Oklahoma City premiere of short film “Paper Flower” set for Saturday
Award-winning Oklahoma City-based Toy Gun Films has finished shooting its sophomore short film in Tokyo titled “Paper Flower.”
The Oklahoma City premiere of “Paper Flower” is set for 5 p.m. Saturday at Harkins Bricktown 16, 150 E Reno Ave. Doors will open at 4:15 p.m.
Brent Green and Jeff Goldberg co-founded Toy Gun Films in 2009. Six months later, they were on location in Colombia producing “En Tus Manos,” which has been screened by about 3 million young people throughout Latin America via the alternative distribution network of their partner organization, One Hope. “En Tus Manos” was named best short film at the Beverly Hills Film Festival and the Los Angeles International Film Festival.
“Paper Flower” explores the issues surrounding the phenomenon of “Enjo-kosai,” or “compensated dating,” in Japan. In compensated dating, men give money or gifts to teenage girls, often from upper-middle class families, in return for dates that often end with sex. The film is scheduled for release at the beginning of 2011. Green and Goldberg served as director and screenwriter, respectively, as well as producers.