Thursday, December 22, 2011

Take 5 with "Terrebonne"

Jeremy Craig, writer/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, Jeremy Craig, writer and director of short narrative film “Terrebonne” partially filmed in Mississippi.

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

A: Best Narrative Short at Sidewalk Film Festival and featuring an original score by The Fray, Terrebonne is a beautiful coming of age film about coastal Louisiana.

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

A:  Flood stages are very real things.  The landscapes were amazing.

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

A:   In 2011, I recieved my MFA with Honors in film directing from Columbia University with Terrebonne as my thesis film.  When I'm not writing or making movies, I'm watching the NBA, reading, or working as a writer/producer at the History Channel and living in NY with my wife and new daughter.

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

A:  It's a short so there aren't a ton of options here.  I guess my dream distribution would be on DVD through Wholphin or any other media outlet that allows people to see it.

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

A:  I'm in post-production on The Frontier (, a  feature documentary about the people and places of coastal Louisiana and developing the feature version of the film, which was a Nicholl Fellowship Semi-Finalist this year.  I'm also working on a new script.  

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