Thursday, January 24, 2013

Take 5 with ... "An Ordinary Hero"

Loki Mulholland
As we gear up for the 10th anniversary Oxford Film Festival, we wanted to introduce you to the filmmakers and their films you will experience on Feb. 21-24, 2013. Meet Loki Mulholland, director of "An Ordinary Hero."

#1: In 140 characters or less, describe your movie and why someone should see it. 
 At 19 years old, she had been in over three dozen sit-ins and protests when she was put on death row in Parchman with the Freedom Riders but that was just the beginning of Joan Trumpauer Mulholland's amazing true story of courage.

#2: Biggest lesson learned in getting the film made? Best part in getting the film made?
 The biggest lesson I learned was you can never have too much b-roll.

The best part in getting the film made was the excellent home cooking at Hezekiah Watkins house.

#3: Tell us about you. What is your movie making background?
I previously made one feature film called "Believe" (streaming on Netflix) that won three audience choice awards and have directed and produced multiple spots, etc.

#4: What's your dream distribution plan for the film?
Currently the plan is self distribute via until some super awesome distributor wants to pick up the film.

#5: What does the future hold in store for your film and for you?
2013 will be a busy year for the film as we will have multiple screening at several events throughout the country commemorating 50th Anniversary Civil Rights Events.

We are also working on creating a non-profit to further share the movie and its message with schools and communities.

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