About Prairie Surf Media
Prairie Surf Media (PSM) is an Oklahoma City-based global production company focused on multi-platform content creation. Through its innovative and transformative leadership team, the company has kickstarted the growth of streaming, television and motion picture production in Oklahoma. With decades of combined experience in the entertainment industry, PSM is the state’s undisputed category leader. PSM is co-founded by Oklahoma natives, Rachel Cannon and Matt Payne.
Rachel Cannon is an entertainment executive, entrepreneur, mentor, accomplished television actress, writer and producer. With an acting career in Los Angeles that spans over 20 years, Cannon has been featured in such iconic television series as “Big Bang Theory,” “Two and a Half Men,” “Mad Men,” and for the last 6 years she has recurred on the hit comedy series “Fresh Off The Boat.” Combining this on-set experience with her strong entrepreneurial spirit, Cannon is now focused on helping to shape and bring creative opportunities to the film and entertainment industry in her home State at this transformational time.
Matt Payne is an Emmy-nominated filmmaker, writer, photographer and educator based in Oklahoma City. In his 15 years based in Los Angeles, Payne worked as a writer on CBS’s “Vegas,” “Without a Trace” and “The Defenders.” In 2015, Payne moved back to Oklahoma City and since then, has taken a key role in the Oklahoma film community producing documentaries for Griffin Communications and the OETA Foundation as well as teaching film business and screenwriting at Oklahoma City University among other things.
Prairie Surf is connection, opportunity, momentum—a community of established, innovative storytellers spearheading a new wave of media and production while creating a dynamic film industry in Oklahoma.
Through educational partnerships that galvanize the next generation of creatives, we are building a foundation for compelling storytelling in Oklahoma for years to come.
Through partnerships with premier industry vendors like Cinelease and Panavision, Prairie Surf Studios provides access to Grip and Lighting, Cameras, Heavy Equipment and Expendables in-house to meet your production needs.
Prairie Surf also provides access to City and State Leadership as well as the Oklahoma Film and Music Office to ensure ease of doing business within our state.