Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Getting to know you with Wayne Andrews

Without volunteers, a film festival would not have a chance at being successful. As we gear up for the 7th annual Oxford Film Festival, we thought we would welcome you to some of our film fest family, the volunteers that return every year and some new faces. Welcome Wayne Andrew.

Q: Tell us a little about who you are (retired, where you work, mom, good cook, etc)

A: I am the director of the arts council for Lafayette County. I started working the arts when I began booking concerts in college and have gone on to produce the 3rd largest blues festival in North America, work for the largest cultural festival in North America, and lunch a summer concert series.

I recently moved to Oxford with my wife Mary Margaret, and my dog Tux who wants to know what those deer are doing in his backyard. I am in search of the perfect Lap Cheung recipe.

Q: How many years have you volunteered with the festival?

A: 2

Q: What prompted you to get involved with the festival?

A: the co-directors screamed at me until I cried? I moved to Oxford and realized what a great project this is for our community and the high quality of the festival.

Q: In what areas of the festival do you volunteer?

A: fundraising and hospitality and throwing out crazy party guests.

Q: Favorite experience or memory of previous festivals?

A: every film festival should be sponsored by moonshine!

Q: What have been some of your favorite movies in previous festivals?

A: I always enjoy animation and experimental films, plus documentaries.

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