Sunday, January 03, 2010

Take 5 with "Pigeon Impossible"

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.

Lucas Martell, director of "Pigeon Impossible" shares with us a little bit of history about the animated short film.

The film screens Friday, Feb. 5 at 10 a.m. and Saturday, Feb. 6 4:30 p.m. in the Animated Shorts Block.

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

LM: Spy vs. Pigeon with a high tech nuclear briefcase.

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

Story, story, story. All the technical bells and whistles don't mean a thing if the audience doesn't laugh/cry/think, etc...

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

LM: I was a music major and got into VFX by accident. This project started as an excuse to learn 3D animation and took nearly five years to make.

What’s your dream distribution plan for the film?

I'm pretty much living it. The film has done incredibly well both on the festival circuit and online. I just signed with a distributor and hope to release a DVD soon as well.

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

Hard to say. Animation is definitely what I love and I'd love to get some larger projects off the ground. We'll just have to cross our fingers and see how things go.

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