Friday, December 23, 2011

Take 5 with "Rhino Resurrected"

Keith Shapiro, 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, Keith Shapiro, director, editor and co-cinematographer of documentary feature “Rhino Resurrected.”

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

A: A madcap homage to the lost art of communal music consumption-must see for those who laugh, love or cross swords about all things sensorial!

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

A:  Passion is the best financier, do it yourself and people can't say NO!  Peeling back the layers of the onion that is Rhino Records and meeting so many fascinating and talented people has been a real joy.

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

A:  Originally form Pittsburgh, PA, I've been a professional editor and filmmaker in Los Angeles since the roaring late 90s. My first loves are music and film so why not combine the two!  I've worked on just about every kind of project but always seem to strongly gravitate towards music documentaries.  "Rhino Resurrected" is my second feature documentary.  

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

A: To have a limited theatrical run and be seen in constant rotation on my favorite cable channels! Find creative ways to get the movie out to it's passionate audience, special edition DVDs, LPs, sky's the limit.  

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

A:  Eagerly hitting the festival circuit and looking for the funds to get this film out properly.  I will continue to follow my passions and make films that I find irresistible.  

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