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 Thad Lee, cameraman of "DVD Blues Or Thad Calls Barton About Renaldo and Clara"
#1: In 140 characters or less, describe your movie and why someone should see it.
I once called Barton about tracking me down a copy of Bob Dylan's
Renaldo and Clara. He did, but the DVD player wouldn't accept it. Yes,
this film is based on a true story, and that is why you should see it.
#2: Biggest lesson learned in getting the film made? Best part in getting the film made?
Keep it simple. This was the third version of this story I attempted to
make with Barton and others, but the other scripts were too ambitious,
would have taken too much time and energy to complete, and wouldn't have
been as good.
#3: Tell us about you. What is your movie making background?
This is the 3rd time I've directed Barton on screen. Need I say more?
#4: What's your dream distribution plan for the film?
Vimeo, or if we're lucky, youtube.
#5: What does the future hold in store for your film and for you?
I see Bob Dylan buying the rights to this, so he can burn the print. And
that would make me want to go out and get drunk. So I probably would.