will Rogers, never does anything half way. This will be an unforgettable evening, and when the day comes where Kyle is going cross country to promote the film, you’ll be invested.
Cost is $40 per person or $280 for tables of eight, buy tickets here.