We’ve asked the filmmakers for the 11th annual Oxford Film Festival the same five questions. Meet Lisanne Sartor, Writer/Director/Producer of “Six Letter Word.” This film will be screening Friday, Feb. 7 at 2 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 8 at 4:15 p.m.
#1: In 140 characters or less, describe your movie and why someone should see it.
An unlikely mom comes to terms with her son’s autism after an unexpected encounter with one of her johns. See it to experience the multi-faceted ties that bind parent to child.
#2: Biggest lesson learned in getting the film made? Best part in getting the film made?
Biggest lesson: It’s nerve wracking to direct your own child. Best part: Seeing my story evolve from my brain to the page to the screen.
#3: Tell us about you. What is your movie making background?
I started in the industry as a DGA trainee and an assistant director, became a screenwriter and began directing shorts about two years ago.
#4 What do you want the Oxford Film Festival audience to know about your film that isn’t obvious from its title or description?
It’s about self-doubt, the discovery of inner strength through surprising sources and the fact that the best parents often come in unlikely packages.
#5: What does the future hold in store for your film and for you?
I’ve written the feature version of the short, which involves the same characters but a different storyline, and I plan to direct it.