Monday, January 02, 2012

Take 5 with "William Tyler: Behold the Spirit"

Zack Wilson, director
As we gear up for the Oxford Film Festival 2012 to be held at the Malco Studio Theater on Feb. 9-12, 2012 and also at the Lyric Theater on Saturday, Feb. 11 as part of the Oxford Music Festival line-up where we will show music films, videos and a panel on music + film, we thought we might introduce you to some of the people behind the movies we can't wait to show you. For the full schedule and description of the films, visit

Meet Take 5 filmmaker, Zack Wilson, director of “William Tyler – Behold the Spirit” a short documentary.
Q. 1: In 140 characters or less, describe your movie and why someone should see it.

A:  William Tyler is an inventive guitar player that is not afraid to explore new musical territory.  Our film attempts to show him in a creative context without employing the usual music film cliches.  People should see this film to be introduced to his unique sound.

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

A:  The biggest lesson learned while making the film is that snow adds great production value for free.  The best part about getting the film made is making more people aware of Mr. Tyler's music.

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

A:  I have been making short films since I was kid.  Back when you needed actual film or tape.  Over the years I have continued to make shorts as well as documentary features (We Fun, The Jesus Lizard - Club), music videos, and commercials.

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

A:  I would love to see this film distributed with a collection of other musical short films.

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

A:  The future for our film will hopefully expand into a longer piece with William Tyler.

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