The 7th annual Oxford Film Festival is getting closer every day. Before we kick off another fun-packed festival, we thought we would take five with filmmakers and get to know them just a little better.
"Eve’s Awakening" is directed by Hannelie and François Driessen. Hannelie answered a few questions about the film that will play on Friday, Feb. 5 at 10 a.m. and Saturday 4:30 p.m. with Animated Shorts Block.
OFF: In 10 words, describe your movie and why someone should see it.
HD: It’s an artistic expression on consumerism.
OFF: Biggest lesson learned in getting the film made? Best part in getting the film made?
HD: The biggest lesson learned is TEAMWORK!!!. To make a working animation piece it takes more than an individualist’s creativity. Bringing organic expression and technical skill together is a complex dance of human interaction. And lots of sweat.
OFF: Tell us about you. What is your movie making background?
HD: I come from a painting and drawing fine-arts background which synergised well with the film-making experience of my co-director Francois Driessen. We share the same values and passions and found my organic style to be a good compliment with his tech-savvy approach.
OFF: What’s your dream distribution plan for the film?
HD: Direct distribution and the arts circuit.
OFF: What’s the future hold in store for your film and for you?
HD: This film is part of a expression of our personal philosophy and artistic voice. As we continue on our journey, this film would be another step towards creating a repertoire of films that communicate truth.