Independent Film Inspired by Justin Timberlake's Hit Song, 'TKO'


Windcrest, TX -- (SBWire) -- 06/09/2014 --At a sit down with the producer and director of the independent docudrama titled TKO: An Human Experiment, they discuss their reason for the title of the film. It’s a film that was not only filmed in Austin, Texas but also in China. In fact, many clips of recognizable landmarks can be found in the film such as the University of Texas tower, the capital building of Austin downtown, and even the gigantic poster that is displayed on the Austin police department building.

The director, Patrick Zhang, actually suggested the interview be held at the Austin’s Pizza location on Guadalupe near campus prior to the interview arrangements; he said it was convenient and because of the summer, the day time allowed for peace and serenity.

The first thing asked to them was the title of the film, TKO, and where’d it came from. “I actually got it from the song,” Candice Rogers, the producer, explained, “you know, the Justin Timberlake song. It was a catchy song and the three letters correlated with the main character.”

Going off topic, they spoke about the comparisons between being in Austin and the different cities in China. Zhang mentioned the similarities were there; one of them being the high amount of smokers in Beijing and in Austin. After having a good laugh, they went back to the topic. It was important to find out what exactly TKO meant. In general, it means knock out which is also the same meaning to Justin Timberlake’s song, although it’s more metaphorical.

“Well in the film, it means telekinesis, kinetic organism: TKO,” Rogers’ stated. “But we don’t wanna give away too much of what the film is about. But to answer your question, that’s the meaning.”

About Ani-Flix Studios
Ani-Flix Studios ( was founded in 2010. They completed two short films which includes an animation. Their first short film titled, Get Off It, premiered at the Sorin Reel Film Festival. Their first independent indie, Trapped, screened at The Alamo Drafthouse.

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