Tuesday, October 06, 2009

In praise of: The Center for Media and Documentary Projects

Matthew, Micah and Karen from MDP hard at work.

Inadvertently left off of our extensive thank-you letter following Friday's fundraiser, as published in Monday's Oxford Eagle, was the Center for Media and Documentary Projects at the University of Mississippi. This was a colossal failure to recognize on our part, so we want to show them some love.

Without MDP, we would not have the technical support necessary to put anything visual on the screen. Not only do they help us with the actual equipment, but they also put together the trailers and promos that we play before films. And as the home base for both our co-director Micah Ginn and filmmakers Joe York and Matthew Graves, they make it look so easy that we often forget how much work they actually do. Reigning them in is Andy Harper, who is always the voice of calm and reason during our stressful storms.

They are a big piece of the Festival's puzzle, and without them we would not be where we are today. We could not do this without them.

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