We’ve asked the filmmakers for the 11th annual Oxford Film Festival the same five questions. Meet Ronnie Gunter, writer and director of “Lighter.” This film will be screening Saturday, Feb. 8 at 10 a.m. and Sunday, Feb. 9 at noon.
#1: In 140 characters or less, describe your movie and why someone should see it.
After a very public breakdown in the midst of the Blue Collar Comedy Tour, comedian Roman Clower has decided to kill himself…it’s a riot.
#2: Biggest lesson learned in getting the film made? Best part in getting the film made?
#3: Tell us about you. What is your movie making background?
I worked as a grip for two and a half years, moved on to a talent agency, then began making my own films. Lighter is my second feature 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?
Lighter was filmed almost entirely in Upstate South Carolina.
#5: What does the future hold in store for your film and for you? *
I wish i knew.