We’ve asked the filmmakers for the 11th annual Oxford Film Festival the same five questions. Meet Glenn Payne, writer/director/producer of Last Fall. This film will be screening Saturday, Feb. 8 at 1 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 9 at 4:15 p.m.
#1: In 140 characters or less, describe your movie and why someone should see it.
Last Fall is the story about a man who chooses to live his life while he has the chance. I hope that when people watch the film they are reminded that even when things are at their worst there are still opportunities to find joy in the world.
#2: Biggest lesson learned in getting the film made? Best part in getting the film made?
Like every film I make, this one was a nice reminder that creating a film is an incredibly tough undertaking as well as one that is better shared by a team that enjoys spending time together. The best part about this project was that after all the hours and all the stressful moments the end product can still be something that you are deeply proud of.
#3: Tell us about you. What is your movie making background?
I’ve been making films for around 7 or 8 years. I began with a degree in Fine Art which continues to guide me through my filmmaking choices. This journey has required me to continue to push myself in other areas, but it is a path that I have been proud of and one that I would highly recommend to other aspiring filmmakers.
#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 would like for potential viewers to know that this film is about a topic that touches us all, whether we are ready for it or not. It is something that we must all face, but not something that we have to approach alone. Hopefully it has the potential to stimulate one’s thoughts as well as inspiring even a small amount of hope when things seem to be at their darkest.
#5: What does the future hold in store for your film and for you?
The film is gearing up for film festivals around the country. My wonderful team and I are very proud of the message we’ve told and we hope that others will find it relevant to theirs lives if even for just a moment. If we are lucky we’ll have the opportunity to share the film with viewers in various other venues. I hope you enjoy the film!
To learn more, visit the Last Fall Facebook page.