Ace Entertainment Films Inc. and AZ Films announce the release of family-friendly feature film “The Adventures of A.R.I. My Robot Friend”, available on DVD, digital and on-demand platforms March 10. Principal photography took place in March 2019, with filming in multiple locations around the state, including the main hub in the City of Tulsa.
With an almost entirely Oklahoma-based crew, “A.R.I.” marks the second film that Ace Entertainment Films Inc. has produced in Oklahoma with another production in the pipe line.
“We are very excited to be back in the Tulsa region to work and collaborate with the local film crew and community as a whole to bring this family-friendly story to the big screen,” said Producer Zeus Zamani, who previously produced the films “Coven” and “The Last Exorcist”, both utilizing the state’s film incentive program.
A unique mixture of films such as “RoboSapien” and “Chappie”, with universal themes such as family values, friendship and courage, “The Adventures of A.R.I. My Robot Friend” is a family adventure movie that tells the story of an adventurous teenager who summons the courage to help a friendly robot escape from the clutches of a director that wants to use him for a weapon.
“We’re extremely grateful to the City of Tulsa and the Tulsa Office of Film, Music, Arts & Culture for helping us welcome the production of ‘A.R.I.’ to Oklahoma,” said OF+MO Director Tava Maloy Sofsky. “Tulsa and the surrounding communities continue to provide filmmakers with the resources and infrastructure needed to support production, and will serve to be the perfect backdrop for this family-friendly film.”
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About Oklahoma Film + Music Office:
Created in 1979, the Oklahoma Film + Music Office (OF+MO) strives to share all that Oklahoma has to offer by welcoming filmmakers and music professionals to the state and by creating a network of support to develop Oklahoma’s film and music industries. For more information about the Oklahoma Film Enhancement Rebate Program or the Oklahoma Film + Music Office please visit okfilmmusic.orglink.