Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Take 5 with "The Dance of Princess Hiroshibelle"

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, Volker Schütz, director of "
The Dance of Princess Hiroshibelle" an experimental film which plays Saturday, Feb. 12 at 2 p.m. 

For the full schedule and description of the films, visit

Q. 1: In 140 characters or less, describe your movie and why someone should see it.

A: An experimental film about a princess, a dance, the view through a pinhole camera, the ethereal sound of a theremin and about being dead.

Q. 2: Biggest lesson learned in getting the film made? Best part in getting the film made?

A: There is no need to spent a lot of money for technical things. More technical equipment does not make your film better. Thinking and talking with prudent people makes it better! :-)

Q. 3: Tell us about you. What is your movie making background?

A: I am working a lot with pictures as I do research in generating and destroying visual information. I work a lot with explosives, child’s toys and high tech stuff to do this. So making a film entirely with a pinhole camera was just obvious..

Q. 4: What's your dream distribution plan for the film?

A: It runs nice at art festivals and art galleries...

Q. 5: What does the future hold in store for your film and for you?

A: We just finished "Sag mir Himmel" - which is also an experimental film. It's pictures were made with a Lomo SuperSampler toy camera and it's very nice and poetic. And it still needs to be translated for our international friends..

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