Thursday, January 07, 2010

Take 5 with "With a Can of Tuna Fish in a Sock"

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.

Memphis filmmaker, Dwayne Butcher, will screen his experimental "With a Can of Tuna Fish in a Sock" on Saturday, Feb. 6 at 1 p.m. with the experimental shorts block.                                                     

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

DB: Hopefully, it is funny and unpredictable.    

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

DB: Being an experimental film, the lesson learned was the time spent in front of the computer editing it. The best part was actually being able to complete the film, learn from that process and make more, better films.

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

DB: I am an artist living and working in Memphis, TN. I have really only been making films for about two years. Being an artist, I was looking for a new medium in which to create narratives. Paint was not doing it anymore, digital videos seem to be working perfectly.  

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

DB: The Whitney. That may take a while. I would like to be able to screen the movie at international locations.   

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

DB: Hopefully to be able to continue making work and having new audiences see them. 

1 comment:

Paul Behnke said...

Dwayne is always doing interesting work and is not afraid to try something different!
Thanks for posting the interview.