We’ve asked the filmmakers for the 11th annual Oxford Film Festival the same five questions. Meet Sacha Goedegebure, director of Oasis. This film will be screening Friday, Feb.7 at 12:30 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 8 at 10 a.m.
#1: In 140 characters or less, describe your movie and why someone should see it.
Oasis is about a gorilla miner on his way home, who stumbles across a curious creature that is much more than meets the eye. A simple story about how everyone has their own path and obstacles in life, with sometimes unexpected surprises.
#2: Biggest lesson learned in getting the film made? Best part in getting the film made?
There has been challenges behind every corner, even when least expected. Many times, due to our inexperience, it felt we were taking one step forward and two steps back. The biggest lesson for us is to plan more ahead, especially when working in a group.
#3: Tell us about you. What is your movie making background?
As my first work experience in animation, I directed the Open Movie ‘Big Buck Bunny’, which was fully created with open source software in Amsterdam. Much later, after a few years of teaching, I joined a young team at Omens Studios, and immediately started working on Oasis.
#4 What do you want the Oxford Film Festival audience to know about your film that isn’t obvious from its title or description?
Oasis is about people having their own path and obstacles in life, and how some cross paths in the unexpected way.
#5: What does the future hold in store for your film and for you?
After Oasis, we are aiming for stories with a stronger entertainment value and more humour, albeit a bit dark.