We’ve asked the filmmakers for the 11th annual Oxford Film Festival the same five questions. Meet Keith Moore of Rattle My Faith (also pictured first is Jeff Gordon also of the Wineskins band featured in the video. This film will be screening Friday, Feb. 7 at 2 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 9 at 2 p.m.
#1: In 140 characters or less, describe your movie and why someone should see it.
We worked with the much sought after Director Derek Pearson from Nashville. He brought the look and vibe to the song with a very edgy perspective on the meaning of the song. Faith is a perplexing thing. What do we believe, and how do we know we really believe what we say we believe? It’s not an easy question to answer. It’s a journey of discovery filled with frustration and doubt. Faith isn’t easy. Faith can cause trouble, inside and out.
#2: Biggest lesson learned in getting the film made? Best part in getting the film made?
Don’t quit. Be creative. Surround yourself with someone good at what they do, trust them.
#3: Tell us about you. What is your movie making background?
I made several documentaries in Europe. The world of Smoking Pipes fascinates me. Artisans from Denmark, Germany, Ireland, Italy, England, and France allowed me to film them working, living, and musing. It was about much more than simply making a pipe, it was about the pipe makers. The culture that influences their work was paramount to the films thesis as well. It’s an ancient practice that still has a devoted following, even in the anti-smoking world live.
#4 What do you want the Oxford Film Festival audience to know about your film that isn’t obvious from its title or description?
I don’t want to influence their reaction in any way. I do hope they feel something. What they feel is up to them.
#5: What does the future hold in store for your film and for you?
We hope it finds a home where more people can see it, and discover our music.