Saturday, February 09, 2013

Take 5 with ... "Plimpton! Starring George Plimpton as Himself"

Luke Poling
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 Luke Poling, co-writer/director and producer of "Plimpton! Starring George Plimpton as Himself"

#1: In 140 characters or less, describe your movie and why someone should see it.
Our movie is about writer, editor and amateur sportsman George Plimpton. Why should you see the movie? Because there's no one else quite like George.  

#2: Biggest lesson learned in getting the film made? Best part in getting the film made?  
The whole process was a learning experience. Tom Bean, my filmmaking partner in this, called the process "our version of grad school." And it's true.

One of the greatest parts of making the movie was getting to follow in George's footsteps and talk with all the people who loved him.

#3: Tell us about you. What is your movie making background? 
I worked in film production in Boston prior to making this movie. This is our first feature-length film.

#4: What's your dream distribution plan for the film?
We're incredibly fortunate because our dream distribution is actually happening. "Plimpton!" has been acquired by Laemmle/Zeller Films and will be distributed theatrically in New York and California, before opening in other cities.  

#5: What does the future hold in store for your film and for you?
We're looking around to find the subject for the next film. Other than that, we're enjoying sharing the movie with audiences. It's great to sit in the back of the theater and hear the response to the film.

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