We’ve asked the filmmakers for the 11th annual Oxford Film Festival the same five questions. Meet Dane Moreton, director of “So Long (Seasons)”. This film will be screening Friday, Feb.7 at 2 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 9 at noon.
#1: In 140 characters or less, describe your movie and why someone should see it.
This music video has two North Mississippi characters: Damein Wash and Oxford. It is a great example of the visceral contour of the area.
#2: Biggest lesson learned in getting the film made? Best part in getting the film made?
The biggest lesson is knowing what the parameters are for the the project, whether it be time, budget, talent, media, equipment, etc. and being able to work within those parameters. The best part in getting the video made being able to spend some quality time in a beautiful area at the perfect time of year. Oxford wears Autumn beautifully.
#3: Tell us about you. What is your movie making background?
I have been involved in making short films for many years, either as a writer, director or actor. I have also been a part of dozens of major motion pictures and television shows. This is my first music video.
#4 What do you want the Oxford Film Festival audience to know about your film that isn’t obvious from its title or description?
This music video belongs to the Oxford community. From my perspective, it’s almost my love letter to the area that I have known for years. Damein’s music is an integral part of that narrative.
#5: What does the future hold in store for your film and for you?
I see people watching this video in the future, and saying, “I love this song! Where is this video shot? I need to go there.” I see myself working on more projects that make me feel good and eating a pizza.