‘Twilight’ actor to tell Hominy Indians story

BY STAFF REPORTS
11/21/2012 03:22 PM
HOMINY, Okla. – Tahlequah-born Chaske Spencer, a Native American actor best known for his role in the “Twilight” series, is teaming up with Celia Xavier and Fully Funded Films to tell the story of the 1925 Hominy Indians professional football team.

The anticipated title of the film will be “Playground of the Native Son.”

This film is the project of Fully Funded Films and independent film producer Xavier of Hominy Indians Football LLC.

“The Hominy Indians Feature Film and Documentary is an approved Arts Matching Grant of the Osage Nation Foundation. Donations will be made through the Osage Nation Foundation and used toward the filming of the documentary of the Hominy Indians,” states a release from Xavier.

The Osage Nation Foundation, which has contributed some to the film, will be taking donations on Fully Funded Film’s behalf. To donate by mail, make checks payable to Osage Nation Foundation and care of Playground and mail to P.O. Box 92777, Southlake, TX 76092. To donate to the documentary by phone, call (405) 415-0383 and use a credit card.

The Osage Nation Foundation is a non-profit organization that exists to promote the continued development of the Osage Reservation and the communities influenced by the Osage Nation, according to the release.

Filmmakers are looking for athletic men ages 18-40 to be on the football teams, as well as men and women with long hair and physically fit to film a scene set in the 1600s.

Anyone with information or memorabilia about the team can contact Xavier at the film’s Facebook page Hominy Indians Movie.

Those interested in being cast can visit the documentary’s website www.playgroundofthenativeson.com and include a photo.

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