Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Take 5 with "The Mouse That Soared"

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.

Kyle Bell's animated short film, "The Mouse That Soared" screens on Friday, Feb. 5 at 10 a.m. and Saturday, Feb. 6 at 4:30 p.m. in the Animated Shorts block.

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

KB: Nature vs. nurture comedy of Hope, Redemption and Finding yourself.

OFF:  Biggest lesson learned in getting the film made?

KB: Professional level animation takes a very long time.

OFF:  Best part in getting the film made?

KB: Making a story complete with 3 acts, a character arc all in under 6 minutes is a satisfying accomplishment.

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

KB: I've been a stopmotion and computer animator my entire adult life. This is the first time that I've directed a personal short film.

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

KB: Let's make into a feature!

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

KB: It's all about getting it seen at festivals like Oxford and building a few fans. At the moment I'm putting the finishing touches on my next short film.

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