Friday, January 27, 2012

Take 5 with "Knot"

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, Your Name:  Dave Kuhr, producer and actor in “Knot.”

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

A:  Theatre Junkies is a production company interested in moments of time.  Literally a slice of life.  We try to give the audience clues on who these characters are, what the situation is within a short time frame and with little or zero dialogue.  It is then up to the audience to figure it out. 

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

A:  Sound is SO important.  Also an awesome crew is crucial.  At Theatre Junkies it is truly a collaborative effort.  Whoever has the best idea wins.   
Being able to tell a story in such a short amount of time and being able to truly have the freedom to just act.  We set up our stage in such that the actors see no crew, or anything else that may distract them from the task at hand.  The movements are worked out ahead of time so when the actors arrive they come in character.

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

A:  I have been acting since the second grade.  I moved into film in college when I did some short films with friends in the cinema program at USC.  And my first producing job came a few years ago on the YouTube sensation Validation.

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

A: We are making a series on these moments in time aptly named The Moment Series.  We have 9 so far and plan on making more in the near future to make an entire season.

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

A: Hopefully to be seen by a lot people and challenge people in the way they think about how movies are made and challenge them by what they see on the screen as well.  Movies that make you think. 

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