Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Take 5 with "True Beauty This Night"

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.

Peter Besson's film "True Beauty This Night" plays Saturday, Feb. 6 at 5:50 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 7 at 11 a.m. 

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

PB: TBTN is about the magic of love, and only people who kick puppies don't want
to see that. (eighteen words, sorry)

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

PB: Biggest lesson learned: everything costs money, and what doesn't takes time. Or is impossible. Or both.

Best part in getting the film made? Actually getting it made. Greatest sense of accomplishment when the film's projected on a screen, ever! Well, besides having a daughter born a day ago. Did I mention that? (OFF Note: Peter is a new dad, congrats!)

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

PB: I've made two short films so far: 'Accident' which played in numerous film festivals, and 'Dream Hackers' for the SCI-FI (now SCYFY) Channel.

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

PB: Never thought about it (really) because I've made films before and I realize there's almost no money to be made with a short film.

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

PB: I'm hoping to be able to turn it into a feature, even though it was never designed for that, but more than once I heard that people didn't want the film to end. I take that as a good sign...

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