We’ve asked the filmmakers for the 11th annual Oxford Film Festival the same five questions. Meet Ed Griffith, director and DP of The Spy Who Fleeced Me. This film will be screening Friday, Feb.7 at 2 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 8 at 4:15 p.m.
#1: In 140 characters or less, describe your movie and why someone should see it.
Paco Suave defeats the evil Madame Ovaree. A spy thriller with a soft side. It’s good to be Paco!
#2: Biggest lesson learned in getting the film made? Best part in getting the film made?
Without a doubt, working with a group of friends to get a film complete is the best part of filmmaking.
#3: Tell us about you. What is your movie making background?
The team that made this movie had some seasoned story tellers involved. We all have been working in the film/video business for some time working on many diverse projects from indie films, documentaries, music videos, reality tv, and commercials.
#4 What do you want the Oxford Film Festival audience to know about your film that isn’t obvious from its title or description?
Everyone should know how hard the cast and crew worked. If you stay for the credits you will see that this short was written, shot, and edited in 48 hours as part of the 48 Hour Film Project in Memphis, TN.
#5: What does the future hold in store for your film and for you?
Filmapalooza is next for “The Spy Who Fleeced Me”. It’s the national competition for the 48 Hour Film Project. There is a reference in the film that lends itself to a prequel… there have been some inquires for Paco to be a spokesperson for commercials and corporations… so we’ll see. I’m working with another director on an indie feature “Blackburn” plus most of the group are working on either a documentary or the TV show “Muley the Mule and Friends Show”.