Friday, January 29, 2010

Take 5 with "The Last Survivor"

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.

Michael Pertnoy & Michael Kleiman's film, "The Last Survivor" will screen on Saturday, Feb. 6 at 12:25 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 7 at 3 p.m.

OFF: In 10 words, describe your movie and why someone should see it.

M & M: Four remarkable individuals with stories that are pressingly important and urgent. (That's 11)

OFF: Biggest lesson learned in getting the film made? Best part in getting the film made?

M & M: Biggest Lesson: "Don't give up. Don't ever give up. No one is going to do it for you!"

Best Part: Showing the film to those who participated in its creation and raising awareness around one of the most critical issues of our time.

OFF: Tell us about you. What is your movie making background?

M & M: A couple of short films back in college brought us together for "The Last Survivor." We've worked on narrative shorts, documentaries, music videos, non-profit promotions, TV advertising, but "The Last Survivor" is our feature length documentary directorial debut.

OFF: What’s your dream distribution plan for the film?

M & M: Anything that will let it be seen by as many people as possible!

OFF: What’s the future hold in store for your film and for you?

M & M: For the film: More screenings; an International Outreach plan that seeks to bring genocide Survivors together with young activist to prevent future atrocities.

For us: More films.

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