Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Take 5 with "Voice on the Line"

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, Kelly Sears, with "Voice on the Line," which plays in the Experimental block.  
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: Excavated paranoia from yester-year collaged with archival films, sensual exchanges and the ordinary telephone. 
Q. 2: Biggest lesson learned in getting the film made? Best part in getting the film made?

A: It took me three times of making the film to get it right. The best part of it is when people who have seen it are not sure if this really happened or not.
Q. 3: Tell us about you. What is your movie making background?

A: I make films out of old magazines, vintage films and abandoned books. Reworking images from these sources becomes of away of rethinking how history gets embedded in images.
Q. 4: What's your dream distribution plan for the film?

A: I'd love to have shorts programs on television. I grew up watching liquid television and thought it was great to have bizarre short bits all together on tv.
Q. 5: What does the future hold in store for your film and for you?

A: I'm fortunate that Voice on the Line has had a great festival run. I'm taking this time to work on a new project. For this new project, I'm working with candid photos from high school yearbooks from the 1970s that is coming together like a Freudian cinema verité minimalist horror film. An unnamed trauma tears apart a high school, one extra curricular activity at a time. Buildings bleed, bodies are possessed and everyone is freaking out.

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