As we gear up for the Oxford Film Festival 2011 to be held at the Malco Studio Theater on Feb. 10-13, 2011, we thought we might introduce you to some of the people behind the movies we can't wait to show you.
Meet Take 5 filmmaker, Will Canon, co-writer and director of "Brotherhood." The film plays on Friday, Feb. 11 at 9:50 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 13 at 1:45 p.m. For the full schedule and description of the films, visit www.oxfordfilmfest.com.
Q. 1: In 140 characters or less, describe your movie and why someone should see it.
A: Brotherhood is a very intense, fun ride that has the twists and turns of a genre movie with substance underneath all the action and chaos.
Q. 2: Biggest lesson learned in getting the film made? Best part in getting the film made?
A: The best lesson that I learned is that you have to stay tough through every phase of the filmmaking process. The director has to protect the film, because if the director doesn't then nobody else is going to.
Q. 3: Tell us about you. What is your movie making background?
A: I grew up making bad versions of SNL sketches with my friends and with my family's video camera. That interest in creating stories led me to study film at NYU where I made several short films. One of those short films was called Roslyn and is the short that Brotherhood is based on. Roslyn did well on the film festival circuit and eventually sold to Showtime and in the midst of that it attracted the attention of some folks in the film industry. So when my writing partner and I finished the feature-length script, we had a few places to start asking people to read it.
Q. 4: What's your dream distribution plan for the film?
A: Brotherhood is being released theatrically in Dallas on February 18 and Los Angeles on February 25. It's also going to be released nation-wide on Video-On-Demand on February 18, so anyone in the country can see it!
Q. 5: What does the future hold in store for your film and for you?
A: Brotherhood is heading out into the world on February 18 and I couldn't be more excited. I am finishing my next script and am planning to start production on it in the second half of 2011.