Filming For Movie Written by Oklahoma Teacher to Wrap Up, Prepare for Big Screen

KTUL - December 21, 2022 7:30 am

Crews are seen on set of the movie "Unsung Hero" (Courtesy Unsung Hero Media Relations)

A movie, written, produced and directed by a teacher from Noble, Oklahoma, is set to film its final scenes on Thursday.

“Unsung Hero” is a film about teacher Robin Elliot Maxwell’s father, Wayne Elliot, who was a Vietnam veteran.

Around 100 Oklahoma actors and crew members have worked to bring the film to life for more than a year.

“We were a very shoestring budget, but also because I care about people and really want a family feel,” said Maxwell. “We are trying to keep things pretty small and we have a small crew.”

The movie will portray Elliott’s early years from a little boy to adulthood. The film also will give many first-time actors, young and old, a chance to get a piece of the action and to shine bright on the big screen lights.

“I just feel like I’m blessed to be here,” said Justina England, who will play Mary Elliott in the movie said. “I am so thankful that Robin saw something in me. I’m glad that I got to be a part of such an amazing story.”

Shots will be filmed from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. in Ripley, Oklahoma.

Actors are seen on set of the movie “Unsung Hero” (Courtesy Unsung Hero Media Relations)


Latest Stories

Thunder post their highest point total of the season in 147-106 win over Wizards

By TIM WILLERT Associated Press OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Shai Gilgeous-Alexander scored 30 points and the...

Video shows Owasso nonbinary teen after attack in school bathroom, the day before their death


Inside the enduring movie homes of Jack Fisk, production design legend

By JAKE COYLE AP Film Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Jack Fisk, the legendary production designer,...