A retired banker’s passion takes him to the festival

March 11—Steve Cypert, who worked in the banking sector until 2008, has since discovered a new passion: cinema.

Cypert has been working on several projects lately, including one that was accepted to screen at the 23rd Annual Bare Bones Film Festival in Muskogee. His documentary, “Glenn Chase: I’m Batman,” shares Chase’s enthusiasm for comic books, acting, memorabilia, and Batman. He shows off his collection of awesome superhero memorabilia and keepsakes.

“I did it with the intention of entering it into the festival,” Cypert said. “Bare Bones always has a twist when it comes to domestic violence, but some of them can be depressing. I knew having a happy one would be a nice surprise. You’ll find [Chase] to be a fascinating creature from planet Earth.”

The short can be viewed on Steve Cypert’s YouTube page. There, people will find other projects he is working on, including one-minute movies and movie trailers. He is currently working on a film called “Mom”, which is about a mother who is actually a robot and manipulates her son.

“I have all the images in the box. Now I just have to start the assembly process,” he said. “I have to eliminate the green and separate people before I can put them in a CG environment, so I still have a month or two to work on that.”

Cypert thought Chase looked down on him, so he cast him for one of the roles in “Mom.” Also included are Brock Ryne and Nancy Marie. Ryne was one of his students at the Indian Capital Technology Center, where he teaches a film class.

“This project is one that I’m going to go all out and try to make a really top notch release to get the attention of other filmmakers,” Cypert said. “Now that Oklahoma is becoming a go-to place to make movies, they need all kinds of expertise, and I happen to have some in the IT department.”

It was film music that first piqued Cypert’s interest; he liked the idea of ​​producing the underscore for movies. Then he attended the Bare Bones Festival and realized there was more to do in the film industry.

“When I started having grandkids, I was doing little movies with them,” he said. “I found that I could put monsters in the movie with the kids and make really silly movies. Over time, as I got better at computer science, I gradually moved from focusing on music to the making of films and to the participation in productions which would come. by the State.”

Its one-minute clips serve as an example to filmmakers on the different types of effects that can be used, supplanting actors with digital doubles. He said that no director wanted to put an actor in the hospital and with the use of digital effects he could cast them without physically harming them.

“You get good at something because you enjoy it,” he said. “I’m just an amateur who decided that if I pushed myself a bit I could make some extra money in my golden years. I’m 70 so it’s not like I’m looking for a career , but I love it, and I love being a part of what’s going on. Basically, I just want to show that I can do it.