"Fire" is an experimental film by Thad Keel (not pictured, scene from Fire is to left) from Taylor that screens Saturday, Feb. 6 at 1 p.m. in the Experimental Shorts block.
OFF: In 10 words, describe your movie and why someone should see it.
TK: It a close look at fire and fire-makers. The film was an attempt to create a breathing, digital painting.
OFF: Biggest lesson learned in getting the film made? Best part in getting the film made?
TK: Fire acts like water.
OFF: Tell us about you. What is your movie making background?
TK: This is my first film. I never intended to make a film. I shoot black and white still pictures and write prose. I live at Eula Acres and there are film cameras for us to use when we wish. Dusty Sinclair asked me to film him burning a radio and it followed from there.
OFF: What’s your dream distribution plan for the film?
TK: There's not one. Maybe one day it will be on the internet or a museum would like to show it.
OFF: What’s the future hold in store for your film and for you?
TK: I feel like I am just starting to form so I hope there is enough time and space in the future for me to grow and create. I like the moving camera. I'd like to keep experimenting with breathing paintings. I've just begun writing prose for the screen. Maybe one day I'll make a film that has a story some day too.