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Take 5 with “Safety”

We’ve asked the filmmakers for the 11th annual Oxford Film Festival the same five questions. Meet Rory Uphold, writer, actor and director of Safety. This film will be screening [day/time 1] and [day/time 2]

#1: In 140 characters or less, describe your movie and why someone should see it.

Safety is a dark comedy about rebound sex. Andy tries to get over her ex by getting under Morgan, the results are awkward.

#2: Biggest lesson learned in getting the film made? Best part in getting the film made?

Biggest lesson learned?
Shooting day for night in the middle of summer with no AC is hot… like, REALLY hot.
Best part in getting the film made?
Getting Ben York Jones on board. He was my first choice for the project, and he exceeded all of my expectations. I’m biased, but I think his performance in Safety is incredible.

#3: Tell us about you. What is your movie making background?

I’m a Canadian/American storyteller living in Los Angeles. I’m both a performer and a creator of music and film. And I’m terrified of balloons. Yes, balloons… Safety is my first short film.

#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 not safe. Quite the opposite really.

#5: What does the future hold in store for your film and for you?

I have a comedic web series called HELL-A (like LA but HELL-A). It’s about LA, duh. You can check it out at www.onlyinhella.com starting January 6th. In the meantime, peep our social media @OnlyinHelLA #OnlyinhelLA

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