Monday, February 04, 2013

Take 5 with ... "Growing our Own"

Phillip Scarborough
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 Phillip Scarborough, co-director/editor of "Growing Our Own."

#1: In 140 characters or less, describe your movie and why someone should see it.
HighSchool students from all over Mississippi attend a 9 day seminar on race, civil justice, & community projects; learning about themselves and each other... 

#2: Biggest lesson learned in getting the film made? Best part in getting the film made?
Biggest lesson I learned in making this film? That Civil rights history really isn't taught here in Mississippi. Our Kids don't have a clue as to what went on in their own back yard.
Best part in getting the film made? - Getting to know the kids. 

#3: Tell us about you. What is your movie making background?
I'm a life long filmmaker & documentarian. Working in the Film industry for 20yrs. USM Film Dept, Grad. & Co-Owner of Spot On Productions, LLC in Jackson, MS. We produce regional tv commercials, documentaries, corporate videos, etc...   

#4: What's your dream distribution plan for the film? 
Simply for as many people as possible to see this film. Especially Mississippians.

#5: What does the future hold in store for your film and for you?
Currently entered in other film festivals around the world & in talks with WGBH in Boston.

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