Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Take 5 with "Skip Town"

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, Banner Gwin, director of "Skip Town." 
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: Skip Town is, for all intents and purposes, an experimental film, which isn't usually on forefront of most peoples' interest, but Skip Town should offer a feisty narrative take on this format.
Q. 2: Biggest lesson learned in getting the film made? Best part in getting the film made?

A: Skip Town in totality was an experiment in music, photography and editorial, and how they can function together to create and depict an emotion on film that was derived from an instrumental musical piece. So, the exercise of the post production alone was a big lesson; seeing how much of a difference a 2 second cut followed by a 1 second cut followed by an 8 frame cut can make in a viewer was pretty profound.
Q. 3: Tell us about you. What is your movie making background?

A: I'm 29 years old. I live in California now but I grew up in Memphis. I've interned for Scorsese, worked for Sydney Pollack, edited for David O. Russell, directed many music videos and worked on many Hollywood features since leaving Memphis.
Q. 4: What's your dream distribution plan for the film?

A: Oh, festivals are the best place for Skip Town I think, but I'm open to all kinds of venues who respect experimental work.
Q. 5: What does the future hold in store for your film and for you?

A: My next project is in the writing phase, a narrative feature, and hopefully funding will find its way so filming can begin sooner than later. A music video or 2 may pop up as well....

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